23 Mar 2023| Birmingham

Event prices

FDA/Keyskills Members

£195 +VAT

Private Sector

£695 +VAT

Public Sector

£295 +VAT £250* +VAT

*If registering more than 4 places

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020 7593 5739


Thursday 23rd March 2023
in partnership with the FDA

Now in its thirteenth year, the annual Ethnic Minorities into Leadership conference has established itself as the key event for those interested in enhancing the capabilities & leadership opportunities for Ethnic Minority Civil Servants. The conference & speakers will examine how  Ethnic Minority individuals, at any grade, can continue to overcome barriers, build networks and become the leaders they aspire to be. 

Drawing on the strengths of previous events, this year's conference will centre on driving professional development & change. It will offer hands-on advice, practical steps and coaching on how to adapt to new environments, expand networks, utilise opportunities effectively and further your career in times of change.

Attendees will hear from inspirational speakers of all grades & levels both within and outside the Civil Service. Plus learn valuable strategies on how to manage the challenges of modern leadership and help ensure the Civil Service doesn't lose momentum in recruiting, retaining and rewarding Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic leaders.   

This event is CPD-Certified and will contribute to your professional development.

Why attend?

  • Examine the barriers & enablers affecting your progression
  • Receive hands-on advice & coaching for your professional development 
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the skills, qualities and competencies required to be a successful leader
  • Hear from senior Ethnic Minority leaders on how to succeed 
  • Network with peers & counterparts from across the public sector also trying to further their careers 
  • Hear from inspirational speakers of all grades and levels from across the public and private sectors

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Chair's Welcome and Introduction

Sal Naseem, Regional Director for London, Independent Office for Police Conduct


Opening Keynote Address

Examining the current landscape for Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority leaders in the Civil Service


Transition to breakout sessions


Breakout session A

Introversion in Leadership: unleashing your quiet power


Breakout session B

Managing difficult conversations; giving and receiving effective feedback in challenging situations


Breakout session C

Preparing for your next role: are you ready for a promotion?


Breakout session D

Communicating with confidence: laying the groundwork to communicate with impact


Comfort Break


Morning Plenary Address

Leading and learning through adversity: providing confident and empowering leadership in challenging times


Transition to breakout sessions


Breakout session E

Networking for success: developing the mindset and toolset to become a successful networker


Breakout session F

Dispelling imposter syndrome to fulfil your full potential


Breakout session G

Getting through the sift and the interview: understanding what influences the selectors


Breakout session H

Seeking out key enablers for your career progression and capitalising on your strengths




Afternoon Plenary Address

Leadership in action: lifting others as you climb


Closing address

Leading a change in culture: where do we go from here?


Chair's Closing Remarks followed by Networking drinks

Sal Naseem, Regional Director for London, Independent Office for Police Conduct

Sal Naseem
Regional Director for London, Independent Office for Police Conduct