Conference: Making Work Work For Everyone

Organiser: The Inclusivity Project

Be part of the discussion on how policy and business can make work work for everyone.

The Inclusivity Project invites you to join our researchers from the University of Exeter and guest speakers, Dame Carol Black and Dr Christian van Stolk as we talk about the project’s findings and how we can apply learning on a practical level. Focusing on our three key areas of work…

Bias and inclusive recruitment
• Hybrid and flexible working
• Systems thinking: closing the skills gaps

…we will consider how our findings from the Cornish small business community can be applied to policy and business on a local and national level, to produce tangible positive change in the workplace.
You’ll have plenty of opportunity for networking and discussion too, over lunch and drinks.

Finally, there will be an exhibition of The Inclusivity Project’s participatory photo project featuring work by people in Cornwall who balance their work with managing a health condition.


Subject to amendment:

9.30am – Arrival Tea & Coffee

10.00am – Introduction – The Cornish Economy – Kim Conchie – Cornwall Chamber of Commerce

10.15 – Key note speech - Dame Carol Black

10.50 – Complex Systems: The barriers to employment for older and disabled workers – Dr Esmaeil Khedmati-Morasae

11.25am – Panel Discussion – Chaired by Dame Carol Black

12.00pm – Lunch

1.00pm – Key note speech - Dr Christian Van Stolk

1.30pm – Q&A with Dr Christian Van Stolk

1.40pm – The story of the individual in a complex system (video)

1.50pm – Implicit Bias, its presence in the workplace and recommendations for reduction – Dr Daniel Derbyshire

2.15pm – Hybrid working framework, process and co-design: A case study – Dr Shruti Raghuraman

2.40pm – Discussion – What policies and practices can we create to make work universally inclusive for everyone? – Assoc. Prof. Emma Bland

3.10pm - Conclusion

3.15 – Networking

4.00pm - Close

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Organiser The Inclusivity Project
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Atlantic Hotel
Dane Road
United Kingdom