HR Retreat: Levelling the playing field

Together we are Forbes

Thursday 29 September 2022

8:30am - 2pm

Crow Wood Hotel & Spa Resort, Holme Rd, Burnley, BB12 0RT

We hope you can join us for a brilliant line up of engaging speakers focusing on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion at the stunning location of Crow Wood Hotel & Spa.

This session aims to provide you with insight and advice on what businesses can do to create a culture of fairness and inclusion.

Spaces are limited and previous events have sold out quickly, so book now to avoid disappointment. Tickets are £75 (excluding VAT). Breakfast and Lunch are included.


  • 8:30am - Breakfast and Networking
  • 9:00am - Seminar begins
  • 12:30pm - Lunch


EDI - the legal position and strategies for developing an inclusive culture with a multicultural workforce

Emma Swan, head of commercial employment and Amy Stokes, business immigration partner have a passion for EDI and will share their knowledge and experience in this area. They will discuss the legal principles which underpin EDI and how the Employment Tribunals deal with cases involving EDI issues. They will explore strategies for developing an inclusive culture and the importance of this in recruitment and retention. They will also consider the cultural challenges of bringing employees in from other countries where working practices might be different.

EDI Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion: Why Do I Feel Like I Have a Sign On My Head?

As a Developmental Trauma specialist, Julie Stirpe is passionate about social acceptance and inclusion as the fabric of human development and positive identity. Julie invites delegates to explore the individual impact of social isolation at work and the challenges faced by those who feel they are not fully accepted.

Leading with your CQ in Mind

Multi award winning Professional Speaker Sharon Amesu will deliver her talk on leading with your CQ mind as leaders are facing unparalleled levels of transition and change. Expectation of leaders to lead effectively around the issue of workplace diversity, continue to increase. Many leaders find themselves paralysed by the fear of saying the wrong thing or doing the wrong thing. But in a time where 'inaction is not an option' what should leaders do? Above all else leaders need to tap into their CQ (courage quotient). In this keynote we share key ideas about how leaders can ensure that they don't become unmoored by competing pressures, but instead remain grounded, focused and firm during these complex times.

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