Inspiring Stories | Challenging Debate | Experiential Learning | Thought Sharing
The morning kicks off with some personal stories from leaders across our industry and beyond. We’ll encourage everyone to step outside of their own experience and consider D&I from a different perspective, tackling some tricky discussion topics in an informed way.
The morning continues with a fireside chat during which Dame Sharon White reflects on her experiences of inclusion and diversity working across different organisations, each with their different cultures.
Be prepared to join the debate and share your views as we discuss whether language and labelling helps or hinders D&I progress.
We’ll navigate the topic of inclusive language and the tricky balancing act between terms intended to be more inclusive and respectful, and the lack of consensus that leaves some people feeling like they may inadvertently “say the wrong thing”.
For the middle section of the day, our delegates will split into three groups and attend the following agenda sessions on rotation. Each session provides an incredible opportunity to network, learn from what our 38 sponsors are doing in the D&I space and take away learnings that you can implement for yourself.
Return to the afternoon plenary full of motivation and ready to hear from people who have made change happen.
Three pioneers in D&I progress share their story and illustrate how we can make change happen, despite the challenges of culture and accessibility.
One of Britain’s greatest Paralympic athletes, we are honoured that Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson joins us to share her story of courage and determination, which led her to the title of Britain’s most successful wheelchair racer. Now, as a working peer, Tanni uses her experience and knowledge to discuss matters including Disability Rights, Welfare Reform, and of course, Sport.
We close the day reflecting on some of the key learnings that we’ve heard and encourage personal and organisational accountability to drive progress further, faster.
Join us in the Lioness Bar to network, make connections and keep the conversation flowing.