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Race to Equality: Supporting BAME Colleagues in the Workplace

Race to Equality: Supporting BAME Colleagues in the Workplace

Venue & Event Details

Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority staff are over-qualified and underpromoted in workplaces across the UK. Consequently, neither organisations nor individuals are achieving their potential, with a cost of up to £24bn per annum for the UK economy.

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 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 Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority employees' employment and progression in your workplace
  • Bring new, innovative ideas around supporting Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority colleagues back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 
  • Hear from leading figures about fostering Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority employees' skills and potential 
  • Earn a CPD certificate for your personal progression
  • Enjoy an opportunity to network with expert speakers and fellow colleagues 




Chair's Introduction & Opening Address

'Our Perfect Storm': Interpreting the 2020 landscape

CHAIR: Rob Neil OBE, Inclusion Consultant & Director, Krystal Alliance


Race to Equality: Ensuring workplace practice supports the wellbeing of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Staff

  • Understanding the implications of Covid-19 for the BAME community
  • Guidance on change: analysing your organisational practice and procedure
  • Embedding 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


Comfort Break


‘Good Diversity’ Workshop:
Achieving best practice in the recruitment and development of BAME staff

  • Targeting Black, Asian & 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


Break for Lunch


Lightning Session: Addressing the Ethnicity Pay Gap

  • Understanding the implications of the ethnicity pay gap for business
  • Gathering data: encouraging disclosure and participation amongst staff
  • Interrogating the usefulness of the 'BAME' label


Comfort Break


Panel Discussion:
Thinking inclusively: considerations in realising culture change

  • 'I contain multitudes': understanding the role of intersectionality in providing effect support
  • The trickle-down effect: securing senior buy-in and endorsement
  • Creating community by encouraging networks, allies and senior sponsors
  • Religion and belief: fostering a faith-friendly culture


Chair’s Closing Remarks

CHAIR: Rob Neil OBE, Civil Servant and Inclusion Consultant, Krystal Alliance


Event Close


Date & time
Tuesday 18th May 2021 09.00 - 16.15
London & Online
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For registration queries, please contact: 0207 593 5739