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Inclusion and Diversity

7th September 2022
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, Glasgow G41 1BA, and online


09:00 Registration and networking
09:30 Welcome and introduction
Martin Avila, CEO, CEIS
09:45 Community wealth building and the role of social enterprise
Tom Arthur, Minister for Public Finance, Planning and Community Wealth, Scottish Government.The Scottish Government will outline their vision for community wealth building in building an inclusive economy and the role social enterprise has as part of the wider community/society to help implement community wealth building.
10:15 Building an inclusive economy

We believe there’s no other way for us to tackle the issues our society faces or build an inclusive economy unless we do it collaboratively, in a way that puts social value and social impact at the heart of what we do.
In this session, we’ll explore what does an inclusive economy look like, what and how can different forms of social enterprise support this?

11:05 Group discussion and feedback
11:45 Break
12:00 Inclusive working practices within our organisations

To help build a more inclusive economy we need to ensure we have inclusive working practices that provide staff with strategic, operational and financial transparency and clarity.

In this session we’ll hear about models that are helping to build, strong, high-performing teams by empowering staff to make decisions and work flexibly to service clients and achieve their organisations’ objectives.

12:50 Group discussion and feedback
13:30 Lunch
14:10 Identifying and overcoming barriers for inclusion

To help make Scotland a better place to live and work by reducing inequality and building a more inclusive economy we need to ensure our organisations are inclusive.

In this session, we’ll hear from enterprises on how to strip away the fear and barriers for us to meaningfully address inclusion and diversity.

15:00 Group discussion and feedback
15:40 Closing remarks
Martin Avila, CEO, CEIS
16:00 Networking
17:00 Event close

NB Programme subject to change

Download a pdf version of the Social Enterprise Policy & Practice Conference 2022 programme

For additional resources please see below:

Building an inclusive economy

Social Enterprise Scotland
Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS)

Inclusive working practices within our organisations

Easier Inc.
Flexibility Works – Flex for Life 2022 Pack

Identifying and overcoming barriers for inclusion

CEMVO Scotland
Inclusion Scotland
Social Investment Scotland
Protests and Suffragettes