Diversity in Management
April 27-28, 2023, Riga (Latvia) / Venue: RTU (Ķīpsalas street 6A)

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Conference Tracks:

Symbergistic way to manage diversity

Growth management

Sharing best practices and learning together

Practical experience

Conference Background:

Diversity in management is considered one of the essential elements fostering an organization’s development and growth. As diversity management correlates with the actions taken by the organization seeking to increase the engagement of employees from different backgrounds in the company’s structure, this phenomenon is highly connected with the organization’s short- and long-term results. Furthermore, for an organization to succeed, it must meet the expectations of a multifaceted marketplace and act concerning different cultures, ideas, and philosophies.

Such changes begin to challenge the relevancy of top management leadership based on traditional workplace rules. Furthermore, the importance of uniqueness, individualization versatility take place. Diversity management matters greatly despite the size or type of the organization, its target audience produced goods or developed services.


This 4 star SUPERIOR hotel is located near Daugava River with a magnificent panoramic view of the Old Town – 205 well-equipped rooms with a total capacity of 360 people. We are located in a green area of the Ķīpsala island – 12 minute walk from the Old City and offer wide range of services. There is a city beach, swimming pool, shopping centre, and BT1 exhibition centre next to the hotel. You can get to us from the airport by taxi or public transport (bus no. 22). Stop – Daugavgrīvas Street, from where it is a 13-minute walk.

Info about hotel: https://islandehotel.lv/about/

Located on the west bank of the Daugava River, close to the city center and many top attractions, the Park Inn Riga Valdemara is just a 12-minute drive from Riga International Airport (RIX) and is 2 public transport stops from the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town. The Park Inn by Radisson Riga Valdemara features 178 rooms for business or leisure travelers, complete with free Wi-Fi and in-room coffee and tea facilities.

Info about hotel: https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/park-inn-riga-valdemara?cid=a:se+b:gmb+c:emea+i:local+e:pii+d:nob+h:LVRIXVAL

Day 1 (April 27th) – "Diversity Confronters Day" (SIC, the Moon room)

09:00 - 10:00
Registration, morning coffee
10:00 - 10:15
Opening, Diversity movie
10:15- 10:30
Welcome speeches

10:30 – 11:10 Diversity in Business Management

11:10 – 11:50 Diversity in Education Management

11:50 – 12:30 Diversity in Culture Management

12:30 – 12:40 Wrapping (up by moderators, answers to audience questions via menti.com)

12:40 – 13:00
Lunch (RTU canteen)

14:00 – 14:40 People management diversity

14:40 – 15:20 Diversity in Public Sector Management

15:20 – 16:00 Diversity in Research Management

16:00 – 16:30 Wrapping up (by moderators, answers to audience questions via menti.com)

Diversity dinner with different dishes representing each represented country.

Diversity toasting (open cookie and read).

Day 2 (April 28th) – Diversity Workshops Day

09:00 - 10:00
Morning coffee (the Moon Hall)
10:00 – 10:40
Prof. Piet Naude "Managing diversity towards greater inclusivity and excellence"
10:40 – 11:00
Dr. Virginijus Kundrotas "How to manage diversity in a Symbergistic way. What does it mean?".

I. Workshop for Deans

II. Workshop for program directors

13:00 - 14:00
Lunch (RTU campus canteen)
14:00 - 14:30
BMDA president's reflection and next Conference place and date
14:30 - 16:00
Walking tour to RTU Labs, Design factory, etc.
Have any questions?
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BMDA Managing Director

Mrs. Ugne Norvaisiene