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ERSC seminar series: Drivers of the agenda on equality, diversity and inclusion at work

ERSC seminar series: Drivers of the agenda on equality, diversity and inclusion at work

Wednesday, 17 December 2014
10:00 - 15:00
Aston University, Birmingham


  • Professor Helen Higson OBE, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Aston University (opening address)

  • Keynotes:
  • Professor Binna Kandola OBE, Business Psychologist, Senior Partner and co-founder of Pearn Kandola


  • Dr Hans van Dijk, Assistant Professor at the Department of Organization Studies, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Kathy Daniels, HR consultant and Lay Member of the Employment Tribunals, Birmingham

Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in the workplace are known to increase organisational effectiveness, innovation and lead to greater employee wellbeing and satisfaction. But getting it to work remains a challenge for organizations, however, because there is still little consolidated knowledge about what works and what does not, and what can be done to put it into practice/ make it work. The aim of this seminar series is to engage academics, organisations, and the wider public to voice new ideas and spark social innovation to help organizations create inclusive environments where everyone, irrespective of  their backgrounds can flourish and reach their full potential. 

Funded by the ESRC, the event series is the result of a collaboration between  Aston Business School ,Lancaster University , University of Sheffield and The Work Foundation.

This event, which is the first in the series, will:

  • Take stock and critically reflect about the legal,moral, and business case for EDI
  • Explore the motivations that might drive the key actors in this field
  • Discuss implications for embedding EDI in the workplace

If you are interested in attending this event please contact Rohini Bhattacharya on stating your name , job title/ position and organisation or place of study. 

Or click here for Aston University's online booking form.

For more information on the ESRC seminar series click here


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