Workshops during the Be Inspired Virtual Conference
On June 7 and 9 we are running a host of inspiring online interactive events to get involved in. Please note you will be contacted in advance by email if you are eligible to attend. See below for more details:
June 7: The Be Inspired D&I Hackathon
In this virtual workshop, aimed at D&I professionals, HR experts and business leaders, we are going to ‘hack’ the world of diversity and inclusion.
Expect insight, creativity and most importantly, tangible actions (‘a hack’) to take back to your workplace. You will leave with a three point plan on how to achieve inclusivity and understand the humans behind your employees.
Welcome and introduction
The lived experiences of our colleagues are so nuanced, so how do we achieve true inclusivity?
Speaker: Michael Hayato Vela, CEO and co-founder, Aequip
Participants are split off into 3 groups to discuss and suggest solutions.
Group one: Inclusivity often requires a change in company culture. How do you do this?
Group two: What are the ways to support underrepresented communities within your workplace in an inclusive way without marginalising them further?
Group three: What do colleagues need to see from their leaders to believe they truly stand by inclusivity?
Group comes back together and nominated leads share ideas for discussion - 10 mins on each topic
Retail Week chair sums up the ‘hack’. This will involve a three point plan centered around:
June 9: The Be Inspired Senior Leadership Academy workshop, run in association with retailTRUST
Join us for another thought-provoking workshop as part of the Senior Leadership Academy programme. This time we will be joined by expert speakers from retailTRUST who will share their knowledge and offer up a blueprint for guiding your team through change.
Please note: this workshop is for those already on the Be Inspired Senior Leadership Academy programme. If your business would like to get involved, please contact Paul Stewart.
|12.00 - 1.30pm||
Dealing with uncertainty and bringing your team through challenges
Since the first lockdown happened in March 2020, the world of work has changed beyond recognition. As things start resembling the normality we recognise from pre-pandemic times, how do you keep your team on board and ensure we don't just go back to 'business as usual' but take the best of both worlds into the new?
In this session, in collaboration with retailTRUST, we will look at:
June 9: Speed Mentoring
Our speed mentors are back for another year and will be ready and waiting to share their insightful knowledge and advice.
These short mentoring sessions are available only to attendees from our retail partners. You will be contacted if you are eligible to attend. If you would like your business to partner with us, please get in touch with Paul Stewart.
|2pm - 4pm||
host of Be Inspired ambassadors and other retail leaders for 10 minutes of one on one mentoring. Participants will be matched up in advance and have a short period of time to video chat with our experts who will be ready to answer any burning career questions put to them.