16 Sep 2020| Online

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16th September 2020 | Online

Two decades into the twenty-first century, LGBT identity can present significant disadvantage and is still relatively taboo in the workplace. Research 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. However, there are straightforward steps which employers can take to support their LGBT staff and ensure their wellbeing is prioritised. 

At ‘Supporting LGBT Colleagues in the Workplace’, 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

Due to current uncertainty surrounding live events and restrictions around social distancing, this event will now take place online. The content for the day exactly mirrors that of the live event, and there will be plenty of time built into the day for Q&A and interaction with speakers and fellow delegates. Video recordings of each session will also be made available to delegates following the event. 


Key Speakers:

  • Charlotte Jackson, Group Head of Resourcing and Selection, Ministry of Justice (No.5 in Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2020)
  • David Pearson, Inclusive Leadership Expert, former Director Global Inclusion & Diversity, KPMG
  • Yassine Senghor, Client Account Manager, Stonewall
  • Ian Adams, NHS Director and Internationally Recognised LGBT+ Role Model
  • Leng Montgomery, Diversity and Inclusion Manager,  BDO UK LLP

  • Wendy Ramshaw, Inclusion and Diversity Manager, Squire Patton Boggs LLP

  • Lisa Pinney MBE, Chief Executive, The Coal Authority

Click here to view the full agenda
 
Why attend? 
  • Learn how to ensure that LGBT staff can do 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
  • Earn a CPD certificate for your personal progression
  • Enjoy an opportunity to network with expert speakers and your peers
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

To request a manual booking form, please email conference.admin@dodsgroup.com

 

Agenda
09.00
Welcoming Session
Olivia Bishop, Diversity & Inclusion Event Manager, Dods PLC
09.05
Chair's Introduction
09.20
Unpacking LGBT: understanding the specific challenges encountered by different communities of the LGBT umbrella
  • How the lesbian and gay community experience the workplace
  • Dispelling the myths surrounding bi-sexuality and increasing bi-visibility
  • Addressing the specific challenges and discrimination faced by trans employees

SPEAKER: Yassine Senghor, Client Account Manager, Stonewall 

09.50
Keynote: A personal reflection on my career as an LGBT employee

SPEAKER: Lisa Pinney MBE, Chief Executive, The Coal Authority

10.30
Comfort Break
11.00
Policy in practice: understanding employer responsibilities in recruiting, retaining and progressing LGBT staff
  • Writing and implementing an effective diversity policy that is compliant with the Equality Act
  • Creating procedures for cases of harassment or grievance
  • Attracting and retaining current LGBT staff and removing barriers to fair promotion
  • Controlling for and addressing unconscious bias
  • Positive action: understanding when and where it is appropriate
SPEAKER: David Regan, Director, Squire Patton Boggs LLP
SPEAKER: Wendy Ramshaw, Inclusion and Diversity Manager, Squire Patton Boggs LLP
12:15
Keynote: You’ve got a friend in me: the importance of being an LGBT ally
12.45
Break for Lunch
14.00
Pride in diversity: cultivating an LGBT-positive and inclusive culture
  • Award-winning workplaces reflect on the trials and the triumphs of their journey to LGBT inclusion
  • Workplace wellbeing: providing support and prioritising staff welfare
  • Encouraging open conversation and LGBT acceptance across the business
  • Power in numbers: the role of staff networks in education, awareness and inclusion
SPEAKER: Charlotte Jackson, Group Head of Resourcing and Selection, Ministry of Justice (No.5 in Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2020)
SPEAKER: Ian Adams, NHS Director and Internationally Recognised LGBT+ Role Model
SPEAKER: David Pearson, Inclusive Leadership Expert, former Director Global Inclusion & Diversity, KPMG
15.00
Keynote: Intersectionality at work: appreciating individuality and recognising each staff member as unique
SPEAKER: Leng Montgomery, Diversity and Inclusion Manager,  BDO UK LLP
15.30
Chair's Closing Remarks
15.45
Event Close