Diversity & Inclusion Conference 2022
Returning for its 8th year on Thursday 3 March 2022, The Whitehall & Industry Group D&I conference brings together D&I practitioners, HR professionals and senior leaders from across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to discuss and share best practices on some of the biggest challenges impacting organisations and individuals today.
This year’s event will focus on ability, equity, and wellbeing. And discussions will include:
- The role of senior leaders in championing diversity
- A focus on racial equity, including ethnicity pay gap reporting
- The importance of staff networks
- Nurturing neurodiverse talent
- Disability at work
- The importance of data in developing and monitoring your D&I strategy
- Changing the approach to mental health in the workplace
This one day, in-person, conference is your chance to gain practical and insightful information from expert D&I practitioners through a series of key-note presentations, panel discussions and interactive workshops. Throughout the day you’ll also have the opportunity to expand your network and discuss what you’ve heard with peers.
By attending the various keynote presentations, panel discussions, and networking sessions, you will:
- Hear first-hand experiences and gain practical and insightful information, enabling you to implement real change in your organisation
- Discuss the current challenges faced by all organisations, allowing you to take away key learnings and prioritise next steps for D&I within your team
- Have the opportunity to create and expand your networks by meeting with peers from a wide range of businesses
Our cross-sector approach will help you gain fresh perspectives from outside of your sector, inspire tangible solutions and provide you with practical tools to take back to your own organisation.
Join us in March and discover how to embed resilient and robust ED&I strategies which support the growth of your organisation and its people.
This conference is aimed at anyone involved in making their organisation a more equal and inclusive workplace, including HR and Talent Directors, Heads of D&I, Board Members, Academics, Recruitment/HR Personnel, Staff Network Leads, Senior teams – CEOs, COOs, Directors.
Previous attendees of our D&I conferences have included BAE Systems, Browne Jacobson, Cabinet Office, Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, Defra, Fujitsu, Imperial College London, Microsoft, Sainsbury’s, Serco, The Scottish Government and WorldSkills UK, amongst others.
"WIG’s D&I conference is great way to learn about how different organisations tackle issues that affect us all and challenge us to think of new ways to resolve these issues.” – Sharon Horwitz, Director at CMA
Rupert was appointed as Government Chief People Officer on 1 January 2016, joining the Civil Service from Lloyds Banking Group, where he was Group HR Director.
As Government Chief People Officer, Rupert is responsible for delivery of the Civil Service Workforce Plan, which sets out what the Civil Service needs to do to attract the most capable and public-spirited people, and build a culture and ways of working that are as good, if not better, than anything on offer anywhere else. He provides leadership on the full range of people issues including talent, capability, inclusion, capacity, leadership, pay and employee deal, performance, employee relations, culture and behaviours. Rupert is also Director General for Government Shared Services.
Rupert attended secondary school in Aberdeen, and graduated in Politics and Philosophy from St. Catherine’s College, Oxford. During his undergraduate degree he spent a semester interning at the US Senate. He attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 2010.
Rupert began his career at the Confederation of British Industry before becoming a partner in Arthur Andersen and Deloitte. Since then he has worked for Barclays Bank plc, first as Executive Management Director and then as the HR Director for Global, Retail and Commercial Banking, and at Aviva where he was UK HR Director and then HR Centre of Expertise Director.
Rupert is married with two children.
Jenni has spent over 20 years working with the public sector. She joined the civil service at the Home Office, where she spent four years before becoming Director of policy and research for the Independent Police Complaints Commission. In 2009, Jenni became Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer for Hampshire Police Authority and subsequently the Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner.
In 2014, Jenni took on the role of an investigating committee chair for the General Dental Council in 2014, alongside providing change consultancy services for a number of different organisations including Army HQ. She also supported Transparency International and the UK’s Defence Academy in their global counter corruption work. Today Jenni is joint Director of Equality and Inclusion for NHSE/I, and ensures equality and inclusion underpins, and is at the forefront of, workforce aspirations. Jenni has also been Independent Chair of Dorset Integrated Care System since March 2020.
Member Ticket: £450 + VAT
Non-Member Ticket: £550 + VAT
Member Virtual Ticket: £100 + VAT
Non-Member Virtual Ticket: £150 + VAT
Please note, there is an option to join the conference virtually via a livestream. By joining us virtually you will still be able to pose your questions to the speakers and be part of the different sessions throughout the day. Virtual passes can be booked via Eventbrite.
Group discounts are available. Email [email protected] to find out more.