The event begins with an update from ScreenSkills about the political agenda of what is happening concerning diversity. There will also be a short panel on what that means for productions in the north of England from TV broadcasters who are either based in the north or have recently relocated.
The afternoon will then continue with ScreenSkills talking about the programmes it offers which focus on diversity. The second half of the afternoon will then go into breakout sessions:
- Unconscious bias: This session is based on a BIFA Voter Unconscious Bias training pilot, with BIFA and Femi Otitoju (Challenge Consultancy).
- Leadership and management: Recruiting and managing teams: Based on HETV leadership essentials training pilot, this includes how to manage diverse teams and bullying and harassment. With Addie Orfila
- Breaking the barriers: A panel where we hear from those from protected characteristic groups who have managed to break through barriers to become successful in their careers. They offer insight into what further changes need to be made in order to establish a more inclusive workforce.
- How to monitor diversity and meet diversity standards: This panel gives practical tips on how producers can meet the diversity targets in both film and TV, with a case study from someone who successfully met those targets in one of their productions.