We know diverse cultural perspectives drive innovation and creativity and boost personal and professional development of our workforce. But how do we become a leader in this space?

At our latest Workforce Innovation Network event we explore inclusive practices for attracting, recruiting, and retaining culturally and linguistically diverse employees.

Our speakers provide insights and resources to start the conversation in your workplace about creating more inclusive hiring practices.


Multicultural Affairs Qld Director Julie McDougall
Queensland Government Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs

Julie McDougall sets the scene with insights on how our Industry can make the most of the skills of people from migrant or refugee backgrounds. She takes us through frameworks for inclusive practices for workplaces including recruitment, mentoring, work experience and employment pathways. Julie also gives insights on the recently launched Queensland Government Workforce Strategy.

Multicultural Australia Employment Manager Carla Zafiriadis

Carla Zafiriadis brings shared understanding to the concepts of diversity, inclusion, equality, equity, CALD and culture. She explores strategies you can use today to bridge cultures and create inclusion. You’ll also hear about Multicultural Australia’s highly successful Work and Welcome/Employment Pathways program.

Queensland Rail Manager People Planning and Inclusion Philippa Johnston and Senior Advisor Inclusion & Diversity Donna-Maree Long

Philippa Johnston and Donna-Maree Long take us through Queensland Rail’s journey working with Multicultural Australia to modify the typical recruitment process and provide career pathways for migrant workers. This is an insightful session covering the benefits QR and its customers have experienced with a more culturally diverse workforce and some great tips you can implement from this real-world example.