CIPD Diversity and Inclusion 2019 programme

Join our host of experts at the CIPD Diversity and Inclusion conference 2019.

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

Registration and morning coffee

Chair’s welcome remarks

Hear Tony Vickers-Byrne (Chief Adviser for HR Practice, CIPD) introduce the key themes of the conference.
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Tony Vickers-Byrne

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

The future of diversity and inclusion: what does it mean in a post-Brexit world?

Organisations are increasingly being affected by talent and skill shortages, compounded by the uncertainty that Brexit brings. What can we do to mitigate the impact on our organisations, and what is the role of a sound diversity and inclusion strategy in enabling us to widen our talent pool? What is the impact of Brexit on the Equality Act, and what does it mean ...
Asif Sadiq
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Asif Sadiq MBE

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

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

We all know how important it is to remove the barriers to equal opportunities at work. Yet, progress can still be slow as good strategies are often difficult to translate into meaningful results. This session will feature two successful organisations that have managed to achieve successful change. They will share:
  • how...
Sarah Kaiser
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Sarah Kaiser
Maria Angelica Perez
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Maria Angelica Perez
10:50 - 11:20

Morning networking and refreshments

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

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

This session will feature two practical examples of organisations that have successfully broadened and diversified their talent pool. From changing their narrative on gender roles to developing more diverse leaders, you will take away practical strategies to:
  • foster ethnic diversity and social mobility in the organisat...
Dawn Moore
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Dawn Moore

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

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

Conscious and unconscious biases are still a fundamental barrier to achieving truly inclusive workplaces and training is often not enough to remove them. What other strategies and initiatives can we use to effectively reduce or eliminate them? From behavioural change programmes using new technologies, experie...
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Roger Kline
Geoffrey Williams
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Geoffrey Williams
12:40 - 13:40

Networking lunch

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

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

To create truly inclusive workplaces, attracting diverse talent is not enough, organisations need to make the necessary provisions to include all differences, cherish and retain diverse talent. How can we create a workplace where employees feel that they have a voice and are supported to stay and develop? Learn through practical examples:...
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Rachel Billington
James Haq-Myles
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James Haq-Myles
Emma Allen
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Emma Allen

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

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

This is your turn to share your experiences with fellow practitioners and discuss your own challenges and solutions to help create an inclusive culture and practices within your organisation. Facilitators will report back on the findings from each group discussion at the end of the session.

Facilitated by:

Tony Vickers-Byrne
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Tony Vickers-Byrne
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Rachel Billington
Paul Deemer
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Paul Deemer
James Haq-Myles
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James Haq-Myles
Emma Allen
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Emma Allen
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Roger Kline
14:35 - 15:00

Afternoon break and refreshments

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

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

The government’s ethnicity pay gap reporting is likely to become mandatory by 2020. As there is no legal obligation for employees to disclose which ethnic group they identify with, it is difficult for organisations to obtain data that would help measure the gap. This panel of experts will discuss how we can start preparing for it by explori...
Pauline Miller
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Pauline Miller
Dawn Moore
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Dawn Moore
Mandeep Heer
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Mandeep Heer

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

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

Inclusion goes beyond policy and processes - it is about ensuring that everyone is valued and supported as an individual. This closing session will focus on how we can develop a more inclusive culture where every single individual  can flourish and the strategies we can use to develop engaged, inclusive and high-performing teams, including:
  • inclus...
Loraine Martins
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Loraine Martins
Birgit Neu
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Birgit Neu
Mandeep Heer
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Mandeep Heer

Chair’s closing remarks

Hear Tony Vickers-Byrne (Chief Adviser for HR Practice, CIPD) summarise the learnings of the conference.
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Tony Vickers-Byrne