(programme may be subject to change)

9:30-10:50

PLENARY ONE
Business behaviour, front and centre

09:30

Chair’s Introduction
Nita Clarke OBE
Director
IPA

09:40

Keynote address: How coronavirus has affected equality and human rights
Rebecca Hilsenrath
Chief Executive
Equality and Human Rights Commission

10:00

Questions from the online audience

10:10

Global insights coming out of COVID-19
Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP
Chair
IMF- World Bank Global Parliamentary Network
UK Chair
All Party Group on Inclusive Growth

10:25

Panel discussion
Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP
Chair
IMF-World Bank Global Parliamentary Network
Chair
All-Party Parliamentary Group on Inclusive Growth
Marc McKenna-Coles
Global Diversity & Inclusion Manager
Lloyd’s of London, Insurance Market
Atif Choudhury
Chief Executive
Diversity and Ability Ltd

11:00

Comfort Break

11:15-13:00

PLENARY TWO
Fairness & disparity – the challenge in the UK

11:15

Chair’s opening remarks
Nita Clarke OBE
Director
IPA

11:20

The role of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities
Dr Tony Sewell CBE
Chair
Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities

11:40

Scrutiny and transparency
Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP
Chair
Women and Equalities Select Committee

12:00

A city view
Marvin Rees
Mayor of Bristol

12:20

Panel discussion and questions from the online audience

12:50

GED AWARDS 2020
Presentation of GED 2020 Awards & Commendations

13:45

Lunch Break

13:45-14:45

New insights & approaches to tackling inequality

Workshop 1

Why midlife matters: supporting people during the menopause

Lead by:
Katie Day & Dr Roger Prentis
Directors
RDP International Ltd

Workshop outline
    • Positioning the menopause
    • The business case
    • A UK example of the current legal requirements
    • The impact on women and those around them
    • So, the menopause, what is it exactly?
    • How to open the conversation at work
    • Workplace best practice:
      • Practical adjustments
      • Culture change
    • External resources
    • Actions

Workshop 2

The global impact of reframing (dis)ability – a celebratory model

Lead by:
Atif Choudhury
Chief Executive
Diversity and Ability Ltd
Meghan Reed
Training and Innovations Lead
Diversity and Ability Ltd

Workshop outline
  • Disability perceptions around the world
  • Individual hidden intersections
  • Applying the celebratory model, embracing anticipatory inclusion
  • Final thoughts and questions

14:45

Comfort Break

15:00-16:30

PLENARY THREE
Emerging challenges and dilemmas

15:00

Chair’s opening remarks
Neil Stewart
Editorial Director
Equality & Diversity Hub
The new workplace: inclusion and participation in a Post COVID-19 workforce

15:05

Dan Robertson
Director
Vercida Consulting
Chair
Lord Mayor of London’s Power of Inclusion Network

15:20

Stephen Frost
Chief Executive
Frost Included

15:35

Nita Clarke OBE
Director
IPA

15:50

Panel discussion and questions from the online audience
History catching up

16:00

The past and present
Professor Kehinde Andrews
Professor of Black Studies
Birmingham City University

16:15

An Inclusion Ecosystem approach to diversifying leadership: A case study
Dr Doyin Atewologun
Director
Delta Alpha Psi
Academic Advisor
The Parker Review

16:30

Panel discussion and questions from the online audience

16:45

Programme closes