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Global Equality & Diversity 2016: Embracing Transparency - Demonstrating Impact By 2017, 8000 companies will be affected by the government focus on transparency, with 4000 public sector organisations coming under the microscope shortly afterwards. Every company and organisation will have to research, make transparent their position and address their social impact on equality and inclusion. The Global Equality and Diversity Conference will map out and recognise the leading work in this area. GED 2016, supported by E&Y National Equality Standard; Employers Network for  Equality & Inclusion; WEConnect International and Noon Centre for Equality and  Diversity Jobs, will give you the tools you need to get up to speed on government policy and appreciate its impact on your organisation. The programme will address the following questions:
  • How is ‘diversity’ perceived and accounted for by organisations?
  • How are organisations preparing for new transparency legislation?
  • What kind of processes and policies are introducedand which are successful?
  • What are the challenges related to devising and implementing equality and inclusion policy in organisations?
  • How do individuals experienceinclusion in the workplace?
  • How diversity and equality commitments and track records are published to customers and stakeholders
Topics will include:
  • Diversity and the competitive edge – Understanding business impact
  • Experiencing ethnicity, spirituality, parenting, social justice and workplace diversity
  • Workplace diversity measures – data collection, methodologies and outcome assessments
  • Best practice case studies: gender, sexuality, age and work-life balance, alternative working patterns
  • Regulation of work and professional identities
  • Relationship between policy and career trajectories, intersectional identities and diversities in the globalising workplace
  • Education and opportunity, opening international and national diversity and inclusion.
With every company and organisation having to make transparent their social impact on equality and diversity, GED 2016 will give you the tools you need to get up to speed on government policy and appreciate its impact on your business. Keynote Presentations Include: The Competitive Edge Maggie Stillwell Managing Partner for Talent, Ernst & Young The Business Challenge of Inclusiveness Laura Harrison People and Strategy Director, CIPD Productivity and Equality Sarah Messenger Head of Workforce, Local Government Association Tearing Down The Glass Pyramid: Why Leaders Finally Need to Embrace Transparency and Diversity Ann Francke Chief Executive, CMI Effecting Change in Business Sharron Gunn Executive Director, Institute of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales (ICAEW) Diversifying Leadership in Public Service Katherine Kerswell Former President, Society of Local Government Chief Executives; Former Council Chief Executive; Former Director General for Civil Service Reform, Cabinet Office Diversity Through Education Gordon McKenzie Chief Executive, GuildHE Inclusive Leadership Dan Robertson Diversity & Inclusion Director, Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion Click here to find out more Check out the Agenda: http://www.gedconference.com/agenda/

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