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Diversity Conference

Reset: Re-engage: Re-focus

The Herald & GenAnalytics Diversity Conference took place on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.

Over the last 2 years, we have all had to adapt in our working and social lives in ways that previously seemed unthinkable. More so than ever our workplaces and society had to be open to change and to move fast. We are all acutely aware of the challenges our economy continues to face however we have seen great examples of resilience, innovation and collaboration over the last two year. We have also witnessed the stark reality of inequality that still exists in our society today along with a determination to make things better now and for future generation

Diversity and Inclusion continues to matter and plays such an important role in ensuring our workplaces and our communities offer opportunities for everyone. Despite the challenges, we have seen some outstanding examples of work being undertaken to support individuals, communities, to deliver campaigns, to change mind-sets, to bring people together.

The Herald and GenAnalytics delivered the Diversity Conference Scotland for 2022 – building on our success of our previous conferences and awards.

#scotdiversity

Sponsors

The Herald and GenAnalytics would like to thank our 2022 sponsors for their support.

SPONSORSHIP

Raise your profile nationally by sponsoring our conference. If you would like more information on the opportunities available, please contact Stephen Laughlin, Events Manager on stephen.laughlin@newsquest.co.uk or 0141 302 6050.

Event

This year’s event took place on Wednesday, May 4 at Radisson Blu hotel, Glasgow and attracted many industry professionals within the D&I sector in roles such as HR Directors, Talent Managers, Heads of Equality and Diversity, Board Members, Recruitment Personnel and much more.

Inclusions

Event attendance, exhibition access, refreshments throughout the day and lunch included along with our official 2022 event programme.

Rachel McTavish
HOST

But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what some of our previous attendees have to say…

It felt inclusive and as much as a real life conference could in these virtual times with the chat networking. The content of the sessions was engaging and interesting and different to what I’ve seen at similar conferences before.
– 2020 Virtual Conference Attendee

Agenda

Reset: Re-engage: Re-focus

10.30am Arrival and Networking
11.10am Welcome – Rachel McTavish, Event Host

Reset: Building a Better Business Norm

11.15am Keynote Speaker – Emma J Bell
11.45am Panel Discussion – Taking Care of Business: Looking after Your People- Culture, Employee Wellbeing & Inclusion as Performance Barometers

• Harry Dozier – Head of Health Workforce Equality – Scottish Government
• Liz Barnes, Director of People and Organisational Development – Scottish Fire & Rescue
• Fergus McMillan, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Skills Development Scotland
• Gillian MacLellan, Partner – CMS

12.15pm Coffee Break

Reengage: Creating Accessible and Inclusive Workplaces

12.25pm Keynote Speaker – Claire McKendrick, Site Director/Operations Manager, Diageo
12.50pm Panel Discussion: Learning the Lessons – No One Left Behind

▪ Briony Williamson, Operations Manager and D&I lead – ENABLE Works
▪ Khadija Mohammed – Senior Lecturer, University of the West of Scotland
▪ Mike Douglas, Director of Social Enterprises – Age Scotland
▪ Douglas Morrison, Impact Director – Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

1.20pm Lunch & Networking

Refocus: Future Proofing Equalities and Inclusion – Algorithms@Work

2.10pm Panel Discussion: Learning the Lessons – No One Left Behind

• Lois Ratcliffe, Internship Programme Manager – Inclusion Scotland
• Stevie Grier, Country and Regional Manager (UK North) – Microsoft Ltd
• Margaret Moore, Director of Citizen and Devolved Government Services Sopra Steria.

2.35pm Red Carding Racism – A Chat with Marvin Bartley, Assistant Manager – Livingston FC and Equality & Diversity Advisor, Scottish Football Association:
‘It’s time to put ideas into action if we want to tackle discrimination’
3.00pm Closing Remarks – Open House Reflections from audience
GenAnalytics & Rachel McTavish
3.10pm Conference Closes
4.00pm Networking Closes

Keynote Speakers

Emma J. Bell
Executive Coach, Bestselling Author and Resilience Expert

Claire McKendrick
Site Director, Diageo

Marvin Bartley
Assistant Manager, Livingston Football Club and Equality and Diversity advisor, Scottish Football Association

Panellists

Harry Dozier
Head of Health Workforce Equality in the Scottish Government

Khadija Mohammed
Senior Lecturer, University of the West of Scotland

Mike Douglas
Director of Social Enterprises, Age Scotland

Briony Williamson
Operations Manager and D&I Lead for ENABLE Works

Douglas Morrison
Impact Director at Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

Liz Barnes
Director of People and Organisational Development, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Lois Ratcliffe
Internship Programme Manager at Inclusion Scotland

Steven Grier
Country & Regional Manager (UK North), Microsoft Ltd.

Margaret Moore 

Director of Citizen and Devolved Government Services, Sopra Steria 

Gillian MacLellan
Partner, CMS

Fergus McMillan
Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Skills Development Scotland

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Contact Us

If you have any questions or need more information on the conference, please contact Events Manager, Stephen Laughlin on 0141 302 6050 or stephen.laughlin@newsquest.co.uk.
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