GIOF Annual Meeting • May 19–26, 2022
Condensed practical knowledge
from the best global DEI experts
Join 2739 confirmed attendees


May, 21 4:30 PM CET

Inclusive Design Canvas to Improve Work Spirit and Culture

Dr. Zallio will run a demonstration unfolding the potential of the Inclusive Design Canvas for different design teams. The Inclusive Design Canvas is a strategic design template that offers an educational springboard for design professionals to embed Inclusive Design in the design process and to build the business case for Inclusive Design.

The second will highlight the potential of the IDEA audit, a mixed-method post-occupancy evaluation system that helps professionals to collect building occupants’ data on the perception of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility.

Matteo Zallio Senior research associate at University of Cambridge
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May, 22 7:00 PM CET

How to Increase Employee Engagement into Corporate Cultural Transformation Programs

Along with insights on increasing employees’ engagement, this training will assist your future endeavors in:

  • Providing company’s assessments on cultural transformation
  • Creating an inclusive climate and engendering a culture
  • Analyzing the steps to foster a sense of community within the organization
Ayanna Cummings Director of Diversity + Inclusion at Compass Group
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May, 23 2:00 PM CET

Inclusive Meeting Techniques to Maximize the Diversity of Thought

Along with learning effective techniques for holding inclusive meetings, this training will assist your future endeavors in:

  • Encouraging employees to contribute during company’s meetings
  • Learning methodology for enhancing relationships within your team
  • Owning the tools for having productive meetings
Rina Goldenberg Lynch Founder and CEO at Voice At The Table
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May, 23 6:00 PM CET

Emotional Tax Refund: Inclusive Well-Being Strategies to Retain Minority and Underrepresented Talent

In this workshop, you will understand what "the emotional tax is", who it affects, how it decrease morale, increase sickness absence and why it is a precursor to a minority talent drain for your organization.

Ekua Cant Career Coach & Wellbeing Specialist
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May, 24 2:00 PM CET

First Steps to Practicing Disability Inclusion

This introduction session aims to provide "first-steps" guidance for those who may want to incorporate disability inclusion into the DEI agenda by helping them:

  • ask the right questions for their company
  • think about how to utilize their resources effectively for disability inclusion
  • begin to craft actionable short, mid and long term goals for disability
  • reflect on who internally to their organization as well as externally needs to be involved for disability inclusion to be successful in the long-term
  • feel confident about disability as a new and/or unfamiliar topic.
Faridé Shroff Founder and Director at SENsational Foundation Ltd
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May, 24 7:00 PM CET

Reversing Microaggressions with Personal Curiosity

In this workshop, you'll learn how you can use curiosity as a tool for preventing microaggressions and creating a safe space for all people in your workplace.

This interactive workshop will show you how to create spaces where microaggressions aren't just publicized — they're actually prevented.

This workshop will include:

  • An intro activity to help determine who in your workplace might be experiencing microaggressions
  • A role-playing activity to teach you how to address microaggressions as they happen
Marie Roker-Jones co-founder at Essteem
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May, 25 12:00 PM CET

Everybody Counts: A Data Driven Approach to Creating More Engaging DEI Strategies

Participants will learn how to adopt new understandings of adaptive environments in influencing their diversity and inclusion work as well as to take a multifaceted & intersectional approach to data analysis, ensuring everybody counts and their cultural identities are respected, recognized and represented. By adopting such a mindset, organizational leaders can affect team performance in a more engaging, transformational way.
Peter Mousaferiadis CEO at Cultural Infusion
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May, 26 11:00 AM CET

HR Competencies for Building Effective Virtual Teams

During this webinar, the HR and L&D professionals will learn:

  • The fundamentals of global virtual working and how cultural diversity and geographic distance impact how people think, feel and act while working virtually.

  • The skills and competences for global effective leadership and techniques to support the development.

  • How to create a development plan for global leaders and employees.
Theresa Sigillito Hollema Author of Virtual Teams Across Cultures, Senior Partner at NeoSeven Solutions
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May, 26 4:00 PM CET

Retention Practices for Millennials Working in Hybrid and Remote Teams

Here at Moves, we have implemented different initiatives to create a culture where people want to stay and feel like their contribution makes a difference in our product and customers. In our presentation, we will share with you a few of those initiatives:
  • Consistent and inclusive communication
  • Encouraging transparency from all angles; including asking employees to be honest with their managers about whether they are thinking of applying elsewhere or getting contacted by recruiters.
  • Regular organised social events
  • Social channels that are purely for getting to know your coworkers better and opportunities for coworkers to share their passions and things they love
  • Celebrating diversity in all its forms including wishing happy holidays for all cultural holy days and removing the phrase "guys" when referring to groups of people.
Sarah Sheikh People and Culture Lead at Moves Financial Inc
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May, 27 2:00 PM CET

How To Eliminate Diversity Complaints

In his workshop, Kostiantyn Gridin, the founder of the Global Inclusion Online Forum and partner at CFC Big Ideas, will talk about his method for setting diversity and inclusion goals:

  • focusing on employee satisfaction rates while using demographic percentages as one of the indicators;

  • setting up a hiring system that does not allow decision makers to apply their biases;

  • setting up an automatic promotion system, based on scores and KPIs, without a need for a human decision.

As a result, the attendees of the workshop will leave the session with readiness to:

  • apply diversity and inclusion models;

  • apply inclusive hiring principles and criteria, which will give no room for candidate complaints;

  • apply the promotion system, eliminating biases and discrimination.

Kostiantyn Gridin Big Idea Officer at GIOF
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Please fill in your personal details and a preliminary topic you would like to speak about. Our team will contact you shortly. The topic should address one of the problems that corporations face in building equitable, diversified, and inclusive workplaces.