26 Jan 2021| Birmingham

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Tuesday 26th January 2021 | Birmingham

BAME 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 ‘Supporting BAME Colleagues in the Workplace: Race to Equality’ 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 BAME. The day offers a space for constructive and open discussion, and an opportunity to explore your role in enacting change.

Supporting BAME Colleagues in the Workplace: Race to Equality is also taking place in London on 22nd October. Click here to view the event page. 

Click here to view the full agenda

Why attend? 
  • Learn how to remove the barriers to BAME employees' employment and progression in your workplace
  • Bring new, innovative ideas around supporting BAME colleagues back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 
  • Hear from leading figures about fostering BAME 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 BAME 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 £295 (+VAT) | 4+ Places £250 each (+VAT)
Corporate rate: 1 Place £595 (+VAT)
Charity rate: 1 Place £245 (+VAT)

A 10% Early Bird discount will be applied to bookings made prior to 1st May.

Book with total confidence

In view of the ongoing uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we want you to feel totally confident about booking onto our events. We promise the following:

  • If the Dods D&I team needs to reschedule the event, your place will automatically transfer to the new date.
  • If the Dods D&I team is unable to reschedule the event for a time within the next 12 months, you will be entitled to a full refund.
Registrations can be made online here


Chair’s introduction
Opening Address:
Race in the Workplace: interpreting the 2020 landscape
Race to Equality: adapting workplace practice to support BAME staff 
  • Guidance on change: analysing your organisational practice and procedure
  • Embedding a culture and ethos of compassion and trust
  • The role of wellbeing in workplace productivity
Networking Break
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
‘Good Diversity’ Workshop:
Achieving best practice in the recruitment and development of BAME staff
  • Targeting BAME talent at recruitment stage
  • Positive action: understanding its correct use and when it is appropriate
  • Tackling the under-utilisation of skills to realise BAME representation at all levels
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
  • Creating community by encouraging networks, allies and senior sponsors
  • Religion and belief: fostering a faith-friendly culture
Closing Keynote:
United We Stand: belonging as key to effective and holistic culture change
Chair’s Closing Remarks
Event Close