Holyrood Insight’s Public Sector Diversity and Inclusion Forum showcases the latest examples of how to make a real difference at work, from improving recruitment practices to creating inclusive cultures and developing diverse talent pipelines to ensure that different groups and all protected characteristics are represented, cherished and retained in a diverse public sector workforce.
Lesley Fraser, Director General for Organisational Development and Operations and Equality and Diversity Champion, Scottish Government
Aneela McKenna, Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing Manager, Scottish Parliament
Sharon Lo, Co-Chair, Faith and Minority Ethnic (FAME) Network and Civil Service Race Forum (CSRF)
Rohini Sharma Joshi FCIH, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Trust Housing Association
Kezia Dugdale, Director, University of Glasgow’s John Smith Centre
Jaspal Roopra, Deputy Director HR, Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Bernadette Thompson, Co-Chair, G6/G7 Race To The Top Network
Kris Hendry, Chair, PCS Proud, PCS Scotland and HMRC
Nasar Meer, Co-Author, Taking Stock – Race Equality in Scotland, University of Edinburgh
Justin Placide, Co-Chair, Civil Service Race Forum (CSRF)
Anthony Horrigan, Co-Founder, Spktral
Public authorities employ 20.7% of the workforce in Scotland and as publicly funded organisations they should be role models for other employers. Despite progress being made under the Equality Act 2010, the current Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations, and the Fairer Scotland strategy, more still needs to be done.
The pandemic has highlighted the impact inequalities have on Scotland’s communities. Now with the chance to ‘build back better’, the Scottish Government is focused on embedding equality and diversity in all aspects of public policy development and service delivery, to the benefit of everyone in Scotland.
Join us to hear updates from leading experts from across different public sector organisations to understand what initiatives are working, and benefit from case studies about how to practically implement diversity and inclusion programmes on the ground.
Attend to understand how to put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of everything we do to ensure that the public sector truly represents the Scottish population it serves, now and into the future.