A diverse team is a strong team – but a diverse team is not without its challenges for employers.
Diversity can increase innovation, adaptability, and productivity. In order to fully benefit from a diverse workforce, employers need to do more than be mindful of their legal obligations. Employers must be able to identify, manage, accept and adapt to difference.
BTLawyers and the Association of Self-Insured Employers Queensland (ASIEQ) are pleased to present this webinar in conjunction with an esteemed panel of speakers, including:
Bridget Burton – Director of the Human Rights and Civil Law Practice
Bridget has been a lawyer since 2005 and practices mainly human rights, anti-discrimination and sexual harassment law. As well as many years with Caxton Legal Centre, Bridget has worked at Legal Aid Queensland and the University of Queensland where she was Acting Director of the Pro Bono Centre in 2018/19. Bridget is a member of several practice groups including the Queensland Law Society human rights and public law committee.
Alex Jones – Disability Advocate
Alex is a community leader driven by the unique ability to work with a diverse community of people. This includes developing the respect and recognition of the rights and freedom of people with disabilities and who deserve to live with dignity. He comes from a background of being deaf, having both deaf parents and child. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and NAATI Deaf Interpreter Recognition.
Clint Adams – Author of Lighting the Blue Flame and Director at Blue Flame Projects
Clint has worked as a Senior HR Manager across a number of sectors and complex organisations, including Victoria Police, OneSteel, Australian Country Choice, Serco and working offshore with the Asylum Seekers in Nauru and Manus Island. He is a qualified counsellor who has developed initiatives in Diversity and People and Cultural change and is a published author writing about complex social issues.
Kerrie Jackson – Director at BTLawyers and host of this webinar
Kerrie commenced her legal career in 2006. She has acted for both Plaintiffs and Defendants in workers’ compensation, insurance, commercial, employment and contractual disputes.
We welcome you to join us for this informative seminar on Managing a Diverse Workforce on 6 August. If you cannot attend the seminar but would like a copy of the slides, please register and they will be made available to you after the event.
Date: Thursday 6 August, 2020
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am