09 Dec 2021| Online

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Thursday, 9th December 2021 | Online

The benefits of racial inclusion at work are real and tangible; according to the McGregor-Smith review, increasing participation and progression of ethnic minorities could add up to £24bn to the UK economy each year.

With organisations being pushed to publish their ethnicity pay gap data, it is time to start addressing the disparities that exist in our workplaces.

There are numerous steps you must be taking to tackle race inequality and secure the benefits of diversity for your colleagues and organisation alike.  

Join us for ‘Race to Equality: Achieving Racial Inclusion at Work’ to receive crucial expert guidance on how to foster a more representative workforce and create positive culture change at all levels of your organisation.

On-demand video recordings of each session will be made available to delegates following the event. 

We encourage the attendance of non-ethnic minority professionals. The day offers a space for constructive and open discussion, and an opportunity to explore your role in enacting change.

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Why attend? 
  • Learn how to remove the barriers to Ethnic Minority employees' employment and progression in your workplace
  • Bring new, innovative ideas around supporting Ethnic Minority colleagues back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 
  • Hear from leading figures about fostering Ethnic Minority employees' skills and potential 
  • 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 supporting their  Ethnic Minority employees, including: employers; HR managers/officers; wellbeing officers; line managers; health & safety officers; consultants; health services providers; trade unions and representative groups.


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


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


Chair's introduction & opening address
Lay of the land: Progress, barriers, and opportunities for race equality

CHAIR: Rob Neil OBE, Director, Krystal Alliance & Former Civil Servant 

09.35 Race to Equality: From policy to workplace practice
  • Ensuring company policies and processes provide for ethnic minority staff
  • Examining legislation around race discrimination
  • Creating procedures for cases of harassment or grievance
  • Cultivating a culture and ethos of compassion and trust
10.15 Comfort Break
10.45 Cultural Intelligence workshop: Working confidently in different cultures
  • Understanding and defining cultural intelligence
  • Equipping yourself and your organisation with the tools to think differently and increase engagement
  • Tackling cultural biases and driving forward success
SPEAKER: Gamiel Yafai, Managing Director, Diversity Marketplace
11.45 Comfort Break
12.00 ‘Good Diversity’ workshop: Achieving best practice in the recruitment and development of ethnic minority staff
  • Targeting ethnic minority talent at recruitment stage
  • Positive action: understanding its correct use and when it is appropriate
  • Tackling the under-utilisation of skills to realise Black, Asian & ethnic minority representation at all levels

SPEAKER: Gamiel Yafai, Managing Director, Diversity Marketplace

13.00 Break for Lunch
14.00 Lightning Session: Ethnicity pay gap reporting
  • Understanding the legal, HR process, and data protection implications  
  • Data gathering: Getting the narrative and action plan right
  • Creating a trusting environment for disclosure and participation among staff
14.25 Comfort Break
14.35 Lightning Session: Allyship in the workplace
  • How to be an active anti-racist ally
  • Seizing the opportunity to explore your role in enacting change
  • Fostering constructive and open conversations

SPEAKER: Stephen Parkinson, Senior Partner, Kingsley Napley LLP

15.00 Comfort break
15:15 Panel Discussion
Thinking inclusively: Considerations in realising culture change
  • 'I contain multitudes': Understanding the role of intersectionality in providing effective support
  • The trickle-down effect: Securing senior buy-in and endorsement
  • Religion and belief: fostering a faith-friendly culture

SPEAKER: Patricia Chinyoka, Diversity & Inclusion Adviser, BITC

SPEAKER: Nuzhat Ali, Co-Chair, Civil Service Muslim Network


Chair’s Closing Remarks

CHAIR: Rob Neil OBE, Director, Krystal Alliance & Former Civil Servant 

16.30 Event Close