Inclusion and Diversity
Conference 2021

5 May 2021 | Online

Eradicating discrimination and celebrating inclusion in your workplace

Thanks for attending the online CIPD Inclusion and Diversity Conference

Over the past couple of years, most organisations have greatly progressed on the inclusion and diversity front. Shifting from ensuring they were meeting all legal requirements, to embedding inclusion as a key value in their organisational culture.

According to the latest CIPD report*, inclusive organisations that attract and develop individuals from a wider pool of talent, generally perform better. As a consequence, many organisations have started to focus more on creating the conditions to build an inclusive environment. However, certain barriers still exist. There are a large number of people who still experience discrimination in the workplace.

Join the online CIPD Inclusion and Diversity conference, this May. Gain practical takeaways on the best practices to create a more inclusive work environment where every single employee, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or background is able to reach their full potential.

What’s in it for you?

  • Measure your company progress and impact on inclusion and diversity
  • Refine your communication strategy to better educate your employees on inclusion and diversity
  • Gain insights on how to address the historical bias issue  and provide a fair and equal working environment for ethnic minority employees
  • Enhance your recruitment strategy to promote diversity from the start
  • Discover how to create a trans-inclusive workplace by supporting gender identity and expression
*The CIPD ‘Diversity and inclusion in the workplace’ report, 11 May 2020 

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Day 1
05 May 2021
Abdul Wahab123
Abdul Wahab

Chair’s welcome remarks

Kiran Trehan123
Kiran Trehan

Opening keynote: How far have we come and how far do we still need to go on the I&D front?

Dr Andrew Marcinko123
Dr Andrew Marcinko

 The bias battle: How AI can prevent unconscious bias in recruitment? 

11:20 - 11:40

Networking break

Jenny Craik123
Jenny Craik

The power of empathy — exploring disability and mental health issues in recent times 

Abdul Wahab123
Abdul Wahab

 In conversation: Creating a trans-inclusive workplace — support gender identity and expression 

12:50 - 13:35

Networking lunch

Bijal Majithia123
Bijal Majithia

Panel discussion: Refining your communication strategy to better educate your employees on I&D

Cerys Furlong123
Cerys Furlong

How to measure your company progress and impact on I&D in your organisation 

14:45 - 15:05

Networking break

Cheryl Samuels123
Cheryl Samuels

HR & OD profession leading by example with credibility

Ricky Somal123
Ricky Somal

Closing keynote: Establishing a sense of belonging in a post-Covid era 

Bijal Majithia123
Bijal Majithia

Chair’s closing remarks

Meet the speakers