Workshop on Tools for Diversity in Business Schools

Wednesday 26 February 2020, King’s College London

This workshop will equip attendees with ideas for how they can progress equality, diversity and inclusion in their own business schools.

Case studies from different business schools will provide an overview of equality, diversity and inclusivity initiatives that have been successfully implemented. Looking at both what has been taken forward and how that has been done across a range of protected characteristics, there will be an examination of impact and how success is measured.

Participants will take a deep dive into the cases presented, exploring how to improve, adapt and implement similar practices, taking into account their own contexts and strategies. Participants should leave with an action plan for implementing change in their own schools

09:30     Registration

10:00     Welcome and introduction

Dr Edgar Meyer, Associate Dean UG Programmes and Education Quality, Imperial College Business School and Deputy Chair of the Chartered ABS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (Workshop Chair and Facilitator)

10:10     Brighton’s journey to the Race Equality Charter and taking forward other initiatives

Professor Toni Hilton, Dean, Brighton Business School, University of Brighton

10:50     Supporting staff and students with disability

Dr Cynthia Akwei, Senior Lecturer, Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University

11:20     Coffee

11:45    The ongoing development of EDI initiatives, training and resources at Imperial College London 

Professor Stephen Curry, Assistant Provost Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Imperial College London

12:25     Bias awareness

Dr Juliet Kele, Research Fellow in HRM, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham

Hazel Westwood, Director, UG Business Management Programmes (Singapore), Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham

12:55     Lunch

13:45    Developing tools for diversity for cultural change in business schools: reflections from Anglia Ruskin University and King’s College London

Professor Sally Everett, Vice Dean (Education), King’s Business School, King’s College London

Sarah Guerra, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, King’s College London

14.25     Group discussions

Participants will discuss in groups initiatives from the case studies and their own examples of tools for diversity, and begin to develop action plans for how these might be progressed in their own institutions

15:30     Feedback and overview

15:50     Closing remarks

16:00     Close

The workshop will take place at:

James Clerk Maxwell Building
King’s College London
57 Waterloo Road

For directions to the venue see here.

This workshop is £185 per person. Register with your colleagues to take advantage of our 25% group booking rate.

To register a group of 6 or more, please email to arrange a special booking code.

PLEASE NOTE: if you wish to pay for the event by invoice, you must provide a valid Purchase Order Number when making your booking.

If you have any questions about this workshop please email Gail at