Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2018
19 April @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm£449.00 - £499.00
This new conference from Symposium Events will explore the latest thought leadership on what HR can do to promote inclusiveness and create a culture of diversity in their organisation.
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. While UK legislation – covering age, disability, race, religion, gender and sexual orientation among others – sets minimum standards, an effective diversity and inclusion strategy goes beyond legal compliance and seeks to add value to an organisation, contributing to employee well-being and engagement.
This conference will cover a wide range of topics including:
- How inclusion differs from diversity
- The business benefits of a diverse workforce
- What happens when diversity needs compete or even oppose each other?
- Current legal situations
- Tackling unconscious bias
- Inclusion in multi-national organisations
- How to create a culture of inclusiveness and promote diversity
- Reviewing the current progress of the Gender Pay Gap Reporting legislation
- And more!
Who should attend:
HR professionals involved who want to improve diversity and inclusion in their organisation
Heads of HR
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Yes! Some of our events are actually held at hotels, but not all of them, so we have put together a page to help you find a suitable hotel near all of our main venues.
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- Cancellations can be made up to one month before the event. Cancellations must be confirmed in writing and will be subject to a cancellation charge of £100 + VAT.
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|09:00||Coffee and Registration|
|09:30||Chair's opening remarks|
|09:45||Creating the competitive advantage through and environment of Diversity & Inclusion
Dan Harris, Diversity, Inclusion & CRM Manager, Taylor Wessing
|10:10||Inclusion metrics and identifying priorities
Peter Clarke, Co-Founder, Qlearsite
|10:35||Questions and discussion with speakers|
|10:45||Panel: Quick wins
Diversity and inclusion is good for business - what needs to happen and why are more companies not doing it?
Gareth Jenkins, Shore Resourcing Partner, Carnival UK (P&O and Cunard)
|11:10||Refreshments and networking|
|11:30||Mind the Gap: overview on the Gender Pay Gap
Equality and Human Rights Commission
|11:55||Mind the Gap: How to close it
Jennifer Liston-Smith, Director, Head of Coaching & Consultancy, My Family Care
|12:20||Questions and discussion with speaker|
|12:30||Lunch and networking|
|13:30||Knowledge share networking session
Roundtable discussions with your peers to share solutions to your key challenges
Focus: Measuring and reporting the social and financial rewards of diversity and inclusion
|14:00||Taking it all the way to the top
Bringing diversity into senior management
Siobhan Corria, Head of Inclusion, Action for Children
|14:00||STREAM B - Unconscious Bias
Unconscious bias can heavily influence recruitment and selection processes
Magali Merindol, Head of Communications, Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion
|14:25||STREAM A - From Reactive to Proactive
How to drive significant change in large scale I&D programmes
Sarah Maskell, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Royal Air Force
|14:25||STREAM B - Workplace adjustments
Inclusion strategies and practises designed to work for everyone
Sarah Brooks, WFM Strategy and Planning Lead, Atos
|14:50||Questions and discussion with speakers||14:50||Questions and discussion with speakers|
|15:00||Refreshments and networking|
|15:50||Case study: Making a difference with underrepresented groups: a workplace intervention and evaluation.
Philip Wilson, Head of Assessment and Diversity, Cabinet Office
|15:50||Inclusive leadership; How it works
Case-study of embedding diversity in organizational strategy; inclusive talent development, targets and transparency, outcomes and financial results
Kavish Patel, People Director, Redington
|16:10||Questions and discussion with speakers|
|16:20||Chair's closing remarks and end of conference|
Siobhan Corria, Head of Inclusion, Action for Children Siobhan Corria has been head of Inclusion at Action for Children one of the UK’s longest running children’s charity since March 2014. Siobhan is UK lead for equality, diversity and inclusion and oversees the ‘young ambassador scheme’. Siobhan is the founder of Celebrate LGBT+, Action for Children’s award winning staff network and a number of networks including gender empowerment network, disability inspire network and BAME staff network – Breakthrough.
Jennifer Liston-Smith, Director, Head of Coaching & Consultancy, My Family Care
Jennifer joined My Family Care in 2010 specifically to build and lead this provision on the basis of her established reputation and experience. In her role, she also looks after the My Family Care thought leadership agenda through which they provide Think Tanks and experience-sharing webinars to a thriving HR & Diversity leaders community.
With many years experience in large organisations and in providing leadership coaching and internal mentoring programmes and in coaching supervision, Jennifer one of the UK pioneers of maternity coaching in the early 2000s and has helped many leading employers build award-winning programmes to coach and support working parents and carers.
Philip Wilson, Head of Assessment and Diversity, Cabinet Office Phil Wilson is the Head Assessment and Diversity at the Cabinet Office. Prior to this role, he was Head of Occupational Psychology at the London Fire Brigade, as well as Acting Head of Occupational Psychology for Greater Manchester Police and has also operated as a consultant for a range of industries. He has presented at numerous professional conferences, undertaken a variety of media activities and chaired national work psychology committees.
Magali Merindol, Head of Communications, Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion Magali is head of Communications and Marketing at the ENEI where she leads the campaign to promote equality and inclusiveness in the workplace. In her talk, she will be discussing how unconscious bias can heavily influence recruitment and selection processes, as well as what HR can do to mitigate it and its effects.
Gareth Jenkins, Shore Resourcing Partner, Carnival UK (P&O and Cunard) Gareth is a Fellow of The Institute of Recruitment Practice, with 11 years’ experience of tactical and strategic resourcing practice. He is also a qualified Psychometric assessor (A+B) with substantial experience of management of careers social media channels. He is currently a Shore Resourcing Partner at Carnival UK, with a focus on head office commercial, operations and finance roles at Carnival House, Southampton.
Dan Harris, Diversity, Inclusion & CSR Manager, Taylor Wessing
Dan Harris has been at Taylor Wessing since 2015 and in his current role, leads the firm's approach to diversity, inclusion and corporate social responsibility in the UK. He will be discussing how businesses can create a competitive advantage through an environment of Diversity and Inclusion.
Peter Clarke, Co-Founder, Qlearsite
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