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Making Diversity Interventions Count Annual Conference

The 7th Annual International Conference took place Wednesday 12 July 2017 at the University of Bradford, organised by The Centre for Inclusion and Diversity.

Conference Programme
Conference Programme
A full schedule for the day
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About the conference

With contributions from a wide range of eminent national and international speakers, this popular conference organised by the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity will feature the latest research and development and the synthesis and application of knowledge. The conference focuses on exploring the varying interventions aimed at advancing equality, with the objective of informing the development of good practice in the effective use of diversity interventions in organisations.   

The conference also provides a platform for the Barbara Burford annual memorial lecture. A lifelong champion of equality and diversity, Barbara inspired national level change through her work.

Participative, challenging and thought provoking - this conference is designed to provide an international, inter- and intra- disciplinary platform for exchange of ideas in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion in the world of work and service delivery. 

Conference themes

Advancing diversity

What’s new in diversity? Abstracts are welcome which address various ways in which diversity might be considered and advanced in terms of research and practice (e.g., positive action, thought diversity, bespoke interventions, transformational diversity).

Measuring diversity

How are we assessing our advancement of diversity? Abstracts which investigate how measuring aspects of diversity has demonstrated the advancement of groups in different organisations are welcome.

Practising diversity

Clients, customers, and service users similarly represent an increasingly diverse community. Abstracts are sought which consider the development of good practice designed to meet the needs of diverse communities or specific segments of those communities.

Inclusive leadership

Ideally effective leaders create environments through which diverse individuals are accepted, integrated and able to participate fully within organisations. Abstracts investigating any aspect of leadership relevant to inclusion are welcome.

Identity, belonging and intersectionalities

Understanding ourselves and our reactions to others supports culturally competent behaviours and practices. Abstracts investigating aspects of identity, the interaction of different identities, and their impact in the workplace and on service provision are welcome.

Who is the conference for?

Attendees represent a cross section of staff including researchers, equality and diversity leads and practitioners from public, private, voluntary and community sector organisations, chief executives, HR/workforce directors and personnel. Service users and students are also regular attendees.

Conference benefits

Delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the latest research on equality and diversity interventions nationally and globally
  • Debate the policy context of diversity interventions in employment and service delivery in the public, private, voluntary and community sectors
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the drivers, critical success factors and obstacles to effective application of diversity interventions across the whole employment cycle
  • Meet and network with those committed to researching and advancing equality and diversity policy and practice

Get in touch

Centre for Inclusion and Diversity (CfID)
Faculty of Health Studies, University of Bradford
BD7 1DP, West Yorkshire United Kingdom.

T: +44 (0) 1274 236347

Conference collaborators

Sponsor - NHS Employers logoSponsor - Royal College of Nursing logoSponsor - AFSA logoSponsor - Baxter Storey logoSponsor - NMC logoPersonal, Fair and Diverse

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