Conference Programme

Please note that the programme is currently indicative and is subject to change.

Time Activity
Day 1
10.30 Registration
10.45 Welcome & Introductions
Dr Sally Jackson
11.00   Setting the Scene
Professor Sir Chris Husbands
11.15   Keynote Speaker
Trevor Phillips OBE
12.10 Parallel Workshops

Workshop 1
Title: Positive Action: A case study from South Yorkshire Police.
Synopsis: Positive Action is a term many organisations and individuals fight shy of using, usually due to lack of information on the subject and also because they are not sure when or how to use it. Helen will be discussing best practice, dispelling myths and providing guidance on how you can use positive action to increase your own organisational diversity, alongside talking about protected characteristics and intersectionality.
Facilitator(s): Helen Maxwell

Workshop 2
Title: Transgender awareness in the workplace.
Synopsis: This session provides a conversational, non-judgmental space to increase confidence and familiarity around trans issues, and to learn how to create a positive experience for trans people in the workplace. We’ll cover the basics of trans identities and related terminology alongside practical aspects of trans inclusivity in the workplace. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions and discuss problems specific to their area of work, and there will also be an opportunity to ask anonymous questions.
Facilitator(s): Kit Heyam (Kellie Maloney)

Workshop 3
Title: Ending the Stigma of Mental Health in the Workplace.
Synopsis: This session provides a reflection from James on his personal experience of mental health in a leadership role, as well as how he has used this to effect change in the organisations he has worked for. Participants will have the chance to ask questions and reflect on mental health issues both from a personal and workplace perspective.
Facilitator(s): James Saville

Workshop 4
Title: LGBT+ inclusion – What does it feel like in the workplace.
Synopsis: Learning through LGBT+ lived experience and corporate ‘know-how’, this workshop will explore what an LGBT+ inclusive workplace looks and feels like. Get top tips on how to use the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, and other drivers, to authentically and effectively progress this agenda. Hear from ‘out’ LGBT+ HROD professionals on their lived experience of how an LGBT+ inclusive workplace makes the difference to culture and performance.
Facilitator(s): Hayley Parker & Karen Cooke

Workshop 5
Title: Closing the Gender Pay Gap.
Synopsis: TBC
Facilitator(s): Julie Dennis & Meg Munn

13.25 Networking Lunch
14.25   Keynote Speaker
Kellie Maloney
My personal Journey
15.10 Break
15.30 Parallel Workshops

Workshop 1
Title: Transgender awareness in the workplace.
Synopsis: This session provides a conversational, non-judgmental space to increase confidence and familiarity around trans issues, and to learn how to create a positive experience for trans people in the workplace. We’ll cover the basics of trans identities and related terminology alongside practical aspects of trans inclusivity in the workplace. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions and discuss problems specific to their area of work, and there will also be an opportunity to ask anonymous questions.
Facilitator(s): Kit Heyam (Kellie Maloney)

Workshop 2
Title: Higher Education leadership – toxic masculinities.
Synopsis: The #metoo movement radiated out from Hollywood to question the behaviour of men and the construction of masculinities in society. The stories of exploitation, inappropriate behaviour and abuse were too many and too varied to not reflect reality. Slowly, due process is subjecting these allegations to legal scrutiny, and where warranted, appropriate convictions and sentences are being handed down. During this process men such as Harvey Weinstein have been linked with subjecting women to the most appalling levels of exploitation based on male power. In turn they have understandably been demonised within the media and wider society. For many men they have become examples of ‘what we are not’ and reassured many men that ‘I would never behave like that’. In this presentation the role of micro toxicities will be unpacked and linked to the significant pay gap between male and female academics. The need to address ‘micro toxicities’ will be outlined and the possible difficulties and resistances there may be in doing this will be discussed.
Facilitator(s): Dr Iain Garner

Workshop 3
Title: LGBT+ inclusion – What does it feel like in the workplace.
Synopsis: Learning through LGBT+ lived experience and corporate ‘know-how’, this workshop will explore what an LGBT+ inclusive workplace looks and feels like. Get top tips on how to use the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, and other drivers, to authentically and effectively progress this agenda. Hear from ‘out’ LGBT+ HROD professionals on their lived experience of how an LGBT+ inclusive workplace makes the difference to culture and performance.
Facilitator(s): Hayley Parker & Karen Cooke

Workshop 4
Title: Power, Privilege & Identity.
Synopsis: TBC
Facilitator(s): TBC

Workshop 5
Title: Closing the Gender Pay Gap.
Synopsis: TBC
Facilitator(s): Julie Dennis & Meg Munn

16.55   Closing Reflections
Dr Sally Jackson
19:00 Drinks Reception and Guided Tour – Sheffield Cathedral
19.45 Conference Dinner – Sheffield Cathedral
Day 2
09.15 Welcome
09.30 Parallel Workshops

Workshop 1
Title: Leading for Change – Staff Networks.
Synopsis: How employee networks can act as agents of change and lead the way in forging inclusive practices.
Facilitator(s): Cherron Inko-Tariah

Workshop 2
Title: Culture & Leadership.
Synopsis: TBC
Facilitator(s): Penny Thompson & Wendy McGuiness

Workshop 3
Title: Race Equality – The Evidence Base for Change.
Synopsis: TBC
Facilitator(s): Professor Jacqueline Stevenson & Dr Habib Naqvi

Workshop 4
Title: Positive Action: A case study from South Yorkshire Police.
Synopsis: Positive Action is a term many organisations and individuals fight shy of using, usually due to lack of information on the subject and also because they are not sure when or how to use it. Helen will be discussing best practice, dispelling myths and providing guidance on how you can use positive action to increase your own organisational diversity, alongside talking about protected characteristics and intersectionality.
Facilitator(s): Helen Maxwell

Workshop 5
Title: Higher Education leadership – toxic masculinities.
Synopsis: The #metoo movement radiated out from Hollywood to question the behaviour of men and the construction of masculinities in society. The stories of exploitation, inappropriate behaviour and abuse were too many and too varied to not reflect reality. Slowly, due process is subjecting these allegations to legal scrutiny, and where warranted, appropriate convictions and sentences are being handed down. During this process men such as Harvey Weinstein have been linked with subjecting women to the most appalling levels of exploitation based on male power. In turn they have understandably been demonised within the media and wider society. For many men they have become examples of ‘what we are not’ and reassured many men that ‘I would never behave like that’. In this presentation the role of micro toxicities will be unpacked and linked to the significant pay gap between male and female academics. The need to address ‘micro toxicities’ will be outlined and the possible difficulties and resistances there may be in doing this will be discussed.
Facilitator(s): Dr Iain Garner

10.45 Break
11.10 Keynote Speaker
Dean Forbes
The Power Of Your True Self
12.05 Panel of Provocateurs
‘Britain is fairer than it was 20 years ago’.
Chair: Sally Jackson (Cherron Inko-Tariah, Dr Habib Naqvi, Jacqueline Stevenson, Dean Forbes, Steve Slack)
13.20 Lunch
14.20 Reflections on Panel of Provocateurs
15.15 Parallel Workshops

Workshop 1
Title: Leading for Change – Staff Networks.
Synopsis: How employee networks can act as agents of change and lead the way in forging inclusive practices.
Facilitator(s): Cherron Inko-Tariah

Workshop 2
Title: Ending the Stigma of Mental Health in the Workplace.
Synopsis: This session provides a reflection from James on his personal experience of mental health in a leadership role, as well as how he has used this to effect change in the organisations he has worked for. Participants will have the chance to ask questions and reflect on mental health issues both from a personal and workplace perspective.
Facilitator(s): James Saville

Workshop 3
Title: Race Equality – The Evidence Base for Change.
Synopsis: TBC
Facilitator(s): Professor Jacqueline Stevenson & Dr Habib Naqvi

Workshop 4
Title: Culture & Leadership.
Synopsis: TBC
Facilitator(s): Penny Thompson & Wendy McGuiness

16.30 Closing Reflections
Dr Sally Jackson
16.45 Participants Depart
Key Dates

Now open
Early Bird conference registration

Friday 10 May
Early Bird deadline

Tuesday 21 May
Conference registrations close

Friday 24 May
Joining Instructions sent to delegates

Wednesday 5 - Thursday 6 June 2019
Conference

Delegate Fees
Early Bird
£260
Standard
£320
1 Day attendance with dinner
£240
1 Day attendance full day (without dinner attendance)
£150