In recent years, there has been an increased focus on supporting employees from minority backgrounds through workplace allyship initiatives. With the country’s workforce becoming increasingly diverse, it is now more essential than ever to ensure that employees from all backgrounds feel safe and supported in their workplace. While EDI policies and allyship networks are becoming more and more popular in organisations, there is still much work to be done. Through sharing best practice, both employers and employees can build upon existing successes and develop new strategies to develop and foster a culture of allyship in their organisation.

  • The NHS workforce is more diverse than ever before, with staff from ethnic minority backgrounds making up almost a quarter of the overall workforce, according to the 2022 NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard report
  • The number of women in the civil service has increased over the past year, as has the number of employees identifying as part of the LGBTQ community, and the percent of employees declaring themselves as having a disability, data from a 2022 Civil Service research report shows
  • While 67% of employees consider themselves an ‘ally’ to those with identities different to their own, only 36% have spoken up when they have witnessed discrimination in the workplace, according to a 2022 research report from the Wates Group
  •  51% of organisations offer equality, diversity and inclusion training to all employees, according to a 2021 research report from Business in the Community


Join us at The Allyship in the Workplace Conference 2023 to hear the latest updates from experts on developing and promoting a culture of allyship and supporting people of all backgrounds in the workplace. Engage with best practice case studies from across the public sector on a range of key topics, including co-producing workplace inclusion policies, standing up against microaggressions, and turning awareness into action. You will also have the opportunity to network with senior colleagues from across sector to discuss challenges you have faced in engaging employees from all backgrounds in workplace allyship initiatives.


Why Attend:

High-level keynotes on the latest guidance on equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace

Listen and learn from best practice case studies on developing inclusive organisational policies, creating allyship networks, and centring inclusion and allyship in recruitment and retention initiatives

Networking opportunities with speakers and senior colleagues from across the public sector

4 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota


This year’s conference package includes 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource of case study focused videos, articles, lived experiences and more (RRP £199). Gain unlimited access to our online platform when you purchase your conference ticket.

Key benefits include:

 ✓100s of Exclusive Case Studies – fingertip access to videos and articles covering all key sectors ALL CPD certified

 ✓Key Sessions from All Our Conferences – gain valuable insights from our past, present, and future events (160+ pa)

 ✓Articles and Interviews – learn from our network of expert speakers and contributors explore further the key discussions from the conferences

 ✓Additional CPD Hours – automatically earn more for everything you watch, read, and hear

 ✓Your Own CPD Dashboard – charts your progress, allows you to add notes, download your activities, and save/print an official CPD certificate

 ✓Personalised Homepage – only see the relevant content you need to save time

 ✓30+ New Uploads Each Month – we’re adding new content every week to ensure you stay engaged and informed all year round.

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

  • Online Registration 

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks 

    Dr Luke Fletcher, Senior Lecturer, University of Bath (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Creating an Organisational Culture of Allyship to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

    • Guidance on actions employers can take to ensure allyship can exist and flourish in the workplace and what individuals can do to be better allies to their colleagues
    • Driving accountability at an individual level to foster an organistaion-wide culture of diversity and inclusion
    • Engaging with employees and examining internal policies to identify key areas of struggle and taking action to combat them
    • Practical steps leaders can take to positively influence and impact their organisation and workplace culture

    Sandra Kerr CBE, Race Director, Business in the Community (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Engaging Leadership and Management to Embed EDI in the Organisation

    Dr Jill Miller, Senior Policy Adviser, CIPD (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions & Answers Session

  • Pre-Recorded Case Study: Staff Voice: Establishing and Engaging with Allyship Groups and Networks

    Katie Fox, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Victim Support 

  • Comfort Break 

  • Breakout Networking: Engaging Employees from All Backgrounds in Allyship Initiatives

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face in promoting allyship initiatives across all organisations levels. We encourage you to share how you are currently working to engage employees of all backgrounds in workplace allyship and your strategies for success. Take this time to share your experiences and network with senior colleagues.

  • Interactive Session: Engaging Men in Workplace Allyship Initiatives

    • Insights into the challenges of engaging men with diversity and inclusion
    • Developing a practical framework for engaging men and taking them on a journey of allyship
    • Key tips: taking men from confidently unconscious to strong allies and agents of change
    • Practical actions to take back to engage more men with diversity and inclusion initiatives

    Daniele Fiandaca, Founder, Token Man Consulting (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Turning Action into Awareness: The Role of Male Allies in Workplace Gender Equality Initiatives

    Fergus Deery, Male Allies Programme Manager, London School of Economics (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Putting Inclusion at the Heart of Recruitment and Retention Processes

    Idris Arshad,  People & Inclusion Partner, St Christopher’s Hospice (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions & Answers Session

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be HR professionals and senior managers from across the private, public and voluntary sectors.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

✓ Network with key decision makers from across the NHS
✓ Meet your target audience in the sector
✓ Listen and Learn from leading industry experts from across the sector
✓ Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
✓ Speak alongside industry leading experts
✓ Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss the available option please call 0203 961 5002 or email Sponsorship@GovernmentEvents.co.uk 

  • Public Sector Rate incl. GE Insights: £260 +VAT+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector Rate incl. GE Insights:: £260 +VAT+VAT
  • Private Sector Rate incl. GE Insights:: £425 +VAT+VAT