Join us for a free Knowledge into Practice event co-hosted by the PrOPEL Hub and Flexibility Works for a morning of insights, discussion and activities followed by a networking lunch!

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) has become an important consideration for all organisations regardless of size or sector, however it can be a tricky area to navigate with lots of contradictory ideas and advice available.

At this in person event, hosted at the University of Strathclyde, we will share findings from EDI research we have conducted with a focus on women in traditionally male dominated sectors, including what the research says about popular initiatives in the area as well as practical examples from case study organisations. We will then explore the key role that flexible working has to play in enhancing EDI and what this could look like in your organisation.

The event is designed to be of interest to leaders and HR/people managers and anyone with an interest in EDI and flexible working is very welcome to attend.

What to expect:

• We’ll share research findings from studies including; key challenges, pitfalls to avoid and best practice advice. The focus of the research shared will be on women in traditionally male dominated sectors, however insights are also relevant to EDI more generally.

• We’ll outline success factors and ideas to think about when designing EDI strategies.

• We’ll show how all kinds of flexible working can help all sorts of people manage work alongside other needs and responsibilities.

• We’ll cover the types of flex employers can consider (not just part time and home working) and show how relatively small changes can often make a huge difference for a range of workers including parents and carers, people with a disability or physical or mental health condition and older workers.

• We’ll also show that being upfront about the flex you can offer in job adverts and recruitment can help you recruit quality candidates from a wider talent pool.

• You will have the opportunity to share your own practices and learn what works for other attendees.

• Finally, you are invited to join us for a free networking lunch to continue sharing ideas and insights.

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A networking lunch will be served from 12.30pm.

Our Speakers:

Dr Nicola Murray (Knowledge Exchange Associate at the PrOPEL Hub) – Nicola is based in the Scottish Centre for Employment Research at the University of Strathclyde. She has conducted a number of research studies into Equality, Diversity and Inclusion with an emphasis on women in the workplace. In addition to her work with the PrOPEL Hub, Nicola is a freelance coach and consultant specialising in business development and workplace wellbeing.

Nikki Slowey (Co-Founder and Director of Flexibility Works) – Nikki is one of Scotland’s leading experts in flexible working and has dedicated the past eight years to directly supporting and encouraging employers to create flexible workplaces. She is a regular media commentator, public speaker and has contributed to research and books on flexible working. She is co-founder and director of Flexibility Works, a social business that supports employers to develop more flexible workplaces and works closely with the Scottish Government and policy makers to drive positive change.

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