NewEquality, Diversity & Inclusion Virtual Summit 2021

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Supported by the FDA
The union for managers and professionals in public service


Annual Summit | Wednesday 22 September 2021

Public Sector & Civil Service Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Virtual Summit 2021 

Join us at the Public Sector & Civil Service Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Virtual Summit where our theme for the day is ‘Towards a Fairer Working World’. You will have the opportunity to experience keynote speeches, thought-provoking panel discussions to sharing of personal stories delivered by leaders, influencers and change-makers. 

The momentum for greater diversity in our places of work is building and, the global pandemic has changed the way we work forever. As we slowly merge and edge into our new world, how are organisations going to respond and what does that mean to the workforce.

Listen to our speakers share key insights and share practical solutions.

What to Expect
Why Attend 
Confirmed Speakers
Topics and Discussions
Summit Agenda
How to Book

What to Expect at the ED&I Virtual Summit

  • 1 Keynote
  • 6 panel sessions
  • Over 250 executives
  • 8 hours of learning
  • Crossing sectors
  • Networking opportunities
  • Gain Insights
  • Career Development

Why Attend Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Virtual Summit?

  • Gain insights and listen to leaders, influencers and change-makers share their experiences, perspectives and empowering stories.
  • Networking opportunity to connect with your peers and widen your network horizon. 
  • Enhance your career by learning something new across a range of topics and develop your career development.


Summit Speakers 


Image of a man in black blazer, white shirt and striped tieDavid Pearson
Former Director of Global I&D for KPMG International



Image of a female in a smart black jacket with a red topGisela Abbam
Chair of the British Science Association



Image of a man with glasses wear a smart white shirt and tieMarcus Bell,
Director, Race Disparity Unit, Cabinet Office



The Rt Hon. Lord Paul Boateng PC DL 



Image of a male wearing glasses in a grey suit with a blue tieAnit Chandarana
Chief of Staff, Network Rail



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Paul Deemer,
Head of Diversity and Inclusion, NHS Employers



Dame Angela Eagle MP




Image of a female wearing military wear with several medals and badgesColonel Lucy Giles
President, Army Officer Selection Board 



Image of a man in black blazer and unbuttoned white shirtSonny Leong CBE,
Chief Executive Officer, Civil Service College



Image of women wearing glasses in a yellow top with a beaded necklace and hooped earingsAnne Mwangi
Head of Inclusion and Diversity, Joseph Rowntree Foundation



Image of a female in brown smart jacket wearing glassesThe Rt Hon. Baroness Usha Prashar,
First Civil Service Commissioner, 2000-2005’



Image of a man in a smart suit wearing glassesNeil Rider, 
Head of FDA Learn & Key Skills, FDA & Keystone 


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Will Serle,
Chief People Officer, Capita



Topics and Discussions

Building workplaces of the future, and what will this look like? 

  • What does the future of the office space look like and why this will be imperative to attract and retain talent 
  • Why pioneering new employment models and flexible employments will create adaptability
  • What does agile working mean and what methodologies can be embraced to ensure we get the best from our people 

How data and analytics can transform the world of work

  • Why leaders need to understand their role in data and analytics 
  • How to build a mindset that is data-driven and what does that look like in practice
  • How the power of data can drive diversity and transform businesses 

Getting equal, creating a culture where everyone can thrive 

  • How to create an inclusive workplace culture that embraces differences in backgrounds and ways of thinking
  • How to achieve a gender-balanced workforce, and attract, retain, and advance women
  • What are some of the good practices to accelerate diversity and inclusion programmes

Why creating an inclusive culture is a business imperative?

  • Why fostering an inclusive culture is a business imperative and how to turn this into an opportunity
  • How inclusion creates better businesses and the direct link to healthy people and healthy minds
  • How to create good practices that embrace and adapts to change

How to remove barriers to equality to build a fair and equal society 

  • What are the barriers to equality in society
  • Why is it important to think about equality and the direct link to social impact
  • How do we overcome these barriers through real commitment and implementation of good policies and procedures?

Summit Agenda

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Book Your Place

We have a limited time offer! Save 10% if you book now for our early bird tickets. This discount is automatically applied in the checkout and is valid until Sunday 13th June. Book your tickets now to register your place.

Please click the 'Book Now' button below to take you to our booking form. Please enter the relevant promotional code to your sector in the checkout under payment details.

Private sector £495 + VAT
Public sector £195 + VAT | Enter Code PUBLIC21
Third sector £150 + VAT | Enter Code THIRD21



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08:30 - 17:30


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