This September marks the 10-year anniversary of National Inclusion Week, dedicated to celebrating
inclusion and taking action to create diverse and welcoming workplaces for all.
Here’s what you need to know:
What is National Inclusion Week?
National Inclusion Week was founded by Inclusive Employers, a UK membership organisation for
employers looking to foster inclusive workplaces. It was designed to encourage people to learn
about and consider the benefits of having diverse workforces.
From its beginnings in 2012, it has grown to become a staple in many office calendars with over 40
million people connecting through the event in 2021 – and this year’s celebrations are set to be the
Tell me more about this year’s event…
National Inclusion Week 2022 will take place from 26th September to 2nd October. The Week carries a
different theme every year. This year, the theme is Time to Act: The Power of Now.
Simply put, this year’s call to action urges employers to embed behaviours that encourage diversity
now. While some businesses are striding ahead to make everyday inclusion a reality, there are still
organisations where their action on inclusion boils down to lip service or performative allyship. This
National Inclusion Week is encouraging those less advanced in their inclusion journeys to start
putting more meaningful action into place.
Why should I take part?
Inclusion is a keystone in creating vibrant, happy and prosperous workplaces, where everyone feels
valued and accepted as their authentic selves. National Inclusion Week can help you build inclusion
momentum in your business by:
Giving you the space, tools and focus to evaluate your organisational values and objectives, and
Providing a chance to communicate your ED&I values to your teams and the wider public. A
recent study by Forbes found that 83% of employees say they’re engaged at work when they
believe an organisation fosters an inclusive culture.
Using the opportunity to gain perspectives from people in your teams, helping you collect vital
feedback while making your employees feel valued and listened to.
Connecting with hundreds of other organisations across the world to learn how they embrace
inclusion in their workplaces.
Helping you stand out from the crowd! Taking part in National Inclusion Week can be an added
attraction for prospective talent.
For this National Inclusion Week, why not offer your employees the opportunity to learn more about
how to cultivate and embed inclusive behaviours in their workplace? At Tell Jane, we offer a variety of bite-sized or in-depth training – from dignity and respect at work training to bystander intervention, authentic allyship and inclusive leadership sessions.
To arrange a workshop this National Inclusion Week, get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.