(Canberra) How to Progress Gender Equity: From Strategies to Implementation

HOW TO PROGRESS GENDER EQUITY: FROM STRATEGIES TO IMPLEMENTATION Following the release of Balancing the Future: The Australian Public Service Gender Equality Strategy 2016-19 in April 2016, most Australian Public Service departments developed a gender equality strategy, which they are now implementing. Dr Sue Williamson examined the state of gender equality in three large APS agencies in late 2016, and found that many good initiatives to progress gender equality were in place, but that some barriers remained. Sue will discuss her research findings and pose some questions for participants to consider, such as ‘how can gender equality become embedded in organisations?’ Participants will then be able to take these lessons and insights back to their workplaces, which will assist development and implementation of gender equality initiatives and strategies. All those involved in developing and/or implementing gender equality and diversity initiatives will benefit from this session SPEAKER: SUE WILLIAMSON, SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, UNSW CANBERRA Sue Williamson specialises in two main areas of research – gender equality in the workplace, and public sector human resources and industrial relations. Sue is currently combining these two areas and is partnering with various Australian Public Service Agencies to examine how they are implementing gender equality initiatives. Initial research results show APS agencies are implementing many progressive gender equality initiatives, however, some barriers to a gender equitable workplace are still evident. REGISTRATION This forum is open for AHRI members and non-members to attend. Registration is a 2-part process.
Event date: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 17:30