4TH ANNUAL GLOBAL EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY CONFERENCE & AWARDS
BUILDING GROWTH THROUGH INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY
THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2017, LONDON
Details regarding GED 2017: Building Growth through Inclusion and Diversity are now available here.
GED 2017, supported by E&Y National Equality Standard; Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion; WEConnect International and in partnership with the Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business at UEL, will give you the tools you need to comply with, and manage the impact of, the government’s equality and diversity policy on your organisation.
All sectors, public and private, are coming under scrutiny, including the youth and male bias in new media and computing, the gender predominance of women in caring sectors, the gender predominance of men in finance and banking and the issues in education from primary to university.
At GED 2017 we will provide the most up to date benchmarking for organisations preparing for the publication dates in 2018 and lessons from major companies on how they have approached and prepared solutions to the issues thrown up.
The Government has put transparency centre-stage in its programme for equality and diversity for this parliament.
Most companies are addressing this challenge, while other organisations are already advanced in their strategies and practices to ensure equality, diversity and inclusion in every aspect of their business.
Organisations in different sectors are often starting from different points to demonstrate progress to staff, stakeholders, clients and service users. On gender pay, organisations will be publishing one set of metrics in April 2018.
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, but not exclusively, from the following sectors:
• 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
• Uniformed public sector
The following organisations are already participating in GED 2017: Building Growth through Inclusion and Diversity. See current agenda here.
Capita Employee Benefits
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
Diversity by Design
Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei)
Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
National Equality Standard (NES)
Professional Diversity Consultants LLP
Springboard Consultancy – group live stream licence
The Fawcett Society
Barts Health NHS Trust
Centre for Islamic Finance, Law and Communities, (CIFLAC)
Dalhousie University, Canada
Health Education England
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
London Fire Brigade
Manchester Metropolitan University
Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Queen Mary University of London
Suffolk Constabulary - group live stream licence
The Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business
University of Bristol Students’ Union
University of East London
University of Leeds
University of Liverpool
Job titles of professionals already participating include:
Corporate Engagement Manager
Corporate Responsibility Manager
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)
Diversity and Corporate Responsibility Advisor
Diversity and Inclusion Director
Equality and Inclusion Manager
Executive Director of HR & OD
Head of Inclusion & Learning Support
Head of Service
Quality Lead, Medical Education
Senior Account Manager
Senior Lecturer & Staff Governor
Strategy and Programmes Officer
We expect places to become scarce as the agenda continues to develop to include case studies from major UK and international businesses.
To hear the very latest thinking and best practice from global organisations and businesses book your place here.
You’ll also see that several organisations have already signed up to our group licence, enabling them to bring together clients and staff to participate in GED 2017 live online from their workplace. For more information about how the group licence can work for you, please do contact me, Karen Stewart on 0207 324 4330 firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, if your organisation wishes to use GED 2017 as a platform to engage with our professional audience, then do get in touch regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.
The GED Awards - Deadline extended
We have received a wide range of entries from both business, including AIG, IBM, and public sector organisations such as Transport for London and a number of major NHS Trusts. Do you have a a colleague or a piece of work you think deserves recognition and would like to enter the GED Awards 2017?
The GED 2017 Awards are a key, solutions focussed, learning and sharing platform for public and private sector equality and diversity professionals and academics who are developing and adopting new approaches to equality and diversity in business and globally.
Award winners are leaders building understanding and leading the way to embrace transparency and demonstrate impact within their business.
Nominations and entries are open illuminating the most innovative research, publishing and impact solutions and approaches within public and private sector organisations.
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