How to Attract and Retain Greater Diversity emphasises simple and practical ways to think about diversity and inclusion, serving as a bridge to reframing barriers into opportunities, as clubs work to:
- Re-engage membership
- Attract and retain greater diversity
- Commit to inclusive environments
- Establish future vision and practices
- Strategically apply for grants and funding
- Decrease turnaround time for return to play
Narratives and insights are drawn from personal experience, evidence-based research and interviews examining best practice, including a Winston
Churchill Trust fellowship exploring “strategies for influencing social change that
enables and encourages girls to be the authors of their own lives”.
1. The evidence: diversity, inclusion and high performance
2. Barriers: where diversity and inclusion fall short
3. How to identify simple actions and ripple effects for attracting and retaining greater diversity.
Ultimately, this course is designed to inspire teams to action.
By bridging the gap between theory and practice, participants learn to create environments where people from all backgrounds can thrive and contribute to optimal team performance.
Chelsea Roffey is a speaker, author, researcher and Winston Churchill Fellow who has travelled the globe examining the barriers and opportunities of diversity. Coupling her unique narrative as the AFL's first female Grand Final umpire with world's best practice, her insights are backed by evidence-based data brought to life by real stories. Chelsea has umpired more than 250 AFL games, 16 finals and sat the bench as the emergency umpire at five AFL Grand Finals. She has been named Sports Official of the Year in Victoria and Queensland, and listed among The Age newspaper's top 100 most influential people.