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Join our next Junior Leaders Networking Event - The Power of Mentoring

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The next Junior Leaders Networking Event (JLNE) is a Lunch and Learn session taking place on Tuesday 20 July 2021.  

Why join us

It’s an opportunity for you to hear 3 Senior Leader Mentors and 3 former JLNE mentees share their mentoring insights, how you can get the most from mentoring, the benefits, challenges and your personal and professional development post-mentoring. There is also time for Q&A.

Who are JLNE?

JLNE is aimed at colleagues in the AO to EO grades from across government departments. It operates across the East, South East and London and provides junior leaders with the opportunity to network with peers in other departments, learn from Senior leaders and access tools to enhance both their personal and professional development.

Last year, JLNE went virtual due to the pandemic and widened its reach beyond the East, London and South East region. Colleagues across 14 departments and 28 agencies/public bodies took advantage of the JLNE personal and professional development offer. A total of 3,058 registrations across 11 bite size sessions covering personal branding, leadership, well-being, resilience, bullying, harassment and discrimination, confidence building, success profiles and interview preparation.

Following feedback from our April event, we are running our third virtual event - a Mentoring Lunch and Learn session. 

Our 3 diverse Mentor Senior Leader Speakers are

  • Dr Philip Orumwense CBE – Commercial Director and Chief Technology Procurement Officer Crown Commercial Service
  • Natasha Walia - Deputy Director, Home Office Transformation, Science, Technology, Analysis, Research and Strategy (STARS). 
  • Wendy Eley - Group Operations Director, CSSC Sports and Leisure

Our 3 Mentee speakers are 

  • Elizabeth Ojariafe - Capability Support Officer (Home Office)
  • Stefan Pancel - Disability Employment Adviser (Department for Work and Pensions)
  • Jane Fowler - Personal Assistant to a Grade 7 (HMRC)

This online event is your opportunity to listen, learn and get answers to your mentoring dilemmas! 

Don’t miss this summer’s Interactive Session

Theme: The Power of Mentoring

Date: Tuesday, July 20

Time: 12.30pm – 2pm 

Tickets are available to book on Eventbrite - please book your ticket here.

Before you sign up for the Lunch and Learn Mentoring session

Ensure you can attend.

Please discuss attendance at this event with your line manager.

Next steps when booking

Register using your civil service email address only.

Registration is required for join the session, please use the relevant link above.

Joining instructions will be emailed to registered participants, at least 24 hours before the event. The event will be hosted on MS Teams.

If having booked a ticket you are no longer able to attend, please ensure you cancel your ticket promptly, so another colleague has the opportunity to join the session.

Online access requirements

Please note that you must be able to access Microsoft Teams via the app or browser to join this online event. Please use your work email address to register on Eventbrite. If you are unable to access Microsoft Teams on your work device, you may wish to join using a personal device. 

Upcoming Offer

For the very first time, kicking off this autumn, we will launch the JLNE Group Mentoring scheme - look out for more details on this blog in the coming months.

Why join us - JLNE success stories

Here are some positive impacts from a couple of delegates who attended the last JLNE event:

I attended the last JLNE, logging onto serval seminars,  I found a great deal of useful information on how to promote myself and take control of my career.  What I found most useful was the invaluable information on how to write competencies and dealing with Bullying in the workplace. I used the information gained to apply for a temporary Higher Officer operational role at Luton Airport and I am pleased to say that I was successful and am now in post.  

I would like to say this was an amazing day full of events. Every session was just as important as the other and I loved the second session immensely. I walked away knowing more and exploring options to best position myself in my career. Thank you to all the key speakers and to the JLNE team for doing this event. I look forward to more events like this in the future.  

I really appreciate this outreach to all staff. It has made such a positive impact on my aspirations allowing progression to seem accessible. It is also a really effective way to make staff feel valued, invested in and supported practically to succeed in job applications. 

Do you have any good news story as a result of attending any JLNE event? We’d love to hear yours. Email JLNE success stories to share yours.

Find out more about our past offerings at JLNE past events

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