EXPLODING THE MYTHS – Men & Women in the Workplace

Date: 11 October 2017

Venue: TBA

 17:00 – Registration | 17:30 – Forum | 19:00 – Networking and refreshments | 20:00 – Close

Venue: TBA

PDT will be facilitating as the insurance profession comes together – hosted by  iWIN – Independent Women In Insurance.  The forum will focus on busting the myths of men and women in the work  Forum on Exploding the Myths: Men & Women in the Workplace.

Beginning with an engaging and lively discussion on the perceived differences between men and women at work, we explode some of the perceptions and myths around male and female brains and the effects of hormones and elements of nurture.

By Using a new definition of diversity, we will take a closer look at our own agentic and communal styles and how these correlate with perceptions of leadership, strength, success, and likability – and critically how these can differ for men, women, introverts, extroverts – any one of perceived difference in the workplace.

We pause to review how we ’ve been shaped up to now, the judgments we consciously and unconsciously make which privilege and exclude others around us – and consider how we can all be more flexible when dealing with difference.

Supported by practical tips to help mitigate, attendees will explore factors that may be seen as barriers to success in the workplace – such as confidence, unhelpful perceptions of flexible working and self-promotion – and are asked to make one personal pledge to promote and support difference in the insurance profession.

 

Inclusion Professional:   Helen Krag – PDT Global

Helen is a facilitator, trainer, coach and conference speaker. For over a decade she has helped clients improve performance through their people and has worked across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors globally. Her expertise is particularly in demand for interventions with senior leadership teams and HR / recruitment professionals.

Helen draws on a sound knowledge of business, and takes a commercial approach, to quickly create clarity and direction for clients. She brings energy and challenge to her learning interactions, with an emphasis on delivering results through behavioural change.

Through her work in diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias she challenges companies to think differently about how they recruit, retain and develop talent; and she supports diverse individuals to develop the confidence, skills, attitude and belief to step up to more senior roles.

Tickets: £30 incl VAT

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