Diverse Leaders in Healthcare

The Diverse Leaders in Healthcare conference will take place in Central London on Tuesday 24th September.

Event background

Leadership teams across the healthcare landscape have some way to go to in achieving a level of diversity which is truly representative of the populations they serve. According to NHS Employers, women represented 77% of the healthcare workforce, yet they are significantly underrepresented in senior leadership positions. Meanwhile, nearly 1 in 5 of healthcare employees are from BAME groups, yet again these individuals continue to get turned down for leadership roles.

The unique Diverse Leaders in Healthcare conference will explore ways to increase diversity amongst leadership teams whilst offering practical advice and coaching on how to further develop careers in times of change. We will discuss together how we can manage the challenges of modern leadership and help ensure we don’t lose momentum in recruiting, recognising and rewarding diverse leaders across healthcare.

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Confirmed speakers include:

  • Shahana Ramsden, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, NHS England
  • Karamjit Singh CBE, Chairman, University Hospital of Leicester NHS Trust
  • Joan Saddler, Director of Partnerships and Equality, NHS Confederation
  • Anne- Marie Archard, Director, London Leadership Academy
  • Loretta Outhwaite, Interim Chief Executive, Institute of Healthcare Management
  • Ian Adams, Director of Membership and Stakeholder Engagement, NHS Resolution
  • Lorraine Sunduza, Chief Nurse, East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Habib Naqvi MBE, Deputy Director, NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard
  • Elizabeth Nyawade, Deputy Director of HR & OD, Medway NHS Foundation Trust
  • Gamiel Yafai, Managing Director, Diversity Marketplace
  • Jane Dacre, Professor of Medical Education, Former President of the Royal College of Physicians, University College London

Why attend:

  • Explore ways to increase the representation of female, BAME, LGBT & disabled colleagues in healthcare leadership
  • Examine the barriers faced thus far in improving diversity & inclusivity in healthcare leadership and hear how to overcome them
  • Identify the unique leadership challenges & opportunities the healthcare workforce face today
  • Hear from inspirational, diverse senior leaders across healthcare and learn how they thrived in their careers
  • Receive practical advice and coaching for increasing and championing diversity throughout your organisation
  • Create a lasting network of leaders (and future leaders) across the sector who are effecting change in their organisations

Who should attend?

The Diverse Leaders in Healthcare conference is aimed at all those who aspire to achieve diverse and balanced leadership teams across the healthcare sector. Presentations and workshops offer practical advice and coaching relevant to all those seeking to champion diversity throughout your organisation.
The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available to confirm your attendance.

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For all event and registration enquiries, please contact:
Ivana Picone
0207 593 5739
conference.admin@dodsgroup.com

Agenda

09.00

Registration & refreshments

09.45

Chair’s introduction 

CHAIR: Jane Dacre, Professor of Medical Education, Former President of the Royal College of Physicians, University College London

10.00

Opening address
Examining diversity across leadership in healthcare

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

SPEAKER: Shahana Ramsden, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, NHS England

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 in healthcare

SPEAKER: Karamjit Singh CBE, Chairman, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
SPEAKER: Joan Saddler, Director of Partnerships and Equality, NHS Confederation
SPEAKER: Dr Habib Naqvi MBE, Deputy Director, NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard

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.

FACILITATOR: Gamiel Yafai, Managing Director, Diversity Marketplace

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: Elizabeth Nyawade, Deputy Director of HR & OD, Medway NHS Foundation Trust
SPEAKER: Lorraine Sunduza, Chief Nurse, East London NHS Foundation Trust
SPEAKER: Anne- Marie Archard, Director, London Leadership Academy
SPEAKER: Ian Adams, Director of Membership and Stakeholder Engagement, NHS Resolution

15.15

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

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

SPEAKER: Loretta Outhwaite, Interim Chief Executive, Institute of Healthcare Management

15.55

Chair's closing remarks

CHAIR: Jane Dacre, Professor of Medical Education, Former President of the Royal College of Physicians, University College London

16.00

Conference close