Events Archive

Em Roblin: Directory Listing | LinkedIn

Understanding how we consciously and unconsciously filter our environment helps us to make better decisions that will contribute to highly effective teams. We tend to favour people that are similar to ourselves – those with similar backgrounds, interests and strengths. Learning how to accept and empower people with different values and ideas will drive innovation and creativity and drive business.

Event Date Friday, 04 November 2016
Event End Date Friday, 04 November 2016
Individual Price US$500.00
Country China
Delivered by Em Roblin | LEAP
Target Audience Middle Level
Key Takeaways
  • Become clear on why diversity and inclusion matter
  • Define diversity and inclusion in relevant local terms that resonate
  • Understand the cognitive processes of conscious and unconscious bias
  • See how bias impacts how we attract, advance and retain talent
  • Get actionable, practical and useful strategies that will reduce bias and contribute to an inclusive environment
Training Format 1/2 Day
Time Zone America/Chicago

Tracy Ann Curtis: Directory Listing | LinkedIn

Whether you are a man leading and/or working with women, or a woman leading and/or working with men, this workshop will engage you to think differently about how you can be a more inclusive leader. According to the book Work With Me by John Gray and Barbara Annis, over 100,000 men and women executives in over 60 Fortune 500 companies find many false assumptions and opinions men and women have of each other. It’s based on this work that we explore the topic and increase our gender intelligence - creating more inclusive and engaging work environments. 

Event Date Thursday, 20 October 2016
Event End Date Thursday, 20 October 2016
Individual Price US$500.00
Country India
Delivered by Tracy Ann Curtis | TAC Global
Women, Senior, Business leaders
Target Audience Men and women senior leaders who seek practical advice on implementing new ways of working and succeeding together
Key Takeaways
  • Recognise the impact of biological science in how men and women behave differently
  • Strengthen the business case for gender intelligence at work
  • Increase awareness of gender intellifence and the impact of difference in workplace decision making; communications; and problem solving so that gender differences can be appreciated and leveraged - and employees can feel more valued
  • Dispel myths and uncovers blind spots to support productive, authentic and healthy working relationships and teams
  • Offer next steps for men and women working toegther to be more inclusive leaders
Time Zone Asia/Kolkata

Soni Bhattacharya: Directory Listing | LinkedIn

The programme looks at building gender sensitivity, understanding the need of diversity in the corporate world, the role of women and the possibilities for them to grow and excel. It aims at instilling confidence and purpose in women managers to take up challenges with enthusiasm and determination. Art-based activities will be used strategically to explore dimensions of Whole-Brain Thinking and learn practical tools and techniques that integrate right-brain imagination, artistry and intuition with left-brain logic, analysis, and planning.

Event Date Tuesday, 20 September 2016
Event End Date Tuesday, 20 September 2016
Individual Price US$500.00
Country India
Delivered by Soni Bhattacharya | The Painted Sky
Women, Junior, Middle
Target Audience Women leaders and managers
Key Takeaways
  • An interactive discussion that encourages participants to share stories of women in Leadership
  • This section brings stories of several women leaders across all walks of life, the qualities that helped them in success
  • It also focuses on values and beliefs that have helped women become good leaders
  • Looks at building an eco- system and an environment of support to grow
  • Participants are also asked to share what inspired them the most and how they can draw a parallel with their own careers.
Training Format 1/2 Day
Time Zone Asia/Kolkata

Roy Chua: Directory Listing | LinkedIn

Innovation is a key driver of business and individual success in the 21st century. Yet in a cultural context that favours harmony and consensus and shies away from divergent thinking, how well positioned is Asia for this creativity challenge? Drawing on insights from his academic research, Professor Roy Chua examines this dilemma, explores the critical role cultural diversity plays in driving innovation and shares his recommendations on how individuals and companies in Asia can unlock their creativity.

Event Date Thursday, 08 September 2016
Event End Date Thursday, 08 September 2016
Individual Price US$500.00
Country Hong Kong
Delivered by Roy Chua | Singapore Management University
General, Business leaders
Target Audience Managers, executives, and employees who have to navigate a diverse global work environment in Asia.
Key Takeaways
  • Understand the tensions and difficulties that employees and managers face in a diverse global work environment.
  • Appreciate the different perspectives others take toward workplace  diversity
  • Develop an understanding of the psychological science that explains  the tensions and difficulties that arise from various forms of diversity  at the global workplace.
  • Learn best practices to handle workplace diversity challenges.
  • Understand why diversity helps or hurt organizational effectiveness..


Training Format 1/2 Day
Time Zone Asia/Hong_Kong

Rewire: A Radical Approach to Tackling Diversity and Difference
Featuring Pooja Sachdev

Creating significant and sustainable shifts in diversity and inclusion requires approaching it not as an HR issue but as a human issue rooted in culture. We need to move away from a narrow process approach and take a new, holistic perspective that addresses culture (both organisational and social). Pooja Sachdev, co-author of Rewire: A Radical Approach to Tackling Diversity and Difference’, will present a tactical method by which we can begin to create a culture of openness, empathy and understanding, where diversity and inclusion will be a natural by-product.

Event Date Tuesday, 06 September 2016
Event End Date Tuesday, 06 September 2016
Country Virtual
General, D and I/HR Professional
Target Audience DIAN Member Companies Only
Speaker Profile

Pooja Sachdev has worked as an Organisational Development Specialist for the HSBC Group, Towers Watson and Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS), and was appointed Senior Policy Officer at the Commission for Racial Equality in the UK. She has worked with a wide range of clients over the last 15 years, including Caterpillar, Novartis, Channel 4, Department for Trade and Industry and Royal Mail. She specializes in unconscious bias, gender in the workplace, culture, work life balance, employee engagement and wellbeing.

Key Takeaways

About the Book (Source)

REWIRE critiques the current thinking and practices that are responsible for slow progress in this area, while providing readers with a new, holistic and tactical perspective that leverages what we know about influencing and changing peoples mind-sets. The issue of difference sits at the core of many of the worlds crises. Large corporations are a microcosm of the globalized world we inhabit, and hold significant power in shaping our societies and ideas.

Despite decades of work in diversity and inclusion, little progress has been made because current approaches focus on specific contexts, short-term results and commercial returns, rather than taking into account what we know about human behaviour and addressing the social and economic cultures in which we operate. This book argues that in order to achieve sustainable positive change, we need to focus on how to create a culture of openness, empathy and inclusion, which in turn enables corporate strategy and drives innovation.

The authors, who have worked in a number of leading organizations, including Caterpillar, American Express, HSBC, Towers Watson and the NHS, put forward a new approach, based on years of experience of achieving both individual and organizational change.

They present:
• A causal map, which describes a wide range of social, biological, psychological, evolutionary and organizational factors that influence how we think and operate.
• A unique step-by-step approach to rewiring our fundamental psychological processes and creating change at an individual, organizational and cultural level.

This book offers corporate executives and social leaders a fresh perspective on diversity and difference, along with the tools to create more inclusive, effective and innovative environments.

Training Format 1 hour
Time Zone Asia/Hong_Kong

(DIAN Members Only)

Gender Equity :  Why It’s Good for All

Featuring thought leader and author, Michael Kaufman

Join this Virtual Meeting where leading author, educator and advisor to the UN, Michael Kaufman will offer a deeper perspective about why gender equality is also good for men and why it is critical for the prosperity of our countries and organizations. He will discuss positive approaches to engaging men as partners for change and will share his personal experience working in this field for over 35 years.

Event Date Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Event End Date Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Country Virtual
General, D and I/HR Professional
Target Audience DIAN Member Companies Only
Speaker Profile Michael Kaufman

Michael Kaufman, PhD, is a public speaker, writer, and consultant, whose innovative approaches to engage men and boys in promoting gender equality and transforming men's lives has taken him around the world over the past three decades. He has worked extensively with the United Nations and with governments, non-governmental organizations, corporations, trade unions, and universities.

Michael is the co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign, the largest effort in the world of men working to end violence against women. He is a senior fellow at Instituto Promundo (Washington D.C. and Rio de Janiero) and co-writer of theState of the Worlds' Fathers Report.

His work in the UN system, including with UN WOMEN, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNDP, IFAD, and UNESCO has taken him to New York, Rome, Paris, Beijing, Katmandu, Ankara, Geneva, Nairobi, Jakarta, and Delhi.  He has worked with numerous NGOs including OXFAM, International Red Cross, Save the Children, and Amnesty International, as well as with governments on six continents. He wrote the training program on sexual harassment used by tens of thousands of staff at the United Nations.

He is the author or editor of eight books on gender issues, on democracy and development studies, and an award-winning novel, The Possibility of Dreaming on a Night Without Stars. His most recent novel is the anti-war tale, The Afghan Vampires Book Club. His articles, which have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and journals around the world, have been translated into Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Finnish, Estonian, Russian, Persian, Chinese, Japanese, Hungarian, Turkish, and Arabic.

He has worked across Canada and the United States; in Europe (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Holland, Belgium, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Germany, Austria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Georgia, and Russia); Latin America and the Caribbean (Mexico, Jamaica, Trinidad, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador); Africa (Namibia, Kenya, South Africa): Asia and Australia (Japan, China, South Korea, Philippines, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal, Australia, New Zealand.)

Michael previously taught at York University in Toronto where he was Deputy Director of the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean. He lives in Toronto, Canada, is married, and has a grown daughter and son.


Training Format 1 hour
Time Zone Asia/Hong_Kong

Day 1: Gaining Traction on Gender Diversity in Asia

Making progress on gender diversity remains the number one priority for all companies. in Asia In this session, we will explore programmes that are enabling companies to gain traction, from the global HeForShe Campaign and the evolution of women’s networks to localised returnship programmes and a new focus on gender intelligence.

Day 2: Global D&I Priorities and Local D&I Strategies - Aligning the Two

As regional reps of global companies, your remit is to roll out your global D&I strategy in Asia.  But this is not always easy.  What do you do when the proposed global approach doesn’t make sense or cultural sensitivities or lack of engagement make the remit difficult?  And how do you identify and raise the profile of local priorities and develop an appropriate local strategy to meet these needs?

Event Date Wednesday, 20 April 2016
Event End Date Thursday, 21 April 2016
Country Singapore
Time Zone Asia/Singapore

DIAN Members are invited to dial-in and learn about what's in store for 2016 and how to maximise membership benefits and opportunities.

Event Date Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Event End Date Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Country Virtual
General, D and I/HR Professional
Target Audience DIAN Member Companies Only
Training Format 1 hour
Time Zone Asia/Hong_Kong