The Equality Champions Conference
The Equality Champions Conference

The Equality Champions Conference

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Hilton Reading

Drake Way

Reading, United Kingdom

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Are you a nominated equality champion or would like to become one?

Are you a network member wanting to create culture change?

Are you interested in finding out more?

Come to our equality champions conference and be inspired.

9.00    Registration /tea and coffee

9.30    Welcome Rasheed Ogunlaru, leading coach and Master of ceremonies

9.45    Julian Emms CEO – From Good to Excellent: our equality goals and vision for 2020

9.55    Respecting the individual: Service users’ perspectives - BME and trans communities

10.10 Diversity in the 21st century

Launch of our Equality Champions’ video

10.30  Learning from the wider NHS – eliminating discrimination in employment – Yvonne Coghill OBE, Director of the Workforce Race Equality Standard

10.50  Tea and coffee break

11.00  Morning Workshops (choice of two)

a) Inspire, Champion, Empower (Rasheed Ogunlaru, Coach)

b) A workplace free from discrimination: good practice in addressing bullying and harassment (Krissy Simmons from the Advice and Concilliation Service, ACAS)

c) Overcoming stigma (Psychologist Matthew Knight and service user Naveed Mir)

d) CQC inspections – what is excellence in diversity and inclusion? Ludlow Johnson, CQC inspector

12.05  Question and Answer panel chaired by Rasheed Ogunlaru

12.40  Buffet lunch

Stands: Staff networks, interpretation and accessible information stalls, mentoring/coaching, leadership programmes

1.15    Human library over lunch:

An audience with Andrew Stonehill Brooks, Chair of Support U, the Thames Valley LGB&T support network – open question forum

Step into my shoes: disabled staff and service user perspectives - Berkshire Healthcare (tbc)

Further speakers to be confirmed.

1.40    Welcome to the afternoon, June Carmichael, Master of ceremonies & Trust diverse role model

1.45    What it means to be an equality champion; disability perspectives : Anne Wafula-Strike, MBE, Paralympic champion

2.10    Showcasing good practice - IAPT and learning disability (tbc)

2.20 – 3.15    Afternoon Workshops (choice of two)

a) Are you being served? – The patient experience from a trans carer perspective and launch of draft clinical guidance

b) Hard to reach? – a state of mind (The art of engaging BME, GRT and other minority communities)

c) The deaf patient experience and the accessible information standard – Panel discussion with Deaf Positives Action

d) Diverse patient needs in Berkshire - the Joint Strategic Needs assessment, Darell Gale, Public Health

3.15 - 3.25 Break time

3.25 – 4.00    Champions in action: regional and corporate equality auditing and improvement planning 2016/17

An opportunity for equality champions and network champions to start working together

  • Workshop A  West
  • Workshop B  East
  • Workshop C  Corporate

4.00    Feedback to the large group

4.15    Thanks and presentation of diversity awards

4.25    Evaluation & close

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Drake Way

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