March 6th 2018 |

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About the conference

BAME into Leadership

Now in its tenth year, the annual BAME (black, asian, minority ethnic) into Leadership conference has established itself as the key event for those interested in enhancing the capabilities & leadership opportunities for BAME civil servants. 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.   

Dates and Locations:

BAME into Leadership takes place in Birmingham, London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Leeds.

Upcoming events:

BAME into Leadership Edinburgh | 20th February 2020

BAME into Leadership Leeds | 25th March 2020

BAME into Leadership Birmingham | 22nd July 2020

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2020 Speakers include:

  • Humza Yousaf MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Pollock
  • Wendy Williams, HM Inspector of Constabulary & HM Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services
  • Paul Kett, Director General & Race Champion, Department for Education
  • Samir Parkash, Chief Risk Officer, UK Export Finance
  • Dominic Arthur, Director, Strategy and Change. Civil Service HR, Cabinet Office
  • Uzma Khan, Deputy Director, Economic Strategy, Scottish Government
  • Yannik MacKenzie, Deputy Director, Scottish Government
  • Bernadette Thompson, Deputy Director, MHCLG
  • Tolu Oyelola, Assistant Director, HMRC
  • Tia Priest, Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Director General's Private Office, Government Digital Service
  • Aneela McKenna, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Scottish Parliament
  • Elaine Powell, Peak Performance & Communication Expert, SWC Consultancy and Training
  • Richard Hillsdon, Associate Trainer, Dods

2020 Sessions include:

  • Leadership for all: challenging traditional leadership paths & behaviours
  • Achieving your full potential: overcoming barriersand maintaining resilience
  • Effective communication: enhancing your listening and communication skills
  • Leading a change in culture: where do we go from here?
  • Demonstrating your track record: applications and interviews
  • Integrity in leadership: enhancing performance and building confidence

Why attend the 2020 conferences?

  • 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 civil servants & BAME leaders on how to succeed 
  • Network with peers & counterparts from across Government also trying to further their careers in the Civil Service 
  • Hear from inspirational speakers of all grades both within & outside the Civil Service 


Register your place: 

Public Sector Rate (NHS, Central Govt, Local Govt etc.): 1 place: £295+VAT | 4+ places or more: £250+VAT

FDA/Keystone Member Rate: £195+VAT per place

Others: £695+VAT per place 

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

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