Annual General Meeting of the Diversity Practitioners Association
to Dec 2

Annual General Meeting of the Diversity Practitioners Association

  • Level 22, Waterfront Place Brisbane Australia (map)
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The Annual General Meeting of the Diversity Practitioners Association will be held on 30 November 2017. The meeting will be  3:00pm – 3:30pm  Level 22 Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle St, Brisbane City

The business of the meeting will include  Presidents Report  DPA financial report  Appointing an auditor or an accountant for the present financial year;  Electing members of the management committee

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Inclusion Masterclass
10:15 AM10:15

Inclusion Masterclass

  • 26 Reddacliff Street Newstead, QLD, 4006 Australia (map)
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You’re invited to join the Diversity Practitioners Association’s masterclass focusing on diversity’s hot topic: inclusion.

The session will delve into how to leverage diversity through inclusion by exploring:

  • The critical elements in creating an environment of inclusion

  • The key takeaways from the recent research on inclusion

  • Activities and resources to engage others on the topic of inclusion

  • The collective knowledge of other diversity practitioners on what works, what doesn't and ideas on where to next

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The Diversity Practitioners Association, UN Women National Committee Australia and QUT present: Workplace Responses to Domestic and Family Violence Symposium
9:45 AM09:45

The Diversity Practitioners Association, UN Women National Committee Australia and QUT present: Workplace Responses to Domestic and Family Violence Symposium

  • QUT Executive Centre, Gardens Point Campus (map)
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1 in every 3 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime, 1 in 5 children will witness violence in their home and tragically, two people die every week from domestic and family violence. Given these statistics, the vast majority of workplaces in Australia have both survivors and perpetrators of violence in the workforce.

Organisations have a critical role to play in enabling change. UN Women National Committee Australia with the Diversity Practitioners Association and QUT Graduate School of Business invite you to explore the practical action businesses can take at the Workplace Responses to Domestic and Family Violence Symposium on Friday 12 May.

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LGBTQIA+ Inclusion Fair
3:00 PM15:00

LGBTQIA+ Inclusion Fair

The fair will showcase key contributors to the LGBTQIA+ community (watch us on social media for our contributors big release!) as they workshop sessions on best practice programs of work, professional training, game-changing opportunities, the language of inclusion, transgender transition and more.

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Book Launch: Rules of the Game by Teagan Dowler
5:30 PM17:30

Book Launch: Rules of the Game by Teagan Dowler

The Diversity Practitioners Association (DPA) invites you to a special evening celebrating the launch of the must-have book of the season!

We are absolutely delighted to give you some airtime with the talented Teagan Dowler from The Blue Collared Woman as she regales us on her experience and research of women working in masculine industries.  Teagan's recently published book, 'Rules of the Game: Women in the Masculine Industries' is a real gem, packed with insight.

Come and join us at a book launch like no other with hearty conversation, nourishing bites and the opportunity to see this rising author up close and personal. 


Register here!

Cost: This is a free event.

About the author

With over 10 years firsthand experience in the mining and construction industries, and academic qualifications of a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and a Masters in Human Resource Management Teagan is well placed to comment on how employers can position themselves to foster a truly inclusive workplace and leverage diversity to improve performance. For more information about the author, please visit

About the book

Rules of the Game explores the world of engineering, resources and construction from the perspectives of over 50 women and men who work in these industries. Their comments and stories have been collected anonymously to provide the reader with an unfiltered view of the realities faced by women in these industries. Drawing on a wealth of academic research and qualitative reports, Rules of the Game succinctly delivers recommendations on how to overcome the challenges and make the most of the advantages.

The Rules of the Game book and merchandise will be available for signing and purchase on the night via cash or credit card.


There will be a selection of grazing dishes on the evening as well as a complimentary drink on arrival. Please advise of dietary requirements by emailing

We look forward to seeing you there!


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Masterclass on Domestic and Family Violence
7:30 AM07:30

Masterclass on Domestic and Family Violence

Masterclass Event: Addressing Family and Domestic Violence – for employers

We’re excited to announce the Diversity Practitioners Association Masterclass breakfast event, with the first topic “Addressing Family and Domestic Violence- for employers”.

The Masterclass is a unique opportunity to hear from an expert panel on DFV policies and insights, as well as network with fellow practitioners across various industries.

Esteemed panellists include:

  • Belinda Jefferys, Bank of Queensland
  • Salli Hood, KPMG
  • Donna Shkalla, Uniting Care
  • Melissa Williams, Public Service Commission

We hope you can join us for this highly topical and practical Masterclass, which aims to equip you with knowledge to enact change within your own workplace.

Details are as follows:

Date:Wednesday 17th August 2016

Time:7.30am for an 8am start (9.30am finish)

Venue:BOQ, Level 7, 100 Skyring Terrace, Newstead QLD



Costs: Free for DPA members and BOQ (Sponsor) staff. $40 for non-members.

There has never been a more exciting time to become a DPA member. With membership from $99/annum for an individual and access to four targeted masterclass events, resources, toolkits and much more! Email the Diversity Practitioners Association for more information.

A light breakfast, tea and coffee will be provided. 

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DPA Launch Event
5:00 PM17:00

DPA Launch Event

We’re excited to announce the creation of the Diversity Practitioners Association (DPA) and invite you to come and cut the ribbon with us at our launch!

The Diversity Practitioners Association has been established to support individuals and organisations actively seeking to build and sustain diverse and inclusive organisations.

Our launch event is a unique opportunity to contribute to the future of the Association and discuss the interests of those progressing diversity and inclusion. 

The event will feature insights from the Diversity Practitioners Association Management Committee:

  • Darren Hooper, Aurizon
  • Andrea Smith, Ergon Energy
  • Gemma Lloyd, Diverse City Careers
  • Teagan Dowler, The Blue Collared Woman
  • Sally Queitzsch, Local Government Association of Queensland, and
  • Alexandra Taylor, Cardno

Be part of this network as it takes shape and elevates the diversity and inclusion agenda in Queensland!

Connect with Brisbane’s professionals driving the diversity agenda

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