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About the conference

BAME into Leadership

BAME into Leadership is going virtual! Join us online for a bumper two-day event, taking place on Wednesday 24th - Thursday 25th March 2021! Click here for details.

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 Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority colleagues across the Civil Service and wider public sector. The conference & speakers will examine how Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority individuals, at any level, 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 and public sector doesn't lose momentum in recruiting, retaining and rewarding Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority 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 Black, Asian 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

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

Dates and Locations:

Due to current restrictions around social distancing, and the on-going uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, our Birmingham, Glasgow and London conferences will come together virtually this spring! 

Upcoming events:

BAME into Leadership Virtual | 24th - 25th March 2021

Please note, if you were previously registered to attend the conference in Birmingham, Glasgow or London, your place has been automatically transferred to the virtual conference. Please get in touch with if you have any queries.


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 

Click here to register


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.