Diversity networks events calendar

This page sets out the key events of the three diversity networks, as well as those held by external organisations relevant to members. 

Events are added as and when confirmed by the hosts. Please check back for updates. 

If you have any queries or would like to support with diversity network events, please contact the networks directly. 

Event date/time

Name

Description

Who can attend? 

Registration

16 April 2024

18:00 - 19:00

Racial inclusivity in practice education

Sharing of resource commissioned by NHS England Workforce Training and Education (formerly Health Education England) to support practice educators on racial inclusivity in physiotherapy practice education.


Joint event with CSP students.

  • Free to attend
  • Takes place online
All CSP membersRegister for Racial inclusivity in practice education

26 - 28 April 2024 

TUC Black Workers' Conference 

Find out more about the TUC equality conferences.

  • In person
  • Free (expenses paid for by CSP)

BAME network members

BAME Network logo
Registration closed - places full. 

1 May 2024

19:00 - 20:00

DisAbility network Annual General Meeting

Calling all members of the DisAbility network!  Meet the candidates wanting to lead the network, and vote to elect them. Engage in discussions and share your suggestions.

Learn more about available committee roles and how to apply by visiting: https://bit.ly/49CDsfD

 

  • Free to attend
  • Takes place online

DisAbility network members

DisAbility Network logo
No registration required. See iCSP DisAbility network for Zoom details

16 May 2024 

19:00 - 20:00

BAME network Annual General Meeting

Calling all members of the BAME network! This is your chance to familiarise yourself with the current leadership team, meet the candidates wanting to lead the network, and cast your vote to elect them. Engage in discussions and share your suggestions as we plan for the upcoming financial year.

Learn more about available committee roles and how to apply by visiting: https://bit.ly/3xCbx26

 

  • Free to attend
  • Takes place online

BAME network members

BAME Network logo
Registration coming soon

23 - 24 May 2024

TUC Disabled Workers' Conference

Find out more about the TUC equality conferences.

  • In person
  • Free (expenses paid for by CSP)

DisAbility network members

DisAbility Network logo
Registration closed - places full. 
18 - 19 June 2024Annual Representatives Conference (ARC)

Find out more about attending ARC as a diversity network member.

  • In person
  • Free (expenses paid for by CSP)

BAME, DisAbility and LGBTQIA+ network members

Diversity network logos
Contact Sian Caulfield to register interest in attending ARC

27 - 28 June 2024

TUC LGBT+ Conference 

Find out more about the TUC equality conferences.

  • In person
  • Free (expenses paid for by CSP)

LGBTQIA+ network members

LGBTQIA+ Network logo
Registration closed - places full. 
29 June 2024Pride in London 

The CSP LGBTQIA+ network will be marching in the Pride in London parade. More information on how to get involved coming Q2 2024.

Find out more about Pride in London.

To be confirmed - priority will be given to LGBTQIA+ network members

LGBTQIA+ Network logo
Registration of interest in joining the network at the parade not yet open.

19 September

10:00 - 16:00 (TBC)

 

Annual Diversity Networks Day

CSP Diversity Networks invite all CSP members who identify as belonging to one or more of the diversity groups to attend their annual event.

Agenda to be confirmed. If you would like to be a part of the working group planning the event please email diversity engagement officer Scarlett Chamberlain

A great opportunity for diversity network members to come together to connect, learn, share, and support each other.

  • Hybrid - In person and online
  • Free (expenses paid for by CSP)

BAME, DisAbility and LGBTQIA+ network members

Diversity network logos
Register for 

Annual Diversity Networks Day

10 -12 October 2024CSP Conference

Find out more about the CSP Conference.

  • In person
  • Paid – £49 (full CSP members) or £29 (students/retired/unwaged)
All CSP membersRegistration for 2024 not yet open. Visit CSP conference webpage for more details. 

 

Conferences

Annual Representative Conference (ARC) 

ARC is a national CSP conference held annually and provides an opportunity for those who represent members to discuss and debate matters of importance to members and the services the CSP offers through the submission of motions. Not everyone is allowed to submit a motion, the diversity networks are one of the approved groups that can submit an ARC motion. It’s an excellent opportunity for members to have their say and influence CSP policies and direction.  

 Attendees will also have the opportunity to go to the fringe meetings that take place outside of the conference. These are on topics not included in the main conference but which focus on policy (i.e. support worker recruitment, rehabilitation, etc.), and are selected by the ARC Agenda Committee from proposals submitted by the delegations.  

The diversity networks act on behalf of the CSP membership body to ensure representation and the presence of diverse voices at the ARC. Each network can send a delegation of up to two to attend. These are two fully paid for places.  

The delegation can respond to relevant motions at ARC on behalf of members, along with submitting up to a maximum of three motions. Council will also attend ARC.

ARC motions

Motions are formal proposals which are voted on at ARC. Once accepted by ARC they are called resolutions and become the policy of the Conference, therefore, they need to be worded clearly. However, as ARC is an advisory body to the CSP’s democratically elected Council, ARC resolutions are not automatically mandatory on Council.


Conference details

Trade Union Congress (TUC) equality conferences  

  • The diversity networks are encouraged to attend and submit motions to the TUC equality conferences: Black Workers, Disabled Workers and LGBT+.
  • TUC equality conferences provide an opportunity for any CSP member to shape the work of the TUC and affiliate trade unions. Each year, we send a small delegation to conference and submit motions on relevant topics. Topics in recent years have included reasonable adjustments, international physio recruits and flexible working.
  • Please contact the National Officer, Siân Caulfield for more information about this process. 

Conference details

Stonewall workplace conference  

The LGBTQIA+ network can choose to send members to the Stonewall workplace annual conference. Budget to attendance should be discussed with the National Officer, Siân Caulfield.  

Conference details 


CSP Conference

  • Take part in the CSP's annual scientific and professional development conference. We welcome people from all parts of the physiotherapy workforce, and at all stages of their career.

Conference details

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