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Ambition:Leeds

City Exchange, Floor 6

Leeds

LS1 5ES

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Employers and policymakers face critical challenges of reconciling a rapidly changing labour market and increasing workforce diversity. There are also pressing issues related to skills gaps and mismatches, job turnover and retention, workplace flexibility and job design, owing to the differing needs of workers.


This workshop is part of a research project at Leeds University Business School exploring organisations’ experiences and challenges around inclusion at work. The objective is to investigate how organisational practices in the UK and internationally can effectively respond to the intersectional complexities of workers’ experiences.


During the event we will share some key early findings from the project. This is also an opportunity for guests to share their expertise and experiences of workplace inclusion strategies, and to explore opportunities for future collaboration.


Draft Programme

10.00 Registration and tea/coffee

10:30 Plenary: Reconceptualising inclusion at work

  • CERIC research team
  • Thomas Colquhoun-Alberts, Diversity Benchmark and Knowledge Manager, Business in the Community
  • Polly Harrar, Founder and CEO of a national BAME specialist domestic abuse charity, The Sharan Project and Amnesty International recognised Human Rights Defender
  • Janet Leighton, Director of Happiness, Timpson Ltd

11:30 Workshop session

1:30 Lunch

2:30 Workshop session

4:30 Close


About the Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC)

The central objective of the Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC) is to contribute through high quality research, teaching and knowledge transfer to contemporary national and international debates around the changing dynamics and future of work, employment and labour markets. CERIC is home to researchers that produce analytically rigorous research of genuine relevance to policy and practitioner concerns.

CERIC Research Team: Dr Jana Javornik, Dr Jo Ingold, Professor Jennifer Tomlinson, Dr Liz Oliver, Cheryl Hurst

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Ambition:Leeds

City Exchange, Floor 6

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LS1 5ES

United Kingdom

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