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Event agendas

Please find the agenda for the upcoming BAME into Leadership events in Edinburgh and Leeds below!

The full agendas for the 2020 conferences in Birmingham, London and Cardiff, will be published shortly.

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Edinburgh | 20th February

08.45

Registration

09.20

Chair's welcome and introduction

CHAIR: Tolu Oyelola, Assistant Director, HMRC

09.25

Permanent Secretary opening address

10.00

Plenary address

Leadership for all: challenging traditional leadership paths and behaviours

SPEAKER: Uzma Khan, Deputy Director, Scottish Government

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 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, Ministry of Justice

15.30

Closing 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

16.00

Chair's closing remarks followed by networking drinks

CHAIR: Tolu Oyelola, ‚ÄčAssistant Director, HMRC

17.00

Conference closes

Leeds | 25th March

08.45

Registration

09.30

Chair's welcoming address

09.40

Opening address

Championing race equality, cultural change and representative leadership

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

10.15

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 communications skills

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

11.15

Networking break

11.40

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

12.15

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 & Communication Expert,
SWC Consultancy and Training

13.15

Lunch

14.15

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, Office for National Statistics

15.30

Closing address

Leadership for all: challenging traditional leadership paths & behaviours

SPEAKER: Wendy Williams, HMI Inspector of Constabulary and HM Inspector of Fire and Rescue Services

16.00

Chair's closing remarks followed by networking drinks

17.00

Conference closes