Diverse and thrive: how building more inclusive organisations can improve delivery

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May 16, 2023

Diverse teams are now acknowledged to be critical in creating organisations that are innovative and responsive at a time of changing needs. Many government organisations have set targets to increase the diversity of their workforce across gender, ethnicity, disability, and cognitive diversity, and the US government’s Office of Personnel Management has highlighted how diversity leads to greater innovation in government, as employees from varied backgrounds bringing different perspectives, ideas and solutions to the workplace that result in new products and services.

This session will look at how governments can harness such insights, looking at how they can recruit and retain a more diverse workforce, and how they can create policymaking and delivery structures to harness these insights.

The session will cover:

  • How to recruit to create diverse teams
  • How to create policymaking structures that harness the insight of employees from different backgrounds
  • How to create systems that allow for ideas from officials throughout public sector organisations to be brought forward and developed

Public servants can register here for free to attend this webinar


USA/Canada Eastern Time (EST): 09:30 – 10:45
British Summer Time (BST): 14:30 – 15:45
Central European Summer Time (CEST): 15:30 – 16:45
Eastern European Summer Time (EEST): 16:30 – 17:45
Singapore Time (SGT): 21:30 – 22:45
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST): 23:30 – 00:45


Webinar chair: Siobhan Benita, former UK senior civil servant

Siobhan Benita was a senior civil servant with over 15 years’ Whitehall experience. She worked in many of the major delivery departments, including Transport, Environment, Health and Local Government. She also had senior roles at the heart of Government in the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury, including supporting the then Cabinet Secretary, Lord O’Donnell to lead work on Civil Service reform and strategy. Siobhan left the Civil Service to run as an independent candidate in the Mayor of London election. She subsequently joined her alma mater, Warwick University as Chief Strategy Officer of Warwick in London and Co-Director of the Warwick Policy Lab.