09:00 - 09:30

Registration, Tea and Coffee

09:30 - 09:40

Chair's Opening Remarks

Jiten Patel

Director and Equality & Diversity Expert, Diversync

09:40 - 10:10

Case Study: Driving Racial Equality Through Data-Led Approaches

  • Nottinghamshire County Council’s ‘data journey’ including the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) pilot project
  • Setting bold targets, monitoring ethnicity pay gaps and tracking progress around racial equality issues through the use of data
  • Building a culture of trust, transparency and belonging to enable staff disclosure
  • Converting data and insights into action plans to deliver long-term tangible change
Live Q&A
09:40 - 09:50
Tarig Singh

Tarig Singh

Equalities Officer, Nottinghamshire County Council

10:10 - 10:40

Case Study: Effective Talent Management of Black and Asian Staff

  • Understanding disparities in career progression for Black and Asian staff through the collection and analysis of diversity data
  • Exploration of BMJ’s ringfenced internal career development programme for Black and Asian staff
  • Involving BME Staff in the development and design of EDI initiatives and programmes
  • Implementation of one-to-one career development consultation, mentoring circles, and sponsorship scheme
  • Effeceer development schemes to demonstrate value for money
Live Q&A
10:10 - 10:30

Margherita Zorzetto

Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Acquisition Manager , British Medical Journal

10:40 - 11:10

Spreading Anti-Racism and Cultural Inclusion Within and Beyond the Organisation

  • Delivering action plans for equalities & diversity and racial and cultural inclusion
  • Embedding anti-racism across the organisation through the use of staff training
  • Externalising equality and diversity for customers, service-users and residents
Live Q&A
10:50 – 11:10

Mathurini Visakan

Equalities and Systems Change Lead, London Borough of Camden Council

11:10 - 11:40

Networking, Tea and Coffee Break

Meet your colleagues and make new connections

11:40 - 12:10

Case Study: Staff Networks Leading the Charge on Racial and Cultural Inclusion at Work

  • Role of staff networks in creating safe spaces, capturing staff feedback and driving organisational change
  • Practical examples of staff networks shifting the culture on racial equality at work
  • Resourcing staff network chairs effectively to maximise their capabilities
  • Wellbeing considerations for active members/leaders of staff network
Live Q&A
11:45 - 12:10
Owen Chinembiri

Owen Chinembiri

Senior Implementation Lead,, NHS Race & Health Observatory

12:10 - 12:55

Conversations in Leadership Panel: Executive-Level Race Allies and Champions

  • Breaking down the concept of allyship and how to effectively support Black and Asian staff at work
  • Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable to successfully broach the subject of race
  • Utilising positions of leadership to dictate change and combat inequality at the highest levels of an organisation

Jeff Greenidge

Chair of the Board of Directors and Director for Diversity, Groundwork Wales & The Association of Colleges

Rashik Parmar FBCS MBE

Retired IBM Fellow and Vice President Technology - Europe, IBM

12:55 - 13:00

Chair’s Closing Remarks

13:00 - 13:45

Networking Lunch

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