#truInclusion is going on-line

#truInclusion on-line is a global unconference event focused on inclusion and belonging, hosted by Joanne Lockwood, Founder and CEO of SEE Change Happen.

Who is it for? - It is for everyone, be you an HR professional, a D&I practitioners, a vendor wanting showcase or promote some tech, or maybe an innovation to build, measure or track inclusive behaviour, or simply that you are someone that wants to join in a conversation and have a voice. It is envisaged that every topic and conversation is intersectional and not focused on one particular element or group, and we want to move the conversations on from simple protected characteristics and look at challenges faced by all people in the workplace.

#truInclusion is not going to be like every other on-line D&I conference you have attended – everyone or anyone can host a track, whether you are C-Level or a passionate person with a question or message to spread. #truInclusion is about amplifying what looks great, sharing ideas and opening up discussions.

Best of all, now we are bringing this online through Zoom, everyone can attend from wherever they are!

Tuesday 19th May 2020

10:00am to 14:30pm (GMT+1)

Register to receive an invite and link:


IEDP Summer Seminar 2018

Our summer seminar took place at Swan Housing in Tower Hamlets, London, on 30 July and was on the topic of supporting trans and gender non-conforming individuals in the 21st century


Subscribed London is Europe's largest gathering of the Subscription Economy. As ownership as we know it comes to an end, we’re seeing a generational business-model shift to subscription services play out at all levels of the organisation, from boardrooms to office floors, across the globe. Subscribed is where the Subscription Economy comes to life with real-world examples, practical guidance and product training for companies to stay ahead in the age of constant digital disruption.



IEDP Spring Seminar 2018



This Is Us is an event about supporting and improving corporate cohesion and productivity in teams by championing inclusivity and diversity in the workplace, focussing on the LGBTQ+ community (including BAME, Women and Disability)



10 years of #truLondon can mean only one thing. A huge get together for everyone who has been involved in taking #trulondon to this milestone. Hats off to you all!
We have booked an iconic location in the East End of London to mark the occasion. We will be hosting 100 tracks between 10.00 and 5.00. As always, the content of those tracks are up to you. If you have a topic, book a track leader ticket and let us know the title. The first 100 tracks get allocated.



Our autumn seminar took place on Monday 30 October in Birmingham. The title was Government 'Action against Hate' Crime Initiative: society and the organisational impact.



Our Summer Seminar took place on 13th July in London and was entitled Education is the Future of Diversity and Inclusion



The Recruitment Conference is designed to be THE ONE event of the year, which provides you with real-life, practical strategies that can be applied as soon as you walk back into the office.

Now in its 7th year, expert practitioners, advisors and mentors will cover critical topics including: 


Date And Time

Tue, 18 June 2019

12:30 – 16:00 BST


National Grid Plc

1-3 Strand



We'll discuss ways in which you can engage your CEO and other senior leaders in driving forwards diversity and inclusion

About this Event

When we asked HR Directors and Diversity and Inclusion Managers what frustrates them about their jobs they said a lack of engagement from their CEO in creating a culture of inclusion kept them up at night. In this event we will be discussing ways in which you can engage your CEO and other senior leaders in driving forwards diversity and inclusion for your business.


IEDP spring seminar

The IEDP spring seminar took place on Thursday 2 March in central London and was on the topic of Hate Crime. 


Date And Time

Tue, 2 July 2019

09:30 – 17:00 BST


Union Jack Club

Sandell Street




Building on the momentum and the #trumutiny movement, #truInclusion is a brand new unconference event focused on inclusion and belonging, inspired by Joanne Lockwood, Founder and CEO of SEE Change Happen.


IEDP, December 2016


The IEDP’s winter seminar was facilitated by IEDP advisory friend Natasha Broomfield-Reid and featured a fascinating presentation by Christopher Watkins, Senior Disability Consultant from the Business Disability Forum (BDF).


Christopher identified three distinct types of intervention that organisations should make in relation to the mental health of their staff, and argued forcefully that it is important to work on all three areas, as too much focus on one or two of them can actually be counterproductive.


The three categories of intervention he suggested are:


Culture – addressing the stigma attached to mental ill health, encouraging an environment where people feel able to talk about their mental health

Proactive – activity focusing on the well-being of staff in terms of exercise, healthy eating, providing a quiet space etc.

Responsive – identifying people who are experiencing mental ill health, talking to them about to identify specific triggers or barriers, then acting to avoid triggers and make adjustments to address barriers

The key point that he made was that cultural, proactive and responsive interventions cannot exist in isolation and must be balanced in order to be effective. These may be competing agendas, but any single approach in isolation may be counterproductive or counter-inclusive.


If you are an IEDP member you can find Christopher's PowerPoint presentation here in the members' area of the website


Birmingham Humanists

Free Apostasy Awareness and Safeguarding Training on 6 November

Birmingham Humanists are hosting a free training session from 2 to 5 pm on Tuesday 6 November in Stirchley, Birmingham. The session will be run by Faith to Faithless - an organisation that supports people who have left or renounced their faith. The training aims to raise awareness and understanding of apostasy as a safeguarding issue and to ensure that apostates seeking help receive the support they need. To book a place please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Date And Time

Thu, 11 July 2019

10:30 – 12:30 BST


Room 21, Events Centre

Stewart House

32 Russell Square



We'll discuss ways in which employers can create an inclusive culture for their workplaces so that everybody can thrive

About this Event

The leadership expert Peter Drucker famously said “culture eats strategy for breakfast” and we know that if businesses want to benefit from the diversity dividend then they need a relentless focus on creating a culture of inclusion where everybody can thrive. We will be discussing practical ways businesses can create an inclusive culture. This is our topic of discussion at this Nonagon Strategy Table**.


Discrimination Law Association

The next DLA practitioners' group meeting in London is on 10 September at 18.00.

The event will be held at old Square Chambers, 10-11 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4BU. The topic is Using gender pay gap data to tackle sex discrimination. The speaker is Eleena Misra. Free to DLA members; non-members are asked to join or to pay a small fee:  Click here to book on Eventbrite



Discrimination Law Association

The next DLA meeting in Manchester will be on 9 August 2018 at 6.00 pm.

This will be a one hour discussion led by Joe Markus and Jessica Wilson-Theaker. The event will take place at Slater & Gordon, 58 Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3HZ. Free to DLA members, otherwise £20:  Click here to book on Eventbrite


Discrimination Law Association (DLA) CANCELLED

DLA Practitioners' Group meeting on 7 June CANCELLED

This meeting will start at 5:30-6:30pm and be followed by drinks and nibbles.

Topic: Brexit - What does the future hold? Discrimination and beyond 

This event has been cancelled - it may be re-arranged for a later date.



Discrimination Law Society (DLA)

The next DLA Practitioners' Group Meeting will be on 6 June

The DLA Practitioners' Group meeting on Wednesday, 6th June 2018 will start at 6:00 pm and be followed by drinks and nibbles.

The topic is Home Office v Windrush Generation: the origins and future of the hostile environment and Windrush Scandal 

Speakers: Jamie Beagnet (Leigh Day) and Brian Dikoff (Migrants Organise)

Venue: Leigh Day Solicitors, London, Priory House, 25 St John's Lane, London EC1M 4LB

RSVP: Click here to reserve a place at this event

PGM panel of Jamie Beagnet (Leigh Day) and Brian Dikoff (Migrants Organise) discussing their analysis of how the Windrush scandal unfolded, the effects of the Immigration Act 2014 and the future of immigration law and justice. Jamie works supporting Windrush migrants through litigation. Brian and the team at Migrants Organise lead work against the hostile environment agenda and are developing a project about supporting migrants with mental capacity issues. Both speakers shall share their insights from working with migrant communities affected by the hostile environment, policy and law and its impact on increasing discrimination based on race and nationality.


Discrimination Law Association, Tuesday 24 April 2018


Discrimination Law Association (DLA)

There is a DLA Practitioners' Group meeting in Manchester on Wednesday 18 April at 6.00 to 8.00 pm

This event is free to DLA members - non-members are asked to pay £20. The venue is Arndale House, Arndale Centre, Manchester M4 3AQ. The speakers are Elizabeth Prochaska, Matthew Smith, Stephen Lodge from the EHRC and James Betts from Simpson Millar LLP.

The topics for discussion are:

  • Race discrimination in education: Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children
  • Pregnancy and maternity in employment
  • Brexit: the impact on equality

Click here to reserve a place. 




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