Diversity and inclusion, why are we still talking about it?

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Leeds Playhouse

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LS2 7UP

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It's not action plans that change an organisation’s ethos, it’s the people in it.

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There have been many initiatives over the years that have focused on encouraging employers to diversify their workforce. Despite this, the sector’s diversity remains largely unchanged, still failing to be representative of the wider working population or the communities that it works to serve and engage.

Whilst many of us have diversity action plans designed to change our organisation’s approach, we know that these alone don’t bring about change, only the people in our organisations can do this.

In January 2020, Creative & Cultural Skills, on behalf of the Creative Careers Programme, will be launching its new Best Practice Recruitment Guide for Creative Leaders. It’s been designed to help employers reflect on how they might currently approach recruitment and offers simple steps that could help a business reach beyond the norm. We’d like to support employers to understand what diversity and inclusivity really mean, and the moral, social and legal implications of truly embracing these.

The guidance isn’t designed to tell organisations what to do, merely encourage self-reflection and introduce an approach that helps us all think a little differently about how we recruit to change who we recruit.

As we launch this practical Guide, we’ll be hosting sessions up and down the country for Creative Leaders to attend. We’d like this guidance to mark a real step-change in this conversation, to move away from diversity and inclusion being a tick box exercise and to nurture an approach that embraces and values difference in all its guises.

Please join us as we launch the Best Practice Recruitment Guide for Creative Leaders at Leeds Playhouse on Wednesday 12th February, 12.30 - 2.30pm.

Content in the Best Practice Recruitment Guide for Creative Leaders has been supported by Counterculture Partnership LLP.

About the Creative Careers Programme

The Best Practice Recruitment Guide has been created as part of the DCMS-funded Creative Careers Programme, an integrated industry-led programme of activity across England that is working to ensure there is a larger and more diverse intake of talent and a broader range of routes into the creative industries, a commitment of the Creative Industries Sector Deal. Find out more.

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