Holyrood Insight’s Public Sector Diversity and Inclusion Digital Conference
showcases the latest examples of how to make a real difference at work, from improving recruitment practices
to creating inclusive cultures
and developing diverse talent pipelines
to ensure that different groups and all protected characteristics
are represented, cherished and retained in a diverse public sector workforce.
Public authorities employ 20.7% of the workforce
in Scotland and as publicly funded organisations they should be role models
for other employers. Despite progress being made under the Equality Act 2010, the current Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations, and the Fairer Scotland strategy, more still needs to be done.
has highlighted the impact inequalities have on Scotland’s communities. Now with the chance to ‘build back better’, the Scottish Government is focused on embedding equality and diversity in all aspects of public policy development and service delivery
, to the benefit of everyone in Scotland.
Join us to hear updates from leading experts from across different public sector organisations to understand what initiatives are working
, and benefit from case studies about how to practically implement diversity and inclusion programmes on the ground.
Attend to understand how to put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of everything we do
to ensure that the public sector truly represents the Scottish population it serves, now and into the future.
- Alastair Pringle, Executive Director, Legal, Compliance and Scotland, Equality and Human Rights Commission
- Lesley Fraser, Director General for Organisational Development and Operations and Equality and Diversity Champion, Scottish Government
- Aneela McKenna, Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing Manager, Scottish Parliament
- Sharon Lo, Co-Chair, Faith and Minority Ethnic (FAME) Network and Civil Service Race Forum (CSRF)
- Rohini Sharma Joshi FCIH, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Trust Housing Association
- Kezia Dugdale, Director, University of Glasgow’s John Smith Centre
- Jaspal Roopra, Skills Capabilities and Talent, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Bernadette Thompson, Co-Chair, G6/G7 Race To The Top Network
- Kris Hendry, Chair, PCS Proud, PCS Scotland and HMRC
- Nasar Meer, Co-Author, Taking Stock – Race Equality in Scotland, University of Edinburgh
- Justin Placide, Co-Chair, Civil Service Race Forum (CSRF)
- Anthony Horrigan, Co-Founder, Spktral
- Morven Brooks, Chief Executive Officer, Disability Equality Scotland
- Susie Fitton, Policy Officer, Inclusion Scotland