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BAME into Leadership Autumn Conference

BAME into Leadership Autumn Conference

Venue & Event Details

In partnership with the FDA
21st October 2021 | London & Online

Now in its eleventh year, the annual BAME into Leadership conference has established itself as the key event for those interested in enhancing the capabilities & leadership opportunities for Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority Civil Servants and public sector employees. The conference & speakers will examine how Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority individuals, at any grade, can continue to overcome barriers, build networks and become the leaders they aspire to be. 

Drawing on the strengths of the 2020 event, this year's conference will centre on driving professional development & change. It will offer hands-on advice, practical steps and coaching on how to adapt to new environments, expand networks, utilise opportunities effectively and further your career in times of change.

Attendees will hear from inspirational speakers of all grades & levels both within and outside the Civil Service. Plus learn valuable strategies on how to manage the challenges of modern leadership and help ensure the Civil Service doesn't lose momentum in recruiting, retaining and rewarding Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority leaders.

This event is CPD-Certified and will contribue to your professional development.

Register your place today

Why attend?
  • Examine the barriers & enablers affecting your progression
  • Receive hands-on advice & coaching for your professional development 
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the skills, qualities and competencies required to be a successful leader
  • Hear from senior Black, Asian Ethnic Minority leaders on how to succeed 
  • Network with peers & counterparts from across the public sector also trying to further their careers
  • Hear from inspirational speakers of all grades and levels from across the public and private sectors

Opening Keynote Address

Leading the Charge: challenging traditional leadership paths & behaviours


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

​Breakout session C

What about Working Dads: the unique challenges of modern fatherhood

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

Breakout session B

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


​Breakout session D

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

SPEAKER: Richard Hillsdon, Dods Trainer


Comfort break


Plenary Address

Discovering your authentic self: purpose, passion and value-led leadership


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




Panel Discussion: 

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

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 addres

Leadership Mindset: embracing innovation and driving forward success


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


Date & time
Thursday 21st October 2021 09.15 - 16.15
London & Online
Bookings & info

For more information, please visit: 

Public Sector Rate:
1 place: £295+VAT
4+ places or more: £250+VAT

FDA/Keystone Member Rate: 
£195+VAT per place

£695+VAT per place 

Book now

For registration queries, please contact: 0207 593 5739