London | January 2020

9.00

Registration 

9.45

Chair’s introduction

Rob Neil,  Head of Embedding Culture Change, Department for Education

10.00

 

Keynote address: Race in the workplace: the 2020 landscape

Gift Ajimokun, Early Careers Coordinator, Penguin Random House UK and Top 10 BAME Workplace Hero 2019, The Ethniciy Awards

10.30

Addressing the barriers faced by BAME colleagues

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

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

11.30

Networking break

11.50

Keynote address: The ethnicity pay gap: your responsibilities and how to fulfil them 

Dianne Greyson, Director, Equilibrium Mediation Consulting

12.20

Workshop: Recruitment and development

  • Targeting BAME talent at the recruitment stage
  • The correct use of positive action and when it is appropriate
  • Responsible line management: boosting engagement within your workforce and tackling the under- utilisation of skills

Gamiel Yafai, Managing Director, Diversity Marketplace

13.20

Networking lunch

14.20

Keynote address: Belonging as the next step for culture change

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

14.45

Culture change & making workplaces more inclusive

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

16.15

Chair’s closing remarks

Rob Neil,  Head of Embedding Culture Change, Department for Education

16.30

Event close