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Singapore Conference | 16-18 May 2018

It is now more important than ever for organisations to Embrace inclusion and diversity - a critical component for employee attraction, retention and engagement, which ultimately links to business success. We’ve extensively researched cross-sector to put together a cutting-edge agenda, addressing the challenges faced today in designing and implementing an effective diversity and inclusion strategy. You will hear case studies addressing inclusion and diversity journeys, lessons learned, and most importantly the tangible takeaways for your organisation to prepare for the future of work and create inclusiveness in today’s diverse workforce.
 
The key identified problems are gender equality, inclusive workplaces, women in leadership, LGBT inclusion, ethnic minorities, cultural differences and so on… but the key as always is in finding solutions which work for your organisation to embrace values, beliefs, experiences, backgrounds and preferences of your workforce.

 

  • Hear from local and international leaders within government, entertainment, education, banking and finance, technology, healthcare, marketing and more
  • In addition to the great networking opportunities, gain insight through panel discussions, fireside chats, roundtable discussions, speed networking and workshops to make the most out of your experience
  • Celebrate inclusion and diversity and embrace it’s increasing importance and relevance throughout the region
  
For the Singapore Workforce Inclusion & Diversity Conference Agenda, click here
 

Pre-Conference Workshop: HR Diversity and Inclusion, Creating an Inclusive Culture


Wednesday 16 May, 2018, 9.00am – 5.00pm
 
The conversation has shifted over recent years, from building the diversity of people within our workforce to one with greater focus on creating an inclusive culture where everyone feels valued, respected and safe to be themselves - where people can voice different opinions, perspectives and ideas within their teams and the organisation. However, diversity and inclusion are not mutually exclusive – in fact they are intrinsically linked where one cannot succeed without the other.
This workshop is designed for anyone who has either a responsibility or passion for developing, implementing or supporting diversity and inclusion initiatives. It will be of specific interest to those who want to gain deeper insights into the key enablers for creating an inclusive workplace, and how to embed an inclusive organisational culture.
 
Workshop outcomes:
  • Understand why managing work place diversity is important
  • Assess how your organisation is managing diversity
  • Implement practices and policies to manage diversity and build an inclusive harmonious work place

 

Workshop Leader

 
Florence Kerr
Founder and Director, Human Capital Consulting & Services

Ms Florence Ker has more than 23 years in Human Resources covering China, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, United States, India and Singapore. This includes corporate experience with local SMEs as well as MNCs and Chinese Fortune 500 companies - in industries as varied as Global HR Director and Senior HR Manager managing a diversified workforce of more than 2000.
 
Ms Ker speaks on the Employment Act and Employment Claims Tribunal Act in both English and Chinese for the following organisations: Singapore Human Resource Institute (SHRI); Singapore Contractors Association Limited (SCAL); Singapore Chinese of Chamber Commerce & Industry (SCCCI); The Federation of Merchants’ Association, Singapore (FMAS); Singapore Precision Engineering and Technology (SPETA); Association of Process Industry (ASPRI); and Dun & Bradstreet Singapore. Ms Ker’s qualifications include Master of Science, Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management, Baruch College, The City University of New York (CUNY).

Workforce Inclusion & Diversity Singapore Agenda

08:20

Registration & Coffee

08:50

Chairperson’s opening address
Carolyn Milligan, Head of Global Mobility, Kantar
Cristina Istria, Regional Director Asia Pacific - Talent and Organisational Design, Amcor
 

09:00

Case Study: Managing unconscious bias in a culturally diverse workforce
Bob Groove, COO Asia pacific, Middle eastern Africa, Edelman

09:30

Panel Discussion: Managing unconscious bias in a diverse workforce

10:15

Speed Networking Session

10:50

MORNING TEA 

11:20

Case Study: Driving internal and external growth through inclusion and diversity

Sophie Guerin, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, APJC, Dell

11:50

Case Study: Shifting from a focus on diversity to one of diversity and Inclusion – Driving innovation in an international organisation
Toni Carroll, Regional Director, Talent Management Leader, Aon

12:20

Case Study: Making inclusion and diversity a reality, and part of the fabric of your organisation
Kate Barker, Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion Leader, SAP

12:50

NETWORKING LUNCH 

01:50

Panel discussion: Fostering LGBTQI+ Inclusion in the Workplace

02:30

Delegates will break into groups, where each group will discuss challenges, share experiences, and leverage tangible takeaways around the topic.

03:10

AFTERNOON TEA

03:40

Case study: Developing cultural intelligence for leadership with a global mindset
Katrina North, Asia Pacific Inclusion and diversity Leader, EY

04:10

Panel discussion: Men advocating for change - engaging men as inclusive leaders and champions of gender diversity

04:55

Chairperson's closing address

05:00

NETWORKING DRINKS

08:30

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00

Chairperson’s opening address
Carolyn Milligan, Head of Global Mobility, Kantar
Cristina Istria, Regional Director Asia Pacific - Talent and Organisational Design, Amcor 

09:10

Case Study: Attracting and retaining women into your workforce
Sonali Satpathy, Global Diversity & Inclusion VP, Schneider Electric

09:40

Creating purpose, bettering retention and fostering a culture of inclusivity for women

10:10

Panel Discussion: Growing local talent pools, and attracting women into leadership roles

10:50

MORNING TEA 

11:20

Case Study: Building an internal culture and developing programs to support millennials and the aging workforce 
Magdalena Poulin, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, APAC, AIG

11:50

Panel Discussion: How can we Integrate More People with Disabilities into Roles

12:30

NETWORKING LUNCH 

01:30

Case Study: How flexible working practices can help foster and embrace inclusion and diversity
Lynne Barry, Head of Inclusion and diversity, Telstra

02:00

Panel Discussion: Putting the right policies in place to support flexible working practices

03:10

AFTERNOON TEA

03:40

Case Study: Breaking down stereotypes and Building culturally diverse teams
Varshaa Ram Kutik, APAC Regional Head of Inclusion and diversity, Bank of America Merrill Lynch 

04:10

Panel Discussion: Making inclusion and diversity a priority, and linking it with organisational successes

04:50

Chairperson’s closing address and end of conference

08:30

8:30-9:00 

REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

09:00

9:00-10:30

  • Discussing the implications and challenges for your diversity and inclusion initiatives
  • Working through the business case for diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Leadership skills for fair and inclusive employment practices

10:30

10:30-11:00 

MORNING TEA

11:00

11:00-12:30

  • Taking a close look at your multi-generational workforce
  • Getting buy-in and building a great workplace culture
  • Designing HR processes and support

12:30

12:30-1:00

LUNCH

01:00

1:00-2:30

Identifying and adopting the 5 principles of fair recruitment practices
How to ensure consistent and fair selection criteria
Tips for embracing your diversified workforce

02:30

2:30-3:00 

AFTERNOON TEA

03:00

3:00-5:00

  • Developing effective grievance handling procedures
  • Retirement and re-employment of older employers: Jobs and work place re-design, up-skilling and re-skilling
  • Enabling greater opportunities for people with physical and intellectual disabilities

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Featured Speakers at this Conference

Sonali Satpathy

Global Diversity & Inclusion VP

Schneider Electric

Francine Biddulph

Head of Human Resources

HSBC

Pallavi Srivastava

Asia Pac and Greater China Talent leader

IBM global technology services

Joe Tofield

Committee Co-Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Lead

BritCham

Kate Barker

Vice President

Global Diversity & Inclusion Leader, SAP

Katrina North

Asia Pacific Inclusion and diversity Leader

EY

Magdalena Poulin

Head of Diversity & Inclusion, APAC

AIG

Rupen Desai

Vice President for Asia Pacific

Edelman

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Supporting organisations

Supporting Partners

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Why attend workforce inclusion & diversity Singapore? 

  • Gain an overview of the current issues, challenges and trends surrounding workplace diversity and inclusion
  • Discover steps to move from diversity to diversity and inclusion from Kate Barker - Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion at SAP
  • Discover programs on gender diversity, LGBTI  inclusion, cultural diversity, flexible working practices and the generation gap
  • Find out more on what is the value proposition for workforce diversity and inclusion
  • Discover how to blend diversity, inclusive leadership and mental health programs to harness the creativity of a diverse workforce
  • Join the discussion on how you can integrate more people with disabilities into roles to create inclusion  
  • Create male allies within your organisation and engage men as inclusive leaders and champions of gender diversity
  • Join the discussion on strategies to grow the local talent pool and attract and maintain women into leadership roles 
 

Who should attend workforce inclusion & diversity Singapore? 

  • Lead/Heads of Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Executive/Directors/General Manager/Managing Directors
  • HR Practitioners
  • Learning and Development 
  • Talent and Development 
 

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Team Discounts

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SEND 5 DELEGATES AND RECEIVE 15% OFF

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Venue: Workforce Inclusion & Diversity Conference

SINGAPORE CONFERENCE |  17 - 18 MAY 2018

SINGAPORE PRE- CONFERENCE WORKSHOP | 16 MAY 2018
 
This Conference will be held in a 5 star hotel in Singapore's CBD. Venue will be confirmed up to 4 weeks before the event.