19 Apr 2022| Online

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Tuesday 19th April 2022 | Online

Two decades into the twenty-first century, LGBT+ identity can still present significant disadvantage in the workplace. Around a quarter of respondents to the National LGBT Survey 2017 reported that they had experienced a negative or mixed reaction from others in the workplace. Research by Stonewall, meanwhile, reveals that over a third of LGBT+ staff have hidden their sexual orientation or gender identity at work for fear of discrimination.

Staff cannot reach their full potential when concerned about, or experiencing, bias and unfair treatment. Are you fully equipped to support your LGBT+ staff and ensure their wellbeing is prioritised?

At ‘Supporting LGBT+ Colleagues at Work: Pride in Diversity’, you will receive practical advice in ensuring that LGBT+ staff feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work. Actionable strategies for building inclusivity and countering bias will be shared by expert speakers, allowing you to drive better individual, business and organisational outcomes

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Speakers: 
  • Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, Global Membership Development Director, Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei)

  • Julie Dennis, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Acas 

  • Laks Mann, Mayor of London EDI Advisor, LGBTQ+ Lead

  • David Pearson, Inclusive Leadership Expert, former Director Global Inclusion & Diversity, KPMG

  • Karen Harvey-Cooke, Chair of Enfys the LGBT+ staff network, Cardiff University

  • Nick Pett, Deputy Director, Ministry of Defence

  • Iain Anderson, LGBT Business Champion

  • Rachel Reese, CEO, Global Butterflies

  • Dee, Head of Strategic Workforce Planning, Civil Service HR function

  • Laïla El-Métoui, Award Winning Equity Educator, Founder of UK Queer Arabs, Pride in Education, Educating Out Racism, and Proud London Councils


    Why attend? 
  • Learn how to ensure that LGBT+ staff can contribute their best work without fear of discrimination
  • Bring new, innovative ideas around supporting staff and creating an LGBT-inclusive and positive culture in your workplace back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 
  • Hear from leading figures in LGBT+ inclusion on fostering LGBT+ allies and networks
  • Receive on-demand video recordings and speaker presentations for your reference after the event
  • This event is CPD certified, and contributes to your professional development.
    Who should attend? 

Anyone with an interest in creating an inclusive workplace, including: employers; HR managers/officers; wellbeing officers; senior managers; consultants; trade unions, LGBT+ allies, staff network leads and representative groups.


Registration

Public Sector rate: 1 Place £195 (+VAT) | 4+ Places £150 each (+VAT)
Corporate rate: 1 Place £395 (+VAT)
Charity rate: 1 Place £145 (+VAT)

Registrations can be made online here

For enquiries or to request a booking form, please contact conference.admin@dodsgroup.com.


Agenda

Please see the full event agenda below:

09.00
Welcome from Dods D&I

Kiren Kaur, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Dods D&I

09.05
Chair's Opening Address

SPEAKER: Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, Inclusion & Diversity Advisor, Anglo American; Former Global Relationship Manager at enei

09.20
Unpacking LGBT+: understanding the specific challenges encountered by different communities of the LGBT+ umbrella 
  • How the lesbian and gay community experience working life 
  • Dispelling the myths surrounding bi-sexuality and increasing bi-visibility 
  • Addressing the specific challenges and discrimination faced by trans employees 

SPEAKER: David Pearson, Inclusive Leadership Expert, former Director Global Inclusion & Diversity, KPMG

10.00
Comfort Break
10:15
Keynote: A personal reflection on my career as an LGBT+ employee 

SPEAKER: Dee, Head of Strategic Workforce Planning, Civil Service HR function

10.45
Comfort Break
11:00
Workshop: 
Policy in practice: understanding employer responsibilities in recruiting, retaining and progressing LGBT+ staff 
  • Adapting recruitment processes to ensure staff at all levels feel comfortable being themselves 
  • Controlling for and addressing unconscious bias 
  • Retaining current LGBT+ staff and removing barriers to fair promotion 
  • Creating procedures for cases of harassment or grievance 
  • Working remotely: understanding the impact for LGBT+ staff 

SPEAKER: Julie Dennis, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Acas 

12:00
Comfort Break
12:20
Keynote: You’ve got a friend in me: the importance of being an LGBT+ ally 

SPEAKER: Nick Pett, Deputy Director, Ministry of Defence

12:50
Break for Lunch
13:50
Panel Discussion: 
Pride in diversity: cultivating an LGBT+ positive and inclusive culture 
  • Award-winning employers reflect on the trials and the triumphs of their journey to LGBT+ inclusion 
  • Wellbeing at work: providing support and prioritising staff welfare, both in the office and remotely 
  • Encouraging open conversation and LGBT+ acceptance across the business 
  • Power in numbers: the role of staff networks in education, awareness and inclusion 

SPEAKER: Laïla El-Métoui, Award Winning Equity Educator, Founder of UK Queer Arabs, Pride in Education, Educating Out Racism, and Proud London Councils

SPEAKER: Rachel Reese, CEO, Global Butterflies

SPEAKER: Karen Harvey-Cooke, Chair of Enfys the LGBT+ staff network, Cardiff University

15:00
Comfort Break
15:10
Keynote Address: 
Intersectionality at work: appreciating individuality and recognising each staff member as unique 

SPEAKER: Laks Mann, Mayor of London EDI Advisor, LGBTQ+ Lead

15:45
Chair's Closing Remarks

SPEAKER: Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, Inclusion & Diversity Advisor, Anglo American; Former Global Relationship Manager at enei

16:00
Event Close