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About the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion SIG

In reponse to the Black Lives Matter campaign, PARN have created a new EDI Special Interest Group (SIG). Our aim is for staff of professional bodies to learn from experts in their fields at regular online events, gain access to a wealth of relevant resources, and support each other in tackling EDI issues within their organisations.

We are delighted to have a Steering Group who bring such passion and experience to the SIG:
Noorzaman Rashid, Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors
Mary Aluko, Chartered Institute of Housing
Sarah Beacock, Nuclear Institute
Paul Murtagh, Education and Training Foundation
Lily Roff, PARN

Join the EDI SIG:

Membership to the EDI SIG is now open. The membership year runs from November to November at an annual cost of:
PARN Member £100 +VAT
PARN non-member £200 +VAT

For more information on the purpose of the SIG, membership benefits, and how to join, please download the Membership Brochure.

Previous Meetings:

The inaugural meeing of the EDI SIG is took place on 14th October, 11am-12pm.

This was an opportunity for PARN members and non-members to learn from an incredible key speaker, and hear from the Steering Group who shared their experiences and key tips for tackling EDI issues within their organisations. We hope this meeting demonstrates the value of joining the SIG and inspires you to join, so you can better tackle EDI issues within your organisation.

See the recording of the first EDI SIG meeting here!


Please download the companion report, which is to be read alongside the meeting recording.

You can download key speaker, Monica Stancu's presenation here.

You can download Sarah Beacock's presenation here.

Upcoming Meetings:

The first of four vitual meetings of the new EDI SIG will take place on Wednesday 18th November, 11am-12:30pm: What small membership bodies, with limited resources are doing to tackle EDI issues. This event will be exclusive to EDI SIG members.

Interested in joining? Please e-mail harriet@parnglobal.com.