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Inclusive Workplaces for Better Organisational Outcomes


There is a large and growing body of research showing that inclusive workplaces deliver improved productivity, greater creativity and innovation, greater levels of employee well-being and engagement and reduced employee turnover.

In the arts and cultural sector, an inclusive workplace arguably leads to better organisational outcomes, enhancing not only audience engagement strategies and outcomes, but leading to a healthier arts ecology. However, the challenge remains how arts and cultural organisations can achieve organisational change for inclusive workplaces. 

Join Sonia Lindsay, leading expert on culture and change and Former Executive Director HR at Arts Centre Melbourne, along with a panel of industry experts who will discuss the hot topic of organisational change for inclusive workplaces. What are the strategies and challenges in creating an organisational culture built on the principles of inclusivity, representation and belonging? And how do we achieve this to meet both current and future needs within the arts and cultural sector.

Panel members include:

  • Tasneem Chopra, Author, Consultant and Curator
  • Shona Barrett, CEO, Melbourne Writers Festival
  • Nkechi Anele Front Member of Saskwatch
  • Dr Anne Kershaw, Lecturer in Arts and Cultural Management, Deakin University.

This event has been generously supported by ACMI X and Deakin University Advancement.