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ESRC seminar series: Embedding EDI in the workplace I – The role of strategy, policies, climate and culture

ESRC seminar series: Embedding EDI in the workplace I – The role of strategy, policies, climate and culture

Wednesday, 11 March 2015
09:00 - 14:00
The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street. London SW1H 0AD


Keynote speakers
Professor Emmanuel Ogbonna, Professor of Management and Organizational Behaviour - Cardiff Business School

Prof. Michael West, Professor of Organizational Psychology, Lancaster University and Senior Fellow of The King's Fund 
Dr Olga Epitropaki, Senior Lecturer, Work & Organisational Psychology Group - Aston University
Dr Lilian Otaye, Research Associate - Centre for Performance-led HR, Lancaster University Management School

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 was the second in the series, looked at the role of organisational strategy, policies, climate, and culture in embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

If you are interested in finding out more please contact Rohini Bhattacharya: 

For more information on the ESRC seminar series click here.


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