When:
January 17, 2019 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
2019-01-17T12:30:00+00:00
2019-01-17T13:30:00+00:00
Where:
Chartered Accountants House
47-49 Pearse St
Dublin 2, D02 YN40
Ireland
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Michael Hurl
017790200

The topic of diversity is now at the top of the agenda for regulators, legislators, companies and employees working in all sectors of our economy. We in Ireland have made significant progress societally and legislatively in recent years implementing changes to reflect aspects of true societal diversity.

However the topic of diversity amongst many companies including regulated companies has in lots of cases been focused solely on gender diversity. This is understandable as there is no doubt we have a long way to go to address the perceived and actual imbalance at all levels but particularly senior levels within regulated firms.

However true diversity has to be broader than this and there also has to be a “better” reason for addressing diversity than “regulatory expectation”.

In this CPD seminar we will hear from academics, employers and our own compliance community on the real benefit of true diversity and inclusion (including gender) within organisations.

Are truly diverse organisations and teams more innovative, culturally sensitive, customer focused, closer to their customers – are there real benefits?

Finally as many firms and particularly specific compliance heads/recruiters etc. struggle to find enough suitable qualified people for their current vacancies do we not need to look at diversity in how we recruit our compliance teams of the future – diversity of experience, age, background, international diversity, transferable skills and should you not start to “grow your own” teams from the ground up?

We are delighted to be joined by Mr Ahmed Mansour from the “new” DCU Diversity and Inclusion Centre of Excellence and Oisín O’Gogain Aon HR Director Ireland & Nordic Region to discuss this topic.

Title: Can Diversity be More Than Something to Simply Comply With
Date: Thursday, 17th January 2019
Speaker: Ahmed Mansour, DCU Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team
Oisín O’Gogain, Aon HR Director, Ireland & Nordic Region
Venue: Chartered Accountants House, 47 – 49 Pearse Street
Time: 12:00 Registration & Networking
12:30 Seminar commences
13:35 AGM commences 
CPD: 1 Hour (provisional)
Fee: FREE

 

Topics to be Covered:

• Real benefit of true diversity and inclusion (including gender) within organisations
• Are truly diverse organisations and teams more innovative, culturally sensitive, customer focused, closer to their customers
• Do we not need to look at diversity in how we recruit our compliance teams of the future

Panel of Speakers:

Ahmed Mansour, DCU Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Team

Ahmed Mansour joined the DCU Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team in November 2018. Ahmed is a B.Sc. HRM Graduate from DIT with a keen interest in the area of cultural diversity in the workplace.

Ahmed is a co-creator of the 110% film project, exploring the difficulties of ethnic minority youth with gaining employment. For his final year thesis, Ahmed explored how culturally diverse teams provide a competitive advantage to their organisations, providing him with multiple perspectives of cultural diversity in the workplace, the perspective of employees and that of management.

The Centre provides expert research, consultancy, advice and support on key topics related to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. It takes a long-term view on diversity and inclusion trends, informed by engagement with industry stakeholders and partners, while facilitating improved knowledge management and communication of intelligence on diversity and inclusion core issues, policy and practice, from an Irish context.

A core element of the Centre is a membership community of academic experts and informed practitioners, and through forums and networks will research and produce best practices in workplace diversity and inclusion.

Oisín O’Gogain, Aon HR Director, Ireland & Nordic Region

Oisín joined Aon (the world’s leading risk management, insurance, investment banking and human resource solutions firm) in 2012 as an experienced HR Practitioner, having worked in both Financial Services and Insurance for a number of years. In 2015, Oisín became the HR Director for Aon Ireland and leads all aspects of the HR function across several businesses including Aon Risk Solutions, Aon Hewitt and Aon’s Global Centre for Innovation & Analytics.

He has managed multiple change management projects across various countries, is a talent management enthusiast, and is particularly interested in Diversity & Inclusion and the importance of building your own leadership brand. He is actively involved in his profession’s representative bodies and has held a variety of voluntary positions throughout his career to date.
Oisín is a Business & Finance graduate of Dublin City University, specialising in Industrial Relations. He is also a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).