Management & leadership, Leadership, Governance

From Here to Diversity - Online conference on Thursday 26 September

Being inclusive and all that it involves.

Welcome to From Here to Diversity

Promoting and delivering an inclusive work environment is crucial for fostering a positive culture, improving the wellbeing of staff and generating productive outcomes. Over the past few years, more and more charities are committing to EEDI (equity, equality, diversity, inclusion) and taking steps to become fully diverse and inclusive, which is fantastic news for the sector. 

However, not all charities have started their journey into EEDI and there is real risk to a charity’s reputation if they are not following acceptable inclusivity standards and practices. By making small steps (and large ones too), charities can fulfil and demonstrate their dedication and take action to becoming inclusive and diverse. 

Join us at From Here to Diversity, where we have created a variety of sessions for charities at all stages in their diversity and inclusion policies. This engaging and informative day includes a mix of panel discussions, case studies, breakout sessions and a chance to network with others.

By attending this conference you will gain knowledge on best practices in inclusive processes, practical advice and stacks of tips to implement positive change within your organisation. That’s got to give you confidence on your ongoing EEDI journey!

Full session details

View a downloadable session pdf here soon.

Who should attend?

This conference is for anyone interested in making their organisation a more inclusive place for staff, volunteers and beneficiaries. Whether you are a trustee on the board looking to ensure inclusive best practice is followed in your organisation, or a marketing expert wishing to ensure your website is accessible, the conference programme will have something for you. 

The conference is especially relevant for: 

  • Charity leaders and senior leadership 
  • Trustees and Company Secretaries 
  • HR, recruiting and operational staff 

What’s included in the price? 

  • Attendance to the online conference, keynote sessions, session talks and networking sessions 
  • Access to all presentations and handouts 


09.30:  Welcome – Join us for introductions, housekeeping rules and some audience polls to get started.

09.35:  Keynote: Committing to EEDI – charity case study. Our opening keynote speaker will discuss their charity’s journey to equity, equality, diversion and inclusion, what work has been done and what actions they are still to take to ensure their organisation is fully committed to EEDI. Speaker: Ella Neale, Head of People, Home-Start UK.

10.15:  Neurodiversity in the workplace. As we all create more inclusive and supportive workplaces, understanding and embracing neurodiversity is crucial. With more than 1 in 7 considered neurodivergent*, it is essential that workplaces provide the environment, support and understanding to ensure all staff thrive. This session will include an introduction to neurodiversity, strategies to foster an inclusive culture and provide advice and guidance on how best to support staff who are neurodivergent. *Beyond the business case: Universally designing the workplace for neurodiversity and inclusion | Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Cambridge Core

11.00: Break

11.15 – 12.00:  Breakout sessions: Choose between A or B.

  • Breakout session A: Recruiting diverse boards.
  • Breakout session B: Inclusive language and communication.

12.00:  Panel discussion: What is allyship? How do you make real transformation? An ally is often defined as someone who is not a member of a marginalised group but wants to support and take action to help others in that group*.  Allyship in the workplace is extremely important as it is a key factor in creating an inclusive environment where all staff feel seen, heard and appreciated. By being an ally, you can help to support and amplify those around you. Allyship can be complex. Join our panel as we discuss how to be a good ally and how you can have real impact. * Click here to view the reference from Inclusive Employers here.

12.45: Lunch






13.30 – 14.15:  Breakout sessions: Choose between C or D. 

  • Session C: Tackling funding inequality.We will hear from a funder on the impact of inequality in funding within the sector and what we can do to tackle this.
  • Session D: Writing an EEDI policy. We are sure that you believe that everyone deserves equality, regardless of their background or characteristics. Are you sure that your current EEDI policy reflects and supports this? This session looks at how to ensure it does.

14.15:  Focus on equity, not equality. 

15.00: Break

15.15:  Networking.

15.30:  Closing keynote: How to go beyond opening doors. Creating long term sustainable change starts from the top. This session will look at how HR Managers and leadership teams can create a culture of inclusivity and equality and how committing to EEDI improves wellbeing and productivity amongst its staff. 

16.10:  Closing remarks.

16:15: Conference ends.

Please note the programme is subject to change.

Check out speaker biographies here.

Downloadable session pdf coming soon.

Early Bird prices (up to and including Wednesday 31 July)

Band A: £109

Band B: £119

Band C: £139

Prices from Thursday 1 August

Band A: £119

Band B: £129

Band C: £149

Conference schedule

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26 Sep 2024
All day event. Must be booked in its entirety-

Booking options

Band A

Band A

Voluntary and community organisations with a turnover of up to £500,000.
Band B

Band B

Voluntary and community organisations with a turnover of over £500,000.
Band C

Band C

Statutory and commercial organisations.

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