The Event

In 2020, the commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace has gone well past ‘box ticking’.

Building, nurturing and leading high performing contemporary teams with different skills, abilities, cultures, experiences, life stages, ways of life and ways of seeing the world is proven to offer great value to organisations. Embracing diversity is a business strategy, inclusion is a human one.

It’s paramount now for Australian public sector organisations to lead the way with ensuring meaningful and sustainable diversity and inclusion policies are embedded and running as ‘business as usual’.

This is even more crucial as we adapt to a new normal of remote, flexible and agile working and the different impacts this has on an individual’s mental health, wellbeing and productivity.

Now in its 3rd year, Government Diversity & Inclusion Summit 2020 will evolve the conversation to go well beyond lip service and social good wash to walking the talk of a workforce culture centred on diversity and inclusion. In fact, diversity isn’t even really the talking point anymore – it’s a given - the 2020 event will focus more on:

  • Are you truly delivering on your D&I hiring promises and values?
  • What policies, leadership and education is required to embed a genuine culture of inclusion?
  • What tools and measurements should you put in place to match your diverse workforce with business ‘success’?


Over 2 interactive, virtual half days, Gov D&I 2020 will gather together leaders and influencers in the D&I space, offering private and public sector case studies and interactive panel discussions. The event thrives on inclusion, inspiration, strategy and sharing takeaway actionable applications.

This is the only event in Australia dedicated to advancing the public sector’s D&I capabilities and outcomes for greater innovation, productivity and a more inclusive workplace.

Conveniently formatted into 2 accessible half days, you can watch and interact live with our curated line up of experts. You can also access the content on demand for the next 12 months if you miss anything on the day or if you want to go back and review and sessions.

Government Workplace Diversity Summit will address challenges and opportunities facing diversity and inclusion leaders in the public sector through innovative thinking and application, covering: 

  • How to deal with the structural and systemic issues true inclusion programs face
  • How to overcome the barriers to increased employment rates for Australians with a disability
  • Improving your managers' leadership skills
  • Understanding the unique issues diverse teams of flexible and remote working groups face in the new normal of work
  • Addressing pre-conceived notions contributing to ageism
  • Reality checks: assessing how human-centred v PR-centred your inclusion programs really are
  • Discovering the importance of intersectionality and the role it will play in determining the future of the Australian workforce

Why Attend?

Key benefits of attending:

  • Explore how leading organisations are applying innovative approaches to adapting and improving their D&I programmes
  • Acquire new concepts and see how they can help you achieve excellence
  • Understand new regulations and policies
  • Access all the information you need in one place through case studies and interactive panel discussions
  • Identify the latest technology, service and product offerings in the market
  • Update your knowledge, take away actionable strategies and challenge your organisation’s status quo with new approaches to D&I

Who Will Attend?

Anyone in Federal, state or local government, councils, statutory bodies or ECONET agencies with a responsibility for or interest in:

  • HR
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • People & Culture
  • Organisational Development
  • Business Transformation
  • Workforce Planning
  • Training/Recruitment
  • Ethics


2019 attendee organisations included:

  • ACCC
  • Australia Financial Security Authority (AFSA)
  • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Bayside City Council
  • Central Coast Council
  • City of Canning
  • City of Newcastle
  • Department for  Communities and Social Inclusion

  • Department of Defence
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Planning NSW
  • Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
  • Fairfield City Council
  • Future Fund
  • Georges River Council
  • Gladstone Regional Council
  • Inner West Council
  • Justice and Community Safety Directorate
  • Kingston City Council
  • Knox City Council
  • Ku-ring-gai Council
  • Mackay Regional Council
  • National Archives of Australia
  • NDIA
  • NSW Department of Education
  • NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment
  • NZ Defence Force
  • ONI
  • Queensland Health
  • Queensland Police Service
  • Tea Tree Gully Council
  • WA Department of Treasury
  • Western Australia Police
  • Willoughby Council
  • Zoos Victoria


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Government Diversity & Inclusion Summit 2020