‘Agile and Inclusive Work – The New Normal’ – free panel discussion

Chwarae Teg is bringing together a panel of experts on 2 Decenber to support employers on agile and inclusive working practices.

The free discussion, based on Chwarae Teg’s research, is designed to provide tips for moving business into an agile environment with an inclusive, equality driven approach.

The panel will take place from 12pm-1:30pm on Thursday 2nd December with free registration available at: chwaraeteg.com/events/agile-and-inclusive-work-panel-discussion. On the panel will be:

Brian Meechan, FairPlay Trading Ltd Board Member – an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and presenter. He’s also the co-founder, co-director and chair of the Cardiff Book Festival, and the director of Stay Gold Media, which provides consultancy services in communications, media and events. Brian will be on hand to facilitate the panel discussion.

Natasha Davies, Policy and Research Lead, Chwarae Teg – overseeing all Chwarae Teg’s policy and research work, including engagement with the Senedd, Welsh Government, Westminster and UK Government. Responsible for the recent report Agile and Inclusive Working: The New Normal, Natasha will bring insight from findings and how they can be implemented to create inclusive working practices.

Shoko Doherty, Chief Executive Officer at Celtic English Academy – recent winners of the Chwarae Teg Womenspire FairPlay Employer Award for their work in becoming a Gold Standard FairPlay Employer during the pandemic. Shoko will be able to talk about their experience, and how they have been able to move quickly from fire-fighting the crisis to making sustainable change, with substantial future vision.

Stephanie Griffiths, Commercial Director, Chwarae Teg – has strategic oversight and operational leadership of Chwarae Teg’s commercial enterprise and oversees its FairPlay Employer programme. Stephanie will bring insight into how Chwarae Teg helps organisations in Wales implement inclusive working practices and unlock the talent of individuals in their business to build better, more profitable workplaces.

Natasha Davies, Policy and Research Lead, Chwarae Teg, said: “The pandemic has hastened a seismic and permanent shift in how we structure and organise work. This change offers great opportunities to deliver greater equality but only if we focus on equity and inclusion.

“We spoke to employers and employees about the way we organise workplaces. They told us that we must avoid a one-size-fits all approach to workplace practices. Placing equity and inclusion at the heart of how we organise work will ensure everyone can thrive.

“Our panel discussion will enable employers to learn more about our research, and how businesses can implement the findings to create a more inclusive workplace.”