Can training be a catalyst for driving inclusion and diversity in our organisations?

Event 1:

Race inclusion – supporting black talent

Event 2:

marginalised groups – prison leavers

Event 3:

developing neuro-inclusive workplaces

Event 4:

empowering LGBTQ+ people to succeed

Event 5:

Gender Diversity – a women’s panel

Join us for a month-long series of pop-up events offering thought-provoking conversations and actionable steps to promote and improve inclusion and diversity in your organisation.

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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.  

Kirstie Donnelly MBE

Chief Executive Officer, City & Guilds Group

Event 1: Race inclusion – supporting black talent

Inclusion and diversity event 1: Ethnic minorities

Explore the importance of role models and allies in breaking down barriers at work for all ethnic groups.

When: Wednesday 02 June at 1pm

Speakers:

  • 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

Inclusion and diversity event 2: ex-offenders

What can employers do to give people with criminal convictions fair chances to gain employment.

When: Tuesday 08 June at 11am

Speakers:

  • 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

    Inclusion and diversity event 3: neurodiversity

    Learn how to attract, hire, adapt and develop neurodiverse talent in your organisation.

    When: Wednesday 16 June at 1pm

    Speakers:

    • Professor Amanda Kirby, CEO of Do-IT Solutions
    • Helen Needham, Founder of Me.Decoded

    Event 4: Empowering LGBTQ+ people to succeed

    Inclusion and diversity event 4: LGBTQ+

    What type of training do organisations need to ensure the retention and advancement of LGBTQ+ employees.

    When: Tuesday 22 June at 11am

    Speakers:

    • 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

    Inclusion and diversity event 5: gender diversity

    Exploring how training is driving women inclusion in male-dominated industries.

    When: Wednesday 30 June at 1pm

    Speakers:

    • 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.

    Sally Eley

    Foundation Director, City & Guilds Foundation

    Guest speakers

    Sonya Byers

    Sonya Byers

    Chief Executive of Women in Transport

    Tanya Compas

    Tanya Compas

    Founder and CEO of Exist Loudly.

    Kirstie Donnelly MBE

    Kirstie Donnelly MBE

    Chief Executive, City & Guilds Group

    Frank Douglas

    Frank Douglas

    CEO of Caerus Executive, City & Guilds Trustee, People Management D&I Power List 2020

    Alexandra Evreinoff

    Alexandra Evreinoff

    Managing Director of INvolve

    Professor Amanda Kirby

    Professor Amanda Kirby

    CEO of Do-IT Solutions

    Dr Ann Limb CBE DL FRSA

    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

    Helen Needham

    Helen Needham

    Founder of Me.Decoded

    Surini Ranawake

    Surini Ranawake

    Head of Employment Outcomes at New Futures Network

    Jason Sloan

    Jason Sloan

    Organisational Development Lead, GSK, INvolve Top 50 OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model

    James Timpson OBE DL

    James Timpson OBE DL

    Chief Executive of Timpson Group, Fellow of the City and Guilds of London Institute

    Carmen Watson

    Carmen Watson

    Chair at Pertemps Recruitment Partnership

    Sophie Williams

    Sophie Williams

    Anti-racism advocate and Author of Anti-Racist Ally and Millennial Black

    Claire Wood

    Claire Wood

    Chief of Staff and Marketing Services Director, Central Business Services at Deloitte LLP

    Charly Young

    Charly Young

    CEO of The Girls' Network

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