21 Oct 2020| Birmingham

If you have any queries regarding our upcoming events, please contact:

Ivana Picone
Customer Services Assistant
conference.admin@dodsgroup.com
020 7593 5739

Wednesday 21st October 2020
in partnership with the FDA

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

Drawing on the strengths of the 2019 event, 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 BAME leaders.   

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

Click here to view the agenda

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 BAME 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

Speakers include:

  • Kieren Majhail, Birmingham Lead, Karakusevic Carson Architects and RIBAJ Rising Star 2018

  • Richard Etienne, Deputy Head of Internal Communications and BAME Network Co-chair, Department for International Trade

  • Cherron Inko-Tariah MBE, Author, The Incredible Power of Staff Networks

  • Richard Hillsdon, Associate Dods Trainer

  • Elaine Powell, Peak Performance & Communication Expert, SWC Consultancy and Training

Book with total confidence

In view of the ongoing uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we want you to feel totally confident about booking onto our events. We promise the following:

  • If the BAME into Leadership team needs to reschedule the event, your place will automatically transfer to the new date.
  • If the BAME into Leadership team is unable to reschedule the event for a time within the next 12 months, you will be entitled to a full refund.

Register your place today

Agenda

Please view the full agenda below for BAME into Leadership Birmingham

08.45

Registration 

09.30

Chair's welcome and introduction

09.40

Permanent Secretary Opening Address
Championing race equality, cultural change & representative leadership

10:15

Breakout session A
Preparing for your next role:
 
selection & promotion
SPEAKER: Richard Hillsdon, 
Associate Dods Trainer

Breakout session B
Effective communication:
 enhancing your listening and communications skills
SPEAKER: Elaine Powell, Peak Performance
& Communication Expert, SWC Consultancy and Training

 

Breakout session C
The power of mentoring: 
the importance of building a supportive network
SPEAKER: Cherron Inko-Tariah MBE, Author, The Incredible Power of Staff Networks

11.15

Networking and refreshment break

11.40

Plenary Address
Leading from the middle:
 embracing leadership at any grade
SPEAKER: Kieren Majhail, Birmingham Lead, Karakusevic Carson Architects and RIBAJ Rising Star 2018

12:15 Breakout session D
Demonstrating your track record: 
applications & interviews
SPEAKER: Richard Hillsdon,
Associate Dods Trainer
Breakout session E
Integrity in leadership:
enhancing performance and building confidence
SPEAKER: Elaine Powell, 
Peak Performance & Communication Expert,
SWC Consultancy and Training
  Breakout session F
Introversion in leadership: 
unleashing your quiet power
SPEAKER: Richard Etienne, Deputy Head of Internal Communications and BAME Network Co-chair, Department for International Trade
13.20 Lunch
14.15

Panel Discussion
Achieving your full potential: 
overcoming barriers and maintaining resilience

15.30 Closing Address
Leadership for all: 
challenging traditional leadership paths and behaviours
16.00 Chair's closing remarks followed by an informal networking drinks
17.00 Conference closes

 

Book with total confidence

In view of the ongoing uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we want you to feel totally confident about booking onto our events. We promise the following:

  • If the BAME into Leadership team needs to reschedule the event, your place will automatically transfer to the new date.
  • If the BAME into Leadership team is unable to reschedule the event for a time within the next 12 months, you will be entitled to a full refund.

Register your place today

Visit the dedicated BAME into Leadership website to view the full agenda, venue and speaker details