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Global Equality & Diversity Conference & Awards Experiencing Diversity in the Workplace #gedconf2015
25 Nov 2015

GED 2015 is part of a 3 year project dedicated to exploring personal and organisational experiences of change in workplace diversity.

This multi-disciplinary conference mixes business experience with academic research to stimulate debate and understanding of the way in which individuals and organisations understand and experience diversity in the workplace.

This international conference features global perspectives on equality and diversity facilitating sharing of knowledge and expertise between researchers and sector specific experts. The conference will offer the tools to stay up-to-date and at the forefront of good practice in equality and will feature the latest research in the field.

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Baroness Oona King, Diversity Executive, Channel 4
Chair’s opening remarks

Professor Nora Ann Colton, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), University of East London.

Trevor Phillips OBE, former chair, Equality and Human Rights Commission
2020 visions 2020: focused on diversity

Maks Belitski, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Henley Business School, University of Reading
Cultural diversity and technology in explaining entrepreneurial dynamics in cities

Dr Alexandre Tandé, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, Germany
Implementing diversity plans in Brussels: a contribution to social justice?

Questions and discussion
Presentation of GED Awards
Baroness Oona King
Trevor Phillips OBE
David Robinson, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP

Seminar A1: Health
Workplace Diversity Measures in the NHS
Paul Deemer, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, NHS Employers
Kate Milton, Senior Manager: Equality and Health
Inequalities (Workforce, Training and Delivery), NHS England
Habib Naqvi, Equality Lead, NHS England

Seminar A2: Police
Perspectives on workforce diversity: a context-based approach to understanding diversity and equality in the police service
Dr Kenisha Linton, Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, Kingston University, London
Achieving a representative police service in diverse Britain
Fiona Washington, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, West Midlands Police
Police Constable Khizra Dhindsa, West Midlands Police

Seminar A3: Management
Best practice case study of a staff diversity network – Religion & Ethnic Minority (REM) Network, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
Tania Celani, Vice-Chair and Iris Anderson, Chair, REM Network, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The class ceiling: social mobility into Britain’s elite occupations
Sam Friedman, Assistant Professor in Sociology, London School of Economics

Seminar A4: Business
Company case studies: transformation strategies
Dan Robertson, Diversity & Inclusion Director, Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion
Liza String, , Group Head of Organisational Talent and Diversity, Royal Mail

Seminar B1: Government
Dealing (or not) with ethnicity in universalistic contexts? The case of diversity policies in Belgium and France
Dr Alexandre Tandé, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, Germany

Seminar B2: Education - Staff diversity
A grass-roots approach to tackling gender equality, Astrea: A best practice case study

Alice Chilver, Co-Founder, Astrea, University College London (UCL)

Panel discussion 1:
Diversity, equality and inclusion at the Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown
Fionnuala Darby, Department of Business and Dr Bríd Ní Chonaill, Department of Humanities, Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown, Dublin

Seminar B3: Business
Diversity - the business case
Realising performance impacts. Competitive advantage and performance outcomes
Arun Batra, Chief Executive, National Equality Standard

Seminar C1: Academic
Gender diversity in the university sector: an exploration of the gendered nature of academic leadership
Professor Colette Fagan, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Dr Nina Teasdale, Research Associate, The Manchester School of Social Sciences and School of Pharmacy, University of Manchester

Work regulation and professional identities: the case of the UK veterinary sector
Dr Lorna Treanor, Lecturer in Management, Ulster University Business School, Ulster University

Seminar C2: Academic
What is inclusive leadership? A systematic review of the evidence
Dr Doyin Atewologun, Lecturer in Organisational Leadership and Learning
Tinu Cornish, Chartered and Registered Organisational Psychologist

Coping with difference before “a proper job”: narratives and commonplace diversity in higher education
Dr Daniel Hartley, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Organisational Learning Research Group, School of Business & Management, Queen Mary, University of London

Panel discussion 2:
Aparajita’ – The Invincible Woman: a diversity initiative - a best practice study of a ‘systemic’ diversity initiative at GENPACT
Sonali Jain, Assistant Vice President (Human Resources), GENPACT
Namrataa Arora Singh, Founder and Coach, Life Beyond Motherhood

What's on now:
Seminar C3: Business panel
New approaches to equality and diversity
Liz Bingham OBE, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Plenary session two: Refocussing equality and diversity after Cameron
Chair: Dr Jennifer Randall, Director of Civic Engagement, University of East London
Paul Deemer, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, NHS Employers
Alice Streatfeild, Associate Director, ORC International
Arun Batra, Chief Executive, National Equality Standard
Dan Robertson, Diversity & Inclusion Director, Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion

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