Tools for Workplace Inclusion in heritage

Disability Collaborative Network and EMBED present a webinar outlining practical steps towards inclusive workplace inclusion in heritage, including how to implement the workplace passport.

This event took place on Tuesday 2 March 2021. Material from this and other talks in the series are available as a toolkit, 10 minute podasts and blogs – links here.

Small to medium organisations are agile organisations which can, in many cases, adapt to change more easily than larger or national bodies. This webinar, with inclusion specialists Becki Morris and Sarah Simcoe, specifically supports small to medium heritage sector organisations to identify inexpensive and practical tools that will support volunteers, trustees and stakeholders to create inclusive working practice.
Focussing on these key areas, heritage organisations will be guided through essential information and practical steps on:

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as successful business practice
  • Supporting your workforce
  • The principles of the Passport and its role within an organisation
  • The benefits of the Passport, both for the individual and the organisation
  • How to use the passport within your heritage organisation

In this session you will find out about responsibilities with current legislation through clear advice on implementing workplace adjustments, under the Equality Act 2010 and other legislation, to achieve Workplace Inclusion in heritage.

The Workplace Passport

This webinar demonstrates how to use a Workplace Passport scheme as part of a wider Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) strategy within your organisation. As discussed in the webinar, Workplace Passports need to be tailored to your organisation’s unique circumstances and needs and developed in line with your broader organisational strategy. There are a range of different templates available online that you may wish to review to help you develop your own approach.

If you would like to find out more about the support and templates available from EMBED please visit the website here:

A Rebuilding Heritage Workplace Passport template is also available.

Meet the Speaker

Becki Morris

Director, Disability Collaborative Network

Becki Morris is an independent consultant who works across sectors to support organisations and the Heritage Sector in intersectional inclusive practice in the workforce, working practice and service provision.

Since 2015, Becki created and founded the Disability Collaborative Network in Heritage. DCN creates and supports all organisations in the heritage sector to identify barriers, create solutions and implement positive action to empower staff, agencies, policymakers and organisations to create intersectional inclusive practice.  In 2020, DCN became a partner of EMBED, a unique cross-sector partnership to support the heritage sector in key skills and learning to develop a fresh approach to diverse heritage organisations on their inclusion journey through business skills, strategic planning, resources and training which reflect the budgetary constraints of the sector and organisation.

Sarah Simcoe

Creator and Founder, EMBED

Sarah is a globally experienced business leader who held several positions within the private sector before embarking with her own business in 2018, and Sarah may be familiar to you all for having previously worked at Fujitsu where she led the conversation around disability networks. Passionate about responsible inclusive business that is inherently accessible and collaborative, Sarah now supports organisations such as Purple, enei, There Be Giants and PurpleSpace in providing coaching, consultancy, access auditing and people development to their members and clients.

Sarah created and founded EMBED in 2019. This consortium brings together inclusion focused consultants and organisations from across sectors and industries to offer accessible, affordable and inclusion focused services.

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