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Engineering diversity and inclusion

Delivering Equality in the STEM Workplace

7 - 8 November 2019 | GoGlasgow Urban Hotel, Glasgow

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Programme

 
Day one: Thursday 7 November 2019

09:00

Registration, refreshments and networking

09:15

Opening remarks

Dr Carol Marsh, Deputy Head of Electronic Engineering, Leonardo and Chair, IET Scotland

09.30

Keynote Address: The case for real diversity within Scottish engineering and technology organisations

Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills, Scottish Government

09:45

Panel discussion: Creating a recruitment, retention and talent management strategy that delivers a diverse, inclusive and tolerant workforce

Douglas Morrison, Associate Director of Innovation and STEM, City of Glasgow College / Director, Scottish Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange

Yasmeen Hussain, Education Enhancement Team, School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of the West of Scotland

Sergeant Al Cameron, Specialist Engagement Team Scotland & Northern Ireland, Royal Air Force

Ollie Folayan, Chair, AFBE-UK Scotland

10:45

Morning networking break

11:15

Interactive workshops: Choose one from workshop A, B, C

A

Developing a clear model for building a D&I strategy at the Board Level

B

Recognising mental health issues at work and developing solutions to tackle the challenges

C

Tackling unconscious bias and
challenging micro-aggressions

Jane McDonald, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Leonardo

Yetunde Adediran, IET, Founder and Computer Scientist, Oxford Alumni, OpenVirtualSTEM

John Blacklock, Design Authority Engineer, Ministry of Defence 

Kirstie Farmer, Training and Development Manager, Equate Scotland

12:45

Networking Lunch

13:45

Presentation: Building an enabling environment in schools – a case study

  • Building engineering aspirations in young children
  • What can we do to inspire 3 – 10 year olds
  • Nurturing an enjoyment of engineering
  • Developing Engineering Habits of Mind
  • Assessing the impact of the interventions on teenagers

Lorna Hay, Teacher, Pitteuchar East Primary School14:00

14:00

Panel discussion: Aligning diversity and inclusion policies with business strategies

Professor Lynne Cadenhead, Visiting Professor in Governance and Enterprise Edinburgh Napier University and Chair, Women's Enterprise Scotland

Ben Hanley, Advisory Board Member, Technology Scotland

Sarah Morgan, Director Stakeholder Engagement and Communications, Jacobs

14:45

Afternoon networking break

15:15

Interactive workshops: Choose one from workshop D, E, F

D

Tackling ageism and the generational gap in the STEM workplace

E

Introduction to role models as a tool to inspire diversity in engineering

F

Creating job adverts in the context of an inclusive recruitment process

Mamta Singhal, Product Design
Engineer, Former IET Young Women Engineer of the Year Winner, IET Volunteer


Susan Scurlock, CEO & Founder, Primary Engineer

Graham Stow, Head of Education, Primary Engineer

Paul Sheerin, CEO,
Scottish Engineering

Aileen O’Hagan, Industry Recruitment Coordinator,
Equate Scotland

Penny Morton, President, FemEng

16:45

Close of workshops

17:00

Networking, Drinks and Finger Food Buffet

19:00

Close

 
Day two: Friday 8 November 2019

09:15

Opening remarks

09:30

Presentation: NATS - A Case Study in Integrating D&I with the Senior Leadership Team at Prestwick

Anne Law, HR Business Partner, NATS

Dr. Suzanne Doyle-Morris, Founder, InclusIQ

10:00

Panel Discussion: What does an inclusive work culture feel like?

Talat Yaqoob, Director, Equate Scotland

Yetunde Adediran, IET

Wendy Pring, Managing Director, KCP

Jennifer Wallace, Technologist, Leidos

10:45

Morning networking break

11:15

Interactive workshops: Choose one from workshop G, H, I

G

Developing and sustaining an
inclusive talent pipeline in male
dominated industries

H

Creating family-friendly flexibility at the workplace

I

Equality and Equity in Employment – Getting this right for every Candidate

Douglas Morrison, Director, Scottish Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange

Wendy Pring, Co-founder & CEO, KCP

Flt Lt F M Padbury, Officer Commanding - Careers Office Inverness & Belfast, Royal Air Force

Sergeant Alan Cameron, Specialist Engagement Team Scotland and Northern Ireland, Royal Air Force

12:45

Networking Lunch

13:45

Keynote Address: Developing D&I policy to impact education and skills

Fulton MacGregor MSP

14:00

Interactive workshops: Choose one from workshop J, K, L

J

Connecting academia and industries to achieve better D&I outcomes

K

Tapping into young STEM talent in under-privileged areas

L

How engineering and technology organisations can become dyslexia/neuro diversity smart

Tom Caira, Senior Lecturer, University
of the West of Scotland

Yasmeen Hussain, Education Enhancement Team, University of the West of Scotland

Lorna Watson, Education Services Director, Dell Technologies

Lorna Bennet, Mechanical Design Engineer, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

Katie Carmichael, Career Coach, Dyslexia Scotland

Jean Tennant, Trainer and Consultant, Dyslexia Scotland

15:30

Networking and refreshments

16:30

Close of event

Programme is correct at time of publication. Topics and speakers are subject to change.

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Pricing

Day One Pass (7 November)

  • £99

Day Two Pass (8 November)

  • £99

Combined Two Day Pass (7 and 8 November) 10% Discount

  • £178.20