Thursday 17th October 2019 (may be subject to change)


Registration & Networking


Resolutions & Solutions

Chair’s opening remarks:

Speakers include:

Dan Robertson
VERCIDA Consultancy

Sam Smethers
Chief Executive
The Fawcett Society

Omar Khan
Rowntree Trust

Kaammini Chanrai
Gender Research and Policy Manager
Business in the Community (BITC)

Additional speakers to be announced soon


Refreshments & Exhibition Viewing


Resolutions & Restoration

  • New processes for handling and escalating complaints in a proportionate way
  • Resolution process within an organisation
  • Restorative mechanisms for victims and perpetrators

Speakers include:

Dr Jana Javornik
Associate Professor, Work and Employment Relations, Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC)
Leeds University Business School

Janet Leighton
Director Of Happiness
Timpson Group Limited

Simon Fillery
Senior Consultant
Frost Included

Additional speakers to be announced soon


Lunch & Networking


GED Awards 2019

Global Equality & Diversity Awards 2019
Sponsored by HFW
Holman Fenwick Willan


Breakouts and Case Studies (Session A)

A1. Case Study: Public Service

A One City Plan for improving Race Equality in Bristol
Cllr Asher Craig
Deputy Mayor & Cabinet Lead for Communities, Equalities & Public Health
Bristol City Council
Andrew Mallin
Race Equality Strategic Leaders Group Delivery Manager
Bristol City Council

Presentation title to be confirmed
Caroline Barkley
HR Business Manager Organisational Transformation, Organisational Transformation
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
Mae Wilson
Senior HR and OD Officer
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

A2. Case Study: Discrimination in Employment

Is there a role for government programmes in workplace inclusion?
Dr Jo Ingold
Associate Professor of HRM & Public Policy, Faculty Impact Champion, Work & Employment Relations Division
Leeds University Business School

A3. Resolution Approaches

Mental health and neuro-diversity
Nicola James
Chief Executive Officer
Lexxic Ltd

A4. Restorative and Reconciliation

Exploring the barriers and enablers to building restorative practices and culture in Higher Education
Nina Harding
Belbin Team Roles Accredited Practitioner and Experienced Mediator
Clare Matysova
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager
University of East London
Elaine Yerby
Senior Lecturer in HRM
University of East London
Mariam Irshad
Student Conduct Officer
University of East London


Refreshments & Exhibition Viewing


Breakouts and Case Studies (Session B)

B1. Sport

EDI and Professional Football – CACT EDI: The Only Dedicated EDI Department in UK Professional Football
Dr Michael Seeraj
Head of EDI
Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT)

B2. Professional Education

BPP University Inclusion Team’s BAME Reverse Mentoring Programme
Nicholas Glossop
National Head: Inclusion and Learning Support/Safeguarding
BPP University and Professional Apprenticeships


Presentations to be selected from the international call for papers


Presentations to be selected from the international call for papers