National Inclusion Week (27 September – 3 October 2021) is created by Inclusive Employers who organise the campaign each year. The week aims to raise awareness of inclusion in the workplace. Now in its ninth year, the 2021 theme for National Inclusion Week is United For Inclusion. It is about bringing people together to share learning and best practice so we can work together to reach our shared goal of making inclusion an everyday reality.
Every year National Inclusion Week has a theme and in 2021 it is about unity. By participating in Inclusion Week you are joining the Inclusive Employers team and thousands of inclusioneers worldwide as we take action to be #UnitedForInclusion for #NationalInclusionWeek2021.
Below we’ve also highlighted a collection of LinkedIn Learning courses and Learning Paths around the theme of inclusion and unity. You’ll also find several National Inclusion Week events, hosted by Inclusive Employers, and their podcast series ‘Talking inclusion with…’.
More information about National Inclusion Week and how to get involved is available via the Inclusive Employers website.
LinkedIn Learning Courses and Learning Paths: Inclusion and Equality
- Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
- Confronting Bias: Thriving Across Our Differences
- Cultivating Cultural Competence and Inclusion
- Inclusion During Difficult Times
- Inclusive Mindset
- Inclusive Mindset for Committed Allies
- Inclusive Leadership
- Leading Inclusive Teams
- Digital Accessibility for the Modern World
- Digital Essentials: Accessibility Learning Path
Talking Inclusion Podcasts
The ‘Talking inclusion with…’ podcast is about inclusion and diversity in the workplace, by Inclusion Employers. Join hosts, BBC Radio’s Stephanie Hirst and Inclusive Employers’ Senior Consultant Steven Copsey, as they meet a variety of guests with fascinating stories of inclusion, diversity and belonging. Episodes include: Parents and carers at work, anti-racism in the UK, 10 years of inclusion, supporting LGBTQ+ colleagues and more.
Equality and Inclusion Unit Events
The Equality and Inclusion Unit at the University of Leeds has provided an overview of events for National Inclusion Week on their website, these include 'Creating the best city through inclusion', 'Supporting staff with long covid and other chronic fatigue conditions', and 'Picture a scientist'.
National Inclusion Week Events
Below are some of the events available during National Inclusion Week from Inclusive Employers, you can also view the full calendar of upcoming events from Inclusive Employers .
Monday 27th September
NIW 2021: How to Diversify your Talent Pool, 9.30 – 10.30am – Free to all
Tuesday 28th September
NIW 2021: Anti-racism toolkit launch, 10 – 11.30am – Free to all
Wednesday 29th September
NIW 2021:Empower and Recognise Inclusion in your Organisation, 9.30-10.30am – Free to all
Friday 1st October
NIW 2021: Inclusion Best Practice Showcase, 12.00 - 1.30pm – Free to all
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