MIX offer keynote speeches with a difference, using day-to-day scenarios to challenge the unconscious biases which we all inevitably have.
If you are organising a company conference and plan to include a Diversity & Inclusion or Unconscious Bias element, you may find it very effective to engage one of our expert keynote speakers. Diversity and Inclusion isn’t complicated but it is difficult. Messages around unconscious bias and inclusion need to be handled sensitively and sometimes it helps to have an ‘outside’ speaker address these topics.
When you book a MIX speaker, you can expect a customized experience for your audience that draws them in, gets them talking, challenges their thinking, and equips them with concrete actions they can take after they walk out the door.
MIX keynote speakers provide the inspirational messages to reinforce your leadership’s stance on Diversity and Inclusion. MIX speakers will help your managers and leaders champion diversity and foster inclusivity. Keynote topics include:
+ The business case for Diversity and Inclusion
+ What is Unconscious Bias
+ Inclusive Leadership
+ Gender Balance
+ Multi-Generational leadership
+ Inclusive Communication
“It was inspiring to meet someone who champions diversity and inclusion in such a human way and without being strident on the subject.Jayne Sibley ~ HR Manager, gvt limited
Debra Searle MVO MBE
Debra Searle, our Head of Consulting, has been a prolific motivational speaker for the past 13 years so knows exactly how to capture an audience’s attention and make a lasting impression.Speech Topics
‘Be the Change’
This speech focuses on unconscious bias and Gender Balance in the work place. Debra brings the topic to life with amusing anecdotes and gracious stories about her own struggles with stereotyping.
- + What is unconscious bias?
- + How we can recognize it in ourselves
- + How to build a more inclusive approach to work and recruitment
- + Why ‘difference’ is good in business
- + Steps to take to increase your gender intelligence as a manager
- + How to sensitively speak up for diversity
If you would like to enquire about booking Debra for your event, please contact Stef on +44 (0) 7925 432397.
Hayley BarnardSpeech Topics
Developing leaders to be more inclusive in their leadership and management style is essential for any organisation that wants to see significant progress in diversity and inclusion.
Using inspiring ‘best practice’ stories combined with the latest research, Hayley will help leaders to:
- + Understand the difference between diversity and inclusion along with the impact of unconscious bias
- + Know what inclusive leadership looks like and understand the practical steps to take
- + Shape, take ownership of, and be a role model for your organisation’s D&I strategy
- + Hold yourself and others accountable to meet diversity and inclusion goals
- + Understand the value of ‘difference’
- + Promote the business case for D&I
‘Biased, who me?’
For employees to reach their potential, a culture of inclusivity, that allows people to truly be themselves at work, is essential. Yet why is that so hard?
Using storytelling and anecdotes, Hayley explains the science behind unconscious bias – both positive bias and negative bias – and why balance in the workplace is worth striving for.
- + What is unconscious bias?
- + Why and how we are all biased
- + Positive and negative bias and it’s role in the workplace
- + How to recognize your own bias
- + How to overcome your own bias
- + How to be an inclusive manager/leader
‘The Science of Female Corporate Promotion’
With the possibility of female board member quotas being enforced on business in Europe, companies are increasingly having to work hard to ensure they have a pipeline of women to senior level.
In this keynote speech Hayley explains what we know about what helps women get to board level and how organisations and women can build that into their career planning.
- + Gender balance – a critical business issue
- + Inclusive Leadership
- + Stemming the leaky pipeline
- + Differences between male and female employee motivation and attitudes to promotion
- + Highlighting best practice and women at the top
If you would like to enquire about booking Hayley for your event, please call her directly on +44 (0) 7765 881420.
Deb is our resident Ageing aficionado. An Apple Computer veteran, Deb is an expert in Gerontology. From Millenials to Baby Boomers, Deb talks on harnessing the potential that four generations working together can bring.Speech Topics
‘Age of No Retirement (AONR)’
We have entered the age of new longevity that is now intersecting with the age of no retirement. The trend is undeniable but there are no rules for this new way of living or for what we can expect out of the latter part of our lives. Deb explores:
- + How to reinterpret the traditional ageing narrative of decline, this time with a broader focus and far greater optimism
- + Acknowledging that we are the architects of our bonus years
- + Embracing new challenges
This session will explore how employers can tailor their approach so that different types of older worker can be catered for.
‘Digital Natives’, ‘Lack of Direction’, ‘Misplaced Expectation’, ‘Promise’ – everyone has an opinion about Generation Y, The Millenials (born 1980s-2000s). It is often accepted that older workers should move on to make space for new graduates and those who are in the 18-25 age bracket and unemployed.
But in the age of new longevity, that is no longer practical or feasible – instead, the enlarged demographic which makes up our workforce can be viewed with optimism.
- + The opportunities, challenges and expectations of employees in today’s mutigenerational workforce
- + How utilizing both ends of the age spectrum within the workforce makes economic sense
- + Planning for long-term fulfillment in our own working lives and those of others
- + Bridging the intergenerational divide and maximizing the benefits of the underutilized and experienced economy
Deb’s other topics include Ageism; Cognitive Decline and Age Friendly Cities.