24 Nov 2020| Online

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Tuesday 24th November 2020 | Online

Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority staff are over-qualified and underpromoted in workplaces across the UK. Consequently, neither organisations nor individuals are achieving their potential, with a cost of up to £24bn per annum for the UK economy.

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: Supporting BAME Colleagues in the Workplace’ to receive crucial expert guidance on how to foster a more representative workforce and create 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 Birmingham on 26th January 2021. Click here to view the event page. 

Click here to view the full agenda

Speakers include:
  • Katy Bennett, Diversity and Inclusion Consulting Director, PWC
  • Patricia Chinyoka, Diversity & Inclusion Adviser, BITC
  • Rob Neil OBE, Civil Servant and Inclusion Consultant, Krystal Alliance 
  • Gamiel Yafai, Managing Director, Diversity Marketplace

  • 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

Why attend? 
  • Learn how to remove the barriers to Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority employees' employment and progression 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)

Registrations can be made online here

 

Agenda
09.00
Welcome from Dods D&I

Grace McLoughlin, Diversity and 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

SPEAKER: 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 to realise Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority representation at all levels

SPEAKER: Gamiel Yafai, Managing Director, Diversity Marketplace

12.45
Break for Lunch
13.45
Lightning Session: Addressing the Ethnicity Pay Gap
  • Understanding the implications of the ethnicity pay gap for business
  • Gathering data: encouraging disclosure and participation amongst staff
  • Interrogating the usefulness of the 'BAME' label

SPEAKER: Katy Bennett, Diversity and Inclusion Consulting Director, PWC

14.10
Comfort break
14.15
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

15.35
Chair’s Closing Remarks

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

15.45
Event Close