There’s plenty of research on employees’ needs and perceptions of gender equality in their workplace, but the role of middle managers is often overlooked. Unless these key players are fully engaged in implementing change initiatives, organisations’ top-down commitment to gender equality tends to stall at the middle management level.

In this webinar, industrial relations expert Dr Sue Williamson outlines how middle managers can progress gender equality, providing practical tips and strategies on what works, and the challenges which remain.

Like anyone else, middle managers may struggle to champion inclusion because they lack the interest, skills or resources to do so. Prof. Carol T. Kulik tells us about University of South Australia’s Small Steps program, an example of how organisations can empower “inclusion beginners” to take action. Small Steps is a roadshow that delivers a short series of research findings, each accompanied by a small step that any employee can take to make the university more inclusive.

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