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ON DEMAND – Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2020

Friday, 31 December 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

£199 – £299.00

This virtual event is now available on demand - book your ticket now to access the full day!

Back for a third year after popular demand, this virtual conference explores 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 covered 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

  • Recruiters

  • Heads of HR

  • Talent Management

Conference Attendee Questions

Will I get the event presentations?


Download detailed instructions here.

For environmental reasons, we do not print conference presentations.  They become available as a download in your account on this site, shortly before the event.

When your order is completed online, an account it automatically created for you.

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The event presentations are added to this account shortly before the seminar and can then be downloaded. We will notify you when they are available.



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What food and refreshments are provided?

Generally coffee and light refreshments are available on arrival and at tea and coffee breaks throughout the day.  The times of these are made clear in the event programme.

Lunch is served on full day events.  We arrange a buffet with a selection of options to accommodate different dietary requirements, but if you have specific needs please feel free add this on the ‘additional information’ section of the online booking for or to email us.  Contact us here.

I have a discount code – how do I claim it?

If you have been sent a discount or special offer ‘coupon code’ this can be entered in the shopping cart while booking and your discount will be applied to your purchase.

I have a ‘ticket’ email but it does not say the right delegate names?

Don’t worry.  You don’t need the ‘ticket’, it’s just produced by the booking software to confirm the order.  

If you added delegate details on the booking form when you completed your order or told us by phone or email the names of the attendees, these people will be registered and do not need to bring the ‘ticket’.


I am a supplier or consultant, can I attend?

Sorry, but suppliers may not attend as delegates.

We do allow a strictly limited number of suppliers to exhibit.  Further exhibitor information can be found here or by calling our sales team on 020 7231 5100.

How do I pay? Can I have an invoice? Can I pay with a credit card?

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You can book by telephone
Simply call us on 020 7231 5100.

Event Date Changes

Changes are sometimes needed due to circumstances beyond our control such as trainers being ill, poor weather and so on.  In the very rare circumstances that we need to change the date for an event we will automatically offer you a place on the next available event date.  If this is not suitable for you we will refund your booking fee.

We cannot accept liability for travel and accommodation costs and strongly advise you not to book cheap ‘non-refundable / no change’ tickets and to check your insurance covers travel and accommodation in these circumstances.

Can you recommend a hotel near the venue?

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.

Can I cancel my booking or transfer to another event?

Please see our full terms and conditions here .

  • 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.
  • Cancellations at less than one month from the event date are be subject to full payment.
  • Substitutions may be made at any date and are subject to a £100 + VAT administration fee.
  • Non-payment or non-attendance does not constitute a cancellation.
  • If you want to change to another course date, or different event, we will do our best to accommodate your request, but we reserve the right to refuse changes. Any changes are subject to a £100 + VAT administration fee.

Event Sponsors


If your organisation would be interested in promoting itself through the wide variety of exhibitions, sponsorship and marketing opportunities available at this event, please visit our sponsorship mini-site or contact our sales team at sales@symposium-events.co.uk or 020 7231 5100.



Time Session
10.00-10.30 Innovation and inclusion - developing a talent strategy for the future

  • How to innovative ways to engage talent globally
  • The Big Inclusion Project by Dentons - a global case study
  • Challenges and outcomes in a global inclusion strategy

Amanda Jones, Global Women's Advancement Director, Dentons

Jay Connolly, Global Chief Talent Officer, Dentons



Overcoming unconscious bias in the workplace

  • Implementing policies and procedures which limit the influence of individual characteristics and preferences
  • Using name-blind recruitment to help overcome possible discrimination and unconscious bias
  • Focusing on positive behaviour and not negative stereotypes 

Victoria Dale, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, Inclusion 365

11.30-12.00 Shifting the culture from diversity to true inclusion and belonging

  • What inclusive leadership means
  • Ensuring inclusive leadership in all parts of the organisation
  • Empowering everyone in the organisation to lead the direction and conversation

Gamiel Yafai, Managing Director, Diversity Marketplace

12.15-12.30 Engaging and encouraging a passionate, diverse workforce

  • Developing a company culture that people are excited about
  • Creating a space for diverse talent to own and develop what they're passionate about
  • Providing consistent engagement opportunities to educate on perspective, empathy and compassion

Amy Priest, Wellbeing Manager, UK & Ireland, Experian

13.45-14.15 Are we missing the point on BAME diversity?

  • Recruitment has never been more aware of the issues facing BAME diversity
  • Where is the focus on the BAME diversity we currently have?
  • How to ensure the reasons you value diversity are actually the benefits your business gets

Raj Tulsiani, CEO, Green Park

14.30-15.00 Collecting and using D&I data to drive performance

  • Using a simple diversity projection model to set appropriate targets
  • Measuring inclusion quantitively – how to do it, an how to use the data to create real impact
  • The opportunities and dangers of psychometrics – how to use these tests properly, and how many organisations do it wrong

Raafi-Karim Alidina, Consultant, Frost Included

15.15-15.45 Gender Pay Gap: challenging culture for change

  • Challenges
  • Developing an action plan
  • Embedding best practice strategy

Jane McDonald, Head of Diversity and Inclusion UK, Leonardo

16.00-16.30 To be announced



Victoria Dale, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, Inclusion 365

A highly accomplished Diversity and Inclusion Consultant and Trainer with extensive experience working with clients in the public, private and voluntary sector. A strong advocate of an evidence-based approach, Victoria works closely with each client building D&I into their ways of working that fits with their vision, supports and enhances their best asset- their employees and also their products/services.

With her background in local government and regional economic development, Victoria has gained a lot of knowledge about the challenges facing employers and businesses across a range of industries from small businesses to large companies and government organisations and what works in terms of addressing challenges around recruitment, compliance and creating an inclusive working culture and designing inclusive products or services that meet the needs of a more diverse customer base.

Victoria is also a trainer with Symposium Events - hosting the Diversity and Inclusion for HR Professionals training.

Amy Priest, Wellbeing Manager, UK&I, Experian

Driven by wanting to ensure everyone is heard, valued and feels they can bring their whole self to work, Amy is on a mission to destroy mental health stigma, to bring people together to create a fully inclusive workplace and empower people to take proactive control over their wellbeing. 

Experian is on a journey to get it right for their employees and this year has seen a lot of good change in company culture, creating a more open dialogue between their people around mental health and embracing as many opportunities as possible to work with their wonderfully diverse workforce to progress their ambitious D&I and wellbeing objectives; helping their people be their best selves inside and outside of work.


Raj Tulsiani, CEO, Green Park

Raj is one of the UK's leading figures in executive search, interim management, workforce planning and diversification, with over 20 years of experience moving the dial on leadership, talent and diversity.

As one of the most respected and disruptive figures internationally in these fields, Raj advises boards and change agents across the public and private sectors on diversity and sits on a number of boards including the Met Police.

In his role as CEO of one of the industry's few minority-owned businesses: Green Park, Raj is a passionate advocate of the power of diversity as a source of competitive advantage, leading a team that sets the benchmark for innovation and commitment to consistently attracting and retaining diverse groups of appointable leadership candidates.

Raj is regarded as a champion for entrepreneurialism within the UK and was most recently awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by both the MSDUK Awards and Recruitment International Awards and named in the EMpower 100 Ethinic Minority Executives List, presented by the FT.

Gamiel Yafai, Managing Director, Diversity Marketplace

Gamiel is more than an engaging, passionate, seasoned Diversity & Inclusion expert. He was the proud recipient of the Global Diversity Leadership Award presented by the Global HRD Congress 2017 and the author of ‘Demystifying Diversity’ and ‘Yemen Proud’.

Gamiel’s Diversity journey began in 2000 when he was in publishing and collaborated with the then Commission for Racial Equality to promote the Amendments to the Race Relations Act. Now almost two decades later, Gamiel has built a successful Diversity and Inclusion practice working with companies that include: Channel 4, Siemens, Rolls Royce, Historic Royal Palaces, Cranfield University, Eon, First Direct, Aviva, the Civil Service, Go Compare, MOJ, News UK, Auto Trader, Barclays Business, FCO Services, First Direct, the Welsh Assembly, Local Authorities, the NHS, Schools, Colleges and Universities and more...

Gamiel works with these employers to create D& I strategies and has designed and implemented Change Leadership/Positive Action initiatives to attract both new talent from diverse backgrounds and to support existing talent to reach their potential through leading themselves as well as role modelling for others to follow. 

Gamiel is also an Ambassador for the Global poverty charity The Hunger Project, and is on the Boards of Trustees for The Parks Trust and Women Leaders UK.

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Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2020 - On Demand
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£ 199.00


Friday, 31 December 2021
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
£199 – £299.00
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020 7231 5100