Day #1

6th December 2023 (Wednesday)

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

What’s on the D&I menu?

Strategies, challenges, trends, recommendations.

10:00 AM – 10:05 AM

Welcome Introduction.

Łukasz Cioch

Barbara Wawrzynek

10:05 AM – 10:40 AM

Panel delves into current trends, corporate motivations, and the art of assembling a nourishing DE&I strategy, while addressing the missing components in the equation, tackling prevailing challenges, and offering insightful recommendations for businesses.
  • Heidi Robertson

  • Nikolett Szappanos

  • Michał Wiznerowicz

10:40 AM – 11:00 AM

Speech delves into the concept of ‘Companies on a D&I Diet vs. D&I Well-Nourished Firms.’ We’ll dissect the implications of ‘rainbow washing,’ the occasional treatment of D&I, and what it truly means when a company genuinely incorporates D&I into its core. Join us to understand the key ingredients for a healthy D&I strategy and recognize the stark differences between a well-balanced approach and a ‘D&I starvation’ mentality.

  • Monica Stancu

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

In this panel, we will delve into addressing regional challenges within D&I, discovering how to introduce fresh perspectives, dimensions, issues, and approaches to D&I. Learn effective methods for opening people to new ideas and initiatives without causing resistance, much like introducing new flavors without discouraging your taste buds
  • Regina Curry

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Join us for a deep dive into the results of D&I research findings as we compare the outcomes of three editions of the Diversity Check-in Research (comprising data from numerous companies) with the results of a study on the 10th anniversary of the Diversity Charter. This extensive research encompasses a representative sample of over 800 companies. We’ll be focusing on the most significant findings, making for a compelling exploration of the corporate landscape.
  • Irena Madej

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM

Check out what we’ve prepared!

Success stories, solutions, inspirations, experiences.

11:30 AM – 11:55 AM

What’s the Key to Our D&I Success? Just as every skilled chef has a secret ingredient that elevates their recipes, join us to uncover the unique elements that have propelled our achievements in the realm of Diversity & Inclusion. Delve into a dynamic discussion where we share our experiences, successes, and the hidden gems that have seasoned our path to a richer, more inclusive environment.

  • Jessica Rodriguez Puente

  • Jasmin Aronsson El Kachani

11:55 AM – 12:10 PM

Get ready for a unique journey as we explore ‘The Art of Culinary Inclusion.’ In this engaging presentation, we’ll delve into the intricate balance between crafting a diverse and inclusive workplace and the critical role it plays in enhancing overall wellbeing and mental health. Join us as we unravel Heineken’s inspiring story, showcasing how their innovative recipe for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion weaves seamlessly with wellbeing, fostering an environment where everyone can thrive
  • Beata Cywicka

  • Agnieszka Woźniak-Karpiel

12:10 PM – 12:25 PM

  • Samantha Newman

  • Katarzyna Jankowska

12:25 PM – 12:40 PM

Join us for an inspiring exploration of practical actions aimed at enhancing diversity in STEM disciplines. Discover successful strategies for attracting female candidates, fostering inclusivity, and driving positive change in the STEM landscape. In this showcase, presented by Cisco, we’ll delve into tangible steps and initiatives that transcend the role of Inclusive Communities, focusing on the transformative actions that break barriers and promote diversity in STEM field.

  • Magdalena Lelek

  • Maria Jose Mendez Vazquez

12:45 PM – 2:00 PM

I think I’m not hungry.

Resistance, burnout, overload, fatigue.

12:45 PM – 13:10 PM

In a fast-paced world, the struggle to make time for Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) is real. Join us in this insightful panel as we explore the challenge of balancing D&I initiatives with busy workdays. Discover what companies can do to empower their employees to engage in D&I actions even in the midst of demanding schedules.

  • Alexandra (Alex) Tessari

  • Monica Mardare

13:10 PM – 13:25 PM

Speech on the challenges of demotivation and burnout in the realm of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I). In a world where sustaining enthusiasm can be challenging, we’ll explore the real-world experiences of individuals facing D&I fatigue. Together, we’ll delve into the reasons behind demotivation and share strategies to rekindle the passion for creating more inclusive environments.

  • Michał Knapik

13:25 PM – 13:40 PM

We’ll delve into the experiences and perspectives of those on the outskirts of the inclusive table, working to grasp their motivations and challenges while exploring strategies to foster a sense of belonging and bridge the gap between resistance and inclusion. Join us in this thought-provoking discussion as we navigate the complex terrain of D&I dissent with an aim to promote inclusivity and belonging.

  • Mare Heinluht

13:40 PM – 13:55 PM

  • Hanna Martynenko

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

D&I Cooking Class for Managers:
Recipes for Difficult Situations.

Learn How to Respond to Microaggressions, Support Team Members in Crisis, and Engage Excluded Team Members.

14:00 PM – 14:10 PM

This is our Cooking Class during the conference. We have dedicated blocks for individuals in management positions, focusing on how to effectively address prominent D&I challenges. Within each block, we will present 3 highly specific talks, complemented by expert commentary in the studio. Our experts will also provide an introduction to each block’s theme. Our goal is to equip every manager with practical, hands-on strategies for success. In this part of D&I Cooking Class we will concentrate on addressing three significant workplace challenges: Microaggressions, Providing Support for an Excluded Team Member, and Handling Mental Health Crises.

  • Michalina Konkel

  • Ewa Szalewska

  • Szymon Martyniak-Barański

14:10 PM – 14:25 PM

We’ll delve into the nuanced realm of microaggressions, helping you understand and effectively respond to these subtle but impactful acts.

  • Katarzyna Zabratańska

14:25 PM – 14:40 PM

We’ll explore effective strategies for providing support to team members who may be experiencing exclusion from their colleagues. You’ll gain valuable insights into creating an inclusive and supportive environment, ensuring that no one feels left out in the team dynamic.

  • Rafał Błażejewski

14:40 PM – 14:55 PM

We’ll equip you with the knowledge and tools to recognize and respond to such situations with empathy and effectiveness. Learn how to be a supportive manager when your employees are facing difficult times.
  • Małgorzata Wypych

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

D&I Cooking Class for Managers: Recipes for Building Inclusiveness in Your Team

Learn How to Integrate New Team Members, Use Inclusive Language, and Ensure Everyone is Heard.

15:00 PM – 15:10 PM

This is our Cooking Class during the conference. We have dedicated blocks for individuals in management positions, focusing on how to effectively address prominent D&I challenges. Within each block, we will present 3 highly specific talks, complemented by expert commentary in the studio. Our experts will also provide an introduction to each block’s theme. Our goal is to equip every manager with practical, hands-on strategies for success. In this part of D&I Cooking Class we will concentrate on addressing three significant workplace challenges: Successful Onboarding, Inclusive Language, and Recognizing Every Voice in Your Team.

  • Michalina Konkel

  • Ewa Szalewska

  • Szymon Martyniak-Barański

15:10 PM – 15:25 PM

Discover the key principles and practices to ensure a seamless onboarding process for new team members, creating a strong foundation for their success within your organization.

  • Anna Stach

15:25 PM – 15:40 PM

Explore strategies and techniques to foster a culture of inclusivity, where every voice is not only heard but valued, contributing to a more diverse and vibrant workplace.

  • Ewa Marchewka

15:40 PM – 15:55 PM

In this session, we will explore the essential role of leadership language in promoting inclusiveness within your team. You will learn how to utilize clear and inclusive language to create an environment where every voice is heard and valued.

  • Anna Stopel

15:55 PM – 16:00 PM

Closing session

Day #2

7th December 2023 (Thursday)

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Bringing everyone to your table.

Commitment, Engagement, Inclusiveness.

10:00 AM – 10:05 AM

Welcome Introduction.

10:05 AM – 10:40 AM

In this session, we explore the critical question of inclusion and ponder for whom we are cooking, discussing who is welcomed and who should have a place at the table in the context of Diversity & Inclusion. Discover insights, perspectives, and strategies for creating a more inclusive environment where everyone has a seat at the table and is considered in the culinary journey of diversity and inclusion.
  • Ewa Rychlik

  • Edyta Gałaszewska-Bogusz

  • Philippe J De Brouwer

10:40 AM – 11:00 AM

In today’s remote and hybrid work environments, discover the significance of inclusive leadership in fostering a sense of belonging among your teams. Gain insights into practical strategies and tools that promote connectivity, well-being, and a shared sense of purpose in the digital era. Join us for an engaging discussion on shaping the future of work through inclusion and belonging. Delve into innovative practices like “Inclusive Roundtables” that engage diverse talent and senior leadership in open, candid discussions. See how these conversations help shape the annual DE&I Action Plan and priorities while deepening a sense of belonging.
  • Aurelia Takacs

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

We will explore the often-overlooked groups of guests, such as blue-collar workers, who have not traditionally been part of the guest list. Discover how a more inclusive approach can open doors and create a sense of belonging for those previously uninvited. We’ll discuss strategies for embracing diversity and ensuring that all guests are seen, heard, and valued, no matter their background or role.

  • Joanna Bednarska

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM

In this insightful presentation, we delve into the art of crafting internal communications that are not only informative but also transformative. Explore proven recommendations and best practices for developing a communication strategy that fosters diversity and inclusion within your organization. Learn how to educate, engage, and empower your workforce, all while promoting the core values of D&I. Discover the key components that contribute to a culture of belonging and equality as we navigate the terrain of internal communication with practical, actionable advice.

  • Katarzyna Ociepka-Miąsik

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM

Is everyone invited?

(Dis)ability, Neurodiversity, LGBTQ+.

11:30 AM – 11:55 AM

In this engaging session, we will delve into the transformative journey of disability inclusion, where we move from perceiving challenges to recognizing boundless opportunities. Discover how to break down the barriers that often hinder the inclusion of diverse abilities in the workplace.

  • Monika Jankowska-Rangelov

  • Konrad Rychlewski

11:55 AM – 12:10 PM

We will unveil essential solutions, practical tips, and strategies to actively welcome, empower, and provide a clear starting point for transgender individuals at the table in workplaces.
  • Samet Akti

12:10 PM – 12:25 PM

We’ll address the importance of unlocking the potential of neurodivergent individuals. Discover innovative solutions and best practices for creating a more inclusive environment, where all individuals are welcomed to the table.

  • Joanna Gembal

12:25 PM – 12:40 PM

We will explore the initial steps and strategies for creating a working environment that is inclusive and supportive of neurodiverse individuals. Learn how to embark on the journey of building a neuroinclusive workplace, where diverse neurological profiles are valued and welcomed, and where every employee has a place at the table.
  • Jakub Słowik

  • Aleksandra Ulka

12:45 PM – 2:00 PM

Inside the Kitchen:
Utensils, Tools and Empowering Skills.

D&I Teams, ERGs, Cross-Company Mentoring.

12:45 PM – 13:10 PM

We delve into the realm of Cross-Company D&I Mentoring, focusing on the rules, processes, and the valuable experiences it brings. In this insightful discussion, we’ll explore how organizations can collaborate in fostering diversity and inclusion through D&I mentoring programs provided by Diversity Hub. Additionally, we are excited to announce the second edition of Diversity Hub’s D&I Cross-Company Mentoring program, opening doors to a world of intercompany learning and inclusive growth.
  • Åsa Nilsson Billme

  • Agnieszka Bilińska

13:10 PM – 13:30 PM

We’ll explore the strategies and tactics that underpin the establishment and growth of effective Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). Our expert insights will highlight the key practices and methods that enable ERGs to thrive, fostering an inclusive workplace culture and promoting diversity. Discover how these groups can make a real impact within your organization. We’ll provide guidance on building high-impact ERGs, making them influential drivers of positive change.
  • Anna Lorch

13:30 PM – 13:40 PM

Join us for the ERGs Award Ceremony, where we shine a spotlight on the exceptional work of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) teams and their invaluable allies. During this special event, we will recognize and appreciate the dedication and efforts that drive positive change in the realm of D&I.

We’ll celebrate the winners of the ERGs Award, highlighting the most innovative and impactful projects. But this ceremony is more than just an accolade; it’s a platform to explore the critical topic of recognizing and appreciating the outstanding work of these teams and allies.

Our discussion will delve into the strategies that ensure these exceptional efforts get the acknowledgment they deserve. We’ll also explore actionable steps for properly recognizing and celebrating the contributions of D&I teams and their allies. Together, we will uncover the best practices for approaching and appreciating the dedicated work of those who drive positive change through D&I initiatives.

  • Monika Lis

  • Magdalena Bukała

13:40 PM – 13:55 PM

Join us as we shine a spotlight on the remarkable journey of our award-winning ERG (Employee Resource Group). This session will feature an in-depth presentation by the ERG on their outstanding project and its notable contribution to diversity and inclusion initiatives. We’ll take a deep dive into the strategies, actions, and experiences that led to their success. This session offers valuable insights and inspiration, making it an engaging opportunity to learn from their achievements and implement best practices in your own organization.

  • Monika Lis

The winner of the ERGs Award

14:00 PM – 14:20 PM

  • Nina Gabryś-Janowska

2:20 PM – 3:20 PM

D&I Cooking Class for Managers: Recipes for Fostering a Sense of Belonging.

Psychological Safety, Building Bonds, Effective Feedback, Appreciation, and Recognition.

14:20 PM – 14:30 PM

This is our Cooking Class during the conference. We have dedicated blocks for individuals in management positions, focusing on how to effectively address prominent D&I challenges. Within each block, we will present 3 highly specific talks, complemented by expert commentary in the studio. Our experts will also provide an introduction to each block’s theme. Our goal is to equip every manager with practical, hands-on strategies for success. In this part of D&I Cooking Class we will concentrate on addressing three significant workplace challenges focusing on fostering a stronger sense of belonging in each team through the 3C approach – Comfort, Contribution, and Connection.
  • Monika Jankowska-Rangelov

  • Anna Zaroda-Dąbrowska

  • Aleksandra Ulka

14:30 PM – 14:45 PM

This session will uncover the importance of fostering an environment where every team member feels secure and comfortable in expressing themselves.

  • Marta Blaut

14:45 PM – 15:00 PM

Learn how fostering connections with your colleagues can enhance teamwork, trust, and inclusivity.
  • Katarzyna Molak-Cieciura

  • Joanna Jakubowska

15:00 PM – 15:15 PM

We will navigate the intricacies of team dynamics and delve into the art of providing effective feedback, showing appreciation, and recognizing valuable contributions.

  • Izabela Kołodziejska – Makiłła

15:15 PM – 15:20 PM

Closing the conference

Side Event

12th December 2023 (Tuesday)

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Manager on the couch, how to support the team in mental health

Meet up on site in Krakow – limited number of sits, provided in Polish, requires separate registration.

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