10th Making Diversity Interventions Count Annual Conference
Tuesday 25 May 2021, 12:30 - 16:00
The Centre for Inclusion and Diversity (CfID), University of Bradford is delighted to invite you to the 10th anniversary of the Making Diversity Interventions Count Annual Conference (MDICAC) 2021 on Tuesday, 25 May 2021.
This year’s conference focuses on exploring the varying interventions aimed at addressing systemic and persisting racial discrimination, structural and intersectional inequalities with the objective of informing collective understanding and sharing of evidence-based practices in the effective use of diversity interventions in organisations and in society. This year also marks the first anniversary of George Floyd’s death which led to a global movement against racial discrimination and structural inequalities. The conference takes a critical look at how the race equality and intersectionality movement across institutions have changed since his death.
As the safety of our participants is always our top priority, we have decided to deliver this year's conference as a virtual event amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we are keen on delivering the quality experience that the conference is known for over the years to our #MDICAC2021 delegates.
Speakers for the 2021 conference will be announced shortly.
2021 Conference hosts
Conference Host. Director, Centre for Inclusion and Diversity, University of Bradford
Keynote Speaker. Director, Centre for Research in Race, Rights, University of Nottingham
Key speakers (2019)
Speaker. Principal Clinical Psychologist, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust, Northumberland
Speaker. Lecturer in Peace Studies and International Development [PSID], University of Bradford
Speaker. Member of University of Bradford Alumni, MA in Political Violence and Terrorism
- Wednesday, April 7 - World Health Day 2021
- Thursday, April 22 - Anniversary of the death of Stephen Lawrence
- Wednesday, April 28 - World Day for Safety and Health at Work | United Nations
- Monday, 17 May - International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
- Friday, 21 May - World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development | United Nations
- Tuesday 25 May - Making Diversity Interventions Count Annual Conference
Conference subthemes - 10th MDICAC, 2021
Diversity, media and contemporary issues - The media role in perpetuating stereotypes on diversity.
Practising diversity and recognising inclusion - Clients, customers, and service users similarly represent an increasingly diverse community. Abstracts are sought which consider the development of good practice designed to meet the need of our diverse communities whilst concurrently promoting an inclusive approach.
Challenges in diversity - The field of diversity is plagued with several challenges such as policy flaws, religious beliefs, cultural practices and societal construction of several arbitrary norms. Abstracts are sought which share interventions focused on addressing these challenges.
Leveraging diversity: Success stories raising awareness on diversity from the front line - Abstracts are sought which share interventions and or programs which leverage the recognition of diversity as a unique selling point.
About the Conference
With contributions from a wide range of eminent national and international speakers, this popular conference organised by the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity will feature the latest research and development and the synthesis and application of knowledge.
The conference focuses on exploring the varying interventions aimed at advancing equality, with the objective of informing the development of good practice in the effective use of diversity interventions in organisations.
The conference also provides a platform for the Barbara Burford annual memorial lecture. A lifelong champion of equality and diversity, Barbara inspired national level change through her work.
Participative, challenging and thought provoking - this conference is designed to provide an international, inter- and intra- disciplinary platform for exchange of ideas in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion in the world of work and service delivery.
Who is the conference for?
Attendees represent a cross section of staff including researchers, equality and diversity leads and practitioners from public, private, voluntary and community sector organisations, chief executives, HR/workforce directors and personnel. Service users and students are also regular attendees.
Delegates will have the opportunity to:
- Learn about the latest research on equality and diversity interventions nationally and globally
- Debate the policy context of diversity interventions in employment and service delivery in the public, private, voluntary and community sectors
- Develop a deeper understanding of the drivers, critical success factors and obstacles to effective application of diversity interventions across the whole employment cycle
- Meet and network with those committed to researching and advancing equality and diversity policy and practice