29 Oct 2020| Online

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Thursday 29th October 2020 | Online

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 contribue 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:
  • Sanjay Bhandari, Chair, Kick It Out
  • Paul Kett, Director General & Race Champion, Department for Education
  • Murryam Anwar, North West Area Director, Cities and Local Growth Unit, BEIS
  • Dominic Arthur, Director, Strategy & Change, Civil Service HR
  • Karen Campbell-White, Deputy Director of Communications, ONS
  • Tia Priest, Head of D&I, Department for International Trade
  • Rob Neil OBE, Head of Culture Change and Leadership, Department for Education
  • Richard Hillsdon, Associate Dods Trainer

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

Due to current restrictions around social distancing, this event will now take place online. 

Register your place today
Agenda

Please view the full agenda below:

09.00

Chair's welcoming address
CHAIR: Rob Neil OBE, Head of Culture Change and Leadership, Department for Education

09.10

Opening address
Championing race equality, culture change and representative leadership

SPEAKER: Paul Kett, Director General and Race Champion, Department for Education

09.40

Comfort break

09.50

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

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

10.50

Comfort break

11.20

Plenary address
Leading from the middle:
embracing leadership at any grade
SPEAKER: Tia Priest, Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Director General's Private Office, Government Digital Service

11.50 Comfort Break

12.00

Breakout session C
Demonstrating your track record: 
applications and interviews
SPEAKER: Richard Hillsdon,
Associate Dods Trainer

Breakout session D
Integrity in leadership: enhancing performance and building confidence
SPEAKER: Elaine Powell, Peak Performance & Communicating Expert, SWC Consultancy and Training

13.00

Lunch

13.45

Panel discussion
Achieving your full potential: overcoming barriers and maintaining resilience
SPEAKER: Dominic Arthur, Director, Strategy & Change, Civil Service HR
SPEAKER: Karen Campbell-White, Deputy Director of Communications, ONS
SPEAKER: Murryam Anwar, North West Area Director, Cities and Local Growth Unit, BEIS

14.45 Comfort break

15.00

Closing address
Leadership for all:
challenging traditional leadership paths & behaviours
SPEAKER: Sanjay Bhandari, Chair, Kick It Out

15.35

Chair's closing remarks
CHAIR: Rob Neil OBE, Head of Culture Change and Leadership, Department for Education

15.45

Conference closes

 

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