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Event agendas

Please find the agenda for the upcoming BAME into Leadership virtual event below!

Please note, if you were previously registered for the conference in Birmingham, Glasgow or London, your place has been automatically transferred to the virtual conference, taking place online on Wednesday 24th - Thursday 25th March 2021.

Please get in touch with conference.admin@dodsgroup.com if you have any queries.

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Virtual - Day One | 24th March

09.15

Chair's welcome and introduction

SPEAKER: Rob Neil OBEDirector, Krystal Alliance & Former Civil Servant

09.25

Opening address

Achieving your full potential: driving forward your path to leadership

SPEAKER: Leslie Evans, Permanent Secretary, Scottish Government

10.00

Comfort break

10.15

Breakout session A

Protecting your mental health during uncertain times: key lessons to take forward from COVID-19

SPEAKER: Sandra Kerr CBE, Race Director, Business in the Community

Breakout session B

The power of staff networks: expanding your connections and enhancing your leadership journey

SPEAKER: Cherron Inko-Tariah, Author, 'The Incredible Power of Staff Networks'; Consultant & Coach, The Power of Staff Networks

Breakout session C

Preparing for your next role: are you ready for a promotion?

SPEAKER: Richard Hillsdon, Dods Trainer

11.15

Comfort break

11.40

Plenary address

Discovering your authentic self: purpose, passion and value-led leadership

SPEAKER: Nicola Williams, Crown Court Recorder; Chair, Independent Complaints Panel, Portman Group; Author

12.10

Comfort break

12.20

Breakout session D

Faith religion and leadership: aligning your ambition with your beliefs

SPEAKER: Sharon Lo, Head of Long-Term International Climate Strategy; Co-Chair, BEIS Faith and Minority Ethnic Network (FAME) and Civil Service Race Forum (CSRF)

SPEAKER: Anthonia Ifeanyi-Okoro, Head of Programme Management and Delivery, Climate and Energy - Trade and Europe; Faith Lead, BEIS Faith and Minority Ethnic Network (FAME)

SPEAKER: Ahmed Azam,Tax Professionalism Programme Manager, Customer Compliance Group, HMRC; Co-Chair, Civil Service Muslim Network

SPEAKER: Dr Harriet Crabtree OBE, Executive Director, The Inter Faith Network for the UK

Breakout session E

Transforming your stress into resilience: bouncing back from adversity

SPEAKER: Rasheed Ogunlaru, Business Coach, Speaker & Author, Rasheed Ogunlaru

Breakout session F

Getting through the sift and the interview: understanding what influences the selectors

SPEAKER: Richard Hillsdon, Dods Trainer

13.20

Lunch

14.15

Plenary address

Wellbeing for success: amplifying work-life balance and protecting your wellbeing

SPEAKER: Gian Power, Founder & CEO, TLC Lions

15.00

Comfort break

15.15

Closing address

Cultivating a sense of belonging: bringing your whole self to work

SPEAKER: Asif Sadiq, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, adidas

16.00

Chair's closing remarks

SPEAKER: Rob Neil OBEDirector, Krystal Alliance & Former Civil Servant

Virtual - Day Two | 25th March

09.15

Chair's welcome and introduction

SPEAKER: Rob Neil OBEDirector, Krystal Alliance & Former Civil Servant

09.25

Opening address

Achieving your full potential: driving forward your path to leadership

SPEAKER: Dame Shan MorganPermanent Secretary, Welsh Government

10.00

Comfort break

10.15

Breakout session G

Cultural Intelligence: empowering yourself and engaging innovatively

SPEAKER: Jennifer IzekorExecutive Director, Above Difference

Breakout session H

Introversion in Leadership: unleashing your quiet power

SPEAKER: Richard Etienne, Deputy Head of Internal Communications and BAME Network co-chair, Department for International Trade

Breakout session I

Effective communication: enhancing your listening and communications skills 

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

11.15

Comfort break

11.40

Plenary address

Discovering your authentic self: purpose, passion and value-led leadership

SPEAKER: Sal Naseem, Regional Director for London, Independent Office for Police Conduct

12.10

Comfort break

12.20

Breakout session J

Tackling imposter syndrome head-on: facing up to fears and owning your accomplishments 

SPEAKER: Joy Maitland, Executive Coach and Leadership Development Consultant, Inemmo

Breakout session K

Managing difficult conversations: giving and earning respect at work

SPEAKER: Ishreen Bradley, Chief Inspiration Officer, Equality Pioneers

 

Breakout session L

Leading from the middle: having impact at any grade

SPEAKER: Abigail Agyei, Senior Policy Advisor in the Race Equality and Community Engagement Team, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

SPEAKER: Imran Fazal, Head of Strategy, Policy and Engagement - Digital Identity, Government Digital Service

SPEAKER: Jazz Bhogal, Assistant Director, Health, Education and Youth, Greater London Authority

13.20

Break for lunch

14.15

Plenary address

Wellbeing for success: amplifying work-life balance and protecting your wellbeing

SPEAKER: Laila Datoo, Founder, a.life.more.mindful

15.00

Comfort break

15.15

Closing keynote address

Cultivating a sense of belonging: bringing your whole self to work

SPEAKER: Karen Blackett OBE, Country Manager, WPP & CEO, GroupM U.K

16.00

Chair's closing remarks 

SPEAKER: Rob Neil OBEDirector, Krystal Alliance & Former Civil Servant