Diversity and Inclusion
Conference 2019

15 May 2019 | Hallam Conference Centre, London

Thank you for attending the CIPD Diversity and Inclusion Conference on 15 May 2019 at the Hallam Conference Centre, London.

Ensuring organisations are inclusive and make the most of diversity is not only the ‘right thing to do’ but a real business imperative. Getting it wrong can lead to reputational damage, whilst embracing it fully has been shown to have clear benefits on performance, long-term success and business sustainability. The momentum for greater diversity and inclusion in organisations is building but actual progress is still slow.

The CIPD Diversity and Inclusion Conference is a unique experience-sharing platform to discuss how to make a real difference at work, from improving recruitment practices to creating a truly inclusive culture in the workplace. Be part of the community and join fellow practitioners championing diversity and inclusion to make connections, explore best practice and take action in your own organisation.

Day 1
15 May 2019
09:00 - 09:30

Registration and morning coffee

Tony Vickers-Byrne
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Tony Vickers-Byrne

Chair’s welcome remarks

Asif Sadiq
Asif Sadiq MBE123
Asif Sadiq MBE

Keynote – the future of diversity and inclusion: what does it mean in a post-brexit world?

Sarah Kaiser
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Sarah Kaiser

Practitioner case studies – enabling change: implementing a diversity and inclusion strategy effectively

10:50 - 11:20

Morning networking and refreshments

Dawn Moore
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Dawn Moore

Practitioner case studies – increasing diversity: how to attract and encourage a more diverse workforce

Roger Kline123
Roger Kline

Panel discussion – unconscious bias training has made little progress: what are the key lessons learnt in navigating the issue?

12:40 - 13:40

Networking lunch

Rachel Billington123
Rachel Billington

Quick-fire case studies – providing for different groups and protected characteristics to cherish and retain a diverse workforce

Tony Vickers-Byrne
Tony Vickers-Byrne123
Tony Vickers-Byrne

Facilitated discussions: inclusivity in practice – finding proactive approaches to removing barriers to inclusion

14:35 - 15:00

Afternoon break and refreshments

Pauline Miller
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Pauline Miller

Panel discussion – the upcoming ethnicity pay gap reporting: how can we overcome the challenge of capturing the necessary data?

Loraine Martins
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Loraine Martins

Creating a truly inclusive culture: how to enable inclusive leadership, culture change and internal buy-in

Tony Vickers-Byrne
Tony Vickers-Byrne123
Tony Vickers-Byrne

Chair’s closing remarks

Meet the speakers


Hallam Conference Centre
44 Hallam St, Marylebone, London W1W 6JJ

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