27 Aug 2020| Online

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Thursday, 27th August 2020 | Online

From the unequal effects and costs of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority members of our community, to global protests and conversations about discrimination and racial injustice, the events of the past months have highlighted the pressing issue of racial inequality in our communities.

The responsibility for realising positive change must not fall to those of us experiencing disadvantage alone.

Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority staff are currently over-qualified and underpromoted across UK workplaces, with a cost of up to £24bn per annum for the UK economy. There are numerous steps which organisations must take to ensure that organisations and individuals alike can realise their full potential. 

Join us online for ‘Race to Equality: Supporting BAME Colleagues in the Workplace’ to receive crucial expert guidance on achieving racial equality and positive culture change at all levels of your organisation.

Note: We particularly encourage attendance from professionals who do not identify as Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic. The day offers a space for constructive and open discussion, and an opportunity to explore your role in enacting change.

'Race to Equality: Supporting BAME Colleagues in the Workplace' is also taking place in London on 10th NovemberClick here to visit the event page.


Click here to view the agenda.

Please note that video recordings of online event presentations will be made available to attendees following the event.

Key speakers: 
  • Tony Vickers-Byrne, member of the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work, Trustee at the Royal Society for Public Health and retired Chief Advisor for HR Practice, CIPD
  • Patricia Chinyoka, Diversity & Inclusion Adviser, BITC
  • Rax Lakhani, PR & Digital Marketing Specialist; PRCA Council Member and PRCA Diversity Network Chair
  • Gamiel Yafai, Managing Director, Diversity Marketplace
  • Rob Neil OBE, Civil Servant and Inclusion Consultant, Krystal Alliance 
Why attend? 
  • Learn how to remove the barriers to the employment and progression of Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority staff in your workplace
  • Bring new, innovative ideas around supporting Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority staff back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 
  • Hear from leading figures about fostering Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority employees' skills and potential 
  • Earn a CPD certificate for your personal progression
  • Enjoy an opportunity to network with expert speakers and fellow colleagues 
     
Who should attend? 

Anyone with an interest in supporting their Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority employees, including: employers; HR managers/officers; wellbeing officers; line managers; health & safety officers; consultants; health services providers; trade unions 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)

A 10% Early Bird discount will be applied to bookings made prior to 10th July.

Registrations can be made online here
To request a manual booking form, please email conference.admin@dodsgroup.com
 
Agenda

Please find the full agenda below:

09.00
Welcoming Session

Grace McLoughlin, Diversity & Inclusion Event Manager, Dods PLC

09.05
Chair's Introduction & Opening Address
Race in the Workplace: Interpreting the 2020 landscape

CHAIR: Rob Neil OBE, Civil Servant and Inclusion Consultant, Krystal Alliance

09.35
Race to Equality: Adapting workplace practice to support Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority staff
  • Guidance on change: analysing your organisational practice and procedure
  • Embedding a culture and ethos of compassion and trust
  • The role of wellbeing in the workplace productivity

SPEAKER: Tony Vickers-Byrne, member of the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work, Trustee at the Royal Society for Public Health and retired Chief Advisor for HR Practice, CIPD

10.15
Comfort Break
10.30
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

FACILITATOR: Gamiel Yafai, Managing Director, Diversity Marketplace

11.30
Comfort Break
11.45
'Good Diversity' Workshop: Achieving best practice in the recruitment and development of Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority staff
  • Targeting Black, Asian, & Ethnic Minority talent at recruitment stage
  • Positive action: understanding its correct use and when it is appropriate
  • Tackling the under-utilisation of skills and realising Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority representation at all levels

FACILITATOR: Gamiel Yafai, Managing Director, Diversity Marketplace

12.45
Break for Lunch
14.00
Panel Discussion:
Thinking inclusively: considerations in realising culture change
  • 'I contain multitudes': understanding the role of intersectionality in providing effect support
  • The trickle-down effect: securing senior buy-in and endorsement
  • Creating community by encouraging networks, allies and senior sponsors
  • Religion and belief: fostering a faith-friendly culture

SPEAKER: Patricia Chinyoka, Diversity & Inclusion Adviser, BITC
SPEAKER: Rax Lakhani, PR & Digital Marketing Specialist; PRCA Council Member and PRCA Diversity Network Chair

15.30
Chair's Closing Remarks

CHAIR: Rob Neil OBE, Civil Servant and Inclusion Consultant, Krystal Alliance

15.45
Event Close