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CIPD – Southampton Group

3rd April 2019 @ 6:00 pm 8:30 pm

CIPD-Wessex

Transgender, Inclusion & Diversity

We are very excited to be inviting Joanne Lockwood from SEE Change Happen to deliver an engaging and interactive discussion about transgender awareness and inclusion, breaking down misunderstandings and the fear of getting it wrong.

Joanne Lockwood talks about her session

Joanne is a professional speaker, blogger, mentor and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant who talks about her journey in a very open, passionate but light-hearted way.

Within this event we’ll be discussing some of the challenges being faced by Trans and Gender non-conforming people. These challenges affect every aspect of daily life – in the workplace and in our wider society.

This session is particularly relevant and timely as the results of a Stonewall commissioned ‘You Gov’ survey indicated that 1 in 5 LGBTQ people do not feel able to be open about their sexuality at work: furthermore 77% of those who’d experienced a serious work place incident said they’d prefer not to report it, fearing that nothing would happen.

The newly announced government action plan launched by the Equalities office is aiming to offer better more effective support to LGBTQ individuals and will get £4.5 million in funding.

Key discussion points will include:

  • How much responsibility do organisations have to improve cultural attitudes towards LGBTQ individuals
  • Do existing recruitment methods contribute to discrimination against Transgender individuals
  • What can and should employers be doing to support individuals more effectively
  • What role should employers play in supporting employees who have been victims of hate crime

Refreshments will be served from 6pm with the event starting promptly at 6.30pm.

Our Speaker

Joanne Lockwood – Transgender Awareness and Inclusion Specialist

Joanne is the founder and CEO of SEE Change Happen, an Equality Diversity & Inclusion Practice specialising in providing Transgender Awareness and support to organisations and businesses all over the UK.

Joanne is the first openly transgender past National President of the 90-year-old ‘Men’s Club’, The Round Table. In 2016 she embarked on her personal rebrand, selling her successful IT services businesses that she had built up over 25 years and transitioned.

Through these experiences and others, she delivers keynote, seminars and workshops to promote and support Transgender Individuals and break down many of the myths, misunderstandings, and most importantly the fear of “getting it wrong”.

Here mantra is Smile, Engage and Educate and she passionately believes that “people are people” and, no matter who they are, deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.

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Are we up for Uniformity, Exclusion and Rejection?

What is the business case or return on uniformity or exclusion, or the jus

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tification for the rejection of perfectly good people during our hiring process or when looking to develop our people internally and promote?

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All alone floating in space

What do you mean? You don’t write that kind of business case?

Yet I still hear of organisations that need to justify Diversity and Inclusion and to create a culture of belonging!

Why is that?

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Anyone for soup? – Is your product inclusive by design, you might think so but is it really?

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Anyone for soup?

Your company is one that produces products for the mass markets, consumer products that you naturally expect that everyone can use and can benefit from, am I right?

You engage with your own product design teams, probably carry out market research to make sure that every aspect has been considered from all angles, after all you have been in the business for many many decades and have extensive experience in this market. 

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Is your Diversity & Inclusion Vision in the right hands?

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Super-Chicken Photo credit to JD Hancock via Flickr

You do have a Vision for Diversity and Inclusion in your organisation, right? Ok well, possibly not!

There’s a plethora of value statements, visions and goals out there nowadays, some seem empty and most probably feel irrelevant, a corporate idea forced in by HR in order to appease the board or because someone heard its a good idea that everyone else is doing. There is often very little buy in, communication, or in fact any long term strategy or goals.

The business demands a “quick fix” with some eLearning or an hour long “Intro to Unconscious Bias” training session. No wonder we are not making much of an in road, there is no vision.

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2018 CIPD Kent Conference – The Evolution of HR

This promises to be a fantastic day filled with sessions for your choice, exploring the challenges facing HR&D in the future and how to arm yourself, as HR&D professionals with tools to help. Including topics such as:

  • Personal resilience
  • Engagement
  • Innovative ways to attract talent
  • Inclusivity and diversity

 

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CIPD – Chichester Group

Transgender, Inclusion & Diversity

We are very excited to be inviting Joanne Lockwood from SEE Change Happen to deliver an engaging and interactive discussion about transgender awareness and inclusion, breaking down misunderstandings and the fear of getting it wrong.

Joanne is a professional speaker, blogger, mentor and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant who talks about her journey in a very open, passionate but light-hearted way.

Within this event we’ll be discussing some of the challenges being faced by Trans and Gender non-conforming people. These challenges affect every aspect of daily life – in the workplace and in our wider society.

This session is particularly relevant and timely as the results of a Stonewall commissioned ‘You Gov’ survey indicated that 1 in 5 LGBTQ people do not feel able to be open about their sexuality at work: furthermore 77% of those who’d experienced a serious work place incident said they’d prefer not to report it, fearing that nothing would happen.

The newly announced government action plan launched by the Equalities office is aiming to offer better more effective support to LGBTQ individuals and will get £4.5 million in funding.

Key discussion points will include:

  • How much responsibility do organisations have to improve cultural attitudes towards LGBTQ individuals
  • Do existing recruitment methods contribute to discrimination against Transgender individuals
  • What can and should employers be doing to support individuals more effectively
  • What role should employers play in supporting employees who have been victims of hate crime

Refreshments will be served from 6pm with the event starting promptly at 6.30pm.

Our Speaker

Joanne Lockwood – Transgender Awareness and Inclusion Specialist

Joanne is the founder and CEO of SEE Change Happen, an Equality Diversity & Inclusion Practice specialising in providing Transgender Awareness and support to organisations and businesses all over the UK.

Joanne is the first openly transgender past National President of the 90-year-old ‘Men’s Club’, The Round Table. In 2016 she embarked on her personal rebrand, selling her successful IT services businesses that she had built up over 25 years and transitioned.

Through these experiences and others, she delivers keynote, seminars and workshops to promote and support Transgender Individuals and break down many of the myths, misunderstandings, and most importantly the fear of “getting it wrong”.

Here mantra is Smile, Engage and Educate and she passionately believes that “people are people” and, no matter who they are, deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.

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This is Us – Conference

This Is Us Conference

‘This is Us’ is an event about supporting and improving corporate cohesion and productivity in teams by championing inclusivity and diversity in the workplace, focussing on the LGBTQ+ community (including BAME, Women & Disability).

Who should attend?

Businesses and business owners, HR Directors and anyone who has responsibility of managing people, who would like to enhance their knowledge and understanding of diversity in the workplace.

What will I gain?

Attendees will develop an understanding of key topics:

  • Develop a clear understanding of corporate diversity
  • Practical ways to create an LGBTQ+ inclusive workplace environment
  • How to communicate inclusion
  • Importance of non-LGBTQ+ Allies and Role Models (and vice versa)
  • Sensitivity to multiple discrimination
  • Bridging the gap between education & the workplace

Why should I attend?

To hear insights and gain practical tips from corporate leaders in order to share best practice and key learnings about corporate diversity.

 

Joanne Lockwood is hosting a workshop on “Transgender Awareness & Inclusion” with a focus on the workplace.

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CIPD – Portsmouth Group

Transgender, Inclusion & Diversity

We are very excited to be inviting Joanne Lockwood from SEE Change Happen to deliver an engaging and interactive discussion about transgender awareness and inclusion, breaking down misunderstandings and the fear of getting it wrong.

Joanne is a professional speaker, blogger, mentor and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant who talks about her journey in a very open, passionate but light-hearted way.

Within this event we’ll be discussing some of the challenges being faced by Trans and Gender non-conforming people. These challenges affect every aspect of daily life – in the workplace and in our wider society.

This session is particularly relevant and timely as the results of a Stonewall commissioned ‘You Gov’ survey indicated that 1 in 5 LGBTQ people do not feel able to be open about their sexuality at work: furthermore 77% of those who’d experienced a serious work place incident said they’d prefer not to report it, fearing that nothing would happen.

The newly announced government action plan launched by the Equalities office is aiming to offer better more effective support to LGBTQ individuals and will get £4.5 million in funding.

Key discussion points will include:

  • How much responsibility do organisations have to improve cultural attitudes towards LGBTQ individuals
  • Do existing recruitment methods contribute to discrimination against Transgender individuals
  • What can and should employers be doing to support individuals more effectively
  • What role should employers play in supporting employees who have been victims of hate crime

Refreshments will be served from 6pm with the event starting promptly at 6.30pm.

Our Speaker

Joanne Lockwood – Transgender Awareness and Inclusion Specialist

Joanne is the founder and CEO of SEE Change Happen, an Equality Diversity & Inclusion Practice specialising in providing Transgender Awareness and support to organisations and businesses all over the UK.

Joanne is the first openly transgender past National President of the 90-year-old ‘Men’s Club’, The Round Table. In 2016 she embarked on her personal rebrand, selling her successful IT services businesses that she had built up over 25 years and transitioned.

Through these experiences and others, she delivers keynote, seminars and workshops to promote and support Transgender Individuals and break down many of the myths, misunderstandings, and most importantly the fear of “getting it wrong”.

Here mantra is Smile, Engage and Educate and she passionately believes that “people are people” and, no matter who they are, deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.

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PETA Free Course Taster Event

We are delighted to provide full details of our FREE annual Course Taster Event which is now in its thirteenth year and promises to be another motivational and inspirational event.

With over 100 people attending every year – the demand for this event is likely to be high, therefore please reserve your place as all bookings are made on a first come first served basis and limited to a maximum of 3 per company

Joanne Lockwood – PETA Taster Day Workshop

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Joanne Lockwood appointed as an “Advisory Friend” of the IEDP

It was an honour and a pleasure for Joanne to be invited to become an advisory friend of the Institute of Equality and Diversity Professionals.

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