Dismantling Barriers, Opening Doors: Inclusion at Work
October 5 & 6, 2020 |Online
The 2020 National Bottom Line Conference is about belonging. Our conference theme, Dismantling Barriers, Opening Doors: Inclusion at Work, explores how one’s sense of belonging – or lack of belonging – affects worker psychological health and safety and impacts workplace culture. COVID-19 is transforming our workplaces. As we struggle with these changes, the need for belonging and inclusion is more important than ever before. Whether we are working from home or on the front lines, work matters deeply.
We will hear from those with lived experience speak about how being included or excluded affected their health, workplace participation, and recovery. We will hear about the ways in which exclusion shows up at work: as bullying, and as the systemic bias that fuels bullying such as racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia and transphobia.
We will share how our organizations are keeping people connected even while working apart. We will chart how the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety can be used to tackle these broader issues. Social inclusion is a determinant of mental health; just as meaningful work is integral to fostering a sense of belonging. As we have learned again and again, work has the power to transform.
This year’s virtual format gives us new opportunities to better engage everyone in the room. Expect to connect with others and have your say through shorter presentations and more small groups and engagement.