Can training be a catalyst for driving inclusion and diversity in our organisations?
Race inclusion – supporting black talent
marginalised groups – prison leavers
developing neuro-inclusive workplaces
empowering LGBTQ+ people to succeed
Gender Diversity – a women’s panel
In June 2021, we hosted a month-long series of pop-up events offering thought-provoking conversations and actionable steps to promote and improve inclusion and diversity at work.
Browse the events to watch the recordings.
As we finally wake up to the moral case for creating a fairer and more equitable society there is also and always has been, a very strong business case attached to supporting more diverse and inclusive workplaces and communities. McKinsey presents compelling statistics that show financial gains for companies with greater gender and ethnic diversity in their executive teams and clearly more diverse organisations will be able to understand and respond to a broader range of customers and communities. The education and skills sector has a huge role to play in supporting people of all backgrounds to progress and this is our moment to look forwards and play our part in creating a world in which everyone is given the opportunities they need to succeed.
Event 1: Race inclusion – supporting black talent
Explore the importance of role models and allies in breaking down barriers at work for all ethnic groups.
When: Wednesday 02 June at 1pm
- Frank Douglas, CEO of Caerus Executive, City & Guilds Trustee, People Management D&I Power List 2020
- Sophie Williams, anti-racism advocate and author of Anti-Racist Ally and Millennial Black
Event 2: Marginalised groups – prison leavers
What can employers do to give people with criminal convictions fair chances to gain employment.
When: Tuesday 08 June at 11am
John Daynes, RAW Talent Lead, COOK
Surini Ranawake, Head of Employment Outcomes, New Futures Network
James Timpson OBE DL, Chief Executive of Timpson Group, Fellow of the City and Guilds of London Institute
Claire Wood, Chief of Staff and Marketing Services Director, Central Business Services at Deloitte LLP
Event 3: Developing neuro-inclusive workplaces
Event 4: Empowering LGBTQ+ people to succeed
What type of training do organisations need to ensure the retention and advancement of LGBTQ+ employees.
When: Tuesday 22 June at 11am
- Tanya Compas, Founder and CEO of Exist Loudly
- Dr Ann Limb CBE DL FRSA, Chair of The Scouts, Vice-Chair of the City and Guilds of London Institute, Number 1 Public Sector Executive OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model List 2019
- Jason Sloan, Organisational Development Lead, GSK, INvolve Top 50 OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model
Event 5: Gender Diversity – a women’s panel
Exploring how training is driving women inclusion in male-dominated industries.
When: Wednesday 30 June at 1pm
- Sonya Byers, Chief Executive of Women in Transport
- Alexandra Evreinoff, Managing Director of INvolve
- Charly Young, CEO of The Girls’ Network
- Carmen Watson, Chair at Pertemps Recruitment Partnership
Everyone should be able to realise and fulfil their potential. As employers, it’s our responsibility to learn about the diversity of thought and experiences that exist in our communities and societies. It is also our job to create inclusive, safe, fair workplaces and to empower diverse talent to build with us the successful organisations we strive for.
Chief Executive of Women in Transport
Founder and CEO of Exist Loudly.
Kirstie Donnelly MBE
Chief Executive, City & Guilds Group
CEO of Caerus Executive, City & Guilds Trustee, People Management D&I Power List 2020
Managing Director of INvolve
Professor Amanda Kirby
CEO of Do-IT Solutions
Dr Ann Limb CBE DL FRSA
Chair of The Scouts, Vice-Chair of the City and Guilds of London Institute, Number 1 Public Sector Executive OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model List 2019
Founder of Me.Decoded
Head of Employment Outcomes at New Futures Network
Organisational Development Lead, GSK, INvolve Top 50 OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model
James Timpson OBE DL FCGI
Chief Executive of Timpson Group, Fellow of the City and Guilds of London Institute
Chair at Pertemps Recruitment Partnership
Anti-racism advocate and Author of Anti-Racist Ally and Millennial Black
Chief of Staff and Marketing Services Director, Central Business Services at Deloitte LLP
CEO of The Girls' Network