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30 years HRM: Diversity Day


1 October 2019; 15:00 - 17:00

Grand Café, The Gallery, University of Twente

We are proud to announce that the Human Resource Management chair of the University of Twente is celebrating its 30th anniversary. For this reason we decided to organize a symposium about diversity and join the national Diversity Day ( 

Looking back at the technological and innovative developments in HRM, the past 30 years have brought us many challenges, which resulted in even more questions than answers. We decided to celebrate 30 years of the HRM chairby arranging a gathering dedicated to inclusion and diversity. Promoting and supporting diversity in the workplace is an important aspect of good people management - it’s about valuing everyone in the organisation as an individual. However, to reap the benefits of a diverse workforce it’s vital to have an inclusive environment where everyone feels able to participate and achieve their potential.  

To discuss this topic, we organize the Diversity Snacks & Drinks Symposium. We invite colleagues to share and discuss latest ideas about Diversity and Inclusion. Furthermore, we invite HR professionals of our university to talk about the views and policies of the university regarding diversity and inclusion. This allows us to learn about university context specific issues related to diversity. 

It is our believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce can contribute to sustainable business performance, because it offers access to the greatest number of ideas and the flourishing of talents to reach their full potential. To enable employees to reach this, an inclusive organisational culture is necessary, which gives equal opportunities and participation of every employee regardless of cultural background, gender, ethnicity, (dis)ability, age, religion or sexual orientation. 

Please, join our Diversity Snacks & Drinks Symposium and you will get an opportunity to enjoy the UT diversity, to share your experience, and to hear about the initiatives that can support the diverse and inclusive university. Last, but not least, you will enjoy a variety of international snacks and drinks.