20 Feb 2020| Edinburgh

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20th February 2020​
in patnership with the FDA

Now in its tenth year, the annual BAME into Leadership conferences has established itself as the key event for those interested in enhancing the capabilities & leadership opportunities for BAME colleagues across the Civil Service 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 from across the public and private sectors. 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

2020 Speakers include:

  • Leslie Evans, Permanent Secretary, Scottish Government
  • Samir Parkash, Chief Risk Officer, UK Export Finance
  • Uzma Khan, Deputy Director, Scottish Government

  • Yannik MacKenzie, Deputy Director, Effective Probation Practice, HMPPS, MoJ

  • Bernadette Thompson, Deputy Director, MHCLG

  • Tolu Oyelola, Assistant Director, HMRC
  • Aneela McKenna, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Scottish Parliament
  • Elaine Powell, Peak Performance & Communication Expert, SWC Consultancy and Training
  • Humza Yousaf MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Pollok

 

Agenda

Please view the full agenda below for BAME into Leadership Edinburgh

08.45

Registration and refreshments

09.20

Chair's welcome and introduction
CHAIR: Tolu Oyelola, Assistant Director, HMRC

09.25

Permanent Secretary opening address
Power, privilege and platform

SPEAKER: Leslie Evans, Permanent Secretary, Scottish Government

10.00

Plenary address
Positioning yourself as a leader: making your presence felt
SPEAKER: Humza Yousaf MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Pollok

10.30

Morning workshop
Effective communication: enhancing your listening and communication skills
SPEAKER: Elaine Powell, Peak Performance & Communication Expert, SWC Consultancy and Training

11.30

Networking and refreshment break

11.50

Plenary address
Leading from the middle: embracing leadership at any grade
SPEAKER: Bernadette Thompson, Deputy Director, MHCLG

12.20

Afternoon workshop
Integrity in leadership: enhancing performance and building confidence
SPEAKER: Elaine Powell, Peak Performance & Communication Expert, SWC Consultancy and Training

13.20

Lunch

14.15

Panel discussion
Achieving your full potential: overcoming barriers and maintaining resilience
SPEAKER: Samir Parkash, Chief Risk Officer, UK Export Finance
SPEAKER: Aneela McKenna, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Scottish Parliament
SPEAKER: Yannik MacKenzie, Deputy Director, Effective Probation Practice, HMPPS, Ministry of Justice

15.30

Closing Address
Leadership for all: challenging traditional leadership paths and behaviours
SPEAKER: Uzma Khan, Deputy Director, Scottish Government

16.00

Chair's closing remarks followed by networking drinks
CHAIR: Tolu Oyelola, Assistant Director, HMRC

16.15

Conference closes


Visit the dedicated BAME into Leadership website for the full agenda, venue and speaker details
Register your place today