Key Points
  • Explore how adopting inclusive language and policies that fully support transgender and non-binary employees can increase inclusion
  • Gain practical and inclusive recruitment strategies to drive LGBT+ representation and mitigate recruitment bias
  • Review how to use lived experience and data to inform LGBT+ inclusion strategies
  • Learn to leverage visible leaders and allies to embed LGBT+ inclusion across the whole organisation
  • Effectively map disparities in your employee experiences by understanding staff intersections
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Overview
Confirmed Speakers:

  • Susan Douglas-Scott CBE, Chair of Board of Directors, NHS Golden Jubilee Foundation *Stonewall Star Performer of the Year*
  • Yorath Turner, Head of Digital Capability and Talent & Chair, Scottish Government and LGBT Health and Wellbeing
  • David Blackburn, Chief People Officer, FSCS
  • Caroline Colliston, Partner and Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Group Member, DWF
  • Kate Fergusson, Head of Responsible Business, Pinsent Masons
  • Kasia Zduniak, Inclusion and Diversity Consultant, Aegon UK
  • Martyn Sales, Proposition Manager and Co-Lead of Aegon Proud Community, Aegon UK

Join Holyrood Insight’s timely LGBT+ Inclusion at Work Scotland Digital Conference to hear from trailblazing organisations on how to champion LGBT+ inclusion within the workplace and across the employee lifecycle. This half-day briefing will be broadcast live from our studio via an interactive digital platform.

We will explore how to adopt an evidence-based approach to LGBT+ inclusion within your organisation, embracing the lived experiences of staff to inform inclusion strategies. Learn how to build a culture of trust through the creation of safe spaces which encourage staff disclosure.

You will hear from employers on inclusive recruitment strategies that drive diverse representation across the organisation and mitigate recruitment bias. You will also learn how to adopt reverse mentoring within your organisation to support career progression of LGBT+ staff, educate leaders on LGBT+ staff experiences and normalise allyship.

We will examine how to develop an inclusive working language and policies to fully support transgender and non-binary employees within the workplace. Learn how to empower leaders and line managers to effectively support transgender and non-binary inclusion.

Join us to gain practical insight on how to develop inclusion strategies that successfully recognise diversity within LGBT+ communities and various intersections of staff identities and experiences.

Agenda
Start

09:00 - 09:10
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Yorath Turner Head of Digital Capability and Talent & Chair, Scottish Government and LGBT Health and Wellbeing

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09:10 - 09:40
Joint Session: Using Lived Experience to Drive LGBT+ Inclusion in the Workplace

 
  • Fostering a ‘psychologically safe’ work environment to enable staff to have openly engage, raise concerns, and provide diverse perspectives
  • Creating safe spaces for employees to share their lived experience to build cultures of trust and encourage staff disclosure
  • Utilising shared lived experience to inform organisational development and deliver tangible progress on LGBT+ inclusion
Questions and Discussion – 09:30 – 09:40

Speakers

Kasia Zduniak Inclusion and Diversity Consultant, Aegon UK

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Martyn Sales Proposition Manager and Co-Lead of Aegon Proud Community, Aegon UK

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09:40 - 10:20
Understanding the Intersections in Employee Identities and Experiences to Inform Inclusion Strategies

 
  • Exploring the diversity within LGBT+ communities to map the various competing intersectional identities of staff
  • Discussing how different identities and intersections result in varying employee experiences within the workplace
  • Using an understanding of intersections to develop inclusion strategies that meets the needs and considers the experiences of all employees
Questions and Discussion – 10:10 – 10:20

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David Blackburn Chief People Officer, FSCS

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10:20 - 10:50
Practicing Inclusive Recruitment to Deliver an Equal Access of Employment Opportunities

 
  • Leveraging data to understand gaps in diversity, inform recruitment strategies and identify barriers to increase likelihood of acquiring LGBT+ talent
  • Promote equal opportunities and D&I initiatives externally to attract diverse talent
  • Adopting inclusive recruitment practices such as shortlist annonymisation and diverse interview panels to mitigate recruitment bias
Questions and Discussion – 10:45 – 10:55

10:50 - 11:00
Break

 

11:00 - 11:30
Adopting Reverse Mentoring to Support Career Progression, Educate Leaders and Normalise Allyship

 
  • Exploring the capacity of junior staff to support LGBT+ workplace inclusion through reverse mentoring schemes
  • Leveraging reverse mentoring to break down stereotypes, expand staff’s professional networks and expose senior staff to competing perspectives, intersections, and professional experiences
  • Empowering staff to coach leaders on issues affecting LGBT+ employees and inspire action on LGBT+ inclusion
Questions and Discussion – 11:25 – 11:35

11:30 - 12:10
Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Employees in the Workplace

 
  • Exploring appropriate terminology to incorporate to develop an inclusive working language
  • Adopting inclusive policies such as self-identification, or the addition of pronouns to emails to foster cultures of belonging
  • Providing guidance and resource for managers to support employees in transition
  • Delivering workshops and training to empower line managers and leader to support transgender and non-binary inclusion
Questions and Discussion – 12:00 – 12:10

12:10 - 12:50
Panel Discussion: Empowering Visible Leaders, Role Models and LGBT+ Allies to Embed Workplace Inclusion

 
  • Exploring the journeys and lived experiences of LGBT+ leaders, role models and allies
  • Empowering leaders to challenge stigma and communicate values that reflect a shared vision for LGBT+ inclusion
  • Resourcing staff networks with additional capacity and pay to maximise their LGBT+ inclusion capabilities and foster cultures of belonging
  • Recruiting and engaging LGBT+ allies across all levels to embed inclusion throughout the organisation

Speakers

David Blackburn Chief People Officer, FSCS

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Caroline Colliston Partner and Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Group Member, DWF

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Kate Ferguson Head of Responsible Business, Pinsent Masons LLP

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Susan Douglas-Scott CBE Chair of Board of Directors, NHS Golden Jubilee Foundation *2019 Stonewall Star Performer of the Year*

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12:50 - 13:00
Chair’s Closing Remarks

 

Speakers

Yorath Turner Head of Digital Capability and Talent & Chair, Scottish Government and LGBT Health and Wellbeing

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End

Speakers

David Blackburn Chief People Officer, FSCS

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Caroline Colliston Partner and Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Group Member, DWF

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Susan Douglas-Scott CBE Chair of Board of Directors, NHS Golden Jubilee Foundation *2019 Stonewall Star Performer of the Year*

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Kate Ferguson Head of Responsible Business, Pinsent Masons LLP

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Martyn Sales Proposition Manager and Co-Lead of Aegon Proud Community, Aegon UK

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Yorath Turner Head of Digital Capability and Talent & Chair, Scottish Government and LGBT Health and Wellbeing

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Kasia Zduniak Inclusion and Diversity Consultant, Aegon UK

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Venue details

Digital Event Broadcast Live


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