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Engineering diversity and inclusion

Challenging companies to deliver equality on all fronts

8 - 9 November 2018 | InterContinental London – The O2

CPD 14 hours
 

Programme

 
Day one: Thursday 8 November 2018

08:30

Registration, refreshments and networking

09:00

Opening remarks by the chair

Dr Jessica Wade, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College

09.05

Welcome remarks from the IET

Virginia Hodge, Vice President, IET

09:15

The role of the Board and C-suite in delivering workforce diversity and inclusion

Steven Cox, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador, Fujitsu Global

09:30

Is there an image problem? How can the portrayal of engineers and engineering reflect that of society?

Ellen Simmons, Engineer, Analytical Engineering Group (MedTech), Cambridge Consultants

09:45

Panel discussion: Creating a recruitment, retention and talent management strategy that delivers a diverse workforce

Hollie M Woodard, Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, VolkerWessels
Ruth Blanco, Communications Director, WISE
Sara Walsh, Account Manager - STEM, Stonewall

10:45

Networking and refreshments

11:15

It’s not just about women and ethnic minorities! – Why diversity means diversity

Dr Mark McBride-Wright, Managing Director, EqualEngineers

11:30

Panel discussion: What does an inclusive work culture look like and how can you get there?

Panellists:

Samantha Daly, Inclusion and Diversity Lead, Jacobs
Nicky Siddall-Collier, Employment Law Specialist and D&I Champion, ISS Facility Services
Osita Madu, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion Manager, Supply Chain, HS2
Sarah Halpin, Principal Structural Engineer, Buildings, Ramboll

12:30

Lunch and networking

13:30

Interactive workshops: Choose one from workshop A, B, C or D

A

The Inclusion Confusion, not on my watch: Creating diversity at the board level

B

Effectively engaging with schools to build a diverse talent pipeline

C

Recognising mental health issues at work and developing solutions to tackle the challenges

D

Assessing the legal responsibilities of employers in compliance with the Equality Act

by Serco

by EngineeringUK

by EqualEngineers

by ISS Facility Services

15:00

Networking and refreshments

15:30

Interactive workshops: Choose one from workshop E, F, G or H

E

 Tackling gender diversity – A 4 step methodology to enable change

F

How to develop inclusive job adverts that attract diverse candidates

G

What actually works in D&I? Using insights and behavioural science to drive action

H

Data driven culture change: how to use data to effect culture change

by BE-WISE

by HS2

By Transport for London

by Royal Academy of Engineering

17:00

Networking drinks reception

 
Day two: Friday 9 November 2018

09:00

Opening remarks

Dr Jessica Wade, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College

09:30

How engineering and technology organisations can become disability-smart

Diane Lightfoot, Chief Executive Officer, Business Disability Forum

09:45

Panel discussion: Interface between academia and industry – how can we engage a more diverse talent pool of potential engineers?

Panellists:

Katherine Mathieson, Chief Executive, British Science Association
Dr Martin Hollins
, Chair, STEMM Disability Advisory Committee
Professor Alison Hodge MBE
, Emeritus Professor of Engineering, Aston University
Abike Looi-Somoye, Industrial Cadet of the Year Winner 2018

10:45

Refreshments and networking

11:15

Aligning diversity and inclusion policies with business strategies

Barbra Carlisle, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Arcadis UK

11:30

Panel discussion: What are the practical solutions you can implement today to help deliver a diverse and inclusive engineering sector tomorrow

Panellists:

Natalie Desty, Founder and Director, STEM Returners
Kate Farrell-Thomas, Group Leader - Design Engineering, Medical Technology, Cambridge Consultants
Paula Lindores
, Head of Leadership Development & Capability, Skanska
Anne Jenkins
, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

12:30

Lunch and networking

13:30

Interactive workshops: Choose one from workshop I, J, K or L

I

Inclusivity in academia – is it different from elsewhere and how do we overcome any barriers?

J

Role models and diversity: The good, the bad and the unachievable

K

Realising the benefits of an ageing workforce: Tackling ageism and the generational gap in the workplace

L

An engineering approach to gender diversity

by Aston University

by Cardiff University & Science Made Simple

by Business in the Community

By Airbus

15:00

Refreshments and networking

15:30

Interactive workshops: Choose one from workshop M, N, O or P

M

Setting D&I metrics – how do you measure success?

N

Empowering employees to set up Employee Resource Groups and deliver associated strategies for D&I

O

Breaking stereotypes and improving the image of engineering

P

Recognising privilege and the role of the privileged in improving D&I

by Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion

by Rolls Royce

by Ramboll

by Jacobs

17:00

Close of event

Programme is correct at time of publication. Topics and speakers are subject to change.

Pricing

£249