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08:30 Online networking
09:05 Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
09:15 Does strength ultimately lie in society’s differences, not in its similarities?
09:30 Live audience questions and answers
09:40 Recruiting, retaining and progressing minority ethnic talent – Emerging best practice from the Race at Work Charter
09:55 How HR, D&I, executive sponsors and network leads can build bridges to advance minority ethnic talent from the “middle” to senior levels
- Share research on the role that ‘invested groups’ in the Inclusion Ecosystem© (HR, D&I, Executive Sponsors and Network Leads) play to advance minority talent in organisations
- Demonstrate how alignment and divergence of agendas explain the slow rate of change
- Offer key insights and practical actions that are evidence-based for HR, D&I, Executive Sponsors and Network Leads co-create and mobilise groups to collaborate for positive change as members of the Inclusion Ecosystem©
10:10 Panel session: Race at work - how can we accelerate progress
- The importance of culturally intelligent leadership and the need for accountability
- The role of white allies in combatting racism at work
- How collaboration across the business can enable swift action to move the dial
- Helping high-performing individuals advance in the workplace
Speakers above to be joined by the following panellists:
10:40 Break and online networking
11:05 In conversation with:
Sheree will explore her own privileges and disadvantages that have allowed her to progress in her career as an award-winning global Inclusion Leader. Through her own experiences and actively listening to others, she creates nuanced strategies in terms of inclusion at work. She will give attendees practical examples of initiatives to consider.
11:25 Case study – How Financial Times are supporting conversations around race at work and increasing disclosure and psychological safety
- Engaging all colleagues in the conversation
- The importance of visibility and role models
11:40 Breaking down conversations about race through understanding your ethnicity data
- Experiences of reporting the ethnicity pay gap one year on – what does the data really show us?
- Getting more granular by looking at social mobility and intersectionality
- Does BAME or BME really work as a grouping?
11:55 Panel session with audience Q&A – Steps to creating a workplace culture where all talent can thrive
Speakers above to be joined by:
12.25 Lunch break and online networking
13:20 How imposter syndrome and racism overlap – and what can be done to tackle it
- What is imposter syndrome
- When it is most likely to occur and its impact
- Actions you can take to counter it
13:40 Black Lives Matter and micro-aggressions at work: Turning a challenge into an opportunity
- Why do ‘Black Lives Matter’ and how does this translate into the workplace?
- What are micro-aggressions and how do they show up in the workplace?
- Personal examples and the impact they have in a professional setting
- The challenges of being a high profile, visible minority
- What it takes to have honest conversations about micro-aggressions
- The opportunities and benefits in having those conversations
- The important role and positive impact of allies
14:00 Live audience questions & answers
14:20 2020 - The opportunity to think differently about talent, build a more diverse pipeline and be a workplace that embraces differences
14:35 One to one conversation - The vital role of middle managers
- Mentoring and sponsorship and the difference between the two
- Providing networking opportunities for team members to be visible
- Working with managers to tackle bias, challenge and call out micro-incivilities
14:55 Panel session with audience Q&A – Attracting, retaining and progressing minority ethnic talent
- Authentic and engaging content and communications to attract diverse talent
- Widening your search for talent and ensuring social mobility through your recruitment process
- Encouraging colleagues to share their stories and be comfortable with being a role model for others
15:25 Break and online networking
15:50 Who Cares?... Half a Million and Rising that's who
- The Carers landscape
- The cultural aspect of being a Carer
- The impact and considerations for individuals in the workplace
- Practical solutions for Carers and Carers inclusion overall
- The benefits of getting it right
16:05 One to one conversation - Empowering employee networks
- Aligning networks with organisation goals and ensuring they are inclusive and not exclusive
- The vital role networks play in holding companies accountable for equality and opportunities for progression
- Steps to building collaboration between your networks
- Inspiring curiosity and opening up conversations between your senior and junior talent
- Partnering with other companies and helping local communities