Agenda

Agenda

09:15

Registration & refreshments

10.00

Chair’s opening address

10:15

Challenging the stigma: encouraging an open culture in your workplace 

• The benefits of a healthy workforce

• Removing the mental health stigma and encouraging open conversations surrounding mental health

• Raising awareness of mental health in your workplace

• Encouraging senior level buy- in and promoting leadership accountability for mental health

11.15

Networking and Refreshment Break

11:45

Preparing your work force: training your staff to tackle mental health

• Examining the role of mental health champions and first aiders 

• Implementing effective mental health policies to protect employees

• Promoting effective people management and preparing leadership for difficult conversations

• Monitoring employee mental health

• Engaging with wellness at work strategies

13:15

Networking Lunch

14.15

Supporting your staff from the inside: building a support strategy and the role of staff networks

• Providing help for your staff- the role of staff networks and EAPs

• Raising awareness of the help available to your staff

• Promoting a healthy work- life balance to your employees

• Creating a healthy and supportive working environment

15.45

Chair's closing remarks

16.00

Conference close

Manchester

09:15

Registration & refreshments

10.00

Chair’s opening address

10:15

Challenging the stigma: encouraging an open culture in your workplace 

• The benefits of a healthy workforce

• Removing the mental health stigma and encouraging open conversations surrounding mental health

• Raising awareness of mental health in your workplace

• Encouraging senior level buy- in and promoting leadership accountability for mental health

11.15

Networking and Refreshment Break

11:45

Preparing your work force: training your staff to tackle mental health

• Examining the role of mental health champions and first aiders 

• Implementing effective mental health policies to protect employees

• Promoting effective people management and preparing leadership for difficult conversations

• Monitoring employee mental health

• Engaging with wellness at work strategies

13:15

Networking Lunch

14.15

Supporting your staff from the inside: building a support strategy and the role of staff networks

• Providing help for your staff- the role of staff networks and EAPs

• Raising awareness of the help available to your staff

• Promoting a healthy work- life balance to your employees

• Creating a healthy and supportive working environment

15.45

Chair's closing remarks

16.00

Conference close

Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

09.00

Registration and refreshments

10.00

Chair's Introduction

10.15

Challenging the stigma: how to encourage an open culture in your workplace

  • A healthy workforce as a competitive advantage 
  • Encouraging senior level buy- in to tackle the issue
  • Encouraging open conversations about mental health amongst your staff
  • Raising awareness of mental health in your workplace

11.15

Networking and refreshment Break

11.45

Preparing your work force: training your staff to protect their mental health

  • The role of mental health champions and mental health first aiders
  • Monitoring employee mental health and promoting leadership accountability
  • Promoting effective people management and preparing leadership for difficult conversations

13.15

Lunch

14.15

Supporting your staff from the inside: building a support strategy and the role of staff networks

  • Writing and communicating a clear mental health policy
  • Raising awareness of the help available to your staff
  • The role of staff networks and EAPs
  • Promoting a healthy work- life balance to your employees
  • Helping your staff during the return to work process

15.45

Chair's closing remarks

16.00

Conference close

London | 26 February 2019

9.00

Registration

9.45

Chair's introduction

Chloe Chambraud, Gender Equality Director, Business in the Community

10.00

Understanding the barriers for women in the workplace

  • Encouraging effective management of women in the workplace
  • Developing women’s confidence in the workplace
  • Recognising talent and tackling the under-utilisation of skills
  • Supporting women through flexible working & child care

Laura Heywood, HR Business Partner, HR & OD, Greater London Authority

Shaun McNally, Chief Executive, Legal Aid Agency

Samantha Rennie, Executive Director, Rosa

11.30

Networking break

12.00

Recruiting more women and ensuring that they progress

  • Rethinking recruitment strategies and targeting female talent 
  • Supporting female talent and creating a truly inclusive environment 
  • Confronting unconscious bias and the role of positive action
  • Boosting engagement and innovation in your team

Debbie Epstein, Senior Inclusion and Diversity Consultant, Inclusive Employers

13.15

Networking lunch 

14.00

Culture change & making workplaces more women friendly

  • Treating diversity as a business objective and taking more decisive action
  • Addressing intersectionality in the workplace
  • The role of men as agents of change
  • Enhancing the opportunities of women by challenging the gender roles of men

Chloe Chambraud, Gender Equality DirectorBusiness in the Community

Anne-Marie Archard, Director of the London Leadership Academy and member of London Women's Leadership Network

Chris Naylor, Chief Executive, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Adrienne Burgess, Joint CEO and Head of Research, The Fatherhood Institute

15.45

Chair’s closing remarks

Chloe Chambraud, Gender Equality DirectorBusiness in the Community

16.00

Close

Manchester | 28 March 2019

9.00

Registration

9.45

Chair's introduction

Sharon Pegg, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist

10.00

Understanding the barriers for women in the workplace

  • Encouraging effective management of women in the workplace
  • Developing women’s confidence in the workplace
  • Recognising talent and tackling the under-utilisation of skills
  • Supporting women through flexible working & child care

Cllr Sue Murphy, Deputy Leader, Manchester City Council

Adaobi Ifeachor, Co-chair, Women at the BBC, BBC

Tina Hallett, Former Partner and first Chair of the PwC Women’s Network, Price Waterhouse Coopers

11.30

Networking break

12.00

Recruiting more women and ensuring that they progress

  • Rethinking recruitment strategies and targeting female talent
  • Supporting female talent and creating a truly inclusive environment 
  • Confronting unconscious bias and the role of positive action
  • Boosting engagement and innovation in your team

13.15

Networking lunch 

14.15

Culture change & making workplaces more women friendly

  • Treating diversity as a business objective and taking more decisive action
  • Addressing intersectionality in the workplace
  • The role of men as agents of change
  • Enhancing the opportunities of women by challenging the gender roles of men 

Franstine Jones, Vice President, National Black Police Association 

Adrienne Burgess, Joint CEO and Head of Research, The Fatherhood Institute

15.45

Chair’s closing remarks

Sharon Pegg, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist

16.00

Close

London | April 2019

9.00

Registration 

9.45

Chair’s introduction

Wayne McColin, Vice Treasurer, Asian Fire Service Association

10.00

 

Understanding the barriers faced by BAME colleagues

  • The business case for diversity and engaging non-BAME colleagues in the process
  • Achieving leadership buy-in
  • Moving from unconscious bias to race fluency
  • Analysing race in the workplace and using targets to drive diversity and inclusion forward

Elijah Lawal, Google UK & Ireland Communications & Public Affairs Manager, Google

Rukasana Bhaijee, Senior Manager of Workforce Advisory, EY

Elliott Rae, Head of Project Race, Defra and Founder, Music.Football.Fatherhood

11.30

Networking break

12.00

 

Recruitment and development

  • Targeting BAME talent at the recruitment stage
  • The correct use of positive action and when it is appropriate
  • Boosting engagement within your workforce and tackling the under- utilisation of skills
  • Understanding the ethnicity pay gap and gap reporting

Gamiel Yafai, Managing Director, Diversity Marketplace 

Asif Sadiq, Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, The Telegraph

13.15

Networking lunch

14.15

Culture change & making workplaces more inclusive

  • The role played by networks, sponsorship, mentors & champions
  • Addressing intersectionality in the workplace
  • Discussing whether the BAME label helps or hinders workplace diversity
  • Meeting the requirements of each individual group under the BAME umbrella

Franstine Jones, Vice President, National Black Police Association 

Bernadette Thompson, Co Chair Race to the Top G6/7 Network, Ministry of Justice

Marcia Morgan, Reconfiguration Team, Prison Estate Transformation Programme

15.45

Chair’s closing remarks

Wayne McColin, Vice Treasurer, Asian Fire Service Associastion

16.00

Close

Manchester | May 2019

9.00

Registration 

9.45

Chair’s introduction

Jagtar Singh, Diversity and Inclusion Expert

10.00

 

Understanding the barriers faced by BAME colleagues

  • The business case for diversity and engaging non-BAME colleagues in the process
  • Achieving leadership buy-in
  • Moving from unconscious bias to race fluency
  • Analysing race in the workplace and using targets to drive diversity and inclusion forward

Rukasana Bhaijee, Senior Manager of Workforce Advisory, EY

11.30

Networking break

12.00

 

Recruitment and development

  • Targeting BAME talent at the recruitment stage
  • The correct use of positive action and when it is appropriate
  • Boosting engagement within your workforce and tackling the under- utilisation of skills
  • Understanding the ethnicity pay gap and gap reporting

Yasmin Bukhari, Bridging Cultures Coordinator, Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service, and National Chair, Asian Fire Service Association

Asif Sadiq, Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, The Telegraph

13.15

Networking lunch

14.15

Culture change & making workplaces more inclusive

  • The role played by networks, sponsorship, mentors & champions
  • Addressing intersectionality in the workplace
  • Discussing whether the BAME label helps or hinders workplace diversity
  • Meeting the requirements of each individual group under the BAME umbrella

Franstine Jones, Vice President, National Black Police Association 

Atiha Chaudry, Chair, Greater Manchester BME Network

Rosie Clark, Senior Inclusion and Diversity Consultant - North, Inclusive Employers

15.45

Chair’s closing remarks

Jagtar Singh, Diversity and Inclusion Expert

16.00

Close

Parents London | June 2019

9.00

Registration

10.00

Chair's opening remarks

Tina Miller, Professor of Sociology, Oxford Brookes University

10.15

Policy update: an overview of current parental leave policies

  • The positive implications of a competitive parental leave policy
  • A review of the current Shared Parental Leave (SPL) programme, its opportunities and limitations
  • An update on current statutory maternity and paternity leave policies
  • How to develop a mutually beneficial parental leave programme for employers and employees

Sian Elliott, Women's Equality Policy Officer, Equality and Strategy Department, Trade Union Congress

Dr Emma Banister, Senior Lecturer in Consumer Research, Work and Equalities Institute, The University of Manchester

Kaammini Chanrai, Campaign, research and policy manager, Business in the Community

11.45

Networking break

12.15

Panel session

Managing alternative families: ensuring equal consideration for all parents

  • A panel of parents and experts explore the limitations of traditional parental leave policies and their ability to meet the needs of modern families.

Louise Miller, Senior Content Designer, Government Digital Service

Elliott Rae, Founder of MusicFootballFatherhood and Head of Defra’s Project Race

13.15

Networking lunch

14.15

Exploring best practise: changing workplace culture to the benefit of all

  • The benefits of a flexible working program and how to build one into your workplace
  • Managing the return to work process for mothers and fathers
  • Exploring the benefits of active fathering and removing the stigma surrounding paternity leave

15.45

Chair's closing remarks

Tina Miller, Professor of Sociology, Oxford Brookes University

16.00

Event close

LGBT Manchester | July 2019

9.00

Registration

9.45

Chair's opening remarks

Richard Mckenna, Director, Inclusive Employers

10.00

 

Understanding the barriers faced by LGBT Colleagues

  • Understanding legal responsibilities: what obligations do employers have to LGBT staff?
  • Promoting bi and trans visibility in the workplace
  • Constructing comprehensive and inclusive policies for each individual LGBT group
  • Achieving leadership buy-in: how to encourage open-minded and responsible attitudes to team management
  • Engaging with the majority to create a shift in attitudes and remove stigma

Yassine Senghor, Client Account Manager, Stonewall

11.30

Networking break

12.00

Recruitment and development

  • Rethinking recruitment strategies and exploring unconscious bias
  • Promoting and recognising LGBT talent within the existing workforce
  • Boosting engagement within your organisation and tackling the under-utilisation of LGBT skills
  • Data and records: using equality monitoring exercises and staff surveys to effectively assess progress

13.15

Networking lunch

14.15

Encouraging a positive culture change

  • Promoting an environment where people feel safe to be themselves
  • Harnessing communication: utilising clear and concise messaging from team leaders
  • Challenging homophobic, biphobic and transphobic language and behaviour
  • The role of the ‘ally’: promoting solidarity within the current workforce
  • Building and maintaining progressive staff networks

Karen Cooke, Chair of Enfys the LGBT+ staff network, Cardiff University

15.45

 

Chair's closing remarks

Richard Mckenna, Director, Inclusive Employers

16.00

Event close

LGBT | June 2019

9.00

Registration

9.45

Chair's opening remarks

Richard Mckenna, Director, Inclusive Employers

10.00

 

Understanding the barriers faced by LGBT Colleagues

  • Understanding legal responsibilities: what obligations do employers have to LGBT staff?
  • Promoting bi and trans visibility in the workplace
  • Constructing comprehensive and inclusive policies for each individual LGBT group
  • Achieving leadership buy-in: how to encourage open-minded and responsible attitudes to team management
  • Engaging with the majority to create a shift in attitudes and remove stigma

Yassine Senghor, Client Account Manager, Stonewall

Jade Fraser, Diversity & Inclusion Manager UK&E and Head of LGBT Community UK&E, Serco 

11.30

Networking break

12.00

Recruitment and development

  • Rethinking recruitment strategies and exploring unconscious bias
  • Promoting and recognising LGBT talent within the existing workforce
  • Boosting engagement within your organisation and tackling the under-utilisation of LGBT skills
  • Data and records: using equality monitoring exercises and staff surveys to effectively assess progress

13.15

Networking lunch

14.15

Encouraging a positive culture change

  • Promoting an environment where people feel safe to be themselves
  • Harnessing communication: utilising clear and concise messaging from team leaders
  • Challenging homophobic, biphobic and transphobic language and behaviour
  • The role of the ‘ally’: promoting solidarity within the current workforce
  • Building and maintaining progressive staff networks

Karen Cooke, Chair of Enfys the LGBT+ staff network, Cardiff University

15.45

 

Chair's closing remarks

Richard Mckenna, Director, Inclusive Employers

16.00

Event close

London | June 2019

9.00

Registration

9.45

Chair's opening remarks

10.00

Understanding the importance of workplace wellbeing 

  • Understanding the business case for investing in a healthy workplace culture and promoting it to leadership
  • Establishing the relationship between employee wellness and the retention of talent
  • Considering the high levels of stress and fatigue and their impact on staff performance
  • Managing the implications of ‘any time, any place’ work

Shehzana Mamujee​, Policy and Research Analyst, British Safety Council and co-author, 'Not just free fruit' report

Tony Vickers- Byrne, Chief Adviser for HR Practice, CIPD

11.15

Networking break

11.45

 Preparing your work force

  • Exploring knowledgeable and capable line management
  • Promoting resilience in your workforce and monitoring employee mental health
  • Considering reasonable adjustments for long term health conditions
  • Managing absence levels and presenteeism
  • Investigating the impact of technology on staff and reasonable adjustment

Superintendent Sean Russell, Director of Implementation for Mental Health,Wellbeing and Radical Prevention, West Midlands Combined Authority

13.15

Networking lunch

14.15

Looking forward: Workplace wellbeing initiatives

  • Constructing a strategic and holistic approach to workplace wellbeing
  • Exploring cost effective wellbeing initiatives: best practice examples
  • Tailoring policies and practices to the needs of the employee and the organisation
  • Integrating wellbeing into your day to day organisational practises

Mark Hashimi, Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Hammersmith & Fulham Mind

15.45

Chair's closing remarks

16.00

Event end

July 2019

9.00

Registration

10.00

Chair’s Introduction

10.15

Overcoming the barriers faced by employers

  • Reframing the term disability and unpicking what it entails
  • Improving communications to ensure staff are aware of their rights
  • Establishing what financial aid is available for disability employers
  • Understanding your legal obligations to disabled employees

Kamran Mallick, CEO, Disability Rights UK 

11.30

Networking break

12.00

Recruiting people with a disability and ensuring they progress

  • Engaging with disabled candidates when advertising opportunities
  • Updating recruitment processes to enable fair representation
  • Recognising the needs of individuals in your current workforce
  • Ensuring there are adequate progression pathways and that high-level roles are accessible

13.15

Networking lunch

14.15

Modernising workplace culture

  • Promoting responsible line management and enabling workers to feel confident in making their requirements known
  • The role of networks and champions in influencing workplace culture
  • Reasonable adjustments and when they should be made
  • Exploring the benefits of flexible working and the role of technology

15.45

Chair's closing remarks

16.00

Event end