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Leadership through role modelling

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The Civil Service is aiming to become the most inclusive UK employer by next year, and supporting senior ethnic diversity is a key part of this.

Statistics show proportionately there are fewer representatives from an ethnic minority background the higher up the grades you go.

This event is to encourage all, but particularly those from a BAME heritage, on their leadership journey.

The day will be a mixture of networking, hearing inspiring BAME leadership journeys and top tips for progression.

There will also be a mixed panel discussion from a number of professions.

When: 28 February

Time: 10:00am to 15:45pm (arrival between 10:00am and 10:15am to allow time to register at reception).

Please bring your own lunch (there are a number of sandwich shops nearby).

Where: HM Treasury, Auditorium, 1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2HQ

Book your place on Eventbrite

This event is in collaboration with Race to the Top G6/7 network, which aims to reach out as visible role models to the grades below.

Do hope you can join us for this eventful diverse day!

Please note that you will need to seek approval from your line manager and any travel and subsistence costs must be met by your own department.

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12 comments

  1. Comment by Alan barraclough posted on

    Hi
    Could you please tell me if there will be any of this type of events,in the east /west riding of yorkshire areas. All this type of events are always in in far away locations for us.

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      Comment by Susan Coles posted on

      Hi Alan,
      There are no plans as yet, this is the first time we have run this event so we will evaluate and then consider if we can do something similar in other areas.

  2. Comment by Babu Ganatra posted on

    I agree, these events are always in the south, why couldn't it have been run for the first time somewhere central like Birmingham?

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      Comment by Susan Coles posted on

      Hi Babu,
      Sorry this event is not running first in your area. Where we run any event depends on several factors, the people delivering the sessions being one. It just happened that these facilitators are London based so that is where this is. Assuming it goes well we will consider how and if we can replicate in other localities.

  3. Comment by Nikita Sharma posted on

    Hi Susan,

    As the event is sold out, could I enquire into whether there is a waiting or cancellation list I could join please?

    Thank you.

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      Comment by Susan Coles posted on

      Hi Nikita

      Sorry there isn't a waiting list, we've already oversubscribed the tickets to allow for some drop out. The event is looking very popular and assuming post event evaluation confirms this we will aim to run similar events.

  4. Comment by Muhammed posted on

    Hi, can You possibly make the content of the event available nationwide (on intranet)? that way those unable to attend can get the gist of what was discussed. Thanks

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      Comment by Susan Coles posted on

      Hi Muhammed,
      We will investigate if this is possible. There will be a certain amount of networking and interactivity in the session but we can certainly do a report from the event giving you at least a flavour of the content.

  5. Comment by Louisa posted on

    Hello I am trying to book a slot but it appears to be sold out. Is there anyway around this?

  6. Comment by Gavin posted on

    Hi Susan, the event is to encourage all to attend, especially BAME staff, as they are underrepresented. How are you ensuring they are not underrepresented at this event?

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      Comment by Susan Coles posted on

      Thanks for your question. We promote events through the various staff networks and through contacts we know are representative of particular groups. This event for instance is run in conjunction with Race to the Top Network so we worked closely with them, and other BAME networks, to publicise this event. We don't send out a diversity questionnaire on all our activities but when we do BAME staff are usually very well represented.