By signing up to the Inclusive Culture Pledge, you’ll benefit from a year of dedicated support on six key aspects of diversity and inclusion development.
We created the Inclusive Culture Pledge in 2018 to mark our 25th anniversary. We wanted to create a network of forward-thinking organisations and to support that network with resources and advice, free of charge. After a very successful first year of the Pledge we are excited to be further developing this initiative for 2019.
What is the Inclusive Culture Pledge?
The Inclusive Culture Pledge is a public commitment to building a more inclusive workplace culture over the next 12 months. Our pledging organisations will receive a year-long support package from the EW Group, backed up by our 26 years of expertise and experience as equality, diversity and inclusion consultants.
This is an ideal opportunity to let everyone know that you’re working towards a truly inclusive workplace, where diverse talent is welcomed and valued.
What will we receive as part of our Inclusive Culture Pledge?
On sign up, all Pledgers will receive a welcome pack, as well as an invitation to our exclusive launch event at the Shard. During the year, we will invite you to attend six special roundtable events. These sessions will bring together leaders, managers and diversity specialists from a range of industries for a collaborative 90-minute conversation in which we will share good practice and challenges.
Each session will be focused on a specific topic to which all participants will be invited to contribute. The roundtable format will create an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning and will also give you lots of practical ideas to take away and implement in your own organisation. All roundtables will be hosted by an EW Group facilitator. Inclusive Culture Pledge roundtables are exclusive to pledging organisations and can be attended either in person or through a live webcast. These are the areas that will be covered:
1. The Gender Pay Gap on the 27th February 2019
One year on, what story do you have to tell about the progress you’ve made?
2. Inclusive Leadership on the 1st May 2019
What are the habitual things we can do to lead inclusively?
3. Inclusive Recruitment on the 12th June 2019
How inclusive is your process and how are you measuring success?
4. Cultural Intelligence on the 18th September 2019
How is our ability to work across difference impacting the workplace?
5. Measuring Success on the 16th October 2019
What metrics can we use to further make the business case for diversity and inclusion?
6. Accessible Communications on the 27th November 2019
How do we make sure our messages have impact and resonance with all groups?
What do I need to do to take part?
To register your interest, press the button below. Once you have signed up to the Inclusive Culture Pledge and received your welcome pack, Pledgers will agree to do the following:
- Create a Pledge statement by completing this sentence: ‘In 2019 we will build an inclusive culture by…’
- Contribute use of one meeting room to host an ICP roundtable event or open course
- Feature the ICP rosette on your website as a sign of commitment to the Pledge
- Link to the EW Group from your own website
- Agree to us publishing your pledge statement on our ICP webpage
What are the timelines for the Inclusive Culture Pledge?
The Inclusive Culture Pledge starts in January 2019, and lasts for 12 months.
What does the Inclusive Culture Pledge cost?
Nothing. We’re offering the Pledge package free of charge. We want to work with you to create a groundswell of great practice in diversity and inclusion, and ultimately make the workplaces of all who participate happier and more productive.
“EW Group ran sessions for everyone at Sunshine on Building Inclusive Cultures. It was both a super useful and very popular set of sessions for everyone who came.”
Mel Exon, Group CEO at The Sunshine Company
What are the business benefits of Inclusive Culture?
Taking the Inclusive Culture Pledge will help position your business alongside the growing list of global companies who are tapping into the potential of an inclusive culture to engage their employees and better serve their customers. The Pledge is a statement of intent, which signals to your employees and your customers that you appreciate the added value that an inclusive organisation brings.