South East Leadership Academy

Black History Month – Regional Events

October 2021

Reflections of my life –
6th October 2021 – 12.30 – 13.30

Professor Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu is an Emeritus Professor of Nursing at the University of West London. In 1979 she set up the first ever UK sickle cell/thalassaemia nurse counselling service, based in Brent.

Dame Elizabeth Anionwu reflects on her life working for NHS and shares from her memoirs ‘Reflections of my Mother’

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Microaggressions –
7th October 2021 – 12.30 – 14.00

Understand what microaggressions are, understand the impact and how best to challenge.

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Faith through a Pandemic –
8th October 2021 – 12.00 – 13.30

Staff from NHS England and Improvement share their lived experiences of the pandemic and how their faith got them through such a challenging period of time.

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What’s stopping you –
13th October 2021 – 09.30 – 12.30

Focussing on career, personal and leadership development. How to be confident and address limiting beliefs.

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The impact of storytelling –
15th October 2021 – 09.30 – 12.30

Exploring the importance of storytelling and the impact it can have on others.

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Race inequalities –
19th October 2021 – 09.30 – 12.30

2020 has been unique in so many ways. Internationally, issues of race and racial inequities have dominated so much of our news, spaces and for some of us our thinking and time.

We will explore, how we became racially diverse and simultaneously racially inequitable in the NHS.

Some of us may not have had any part to play in creating racial inequitable systems and practices, but we have all inherited them, so how about we explore what each one of us can do as our contribution to changing them and making our NHS a fairer place for all.

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Disparities in Childbirth –
20th October 2021 – 12.30 – 13.30

Black women experience higher rates of complications during childbirth and highlight the disparities in mortality rates for black women. We will focus on the importance of managing health and wellbeing during childbirth.

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BAME into Leadership
21st October 2021

BAME into Leadership is going virtual! All upcoming BAME into Leadership conferences will have a virtual option, for delegates wishing to attend the conference remotely. Click here for details.

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 & Minority Ethnic colleagues across the Civil Service and wider public sector. The conference & speakers will examine how Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic individuals, at any level, can continue to overcome barriers, build networks and become the leaders they aspire to be. 

Drawing on the strengths of the virtual 2021 event, the upcoming conferences will centre on driving professional development & change during times of upheaval. 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 from across the public and private sectors. Plus learn valuable strategies on how to manage the challenges of modern leadership and help ensure the Civil Service and public sector doesn’t lose momentum in recruiting, retaining and rewarding Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic leaders.   

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

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Black men and mental health –
21st October 2021 – 12.30 – 13.30

Demystifying the myths and stigma around mental health still exists. Why is it difficult for Black men to talk about problems and to seek early help for fear of being given a diagnosis.

Reflection of the diversity and intersectionality of Black men (gender, sexuality, migration journey, citizenship status, Identity, faith). What solutions and services do Black men need.

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Healthy Body, Healthy Mind –
22nd October 2021 – 12.30 – 13.30

Nutritionist Nicola will explain how important it is to look after your health and diet. Discuss diseases that affect the black community and the effects of Covid-19 on the Black and Ethnic Minority community.

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Being Anti-Racist – from conversation to action –
25th October 2021 – 12.30 – 14.00

This session will focus on how to move your anti-racist efforts from conversation to action. Looking at what Anti-racism looks, sounds and feels like in practice, and explore actions that organisations and individuals can take to become anti-racist.

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100 Black Britons –
27th October – 10.00 – 12.30

2012 for his work on tackling health inequalities and ethnic minority communities. In 2020 he was co-author of 100 Great Black Britons. Finally, Patrick is a broadcaster and writes blogs and articles for the national and international media on healthcare, cultural heritage, and race. In August 2021 Patrick was appointed by Wolverhampton University as Honorary Professor of cultural heritage and Community Leadership for the Department of Community Development

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Stepping in not standing by – Challenging Exclusively Behaviour –
28th October 2021 – 12.30 – 14.00

What is the ‘bystander effect’ – we explore the psychology.
The impact on inclusive workplace culture and how we can practically, as individual and organisations, ‘step in’

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I, We, All –
2nd December – 11.30 – 14.00

Join us and Coach-Speaker-Author Rasheed Ogunlaru for this inspiring and empowering leadership and equality, diversity and inclusion and masterclass. 

This energising and interactive session invites on a journey of appreciating our individual, interconnected and intersectional selves, teams, organisations and world.

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