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Diversity By Design Masterclass (Invitation Only)

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Break the Mould – Doing Diversity Differently - Invitation only

17 October 2017
13:30 – 17:30

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Please register for this event only if you have recived an invitation via email.

The London Women’s Leadership Network would like you to invite you to radically rethink your approach to doing diversity in your organisation. Research shows that diversity can make a big difference for patient outcomes. It can also lead to happier, healthier and more productive workforces. At a period of change and transformation unlike any that the NHS has seen before, bringing diverse voices to the fore of decision making will be crucial in the delivery of innovation and sustainable transformation. The NHS has one of the most diverse workforces in the world, with 77% women and 16% from BME backgrounds. Yet once you get closer to the top, levels of diversity get smaller and smaller. Change is happening at snail’s pace and the reason is simple – we are not thinking differently about diversity.

The Network is working with Simon Fanshawe from our partners Diversity by Design to offer you a masterclass to start exploring and experimenting where to go from here. We are inviting you to come along with an organisational team – network members and new converts – to co-design the change that you want to see in your organisation. Often when you go to a conference, if it’s a good one, you come back fired up to make a change. But quickly when back at work, you are faced with the daunting task of having to tackle it alone. Therefore, we are targeting specific organisations and inviting them to try something new. By attending as a team from your organisation to collaborate and share ideas, the idea is that you will be more likely to make it happen once you get back to work.

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to draw on the expertise and knowledge of Diversity by Design and the London Leadership Academy and come along to this Masterclass with a difference. Your team should be made of leaders from all levels - from board to ward. If we are going to do diversity differently, then we need to start from a place of total inclusivity. Everyone has a voice; and everyone’s voice is equally valued.

Simon Fanshawe is a respected broadcaster and writer and a notable public speaker on public policy, equalities, leadership and social trends. He has a wide range of skills and a great track record in achieving change in and through organizations. As a consultant, he has worked with various high profile public and private companies such as Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), Borough of Tower Hamlets, The Scottish Parliament, PwC and NESTA. He uses an original approach to equality and diversity to achieve the best results for staff and customers. Simon is a highly effective non-executive director, currently the Chair of the University of Sussex. He was awarded the OBE in 2013 for services to higher education. In the same year he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Sussex for services to the University and equality and social justice.

Please note that this event is free to attend, however there will be a £100 charge if you fail to attend without prior notice of 5 working days. If you are no longer able to attend please contact LWLN@hee.nhs.uk or send a colleague in your place.

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