19 Feb 2020

LGBT+ Workshop 2: Ensuring Internal Policies Benefit LGBT+ Employees


In 2015, Community Business launched the Hong Kong LGBT+ Workplace Inclusion Index - the first benchmark of its kind in Asia, and a number of associated awards.  This initiative was a huge success - propelling LGBT+ inclusion into the spotlight in Hong Kong and positioning the leadership of Community Business in this space.  Through engagement with key stakeholders, Community Business decided to run the Index every 2 years - giving more companies the chance to prepare or make progress.  The second iteration of the Index was therefore run in 2017 and a third took place in 2019. 

The Index has proved to be a game changer in Hong Kong, and as part of our goal to promote the adoption of best practice and drive greater progress on LGBT+ inclusion in Hong Kong, Community Business is committed to sharing learnings and best practices with the business community. From November 2019 to June 2020, we aim to help organisations of all sizes and from all industries to drive LGBT+ inclusion internally and in the wider Hong Kong through our Raising the Bar: Continuing your LGBT+ Inclusion Journey workshops addressing different key aspects of the Index.   

The target audience for these workshops includes: 

  • Those who participated in any or all iterations of the Index and are looking to make progress 

  • Newcomers to the Index looking to find out how to get started 

  • Corporate representatives from both multinational and local companies 

  • HR, D&I professionals 

  • LGBT+ inclusion executive sponsors, champions and network leads 

The workshop will consist of below sessions: 

  • Introduction to the Index​ 

  • Insights on the topic from the 2019 Index​ 

  • Best Practice Panel: 3-4 speakers to share insights ​ 

  • Q&A​ 

  • Table Group Discussion​ 

  • Informal Networking 

The specific objectives of this workshop are to: 

  • Highlight the importance of  

    • Equal opportunity policies, 
    • Anti-discrimination policies,  

    • LGBT+ inclusive employee benefits policies, 

    • Localising these policies and ensuring relevance to the market, even within a global framework. 

  • Provide participants with specific advice on steps to review their policies to ensure they are actively inclusive and benefit LGBT+ employees. 

  • Provide participants with specific advice on applying a local approach even within a global framework and actively promote internal policies. 

  • Share experiences from companies who have been successful in their efforts in Hong Kong - including challenges and triumphs. 

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Practical Information

  • 19.02.20
    Add to calendar 19-02-2020 03:30 AM 19-02-2020 06:00 PM LGBT+ Workshop 2: Ensuring Internal Policies Benefit LGBT+ Employees Asia/Hong_Kong

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  • USD $38.56
    LGBT+ Workshop 2: Ensuring Internal Policies Benefit LGBT+ Employees
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