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Equality and Diversity Forum

Equality and Diversity Forum

Date: Monday 18 March 2019
Time: 10:30–12:30hrs
Venue: Energy UK, 26 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1DS

Energy UK’s Equality and Diversity Forum is hosting a free, two-hour workshop with The Equal Group on addressing the industry skills gap and increasing diversity and inclusion.

The Energy industry is facing a time of unprecedented change over the coming years, with the impacts of smart metering, smart grids, decentralised generation and the electrification of transport due to shake up the sector. Additionally, with the changing skill set needed to deliver necessary levels of innovation and creativity – there is an apparent skills gap, not to mention the impacts of Brexit upon the labour market. Making the industry’s recruitment, retention and progression practices is one way to reduce the impact of this skills gap. The onus for addressing the industry skills gap should not rest with one company.

This session will focus on:

  • The ways that the industry can collaborate on early market interventions;
  • The use of data and tech to support the removal of barriers to inclusion;
  • How companies can measure progress against ‘soft’ attributes such as inclusive cultures, innovation and diversity of thought;
  • Ensuring that companies and the industry reap the full benefits of investing in diversity and inclusion.

This session will be interactive and will be informed in part by the answers that Forum members submit in advance (survey link below).

The session is intended to provide attendees with a range of tools that can be deployed in relation to diversity and inclusion.

The Equal Group have provided the following pre-workshop questionnaire in order to tailor the session to the audience. Please click here to complete

The workshop is free to attend – please RSVP (essential) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Please feel free to forward to any colleagues within your organisation who maybe keen to attend. Subject to detail, places may need to be limited to 3 per organisation.

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