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Events And Conferences

Equality and Diversity Conference

11th November 2014 at 9:00 AM until 11th November 2014 at 4:00 PM


La Mon Hotel and Country Club, Belfast

The Commission's second Equality and Diversity Conference will be held on Tuesday 11 November 2014.

The conference will be an opportunity for delegates to discuss how to progress the equality and diversity agenda and the programme can be viewed below.



9.00 amRegistration and Refreshments
 Opportunity to visit Stakeholder Stalls in the Ballygowan Suite

10.00 amWelcome and Engaging with Key Stakeholders
 Brian Hanna, Chairman,
Local Government Staff Commission for NI

10.10 amKeynote Address
 Junior Minister Jennifer McCann MLA

10.20 amKeynote Speaker

 Gender Equality at Executive Level in NI Public Sector Organisations: A
Local Government Analysis
 Professor Joan Ballantine, Ulster University

 Opportunity to engage and interact with Stakeholders

11.45 amGender Equality at Executive Level in NI Public Sector Organisations: A
Local Government Analysis –

 Question and Answer session

12.30 pmLUNCH

1.45 pmShowcasing Best Practice
 Chaired by Dr Adrian E Kerr, Chief Executive,
Local Government Staff Commission for NI

 Disability Best Practice in Belfast City Council: Winners of 2014 and 2012
Irish News Disability Best Practice Employer Award
 Catherine Christy, HR Manager

 Northern Ireland Housing Executive Disability Forum
 Isobelle Hamilton, NIHE Disability Forum

 Craigavon Inclusive, Craigavon Borough Council
 Christine Wright, Community Sport Active Inclusion Officer

 Challenge of Change, Newry and Mourne District Council  
 Justyna McCabe, Diversity and Inclusion Projects Co-ordinator

 Women and Peace Building: Sharing the Learning
 Bronagh Hinds, DemocraShe

3.00 pmClosing Remarks and Opportunity to Visit Stakeholder Stalls









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