Thu, Nov 07, 2019 · 9:00

Improve your organisation’s ability to employ a diverse workforce by attending two days of debate, panel discussions and practical workshops. You’ll gain insights into overcoming recruitment and retention barriers, so you can employ the best talent. Join those who are going the extra mile and learn how you can reap the full benefits of a diverse workforce.

Three key benefits from attending the event

• Real-world solutions from practical workshops designed to give you fresh and impactful answers
• New contacts with engineering and HR leaders with an opportunity to cross-learn new thinking
• Best-practice knowledge which will boost your capacity to inspire, attract, recruit and retain a more diverse workforce

Two days of talks, panel discussions and workshops will include

• Aligning diversity and inclusion policies with business strategies
• Creating job adverts in the context of an inclusive recruitment process
• What does an inclusive work culture feel like?
• Recognising mental illness issues at work and developing solutions to bring about mental wellness
• Tackling unconscious bias and challenging micro-aggressions
• How engineering and technology organisations can become disability-smart
• Tackling ageism and the generational gap in the STEM workplace

Speakers include

• Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills, Scottish Government
• Douglas Morrison, Director, Scottish Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange
• Yasmeen Hussain, Education Enhancement Team, University of the West of Scotland
• Wing Commander Manjeet Ghataora, Eng Branch and Trade Advisors, RAF
• Carol Marsh, Deputy Head of Electronics, Leonardo
• Professor Lynne Cadenhead, Visiting Professor in Governance and Enterprise, Edinburgh Napier University and Chair, Women's Enterprise Scotland
• Mamta Singhal, International Chartered Design Engineer and Former IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Winner
• Yetunde Adediran, Founder and Computer Scientist, OpenVirtualSTEM



One day pass - Early Bird until 11 October: GBP 89.00
One day pass - Standard from 12 October: GBP 99.00
Two day pass - Early Bird until 11 October: GBP 160.20
Two day pass - Standard from 12 October: GBP 178.20