Key Points
  • Developing inclusive processes and policies to promote equal opportunities and a diverse workforce
  • Breaking down every day barriers, challenging stigma and use of inclusive and identity affirming language
  • Leadership matters - the importance of role models, visible leadership and leading by example
  • Best practice in allyship and advocacy - fostering open conversations, effective employee resource groups and reverse mentoring
  • Guidance and resources for staff and leaders to support LGBT+ employees
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Overview
Expert Speakers:

  • Paul Martin OBE, Chief Executive, LGBT Foundation
  • Ian Adams, Director of Membership and Stakeholder Engagement, NHS Resolution OUTStanding LGBT+ Executive 2020
  • Liz Ward, , Director of Programmes, Stonewall
  • Charlotte Bailey, Executive Director of Organisational Development and People, Central and North West London, NHS Trust Stonewall’s Top Health and Social Care Organisation 2020
  • Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, Global & UK (Inclusion & Diversity) Relationship & Membership Development Manager, Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion
  • Ronika Cunningham, Engagement Manager, Home Group Stonewall’s 18th Top Employer 2020
  • Becky Leonard-Dixon, Engagement Advisor, Home Group Stonewall’s Regional Role Model of the Year 2020
  • Arlene McDermott, Portfolio Director, London Stock Exchange Group, OUTStanding LGBT Role Model 2020, Pride Power List 2020, Visible Lesbian 100 List 2020
  • David Blackburn, Chief People Officer, Financial Services Compensation Scheme, OUTStanding LGBT Role Model 2019
  • Charlotte Jackson, Group Head of Resourcing Policy & Expert Services People Group, Ministry of Justice Stonewall's Top Government Organisation 2020
  • Karen Harvey-Cooke, Organisational Development Manager, Chair of Enfys the LGBT+ staff network, University of Cardiff Stonewall's Top Education Organisation 2020

Join Westminster Insight’s LGBT+ at Work Digital Conference to hear perspectives from leaders, role models and award-winning organisations on how to create inclusive workplaces and support LGBT+ employees. You will hear insights from businesses that have outperformed, as a result of their LGBT+ inclusion and commitment to embrace diversity at every level.

Hear from inspiring leaders including Paul Martin OBE, Chief Executive of the LGBT Foundation and Ian Adams, Director of Membership and Stakeholder Engagement, NHS Resolution and LGBT+ lead member at Westminster City Council. Arlene McDermott and David Blackburn, OUTStanding Leaders will share their thoughts on the importance of visible leadership, challenging stigma and sending strong messages of commitment to equality.

Join us to hear Liz Ward, Director of Programmes of Stonewall on best practice across various sectors from Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers 2020 list including Central and Northwest London NHS Trust, Home Group and Ministry of Justice.

Award-winning organisations will explore how to achieve diverse workplaces where everybody can thrive by embedding diversity panels in recruitment, promote effective employee resource groups (ERGs) support trans employees and create more open conversations through reverse mentoring.


Agenda
Start

09:00 - 09:10
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Paul Martin OBE Chief Executive, LGBT Foundation

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09:10 - 09:40
Championing Diversity and Creating an LGBT+ Inclusive Workplace

 
  • Beyond tokenism, making a business case for diversity to improve organisational outcomes
  • Understanding the impact of using inclusive and identity affirming language
  • Overcoming different expressions of everyday barriers and micro aggressions 
  • Analysing the impact of COVID19 and flexible working on equality and inclusion of the LGBT+ community
9:30-9:40 Questions and Discussion

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Ian Adams Director of Membership and Stakeholder Engagement, NHS Resolution

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09:40 - 10:10
Measuring Your LGBT+ Inclusion Journey: Setting Targets and Reviewing Progress

 
  • Collecting data to identify opportunities for improvement and setting achievable goals 
  • Key areas covered by Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index of employment policy and procedures 
10:00-10:10 Questions and Discussion

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Liz Ward Director of Programmes, Stonewall

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10:10 - 10:50
Recruitment Strategies and Policies that Promote Equal Opportunities

 
  • Developing inclusion strategies that create a positive impact at all stages of the employee lifecycle, including recruitment and progression
  • Embedding diversity panels to create long lasting structural change
  • Reviewing standards and protections under the Equality Act and reinforcing anti-discrimination policies
  • Providing focalised mental health resources and issue awareness for managers and leads to support LGBT+ employees
10:40-10:50 Questions and Discussion


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Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett Global & UK (Inclusion & Diversity) Relationship & Membership Development Manager, ENEI

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Charlotte Bailey Executive Director of Organisational Development and People at Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

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Charlotte Jackson Group Head of Resourcing Policy & Expert Services People Group, MoJ

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10:50 - 11:05
Interval

 

11:05 - 11:30
Case Study: Learning from Diversity Champions Unlocking the Potential of Reverse Mentoring

 
  • Case Study: Home Group’s “Pride at Home” LGBT+ employee network and Partners in Pride allies network
  • Unlocking the potential of Reverse Mentoring-coaching senior leaders managers on the issues affecting LGBT+ employees and fostering open and honest conversations to turn experience into action
  • LGBT+ Role Model and Life Swap programme
11:20-11:30 Questions and Discussion


Speakers

Becky Leonard-Dixon Engagement Advisor, Home Group

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Ronika Cunningham Engagement Manager, Home Group

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11:30 - 11:50
Supporting Transgender Employees

 
  • Providing guidance and resources for managers to support employees in transition
  • Case study: Cardiff University, a Top Tran Employer and best Education Organisation
11:45- 11:50 Questions and Discussion

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Karen Harvey-Cooke Organisational Development Manager Chair of Enfys the LGBT+ staff network

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11:50 - 12:20
Outreach and Allyship: Proactive LGBT+ Networks to Further Engagement and Inclusion

 
  • Promoting Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) with an intersectional approach to increase visibility 
  • Communicating inclusive values by supporting advocacy and community groups 
  • Engaging LGBT+ allies across all levels to change attitudes and work culture
  • Lessons from Stand OUT: the trickle up effect of colleague led networks 
12:10-12:20 Questions and Discussion

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David Blackburn Chief People Officer, FSCS

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Representative, Allen & Overy

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12:20 - 12:50
Promoting Inclusive and Visible Leadership to Empower a Diverse Workforce

 
  • Highlighting the importance of role models and leading with example
  • Challenging stigma and communicating values that reflect inclusive culture 
  • Calling senior leaders to action and sending strong messages of commitment to equality
12:40-12:50 Questions and Discussion

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David Blackburn Chief People Officer, FSCS

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Arlene McDermott Portfolio Director, London Stock Exchange Group

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12:50 - 13:00
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

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Paul Martin OBE Chief Executive, LGBT Foundation

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End

Speakers

Ian Adams Director of Membership and Stakeholder Engagement, NHS Resolution

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Representative, Allen & Overy

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Charlotte Bailey Executive Director of Organisational Development and People at Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

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David Blackburn Chief People Officer, FSCS

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Ronika Cunningham Engagement Manager, Home Group

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Karen Harvey-Cooke Organisational Development Manager Chair of Enfys the LGBT+ staff network

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Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett Global & UK (Inclusion & Diversity) Relationship & Membership Development Manager, ENEI

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Charlotte Jackson Group Head of Resourcing Policy & Expert Services People Group, MoJ

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Becky Leonard-Dixon Engagement Advisor, Home Group

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Paul Martin OBE Chief Executive, LGBT Foundation

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Arlene McDermott Portfolio Director, London Stock Exchange Group

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Liz Ward Director of Programmes, Stonewall

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Venue details

Digital Event Broadcast Live


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