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Engineering diversity and inclusion

Challenging companies to deliver equality on all fronts

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

Wing Commander Manjeet Ghataora, Eng Branch & Trade Advisors, RAF

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

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

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

Allison Johnstone, Training and Development Manager, Equate Scotland

12:45

Networking Lunch

13:45

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

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

15:00

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

16:30

Networking and drinks

17:30

Close of day one

19:00

Conference Dinner: Network with your fellow participants in a relaxed dining environment

23:00

Close

 
Day two: Friday 8 November 2019

09:15

Opening remarks

09:30

Presentation: Incorporating D&I at the board level – a case study

09:45

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

Diversity and inclusion for STEM SMEs

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

Wendy Pring, Co-founder & CEO, KCP



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 disability-smart

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

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

Margaret-Anne Dickson, Senior
Demand & Supply Planning Advisor,
DELL EMC

Lorna Bennet, Mechanical Design Engineer, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult




15:30

Networking and drinks

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)

  • from £89.00

Day Two Pass (8 November)

  • from £89.00

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

  • from £160.20