Global Equality & Diversity 2016:

Embracing Transparency – Demonstrating Impact

Wednesday 23rd November 2016

London Marriott West India Quay Hotel

22 Hertsmere Road, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4ED

University of East London

Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Busines

Contributors Include

By 2017, 8000 companies will be affected by the government focus on transparency, with 4000 public sector organisations coming under the microscope shortly afterwards.
Every company and organisation will have to research, make transparent their position and address their social impact on equality and inclusion. The Global Equality and Diversity Conference will map out and recognise the leading work in this area.

GED 2016, supported by E&Y National Equality Standard; Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion; WEConnect International and Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business and Diversity Jobs, will give you the tools you need to get up to speed on government policy and appreciate its impact on your organisation.

The programme will address the following questions:

  • How is ‘diversity’ perceived and accounted for by organisations?
  • How are organisations preparing for new transparency legislation?
  • What kind of processes and policies are introduced and which are successful?
  • What are the challenges related to devising and implementing equality and inclusion policy in organisations?
  • How do individuals experience inclusion in the workplace?
  • How diversity and equality commitments and track records are published to customers and stakeholders

Topics will include:

  • Diversity and the competitive edge – Understanding business impact
  • Experiencing ethnicity, spirituality, parenting, social justice and workplace diversity
  • Workplace diversity measures – data collection, methodologies and outcome assessments
  • Best practice case studies: gender, sexuality, age and work-life balance, alternative working patterns
  • Regulation of work and professional identities
  • Relationship between policy and career trajectories, intersectional identities and diversities in the globalising workplace
  • Education and opportunity, opening international and national diversity and inclusion.

With every company and organisation having to make transparent their social impact on equality and diversity, GED 2016 will give you the tools you need to get up to speed on government policy and appreciate its impact on your business.
Watch GED 2015 case studies from those businesses already ahead of the game:

Who Should Attend?

The conference will attract business and public sector staff with responsibility for equality, diversity and inclusion strategy and implementation, including:

HR Directors | Talent Managers | Heads of Equality and Diversity | Research Directors | Business Development Directors | Board Members | Academics and Researchers | Business Research and Development | Sector Specific Experts | Recruitment Personnel | Careers Personnel | Charities and Stakeholder Organisations | Workforce Transformation Managers

Who Will Be Attending

The following organisations are sending at least one participant:

Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) | Buckinghamshire County Council | Channel 4 | Chartered Institute of Management | CIPD | Common Purpose | Cranfield University, School of Management | Dalhousie University | Department of Energy and Climate Change | Design by Diversity | EMOpSS | ENEI | Equal Opportunity Commission | Equality Edge | Ernst & Young LLP | General Medical Council | Goldsmiths, University of London | Gowling WLG | GuildHE | Holman Fenwick Willan LLP | Home Office | House of Lords | IBM UK Limited | ICAEW | Kingston University | Lancaster University | Liverpool Hope University | Local Government Association | Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service | Mills & Reeve LLP | Mott MacDonald | Network Rail | NHS Employers | Nottingham Trent University | ORC International | QBE | Queen Mary University of London | Roche UK | Royal Navy Headquarters Scotland & Northern Ireland | SABMiller | Sheffield Hallam University | Sightsavers | Skanska UK Plc | Society of Local Government Chief Executives | Suffolk Constabulary | Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, WSL | The City Law School | The Fawcett Society | The Open University | The University of Birmingham | Ulster University | University of Cambridge | University of East London | University of Greenwich | University of Southampton | University of Strathclyde | University of the West of England | Worthing Homes Ltd

The GED Awards

Awarded for transparency, using research, making an impact

The annual GED Awards are awarded for transparency, using research, making an impact. With a special Lord Noon Award recognising outstanding individual achievement in advancing equality and diversity.