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Diversity and Talent Management

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The Lyric

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In the week of International Women’s Day, our speakers will discuss the importance of valuing diversity in organisations and how to implement diversity and inclusion strategies. Recruitment and selection processes need to attract diverse applicants and disadvantaged groups should be targeted and supported to aim high. Organisational culture is key to promoting diversity and analytics can help to detect trends which may point to unconscious bias.

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Sonia Watson, Chief Executive of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

Sonia is an expert in strategic and operational cultural diversity, organisational change, strategy formation and culturally appreciative leadership, management development and Executive Coaching. Sonia’s Career spans both the private (particularly financial Institutions) and public sector (particularly for the Strategic NHS Innovation Centre, Local and National Government departments, Higher Education Funding Authority). Sonia has developed and delivered methodologies for Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) recruitment and retention (incorporating both development and assessment centres delivered globally) to senior management culminating in a published MBA thesis exploring the role of mentoring for BME (and under-represented groups) graduates in the UK Labour Market which formed the basis for the diversity strategy within the Barclays Group.

Since 1998 the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust has provided bursaries to over 125 aspiring young architects from disadvantaged backgrounds and underrepresented groups to enable them to pursue their dreams – once shared by Stephen – of becoming an architect.

In 2017, Sonia was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Institute of British Architects for services to Diversity.

Karen Partridge FCIPD, MSc

Karen is a highly experienced Organisational Development and Learning and Development professional who has worked in senior management roles at global organisations including Pearson, BBC, Visa Europe and Datamonitor. She is a qualified coach and has developed leaders and teams across the Finance and Media sectors and more recently within the Third Sector. She has designed and delivered complex development and change programmes within the public and private sectors, across Europe and the US.

Throughout her career she has focused on developing leadership talent and changing organisational culture through people to develop sustainable and successful businesses. Karen is currently Director at Plus Change Consulting offering engaging organisational development solutions to enable individuals and organisations to flourish and grow through change and transformation.

Timings:

18:30 - arrival & refreshments
19:00 - welcome and start of presentation
20:30/21:00 - finish & departure


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