Diverse Leaders in the Built Environment

09.00

Registration & refreshments

09.45

Chair’s introduction 

Chair: Dr Wei Yang, Chairman, Wei Yang + Partners

10.00

Opening address
Examining diversity across leadership in the built environment

  • Statistics on diversity at all levels, sector figures & key organisational objectives
  • Latest strategies to improve diversity in leadership across the built environment
  • Challenges faced so far in improving diversity & inclusivity in leadership

10.30

Morning panel 
Leadership for all: challenging traditional leadership paths & behaviours

  • Personal reflections of leadership journey
  • Tackling the cultural and practical obstacles diverse leaders face 

SPEAKER: Joanne DrewDirector of Housing & Regeneration, London Borough of Enfield
SPEAKER: Raj Patel, CEO, Housing Diversity Network
SPEAKER: Barbara Brownlee, Executive Director of Growth, Planning and Housing, Westminster City Council

11.30

Networking & refreshment break

12.00

Midday workshop
Tackling unconscious bias in the workplace

An interactive workshop providing practical examples and tips for tackling unconscious bias.

13.15

Lunch

14.00

Afternoon panel
Amplifying diverse voices: leveraging our differences to drive success

An interactive discussion on the benefits of having a diverse leadership team, improving results & driving success across an organisation. 

SPEAKER: Hakeem Osinaike FCIH, Director of Housing, Brent Council
SPEAKER: Marina Robertson, Senior Director, NPS Group
SPEAKER: Chris Edwards, CSR & Diversity Director, Travers Smith & Board Member, Freehold (Real Estate LGBT Network)

15.15

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

  • Building a culture of inclusion and respect across the built environment
  • Raising the visibility of diverse leaders in the built environment
  • Practical advice for increasing & championing diversity throughout your organisation
  • Managing the challenges of modern leadership: getting on and staying on

15.55

Chair's closing remarks

Chair: Dr Wei Yang, Chairman, Wei Yang + Partners

16.00

Conference close