Race & Governance - Exploring mentoring models to address racial inequality

Actions and Detail Panel


Event Information

Share this event

Date and time



Online event

Event description
A workshop exploring practical actions you can take to address racial inequality in your organisation

About this event

Following on from the Race and Governance event on 31st March, this is the first workshop to look in more depth at practical actions you can take to address racial inequality in your organisation.

Mentoring, reverse mentoring, reciprocal mentoring, and sponsorship all have their place. Come to this workshop to hear from two Sheffield organisations who have developed their programmes to understand which option would work best for your organisations, and the questions you need to ask to make that decision.

Key to this is understanding the outcomes you want to achieve from mentoring in your organisation. The two examples take very different approaches, one structured, one light touch illustrating there is not a one size fits all approach - just careful consideration about what will work for you.



Liz Johnson - Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust

SHSC were successful in funding bid in 2017 and set up a structured and staffed programme to develop, deliver and evaluate their mentoring offer.

Liz will share:

  • The differences between the different terms
  • Their experience running the scheme
  • What they learnt and what they now see as important based on their experience

Jane Ginniver - Sheffield Accountable Care Partnership

The ACP are just launching a very different, informal, less structured reciprocol mentoring scheme aimed specifically at existing leaders from BAME led organisations to increase representation in their board.

Jane will share:

  • Key questions, thinking and outcomes they wanted and how this shaped their programme
  • What their scheme looks like and the resources required
  • Challenges and learning so far

Q&A with both speakers


Dedicated time to explore the key questions and thinking needed so that you can develop a set of actions and recommendations to your board.

  • What are your motivations and what outcomes are you trying to achieve?
  • What are the racial inequalities you are seeking to address in your organisation?
  • Is mentoring the right option? If so, what form would work best, what are the next steps, who will lead and action them.

Plenary - feedback and next steps

Share with friends

Date and time


Online event

{ _('Organizer Image')}

Organiser Voluntary Action Sheffield

Organiser of Race & Governance - Exploring mentoring models to address racial inequality

Save This Event

Event Saved