March 6th 2018 |

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Event agendas

Please find the event agenda for our BAME into Leadership 2021 events below.

The agenda for the Spring 2022 conference will be announced shortly.

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2021 Agenda




Chair's Welcome and Introduction

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


Opening Keynote Address

Leading the Charge: challenging traditional leadership paths & behaviours

SPEAKER: Marsha Osivwemu, Head of Border Infrastructure Delivery, Cabinet Office


Transition to breakout sessions


Breakout session A

The Power of Storytelling: using storytelling to overcome self-imposed barriers

SPEAKER: Gamiel Yafai, Managing Director, Diversity Marketplace

This session is pre-recorded.

​Breakout session B

An Introduction to Public Speaking: laying the ground to communicate with impact

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

​Breakout session C

Working Parents: creating balance while achieving career progression

SPEAKER: Elliott Rae, Founder, Music. Football. Fatherhood

​Breakout session D

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

SPEAKER: Richard Hillsdon, Dods Trainer

This session is in-person only.


Comfort Break


Permanent Secretary Address

Compassionate Leadership: creating a culture of inclusivity & inspiring positive change

SPEAKER: Matthew Rycroft CBE, Civil Service Race Champion; Civil Service Faith & Belief Champion; Permanent Secretary, Home Office


Transition to breakout sessions


​Breakout session E

3 Keys to Manage Difficult Conversations with Ease

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

​Breakout session F

Rebuilding Relationships: optimising your career & wellbeing

SPEAKER: Victoria Salem, Director, TGN Coaching 

This session is pre-recorded.

​Breakout session G

Introversion in Leadership: unleashing your quiet power

SPEAKER: Richard Etienne, Award-winning Brand Consultant & Former Civil Servant

​Breakout session H

Getting through the Sift and the Interview: understanding what influences the selectors

SPEAKER: Richard Hillsdon, Dods Trainer

​This session is in-person only.


Break for Lunch


Panel Discussion: 

Being the only one in the room: from imposter to empowered

SPEAKER: Tia Priest, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Department International Trade

SPEAKER: Lakhbir Mann, Mayor of London Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor

SPEAKER: Cavita Chapman, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, NHS England and NHS Improvement – South East


Comfort Break


Closing Address

Leadership Mindset: embracing innovation and driving forward success

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


Chair's Closing Remarks

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