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Call for papers deadline - 4th Annual Global Equality and Diversity Conference and Awards 2017

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Call for papers: May 19 deadline for submissions for GED Conference and Awards 2017, in partnership with the Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business)

4th Annual Global Equality and Diversity (GED) Conference and Awards 2017, in partnership with the Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business

Crowne Plaza London Docklands
Royal Victoria Dock, Western Gateway, London, E16 1AL

The Prime Minister has put transparency in equality and diversity centre stage, with 8,000 companies and 4,000 public sector organisations being obliged to publish their gender pay gap from 2018 onwards. Organisations will also need to analyse their social impact in relation to equality and inclusion - not just for the staff but in their relationships with customers, clients and stakeholders. 

The full extent of these new obligations, the new demands they place on companies and public organisations and the new level of scrutiny they will invite is still emerging. GED 2017 offers a key opportunity for companies and organisations to compare and benchmark their preparations for 2018 and learn how other organisations are gearing up for the changes.

We want to hear from public and private organisations about best practice and examples of other metrics, methodologies and insights being used to address equality and diversity challenges. We are seeking case studies, research work and examples of best practice and impact for presentation, particularly from the following sectors:

Uniformed public services
New media and online organisations
Social care and nursing
Higher Education –
Hospitality and tourism
The legal profession
Finance and banking
Technology and telecoms
Manufacturing and transport

Your submission can be either:

a presentation (15 minutes followed by questions and discussion)
a workshop (45 mins interactive session)
a poster (visual display of project or research for display during the conference)
It should clearly identify the aims, approach taken, outcome and metrics used or proposed.

Deadline for submissions – Friday 19 May 2017
Questions guiding the conference include, but are not limited to, the following:

How is ‘diversity’ perceived and accounted for by organisations?
How are organisations preparing for new transparency legislation?
What kind of processes and policies are introduced and which are proving successful?
What has research revealed about your organisation and your starting point?
What are the challenges related to devising and implementing equality and diversity policy in organisations?
What measuring benchmarks and metrics have proved useful?
How do individuals experience diversity in the workplace?

Please email your abstract as a MS Word attachment (no more than 500 words) to no later than Friday 19 May 2017

Speakers whose papers are selected for presentation at GED 2017 will be entitled to a special rate of £175 plus VAT.

By submitting a paper, you are indicating your availability to present on 30 November. 

Friday, 19 May 2017