The Hobbs Consultancy are involved in a number of events all with the aim of creating conversation around Diversity and Inclusion.

Find out more and book onto our upcoming events below.

UPCOMING EVENTS

5TH SEPTEMBER 2019: RISING STARS - MINORITY TALENT ACCELERATION

The Rising Stars workshop accelerates the development of high potential talent from minority groups within the business. By raising awareness on how to maximise natural strengths, the business benefits from a more diverse talent pool who are motivated, energised and able to bring their true self to the workplace. 

This engaging programme will develop awareness about the benefits to be gained both personally and professionally as a result of adopting a strengths based approach. 

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PREVIOUS EVENTS

13TH MARCH 2019: #DIVERSEMINDS 2.0 

#DiverseMinds is back, this time bigger and better. 

Our theme this year will be about ‘providing support’. We feel that 2018’s event got the conversation started, enhanced understanding and helped reduce stigma. We didn’t spend much time talking about the very real challenges that some people are facing in the workplace and beyond. We want to provide support to people who are actually ND, parents of children who are ND and those managing ND people in their teams.

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19TH NOVEMBER 2018: MASCULINITY IN THE WORKPLACE BY HEANDSHE x TOKEN MAN

On International Men's Day we are instigating a conversation about masculinity in the workplace.

Masculinity is in the news - but for the wrong reasons. Stress and mental health issues are on the rise while unconscious bias means it is harder for men to ‘lean in’ at home. Yet our constructs around masculinity mean that it is sometimes hard for men to ask for the support they need. Perhaps it's time for masculinity to evolve. How can the workplace be a microcosm for the change we want to see in the world? How do we create a more modern, inclusive and open workplace culture that works for men, women and everyone? And what have people already done to create positive change in the workplace?

1ST MARCH 2018: #DIVERSEMINDS:THE NEURODIVERSITY CONFERENCE 

How do we unlock the power of divergent thinkers in the workplace? What are the barriers those with aspergers, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and more face when it comes to recruitment? And how do we create welcoming workspaces where different types of brains can thrive? 

Whether you're a parent facing challenges outside of work, have a neurodiverse mind yourself and are looking for more information or are an HR director looking to help some of your staff unleash their talents, come and join us for a practical hand-on day of talks, workshops and panels.


7TH NOVEMBER 2017: FATHERS IN THE WORKPLACE BY HEANDSHE x TOKEN MAN

With all the discussion around gender equality, much of the focus has been on women and the impact motherhood has on their career. But what about the challenges fathers face? Why are more not taking up shared parental leave? Why do so few take flexible working? And what are the challenges for a dad who decides to take the primary carer role? We believe that if men shared more of the responsibilities that come with being a parent, it would have a dramatic impact on their partners and ultimately gender equality. This event will explore how we can make this happen.


28TH SEPTEMBER 2017: NATIONAL INCLUSION WEEK - NEURODIVERSITY BREAKFAST

We want to ensure that Neurodiversity is a subject that is very much on the table for National Inclusion Week and to continue the conversation started by Sam Phillips in Campaign back in June.

Creative Equals, The Hobbs Consultancy and OMG UK are partnering to move forwards this conversation and to come up with ideas about how we can make our industry more accessible to those that are not neurotypical.

Neurodiversity is so rarely a topic in our industry and yet we perhaps have so much to gain. We welcome you in joining us in our conversation.

20TH JUNE: HeANDShe CONFERENCE 2017: DO WE HAVE THE COURAGE REQUIRED FOR CHANGE

HeANDShe are a series of TED style events exploring what could be possible if we could integrate rather than separate along gender lines.

There has been a lot of talk about change in gender representation, politics and identities yet sometimes it feels like progress is painfully slow (certainly for women). What is getting in the way of real change? This evening’s event will explore whether it is our fear of vulnerability that is getting in the way. Is it ultimately going to take an extraordinary amount of courage, vulnerability and shame resilience to breakdown the gendered stereotypes through which we live our lives? Whilst women have collectively found their voice, how are men truly feeling about the pace of change? What is getting in the way for them?

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