November 29th - Wine Tasting Event - Moving Beyond Labels: What Wine can Teach us About Diversity & Inclusion

Suncliff Hotel – Overcliff Pub
Wednesday, 29 November 2023
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (UK time)

Presentation Overview:

There are many links between the world of wine and a good strategy for diversity and inclusion in the workplace and society as a whole. Wines and humans share the same basic structures but are unique in their own way. Like labelling in society, people tend to make judgements about wines based on labels but in fact wine tasting requires us to notice characteristics and to reflect on our experience and this is exactly the same strategy that helps to encourage diversity and inclusion.

By tasting 5 different wines from Spain and Portugal, we will learn how to move beyond labels and relate this to diversity and inclusion both in the workplace and society as a whole.


Jeff Heasman worked as a litigation executive and senior liability adjuster before branching out into language and psychology. Jeff holds both a bachelors and a masters of law degree, is a qualified language instructor and also a certified practitioner member of the Academy of Modern Applied Psychology, as well as a member of the Association of Business Psychology.

He delivers courses across the globe and maintains a close connection to the industry by regularly providing consultancy in areas such as law and communication. In addition, he provides consultations with individuals and teams regarding cognitive skills, such as decision-making and problem-solving.


The Suncliff Hotel – The Pub Conservatory

29 East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, BH1 3AG

A British cheese board, with a selection of three local cheeses, celery, homemade pickles, crackers and bread basket will be served.

Places are limited. Early booking is recommended.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the session, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the key elements of a successful diversity and inclusion strategy
  • Recognise the link between diversity and inclusion and the world of wine by moving beyond labels
  • Implement a personal and corporate strategy that takes account of diversity and inclusion

  • The Suncliff Hotel – The Pub Conservatory
  • 29 East Overcliff Drive
  • Bournemouth
  • BH1 3AG

CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

2 hours' CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at