06 Jun 2024| Online

Event prices

FDA/Keyskills Members

£300 +VAT

Private Sector

£800 +VAT

Public Sector

£400 +VAT £295* +VAT

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Overview

EM into Leadership

Thursday 6th June 2024
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

Agenda
08:30

Registration

09:20

Chair's Welcoming Address

 Haresh Bhatoa, Executive Committee, FDA 

09:30

Opening Keynote Address

Inspiring positive change: Creating a culture for greater representation, inclusion and belonging for Ethnic Minority leaders in the Civil Service

Sherin Aminossehe, Director Infrastructure (FMC)  & MoD Race Champion, Ministry of Defence

10:05

Transition to breakouts

10.15

Breakout session A

Leadership material: A toolkit for positioning yourself as a leader

Oludade Alade, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Ministry of Justice

 

10:15

Breakout session B

Recognising burnout: What to do when you’ve pushed yourself too hard

Jarell Bempong, DEEI Specialist, Founder of Bempong Talking Therapy

10:15

Breakout session C

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

Richard Hillsdon, Civil Service Selection Consultant, ex-CS occupational psychologist and Senior Civil Servant

10:15

Breakout session D

Speaking so that others listen: Key tools for impactful communication

Cath Baxter, Professional Voice and Public Speaking Consultant & former Head of Voice, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

11.15

Comfort Break

11.45

Morning Plenary Address

Authentic and courageous leadership: Using challenges and triumphs to power success

Ruqaiya Isa, Deputy Director Governance, Assurance & Partnerships, Department for Education

12:20

Transitions to Breakouts

12.30

Breakout session E

Quietly visible: Building your brand as an introvert leader

Carol Stewart,  Founding Director, Abounding Solutions

12:30

Breakout session F

Holding difficult conversations with confidence

Anita Jakhu, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, Diverse Matters.

12:30

Breakout session G

Writing to impress: An interactive masterclass on selection and promotion

Richard Hillsdon, Civil Service Selection Consultant, ex-CS occupational psychologist and Senior Civil Servant

12:30

Breakout session H

Imposter Syndrome: Separating the fears from the facts to own your accomplishments

Jasmine Mbye, Founder, The Like Me CIC

13.30

Lunch break

14.30

Afternoon Plenary Address

Same but different: Knowing your worth and making your presence felt

Cheryl Samuels, People Director, Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation NHS Trust; Former Civil Servant

15.10

Closing address

Pay it forward: Elevating and empowering others

Asif Sadiq, Chief Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Warner Bros

15.50

Chair’s closing remarks 

 

 

Speakers
Haresh Bhatoa
Executive Committee, FDA
Dr. Asif Sadiq MBE
Chief Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Warner Bros
Sherin Aminossehe
Director of Infrastructure, Ministry of Defence
Cheryl Samuels
People Director, Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation NHS Trust; Former Civil Servant
Ruqaiya Isa
Deputy Director Governance, Assurance & Partnerships, Department for Education
Cath Baxter
Professional Voice and Public Speaking Consultant
Richard Hillsdon
Civil Service Selection Consultant, ex-CS occupational psychologist and Senior Civil Servant
Carol Stewart
Founding Director, Abounding Solutions
Jasmine Mbye
Founder, The Like Me CIC
Oludade Alade
Head of D&I Compliance, Governance and Insights, Ministry of Justice
Anita Jakhu
Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, Diverse Matters
Jarell Bempong
DEEI Specialist, Founder of Bempong Talking Therapy