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2nd Annual Supporting LGBT+ in the Workplace Summit - London

Date Thursday 04 October 2018
Venue London, Venue to be confirmed,

 "Really informative with an excellent group of speakers" - Synergy Health
"All very informative" - Provident Financial Group
"Enjoyed the inspiration" - Hitachi

Failing to support LGBT+ colleagues is not just immoral, it is hugely detrimental to the sustainability of your business.

A worrying 34% of recently surveyed workers stated a need to hide their sexuality in the workplace; a significant number of transgender colleagues chose to leave their positions in order to transition due to stigma and lack of understanding.

Significantly lower levels of productivity, under-utilisation of skills,low engagement and a more constricted customer base are just some of the outworking’s of a lack of sufficient workplace support which prevent employees flourishing.

Add to this the stress and anxiety felt by many LGBT+ employees which leads to sick days and health problems, the potential legal costs of discrimination lawsuits and the business case for a truly inclusive workplace becomes compelling.

This event follows last year's sold-out launch, showing how organisations that are serious about diversity can develop and strengthen a truly supportive and inclusive workplace.  Customers who value social responsibility will respond positively to a brand that demonstrates a robust inclusion policy.

An extraordinary speaker line-up will deliver both practical and personal experience to share learning on the best ways to support your LGBT+ workers.

Why attend this crucial conference?:
Understand the legal and moral framework
* Learn the keys to writing and implementing a workable policy
* Recognise when 'banter' turns sinister and understand how to practically support LGBT workers
* Listen to effective strategies to create a truly inclusive workplace, including professional development initatives
* Protect your LGBT workers by reviewing your grievance and disciplinary procedures
* Secure senior buy-in
* Quanitfy the business case
* Hear a range of personal experiences and advice on helping your business benefit from a diverse and inclusive workforces

PLEASE NOTE: This year's programme is currently still being researched and written.

Last year's speakers were from: KPMG, Mishcon de Reya, Taveners, Baker & McKenzie, BNP Paribas, Tesco Bank, Fujitsu, Golden Jubilee Foundation, Unite the Union