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Radically Rethinking Diversity & Inclusion — Part 2

9 February 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Radically Rethinking D&I in the Workplace part 2

Radically Rethinking Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace — Part 2

EEON would like to warmly invite you to our First Hybrid forum for the year.

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In 2021, EEON presented a virtual interactive forum on Radically Rethinking Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace which provided an opportunity for people interested in diversity, equity and inclusion work to create some new learning and thinking together, guided by our EEON committee. The forum was well received and attended.

Please join us again on 9 February 2022 at 12.30 to 2.00pm, as we meet to continue our conversations and continue to work together to engage your head, heart, and gut, in listening, learning and leading.

We will revisit and build on our previous forum and continue explore together:

What does radically rethinking DEI mean to you?
  • What is your motivation for working in D&I?
  • What has shaped your thinking and approach to the work?
  • How much of yourself do you bring to the work?
  • Where are you now in your practice, and has anything changed for you over the years?
What does it mean to your role and your organisation?
  • Understanding our own and other’s values around D&I
  • Relating our values to workplace, community and culture
  • Create common ground to bridge the gaps
  • How does your workplace need to change to be truly inclusive?
What are our new ways of working today and in the future?
  • What do we need to pause and consider heading into 2022?
  • What aspects of diversity and inclusion have you found challenging in 2021?
  • How has the impact of COVID-19 affected your practice? (For example, flexible and hybrid working as the new norm and/or the impact of artificial intelligence and automation).
  • How has your practice changed and thinking shifted in the last 12 months?
What does D&I look like in the next decade?

Decades on from the emergence of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as a profession, it’s timely to also consider

  • The organisational value of a diverse DEI team
  • How we counter the “merit trap” in the DEI professional industry
  • How we position DEI as an organisational function rather than a HR/People function
  • What is the impact on organisational outcomes if our profession is more diverse and inclusive?

We will be conducting this session both ‘In Person‘ and via ‘Zoom‘ and we will provide opportunities to pause, discuss and reflect on our own practice. There will be opportunities to challenge ourselves around how to take D&I further as the key in creating positive transformational change in our workplaces.

This event will be run by EEON committee members to showcase some of the expertise that EEON can offer to individuals and workplaces.

EEON’s ‘Learn, Think and Do!’ event format to ensure you have something to take away to do in your workplace or situation.

The conversation in DEI has matured and through our unity and shared practice we continue to accelerate action. This forum is for new or seasoned practitioners and those with an interest in all-things diversity, equity and inclusion.


The event will be led and facilitated by our EEON Committee members:
Rana, Dawn, Duncan and Roman head pics

Rana Ebrahimi

Rana Ebrahimi is the National Manager of the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network Australia (MYAN). She leads the MYAN to advocate for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds’ rights and best interests in policy and practiceRana is the first Iranian woman to be a National Head of Office for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Iran. Rana is an expert in social inclusion and humanitarian ethics. Over 20 years, she has led strategic engagements to partner and build a shared vision with networks of stakeholders, funders and community groups to deliver transformative community and social operations.

She is a member of the Victorian Multicultural Commission’s Regional Advisory Council and is on the Community Advisory Committee of Dental Health Victoria. She is also a Board member of Australian Iranian Society of Victoria and Vice President of Equal Employment Opportunity Network.
Dawn Teo

Dawn Teo is a champion of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), with over eight years’ experience within both the public and private sector across Australia and New Zealand.

Not afraid to challenge the status quo, Dawn works collaboratively with leaders to improve organisational performance and culture through the design and delivery of DEI strategies, initiatives, and training programs. She has a passion for facilitating courageous conversations that help inspire more inclusive leadership, attract and retain talented people and enable a workplace culture where everyone can flourish and thrive.

She is currently the Senior Consultant, Diversity and Inclusion for The Dream Collective, a business attracting, retaining and advancing female talent globally through leading diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.

Duncan Smith

Duncan Smith is an Advisor, Facilitator, Educator, Coach, Mentor and Leader, helping people work together more effectively, make better decisions, and take thoughtful, positive, sustaining action for humanity and the planet. Knowledge and Experience includes:

  • Organisational development and culture change
  • Deep experience in local and global diversity and inclusion, especially gender, culture, and bias
  • Learning Design and Facilitation
  • Helps leaders and their teams work together better
  • EQ and IQ – balancing feelings and ideas with action
  • Leadership development and education over 30+ years
  • Coaching and development for executive teams and boards
  • Global experience and perspective
  • Creating and holding the container for collaboration and problem solving
  • Mindfulness and loving-kindness practice
  • Action Learning
Roman Ruzbacky

Roman Ruzbacky is an experienced inclusion, diversity and equity practitioner, starting his career as an analytical chemist. He has extensive experience in designing and implementing strategies, facilitation and dispute resolution to raise consciousness and build competency.

At the core of the work is the belief that people should be treated with dignity and respect, have equitable access to employment opportunities and outcomes and have the ability to participate in all aspects of work and public life.

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