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Event agendas

Please find the agendas for the upcoming BAME into Leadership events, taking place in Birmingham (first tab) and London (second tab) below!

The full agendas for Cardiff, Edinburgh & Leeds events will be published shortly.

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Birmingham | 25 July

08.45

Registration

09.30

Chair's welcome and introduction

CHAIR: Zoeta Manning, Senior Integration Manager for Frailty, NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG & Vice Chair, MiP

09.40

Opening Address

Discovering yourself as a leader: being seen, heard and respected

SPEAKER: Grace Ononiwu CBE, Chief Crown Prosecutor, CPS West Midlands Region 

10.15

Breakout session A:

How to build great relationships: overcoming the behaviours holding you back

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

Breakout session B:

Preparing for your next role: selection & promotion

SPEAKER: Richard Hillsdon, Associate Dods Trainer

Breakout session C:

Finding your purpose: combining passion, mission, profession and vocation

SPEAKER: Elliott Rae, Head of Defra's Project Race and Founder, MusicFootballFatherfood

SPEAKER: Gamiel Yafai, Managing Director, Diversity Marketplace

11.15

Networking and refreshment break

11.40

Plenary Address

Diversifying the Civil Service: the journey so far and the road ahead

SPEAKER: Rupert McNeil, Chief People Officer, Cabinet Office

12.20

Breakout session D:

Communicating with impact: presenting your ideas with clarity and confidence

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

Breakout session E:

Demonstrating your track record: applications & interviews

SPEAKER: Richard Hillsdon, Associate Dods Trainer

Breakout session F:

Performance Appraisals: making your appraisal work for you

SPEAKER: Bernadette Thompson, SCS HR Business Partner, Ministry of Justice & Co-Chair of Race to the Top G6/7 Network

13.20

Lunch

14.15

Panel Discussion

Overcoming self-imposed barriers to success: shattering your own glass ceiling

SPEAKER: Junior Johnson, Deputy Director, Prison Policy Workforce, Ministry of Justice
SPEAKER: Deborah Cadman, Chief Executive, West Midlands Combined Authority

SPEAKER: Karen Campbell-White, Deputy Director, Office for National Statistics
SPEAKER: Rob Neil, Head of Culture Change & Leadership, Department for Education

15.30

Closing Address

Leading a change in culture: where do we go from here?

SPEAKER: Sir Richard Heaton, CS Race Champion & Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice

16.15

Chair's closing remarks followed by an informal networking drinks

CHAIR: Zoeta Manning, Senior Integration Manager for Frailty, NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG & Vice Chair, MiP

17.00

Conference closes

London 11 September

08.45

Registration

09.25

Chair's welcome and introduction

09.30

Opening Address:

Positioning yourself as a leader: making your presence felt

SPEAKER: Emran Mian, Director General, International & Strategy, Department for Education

10.10

Breakout session A:

Preparing for your next role: selection & promotion

SPEAKER: Richard Hillsdon, 
Associate Dods Trainer

Breakout session B:

Networking with confidence: creating rapport, respect & relationships

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

Breakout session C:

The power of mentoring: the importance of building a supportive network

11.10

Networking and refreshment break

11.30

Plenary Address:

Leading from the middle: embracing leadership at any grade

SPEAKER: Gerri Clement, Deputy Director, Cabinet Office and Co-Chair of the Cross Government Social Mobility Network

12.10

Lightning Talk:

Managing difficult conversations: giving and earning respect in the workplace

12.30

Breakout session D:

Demonstrating your track record: applications and interviews

SPEAKER: Richard Hillsdon, 
Associate Dods Trainer

Breakout session E:

Communicating with impact: presenting
your ideas with clarity & confidence

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

Breakout session F:

Crossing the SCS boundary: preparing for life in the SCS

SPEAKER: Kuljit Dhillon, Deputy Director (job share), Public Bodies Team, Cabinet Office
SPEAKER: Shakira Keddo, Deputy Director, Senior HR Business Partner, DEFRA

13.30

Lunch

14.20

Panel Discussion:

Achieving your full potential: overcoming barriers & maintaining resilience

SPEAKER: Baljit Ubhey OBE, Director of Prosecution Policy & Inclusion, Crown Prosecution Service
SPEAKER: Kashif Chaudry, Deputy Director, Aviation Security International Operations, Department for Transport

15.30

Closing Address:

Leadership for all: challenging traditional leadership paths & behaviours

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

16.15

Chair's closing remarks followed by informal networking drinks

17.00

Conference closes