AWRA Lunchtime Webinar: Farstad Shipping navigates path to diversity using the DPRF

Featuring: Lucy Barker, General Manager HR (Shore-based staff)

Date and time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm | 17 February 2016

In 2013, offshore service provider Farstad Shipping became the first organisation to undertake an assessment of its gender diversity capability through the AWRA Recognised Program,which is based on the DPRF™ receiving a ‘silver stamp’ – the second rating on a four-point scale from bronze to platinum.

With a leadership team committed to implementing AWRA’s practical advice, just 12 months later Farstad was awarded a ‘gold stamp’.

Commenting on the company’s achievement, executive vice president Wayne Aitken noted: “There has been a significant  impact on organisational culture in the past 12 months including greater employee awareness and buy-in”.

This webinar will explore Farstad’s journey toward building its capability to attract and retain a diverse seafaring workforce, including the steps it took to move from an AWRA Recognised sliver to gold rating. Webinar attendees will also hear about Farstad’s Aboriginal Trainee program, which won the 2015 AMMA Indigenous Employment and Retention Award.

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AWRA Recognised Program™, Australian Women in Resources Alliance

AWRA LogoThe AWRA Recognised Program is based on the Diversity Performance Review Framework™*.

 

 

The Australian Women in Resources Alliance (AWRA) is an industry-led initiative dedicated to helping employers attract, retain and reap the rewards of women in resources workplaces. AWRA is jointly funded by the Australian Government through the National Resource Sector Workforce Strategy and the resource industry employer group AMMA, with leadership from industry bodies and employers across Australia. The AWRA Program is delivering a range of projects to inform and support employers and one of those programs is the AWRA Recognised Program™ which recognises AMMA industry members as a Preferred Employer of Women against a assessment using the Diversity Performance Review Framework™ as a basis.

To be able to utilise an AWRA stamp, organisations must undergo an assessment of their workplace policies, procedures and, most importantly practices, to assess the organisation’s capability maturity against best practice management of workplace (gender) diversity.

The assessment to become AWRA Recognised™ is based on a rigorous and recognised model of diversity capability, and goes beyond traditional “HR-centric” metrics to assess more broad business dimensions with clear links to organisational profitability and sustainability.

The assessment  provides concise feedback on an organisation’s current diversity strategy, and together with the capability maturity model, helps organisations to plan the changes necessary to reap the rewards of a gender diverse workforce whilst taking into account the different stages of the organisations journey toward best practice.

The Diversity Performance Review Framework™ that underpins the AWRA Recognised Program™ allows us to baseline gender diversity program’s for future monitoring and reporting against the WGEA gender indicators.

We are very pleased to have this opportunity to complete a ‘condensed version’ of the overarching framework as part of the AWRA Recognised Program™.  The data collected from resultant assessments will contribute rich data for future analysis and research.

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*Previously known as the Diversity Program Review Framework™.

Susanne Moore

AMMA-logoThe Australian Women in Resources Alliance (AWRA) is an industry-led initiative dedicated to helping employers attract, retain and reap the rewards of women in resources workplaces. AWRA is jointly funded by the Australian Government through the National Resource Sector Workforce Strategy and the resource industry employer group AMMA, with leadership from industry bodies and employers across Australia. The AWRA Program is delivering a range of projects to inform and support employers and one of those programs is the AWRA Recognised Program™ which recognises AMMA industry members as a Preferred Employer of Women against a assessment using my Diversity Program Review Framework™ as a basis.

To be able to utilise an AWRA stamp, organisations must undergo an assessment of their workplace policies, procedures and, most importantly practices, to assess the organisation’s capability maturity against best practice management of workplace (gender) diversity.

The assessment to become AWRA Recognised™

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