Making Equality Work
25 Nov 2009
Equality and Diversity Professional National Conference Held at Inmarsat Conference Centre, London

This event addressed policy and management transition issues and considered how professionals can embed the requirements of the new act and outline steps for the smooth introduction of complex new duties alongside the existing equality and diversity structures.

Programme
09:50
Jill Stevens, Editor, Equality and Diversity Professional
Welcome and introduction by Conference Chair

10:00
Amanda Ariss, Chief Executive, Equality and Diversity Forum
Developing our profession: effectively championing equality and diversity

10:20
Angela Mason CBE, National Advisor for Equalities and Cohesion, IDeA
The challenge for local government

10:40
Panel debate: New opportunities and new challenges
Introduction by: Jane Farrell, CEO, Equality Works Panel members: Camilla Thrush, Equality and Inclusion Manager, Equality and Inclusion, Employment & Skills Team, Olympic Delivery Authority Angela Mason, National Advisor for Equalities and Cohesion, IDeA Amanda Ariss, Chief Executive, Equality and Diversity Forum

11:20
Networking, exhibition and refreshments
11:45
Professional challenges seminar 3: Recognising the changing workforce of the future, and spreading the equality and diversity message across all departments
Jane Farrell, CEO, Equality Works Sarah Veale, Head, Equality and Employment Rights Department, TUC

11:45
Professional challenges seminar 1: Reconciling faith and equality
Hon Barnabas Leith, Chair, Religion and Belief Consultative Group on Equality, Diversity and Human Rights; Chair, Faith-Based Regeneration Network

13:00
Networking, exhibition and buffet lunch
13:45
Professor Carol Baxter CBE, Head of Equality and Diversity, NHS Employers
Embedding the Equality Act in public services

14:00
Jonathan Rees, Director General, Government Equalities Office
Keynote address: Making equality law work

14:20
Alan Christie, Director of Policy, Equality and Human Rights Commission
Addressing the issues to achieve equality for all

14:40
Panel debate: Ensuring equality across all strands of diversity
Professor Carol Baxter CBE, Head of Equality and Diversity, NHS Employers Alan Christie, Director of Policy, Equality and Human Rights Commission Jonathan Rees, Director General Government Equalities Office Liz Sayce, Chief Executive, RADAR; Member, Disability Committee of the Equality and Human Rights Commission; Commissioner at the UK Commission for Employment and Skills

15:20
Networking, exhibition and refreshments
15:40
Professional challenges seminar 8: The new Single Equality Duty - focus on disability and age
Liz Sayce, Chief Executive, RADAR; Member, Disability Committee of the Equality and Human Rights Commission; Commissioner at the UK Commission for Employment and Skills Claire Ball, Development Manager - Equalities & Human Rights, Age Concern and Help the Aged

15:40
Professional challenges seminar 6: Justice and fairness for all: how to ensure your investigation process does not reflect the power-base of your organisation and perpetuate inequality
Katherine Graham, Managing Director, CMP Resolutions

15:40
Professional challenges seminar 8: The new Single Equality Duty - focus on disability and age
Liz Sayce, Chief Executive, RADAR; Member, Disability Committee of the Equality and Human Rights Commission; Commissioner at the UK Commission for Employment and Skills Claire Ball, Development Manager - Equalities & Human Rights, Age Concern and Help the Aged

15:40
Professional challenges seminar 7: Building your own equality and diversity relevant CPD Programme
Anthony Wilkes, Managing Director, Crystal Education & Training Consultants Ltd