Inclusion and Diversity

23 November 2021 | London and online

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Join the CIPD Inclusion and Diversity Conference — creating an inclusive culture where all your people can thrive

A lot of great progress has been made on the inclusion and diversity front in the workplace. Following the pandemic, the business case for inclusion and diversity has gained priority, becoming stronger than ever. However, many companies are still showing a slow growth in diversity and very little progress on inclusion. 

It is now time for organisations to take far bolder actions to create a long-lasting inclusive culture. Promoting inclusive behaviour among their people to boost their reputation and achieve greater profits and faster business growth. 

At the CIPD Inclusion and Diversity Conference, you’ll gain insights and practical takeaways on the best practices that your organisation should implement to create a work environment where every single individual is able to fulfil their potential at work regardless of their ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or background.

The event features inspirational talks, practical case studies and interactive panel discussion. Offering you the opportunity to hear, connect and learn from senior leaders and inclusion and diversity experts on how to create a working environment that is truly inclusive and fully welcomes diversity. 

Conference takeaways

  • Master data to measure the impact that Covid had on inclusion and diversity within your organisation, understanding where you are at and what you can do better  
  • Explore how to ensure a fairer and unbiased recruitment process 
  • Gain practical insights to improve ethnicity, gender, inclusion and diversity within your organisation at a leadership level and down 
  • Discover the long-term benefits of implementing a hybrid working culture
  • Discuss the benefits that social mobility can bring to your organisation
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Conference programme

Day 1
23 Nov 2021
8:30 (GMT)

Open registration

09:00 - 09:30 (GMT)

Morning networking and refreshment

Chair’s opening remarks

Rachel Billington123
Rachel Billington

Opening keynote: From awareness into action – what does it mean to create a truly inclusive culture in your organisation?

Jo-Ann Moran
Jo-Ann Moran123
Jo-Ann Moran

Bridging the disability employment gap  

11:00 - 11:20 (GMT)

Networking break

Sharonne Baiden123
Sharonne Baiden

Race equality – why are organisations still behind? 

Ann Potterton123
Ann Potterton

 The role of businesses in driving social mobility progress

12:40 - 13:40 (GMT)

Networking lunch

Emma Codd123
Emma Codd

How the pandemic has exacerbated gender inequality in the workplace

Rachael Aspinall123
Rachael Aspinall

Benchmarking inclusion and diversity – how do you know how well you are doing? 

15:00 - 15:20 (GMT)

Networking break

Katherine Wilson123
Katherine Wilson

Becoming a carer-friendly organisation  

Nadia Younes123
Nadia Younes

Leading a multigenerational workforce – uncover challenges and opportunities

Katherine Gansallo123
Katherine Gansallo

Hybrid working culture — how to manage a diverse workforce and their wellbeing 

Chair’s closing remarks

Meet the speakers

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Learn together as a team

Group discounts are available on all tickets at the discounted and standard rate. Booking in groups of 3-5 are eligible for a 10% discount. Bookings of 6 or above are eligible for a 15% discount. Please contact to enquire. Please note: ticket sharing is not permitted.

In-person or online conference - what can you expect?



  • All conference sessions – in-person, at the venue
  • All conference sessions – online only
  • Speakers sharing the latest research, advice and case studies
  • Speakers sharing the latest research, advice and case studies
  • A chance to ask the experts your questions in live Q&As
  • Online Q&A and networking opportunities
  • 1-2-1 and group face-to-face networking opportunities
  • Access to on-demand content online for 90 days*
  • Access to on-demand content online for 90 days*
  • Lunch and refreshments

*Subject to speaker discretion

Join the event in-person and benefit from:

  • Reconnecting with the community to build your network with like-minded professionals.
  • Discovering new opportunities: participating in lively in-person discussions is a great way to generate new opportunities and get help in refining your concepts and ideas.
  • Speaker insights: get your questions answered during live Q&As and discussions – nothing beats being there in the room. 
  • Stepping away from the day-to-day routine to be creative and explore new ideas.
  • Avoiding multitasking and staying more focused to truly make the best out of your experience.

Venue and Covid-19 measures

We are looking forward to reconnecting the people profession at face-to-face events. The CIPD and Haymarket Media Group (who deliver events on behalf of the CIPD) continue to follow the guidelines set out by the government and closely monitor the situation with regard to Covid-19 on a regular basis.

The health and safety of event attendees is our top priority. To keep everyone safe, we ask that everyone attending in-person takes a lateral flow test prior to the event. If you get a positive result or are unable to attend the event due to any other Covid related issue, we will transfer you to an online ticket and refund any difference in the ticket price only.* You will then be able to view all sessions streamed live, or on-demand for three months after the event takes place. We also recommend that attendees wear masks in busy spaces or confined areas.

We will work closely with the venue to ensure that protocols are in place to adhere to the government guidelines. More details on the safety measures will be made available to you closer to the event.

*In the case that you are unable to attend, please contact your accommodation and/or travel provider directly to request a refund if possible.

Find out more about the conference hotel location and direction HERE