IES Annual Conference 2021: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An employee lifecycle perspective

Past HR Network Conference

10 June 2021

About this event

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) has never just been about policies, programmes and headcount. It is also about culture, leadership, business strategy and co-production. This conference will build on the D&I focus which both the pandemic and Black Lives Matter have prompted by bringing together speakers and delegates who want D&I to become part of the fabric of organisational life.

As employers regain some ‘bandwidth’ to focus on their post-pandemic priorities, many recognise that they have an opportunity to do more than just polish up their D&I ‘credentials’ and to accelerate many of the initiatives they were already working on and to tackle others which have now become more urgent. At IES we are hearing this message from many of our employer contacts, network members and clients and this conference is an opportunity to hear from practitioners and people with lived experience about what is new in D&I and the future challenges we all need to confront to ‘move the dial’ on D&I decisively.

Event resources

Slides

An Inclusive Future for Work

Liz Sayce OBE, Visiting Senior Fellow, International Inequalities Institute 

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion

Wendy Cartwright, former HR Director, Olympic Delivery Authority 

Diversity of Thought

Barry Bofffy, Head of Inclusion & Diversity, British Transport Police

Obesity at work: Challenging the last 'acceptable' form of discrimination

Jacqueline Bowman, EU Policy Lead for the Study of Obesity 

Video interviewKeeping inclusion at the top of the management agenda and the benefits of 'co-production' in the design in inclusivity initiatives.

Stephanie Hutchings, Strategic People Consultant and Disability Inclusion Specialist, London Borough of Hounslow

Topics covered at this conference included:

  • Post pandemic strategic priorities for diversity & inclusion
  • Diversity of thought

  • Co-producing diversity and inclusion – a lived experience perspective

  • Making the case for D&I to the Board

Chair

Stephen Bevan, IES Head of HR Research Development 

Speakers

Liz Sayce OBE, Visiting Senior Fellow, International Inequalities Institute 

Wendy Cartwright, former HR Director, Olympic Delivery Authority 

Barry Bofffy, Head of Inclusion & Diversity, British Transport Police

Jacqueline Bowman, EU Policy Lead for the Study of Obesity 

Stephanie Hutchings, Strategic People Consultant and Disability Inclusion Specialist, London Borough of Hounslow

Dr Duncan Brown, IES Principal Associate