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Diversity driving productivity: the final frontier


Within an environment of new technology and skills shortages, the case for building and maximising a diverse workforce has never been stronger.

Join Acas and leading experts of industry as we consider the current landscape, explore the benefits of embracing diversity at work and discover effective ways to successfully build a diverse workforce within your organisation.

Business need

A diverse workforce can create diversity of thought, which in turn creates innovation. Many leading companies are recognising this and have implemented diversity programmes, benefiting from access to a wider talent pool and the innovation and productivity that comes with it, as well as future proofing their business.

Delegates attending this event will gain a valuable insight into:

  • The business case driving the diversity agenda
  • Improving current workplace practices to recognise diverse talents
  • Support available to workplaces to help maximise available talent
  • Organisations already benefiting – what they have done and how
  • Practical actions that can be undertaken now

Suitable For

Delegates from all sectors of industry including: managers, supervisors, team leaders, HR professionals, business owners, Trade Union representatives, employee representatives and individuals who wish enhance their CPD.


Opened by Sir Brendan Barber, Acas Chair, this conference will include sessions from the following guest speakers:

Nancy Doyle, CEO at Genius Within and Occupational Psychologist and Neurodiversity Specialist, as featured on BBC’s “Employable Me”.

Clare Ward, Eversheds Sutherland Law Firm - the legal framework.

Abigail Hirshman, Acas Senior Adviser– the new Acas framework for workplace mental health.

Deborah Mulderrig, Yorkshire Water - menopause in the workplace.

Dr Ross Cooper, Chair of AchieveAbility - promoting policy and delivering practice for successful educational, employment and training opportunities for people who are neurodivergent and dyslexic.

Additional guest speakers to be announced.

Rounded up with an opportunity to engage and debate the latest thinking and expertise with our expert panel.

Venue National Space Centre   Map (opens in new window)   Date 28/09/2018    Time 09:30 - 15:30   
Price £130.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
To book now

* Max of 4 delegates per organisation. Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.