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Race to Equality: Achieving Racial Inclusion at Work

Race to Equality: Achieving Racial Inclusion at Work

Venue & Event Details

The benefits of racial inclusion at work are real and tangible; according to the McGregor-Smith review, increasing participation and progression of ethnic minorities could add up to £24bn to the UK economy each year.

With organisations being pushed to publish their ethnicity pay gap data, it is time to start addressing the disparities that exist in our workplaces.

There are numerous steps you must be taking to tackle race inequality and secure the benefits of diversity for your colleagues and organisation alike.  

Join us for ‘Race to Equality: Achieving Racial Inclusion at Work’ to receive crucial expert guidance on how to foster a more representative workforce and create positive culture change at all levels of your organisation.

Why attend?
  • Learn how to remove the barriers to Ethnic Minority employees' employment and progression in your workplace
  • Bring new, innovative ideas around supporting Ethnic Minority colleagues back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 
  • Hear from leading figures about fostering Ethnic Minority employees' skills and potential 
  • Receive on-demand video recordings and speaker presentations for your reference after the event 
  • This event is CPD certified, and contributes to your professional development


Welcome from Dods D&I
Kiren Kaur, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Dods D&I


Chair's Introduction & Opening Address
Lay of the land: Progress, barriers, and opportunities for race equality


Race to Equality: From policy to workplace practice

  • Ensuring company policies and processes provide for ethnic minority staff
  • Examining legislation around race discrimination
  • Creating procedures for cases of harassment or grievance
  • Cultivating a culture and ethos of compassion and trust


Comfort Break


Cultural Intelligence Workshop: Working confidently in different cultures

  • Understanding and defining cultural intelligence
  • Equipping yourself and your organisation with the tools to think differently and increase engagement
  • Tackling cultural biases and driving forward success
SPEAKER: Gamiel Yafai, Managing Director, Diversity MarketPlace


Comfort Break


Good Diversity’ workshop: Achieving best practice in the recruitment and development of ethnic minority staff

  • Targeting ethnic minority talent at recruitment stage
  • Positive action: understanding its correct use and when it is appropriate
  • Tackling the under-utilisation of skills to realise Black, Asian & ethnic minority representation at all levels
SPEAKER: Gamiel Yafai, Managing Director, Diversity Marketplace


Break for Lunch


Lightning Session: Ethnicity pay gap reporting

  • Understanding the legal, HR process, and data protection implications  
  • Data gathering: Getting the narrative and action plan right
  • Creating a trusting environment for disclosure and participation among staff


Comfort Break

14:35 Lightning Session: Allyship in the workplace

How to be an active anti-racist ally

  • Seizing the opportunity to explore your role in enacting change
  • Fostering constructive and open conversations
15:00 Comfort Break

Panel Discussion
Thinking inclusively: Considerations in realising culture change

  • 'I contain multitudes': Understanding the role of intersectionality in providing effective support
  • The trickle-down effect: Securing senior buy-in and endorsement
  • Religion and belief: fostering a faith-friendly culture


Chair’s Closing Remarks


Event Close




Date & time
Thursday 9th December 2021 09.00 - 16.30
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For registration queries, please contact: 0207 593 5739
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