Belonging, inclusion and diversity are core foundations that underpin a world class public service. When we foster a culture of belonging and inclusion, we see improvements in our workplace culture, productivity, and customer satisfaction.
The NSW Government has made creating a 'world class public service' one of the Premier’s Priorities. This includes driving public sector diversity by 2025 through:
- having 50% of senior leadership roles held by women
- increasing the number of Aboriginal people in senior leadership roles
- ensuring 5.6% of government sector roles are held by people with a disability.
As a senior executive you have a key role to play in meeting the Premier’s Priority targets by creating workplace environments that are inclusive for all employees.
There are many resources available to help you be an inclusive leader. You can also reach out to your internal HR or diversity and inclusion team for more resources available in your agency.
Use this resource to try out small acts of inclusion every day.
Inclusion in the NSW public sector
Use these resources to better understand inclusion practices in the NSW public sector.
Disability awareness training
The manager training provides you with the knowledge and tools to become disability confident.
Aboriginal cultural capability
The Everyone’s Business cultural capability resources will help you better understand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and how past policies and practices continue to affect the community today.
You should familiarise yourself with relevant diversity legislation including Rule 26 of the Government Sector Employment Rules.
Use these strategies and data to implement gender equity initiatives in your agency.
Use these resources to understand your roles and responsibilities around flexible working as a senior executive.