DAY ONE: Tuesday 4th October 2022
If you have a burning desire to sharpen your company’s D&I practices and increase opportunities for all, today’s presentations and panels are here to help you to determine how to ignite change and put new initiatives in place. Get hands-on advice from prominent individuals at the forefront of their professions who are making a real difference on the ground and join our evening networking meetup to connect with speakers and your fellow attendees.
Introduction by INCLUSION 2021’s Event Director
Sharing how Roche developed and implemented a fully integrated and holistic diversity, inclusion and belonging strategy.
Detailing the process, the challenges, the successes and the impact of the strategy within the organisation as well as the wider communities.
Come and explore our online interactive Diversity & Inclusion exhibition with prizes on offer for all those who make it round all the stands!
In a recent study of more than 100 workplaces, inclusion of people with disabilities was voted the diversity area that required the greatest improvement within the organisation, despite the fact that numerous studies have shown businesses have as much to gain as employees from attracting more workers with disabilities.
According to both quantitative and qualitative data, working Black people still face obstacles to advancement that other ethnic minorities and white people don’t. They are less likely than their white peers to be hired, developed, and promoted. In addition their lived experience at work is demonstrably worse even than that of other people of colour.
An excellent opportunity to make new connections with a host of professionals who are passionate about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Come and network with our fantastic, energised speaker line-up, and meet other professionals who are committed to bringing about real change, sharing their implementation strategies too.
DAY TWO: Wednesday 20th October 2021
Hiring, retaining, developing and advancing diverse talent is no small task. In Day Two, discover how can you educate staff to make sure that they support and honour your company’s D&I approach, and what can senior management do to support a culture of inclusion. Gain practical advice on mentoring, inclusive recruitment, staff monitoring and effective D&I planning, to improve the employee experience and make your company a better place to be.
Create an inclusive culture where differences are valued
Make sustainable change a reality
Experience the power of vibrant teams
Deneva Shelton, the Vice President and Community Manager for Sacramento, from JPMorgan Chase & Co. will share their commitment to closing the wealth gap for marginalised communities, particularly for Black and Brown communities, outlining the strategy and process, including holding listening circles, and offering financial literacy workshops to organisations. Devena will also discuss the importance of organisations thinking beyond their own workforce and think holistically about the communities they sit in, and how diversity, inclusion and belonging strategies can incorporate Black and Brown communities.
Carl Akintola-Davies and Kim Peters will provide an overview of probably the best-evidenced leadership theory there is, why you probably haven’t heard of it, and how it’s being deployed with senior managers at the UK Parliament to help them be more effective – and more inclusive – leaders.
Why it is essential to be creative and reimagine task execution, communication, and collaboration to improve the way your workforce communicates
Managing pay equity effectively builds trust in leadership, increased engagement and reduces turnover. Meanwhile, inequities can lead to employee dissatisfaction and risk of litigation and shareholder disapproval.
Due to the pandemic, UK Government cancelled gender pay gap reporting requirements in 2020, and many were concerned that this undermined the importance of gender equality issues in the workplace. Of course, it is not only gender; pay gaps relating to ethnicity, disability and more pervade. In this discussion, our expert panellists will discuss:
The positive uplift in the number of companies reporting voluntarily on the gender pay gap – is this cause for optimism?
There is no law in place yet to report on any other pay gaps – is this what it will take for employers to actually do so? The government said it would introduce mandatory Ethnicity Pay Gap (EPG) reporting, but it has yet to do legislate on this. Therefore, according to PwC only 23% of employers calculated their EPG data for 2020. Is this likely to change without legislation?
Should employers be required to release their pay gap data to the public, or should they do this voluntarily – even if the data is poor?
Felizitas Lichtenberg, the Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at SumUp, will share their story of how SumUP positioned diversity, inclusion and belonging as a core business imperative, detailing the process, creating the strategy, and assessing the impact and ongoing work .
Come and explore our online interactive Diversity & Inclusion exhibition with prizes on offer for all those who make it round all the booths!
DAY THREE: Thursday 21st October 2021
Day Three includes Workshops, Discussions, Interviews and Interactive Networking throughout the day, providing key resources, tools, strategies and skills to turn D&I ideas into action.
Join us as we exploring the intersection of culture and inclusion in the workplace at the start of the ‘new normal’.
Sathya Bala (She/Her), Founder of My Skin My Story, will share why and how she started a cross-industry community for women of colour to connect, empower and elevate each other, and the impact this has on women of colour at work and beyond.
Aaron Morgan shares how Team BRIT have used technology to make racing accessible to all, how these made him feel included and valued, and how he was able to realise his dream to drive a formula car a reality.
This afternoon will include a wide range of workshops and meetups, on diverse topics such as Transgender at Work, Inclusive Workplace Design, Unconscious Bias Training and more. A great place to unite those with common aims, bringing them together on the INCLUSION 2021 platform to meet, explore new ideas and make new connections in a constructive environment.
1:00pm BST (90 mins)
WORKSHOP A: How to Tackle Unconscious Bias
The aim of this workshop is to discuss the why unconscious bias needs to be addressed by organisations that are looking to implement effective D&I strategies. Additionally, we will discuss the barriers that employers face when dealing with unconscious bias, as well as specific actions that can be taken in the short, medium, and long term to both measure attitudinal changes within their organizations and identify the opportunities to drive the diversity conversation in the workplace.
Hosted by Biasproof.
2:30pm BST (60 mins)
WORKSHOP B: How To Be A LGBTQ+ Champion
At this workshop, discover how you can be a better ally and champion for the LGBTQ+ community in your organisation.
Dennis Velco is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and is a social impact entrepreneur focusing on LGBTQ issues, empowerment, and enablement. In a volunteer role, he launched one of the first LGBTQ professional networking groups on LinkedIn which remains the largest as of Jan 2021 with over 46.5 thousand global members. The LinkedIn group is now branded as OutBüro. In March 2020, Dennis launched OutBüro (www.OutBuro.com) as a robust LGBTQ online community platform focused on professionals of all levels and entrepreneurs.
Hosted by Dennis Velco, Chief Queer Officer, OutBüro
4:00pm BST (60 mins)
WORKSHOP C: Making the Most of your Female Workforce
Hosted by Beverley Akufo-Addo, Confidence and Creativity Coach, Vybe365
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