Midlands Leadership Academy

10 Things I have learnt about EDI in my Career by Amber Sorrell

Join us as EDI expert, Amber Sorrell, outlines her career journey and what she has learnt about diversity and inclusion along the way.

From joining the Civil Service and training to be a detective, to experiencing bias in the workplace due to her mental health, to creating inclusive environments for everyone while she managed LGBT healthcare policy to finally managing D&I and Wellbeing for DHSC during the pandemic – Amber covers her career journey, what led her into this area and the key lessons she has learnt with humour.  She gives key hints and tips that everyone can take forward to help embed a more inclusive working environment, wherever they are.

Who should attend?

Anyone within the NHS.  Equality, diversity and inclusion is about people and is important to all of us.  By raising awareness, it promotes greater understanding and empathy and defines us and our values.

Please Note:-

If you need any special requirements with regards to accessibility, either during, or after the event, then please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to assist.

We will send an email with details of joining instructions for the day to all participants, prior to the date.

In order to participate you may need a webcam and a headset.

Your computer will need to have the sound function on so you can hear and speak at the webinar.

You will need to be connected to the internet for the duration of the webinar.

This webinar may be recorded.

Please also note that there will be a short evaluation form for you to complete at the end of the session – it is so important to us to get your feedback on each intervention we produce.  We want to ensure we continue to meet the needs and demands of the NHS.

Empowering Women and the menopause

“Being a healthy woman isn’t about getting on a scale or measuring your waistline. We need to start focusing on what matters – on how we feel, and how we feel about ourselves.”

 

Going through the menopause can affect predominantly women at all ages and have devastating effects on their physical, mental, and emotional health.  In this one-hour session from 12.30 to 13.30 firstly we look at the basic understanding of what menopause and HRT is and the different age ranges and effects menopause can bring.  Secondly we look at taking some of our ‘power’ back for women working within the NHS, the effects of imposter syndrome and the positive aspects and the true power of women in their daily roles.

(The term “women” used for this session refers to people affected by perimenopause and menopause including non-binary, transgender and inter-sex community)

This session is presented by Jacqui McBurnie who works tirelessly in her work around the menopause.   Jacqui is the CHAIR OF THE NHS ENGLAND/IMPROVEMENT MENOPAUSE GROUP, member of the Cross Govt Menopause Network Exec Steering Committee and winner of the 2019 Civil Service Health and Wellbeing Award

 

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in menopause, or creating an inclusive workplace, including women, employers, HR Managers/Officers; equality leads, staff networks, wellbeing officers; senior managers and representative groups.

 

Please Note:-

If you need any special requirements with regards to accessibility, either during, or after the event, then please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to assist.

We will send an email with details of joining instructions for the day to all participants, prior to the date.

In order to participate you may need a webcam and a headset.

Your computer will need to have the sound function on so you can hear and speak at the webinar.

You will need to be connected to the internet for the duration of the webinar.

This webinar may be recorded.

Empowering Women and the menopause

“Being a healthy woman isn’t about getting on a scale or measuring your waistline. We need to start focusing on what matters – on how we feel, and how we feel about ourselves.”

 

Going through the menopause can affect predominantly women at all ages and have devastating effects on their physical, mental, and emotional health.  In this one-hour session from 12.30 to 13.30 firstly we look at the basic understanding of what menopause and HRT is and the different age ranges and effects menopause can bring.  Secondly we look at taking some of our ‘power’ back for women working within the NHS, the effects of imposter syndrome and the positive aspects and the true power of women in their daily roles.

This session is presented by Jacqui McBurnie who works tirelessly in her work around the menopause.   Jacqui is the CHAIR OF THE NHS ENGLAND/IMPROVEMENT MENOPAUSE GROUP, member of the Cross Govt Menopause Network Exec Steering Committee and winner of the 2019 Civil Service Health and Wellbeing Award

 

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in menopause, or creating an inclusive workplace, including women, employers, HR Managers/Officers; equality leads, staff networks, wellbeing officers; senior managers and representative groups in the Midlands.

 

Please Note:-

If you need any special requirements with regards to accessibility, either during, or after the event, then please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to assist.

We will send an email with details of joining instructions for the day to all participants, prior to the date.

In order to participate you may need a webcam and a headset.

Your computer will need to have the sound function on so you can hear and speak at the webinar.

You will need to be connected to the internet for the duration of the webinar.

This webinar may be recorded.

A conversation with… Alexandra Coull and Laura Mills about Job Sharing and Flexible Working

Have you ever thought about job sharing or flexible working?

Join us for this interesting conversation with Alexandra Coull, Head of Business and Finance and Laura Mills, Director of Operational Finance – Midlands who both work within NHS England and Improvement for a look at how job sharing and flexible working has worked for them in juggling busy careers and home lives.  This one hour virtual event provides a presentation and chance for questions and discussion to see how job sharing and flexible working might work for you.

Who should attend?

Anyone working within the NHS in the Midlands.

Is there a cost to participates ?

No, there is no cost associated with this event.

Please Note:-

  • If you need any special requirements with regards to accessibility, either during, or after the event, then please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to assist.
  • We will send an email with details of joining instructions for the day to all participants, prior to the date.
  • In order to participate you may need a webcam and a headset.
  • Your computer will need to have the sound function on so you can hear and speak at the webinar.
  • You will need to be connected to the internet for the duration of the webinar.

This webinar may be recorded.

Protected: Visible Leaders Network – NETWORKING LEADERSHIP IN ACTION EVENT

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Midlands Visible Leaders Network – NETWORKING LEADERSHIP IN ACTION EVENT, which takes place on Monday the 14 February 2022 from 13:00 – 17:00. This preludes a year of masterclasses, development opportunities and networking.  

As a network primarily aimed at developing Black and Ethnic Minority staff into leadership roles, we have an exciting agenda planned.  You will hear from amazing leaders in this field and have an opportunity to attend two taster masterclasses, which will give a flavour of further masterclasses planned for 2022. 

Our agenda for the afternoon is as follows: – 

 

13:00 – Welcome – Diana Belfon (Co-Chair of VLN)

13:05 – Sponsorship from the Midlands Leadership & Lifelong Learning – Dr Clare Price-Dowd (NHSE/I – Head of Leadership and Lifelong Learning)

13:15 – Leadership in the NHS – A Lived Experience – Dame Elizabeth Anionwu

14:00 – COMFORT BREAK

14:10 – Impact of Staff Networks – Dr Habib Naqvi (Executive Sponsor)

14:30 – Introduction to ‘Masterclass Taster Sessions’

14:35 – ‘Masterclass Taster Sessions’

Masterclass Taster Workshop 1 – ‘Breaking the glass ceiling’ –  Morvia Gooden (NHSE/I Senior Programme Manager Inclusive Leadership)

Masterclass Taster Workshop 2 – Identifying your USP and how to make the best of your branding? – Ian Phillips (People Opportunities)

15:45 – COMFORT BREAK

15:55 –  Plenary Workshop: How can NHS Employers support you in your leadership journey? – Paul Deemer (NHS Employers, Head of Diversity and Inclusion)

16:30 – Next Steps – Shahnaz Aziz  (Co-Chair of VLN)

16:40 – Evaluation / Feedback via Slido & Word Cloud – NHS Elect

16:50 – Closing Comments – Dr Habib Naqvi (Executive Sponsor)

17:00 – EVENT CLOSED

 

Speakers 

       

     
Diana Belfon  

Co-Chair – VLN 

Equality & Engagement Manager Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 

 

 

 

Shahnaz Aziz  

Co-Chair VLN 

Patient Public Leadership & Equality Lead at East Midlands Academic Health Science Network 

 

 

Dr Clare Price-Dowd D.H&SCP, MA, BA(Hons), RGN, RHV 

Head of Leadership and Lifelong Learning – Midlands  

NHS England & NHS Improvement 

 

 

Dr Habib Naqvi  

Director of the NHS Race and Health Observatory

NHS England 

Executive Sponsor of the Visible Leaders Network 

       
Professor Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu  

DBE, CBE, FRCN, FQNI, PhD 

 

Paul Deemer 

Head of Diversity & Inclusion  

NHS Employers 

Morvia Gooden 

Senior Programme Lead – Inclusion & Systems Leadership – NHS National Leadership Academy 

Ian Phillips 

People Opportunities 

Who should attend? 

Only members of the Visible Leaders Network may attend.    

Is there a cost to participants? 

No, there is no cost associated with this event. 

Please note:- 

If you need any special requirements with regards to accessibility, either during, or after the event, then please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to assist. 

We will send an email with details of joining instructions for the day to all participants, prior to the date. 

In order to participate you may need a webcam and a headset. 

Your computer will need to have the sound function on so you can hear and speak at the webinar. 

You will need to be connected to the internet for the duration of the webinar.

Black History Month Event – Lived experience of Black colleagues and the Impact of Allyship

Race Ahead: Big Conversations on Race and Allyship

NHSEI Midlands invite you to join us this October for Black History Month 2021.

Black History Month (BHM) is an annual celebration of the contribution that Black African and Caribbean communities have made both locally and across the world.  Recent significant events have really turned the spotlight on the current depth and breadth of racism across the world. So, this year’s Black History Month is more important than ever, but it’s not just a month, it is a year-round acknowledgement.

In line with the Midlands Regional Workforce, Race Equality & Inclusion Strategy we want turn the tide of racism together and educate, support and challenge ourselves and our colleagues.

We are holding a series of three webinars to aim to share lived experiences and highlight changes that have, should or are in the process of happening. These events are an opportunity to hear from Black colleagues about what more they need others to do in standing up to racism.

Webinar 3: Lived experience of Black colleagues and the Impact of Allyship

26th October 13.00-14.30

At this webinar you hear from Black colleagues who been active in educating their white colleagues and developing allyship. They will share the impact of their lived experience of working with an ally as well how their journey has helped tackle issues of racism by educating allies in having difficult conversations about race.

Who should attend?

Anyone working within the NHS in the Midlands.

Is there a cost to participates ?

No, there are no costs associated with this webinar.

Please Note:-

If you need any special requirements with regards to accessibility, either during, or after the event, then please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to assist.

We will send an email with details of joining instructions for the day to all participants, prior to the date.

In order to participate you may need a webcam and a headset.

Your computer will need to have the sound function on so you can hear and speak at the webinar.

You will need to be connected to the internet for the duration of the webinar.

This webinar may be recorded.

Join us for the other Black History Month Events:

Webinar 1: (11th October 13.00-14.30) – Actions and interventions that better support and improve the lives of Black Colleagues

Webinar 2: (19th October 13.00-14.30) – Leadership that makes a difference

Webinar 4: (27th October 14.00-16.30) – Midlands Celebrates Black History Month Conference 2021

Black History Month Event – Leadership that makes a difference

Race Ahead: Big Conversations on Race and Allyship

NHSEI Midlands invite you to join us this October for Black History Month 2021.

Black History Month (BHM) is an annual celebration of the contribution that Black African and Caribbean communities have made both locally and across the world.  Recent significant events have really turned the spotlight on the current depth and breadth of racism across the world. So, this year’s Black History Month is more important than ever, but it’s not just a month, it is a year-round acknowledgement.

In line with the Midlands Regional Workforce, Race Equality & Inclusion Strategy we want turn the tide of racism together and educate, support and challenge ourselves and our colleagues.

We are holding a series of three webinars to aim to share lived experiences and highlight changes that have, should or are in the process of happening. These events are an opportunity to hear from Black colleagues about what more they need others to do in standing up to racism.

Webinar 2: Leadership that makes a difference

19th October 13.00-14.30

The burden for tackling racism must not be on Black people. Too often we have seen that racism is an issue for those being abused to solve. This is wrong. At this webinar you will hear from Executive Leaders on how they have used their leadership to support Black staff to drive improvements on racial justice.

Who should attend?

Anyone working within the NHS in the Midlands.

Is there a cost to participates ?

No, there are no costs associated with this webinar.

Please Note:-

If you need any special requirements with regards to accessibility, either during, or after the event, then please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to assist.

We will send an email with details of joining instructions for the day to all participants, prior to the date.

In order to participate you may need a webcam and a headset.

Your computer will need to have the sound function on so you can hear and speak at the webinar.

You will need to be connected to the internet for the duration of the webinar.

This webinar may be recorded.

Join us for the other Black History Month Events:

Webinar 1: (11th October 13.00-14.30) – Actions and interventions that better support and improve the lives of Black colleagues

Webinar 3: (26th October 13.00-14.30) – Lived experience of Black colleagues and the Impact of Allyship

Webinar 4: (27th October 14.00-16.30) – Midlands Celebrates Black History Month Conference 2021

Black History Month Event – Actions and interventions that better support and improve the lives of Black colleagues

Race Ahead: Big Conversations on Race and Allyship

NHSEI Midlands invite you to join us this October for Black History Month 2021.

Black History Month (BHM) is an annual celebration of the contribution that Black African and Caribbean communities have made both locally and across the world.  Recent significant events have really turned the spotlight on the current depth and breadth of racism across the world. So, this year’s Black History Month is more important than ever, but it’s not just a month, it is a year-round acknowledgement.

In line with the Midlands Regional Workforce, Race Equality & Inclusion Strategy we want turn the tide of racism together and educate, support and challenge ourselves and our colleagues.

We are holding a series of three webinars to aim to share lived experiences and highlight changes that have, should or are in the process of happening. These events are an opportunity to hear from Black colleagues about what more they need others to do in standing up to racism.

Webinar 1: Actions and interventions that better support and improve the lives of Black colleagues

11th October 13.00-14.30

At this webinar you will hear from colleagues working as middle managers / in frontline services and what difference they have made in challenging racism and discrimination, highlighting what actions and interventions they have implemented in supporting and improving the health and Well-being of colleagues.

Who should attend?

Anyone working within the NHS in the Midlands.

Is there a cost to participates ?

No, there are no costs associated with this webinar.

Please Note:-

If you need any special requirements with regards to accessibility, either during, or after the event, then please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to assist.

We will send an email with details of joining instructions for the day to all participants, prior to the date.

In order to participate you may need a webcam and a headset.

Your computer will need to have the sound function on so you can hear and speak at the webinar.

You will need to be connected to the internet for the duration of the webinar.

This webinar may be recorded.

Join us for the other Black History Month Events:

Webinar 2: (19th October 13.00-14.30) – Leadership that makes a difference

Webinar 3: (26th October 13.00-14.30)- Lived experience of Black colleagues and the Impact of Allyship

Webinar 4: (27th October 14.00-16.30) – Midlands Celebrates Black History Month Conference 2021

In conversation with ….. Kerry Forward and Tom Warner on Allyship

As part of our raising awareness range of topics this one hour virtual event is presented by Kerry Forward, Programme Transformation Lead and Tom Warner Nurse Equalities Manager at NHS England and Improvement to share with you the journey the Midlands NHSE/I teams have been on to develop an active allyship group and programme.  They will touch on the importance of allyship and invite you to consider through self-reflection how you can become a better ally and consider developing active allyship in your own organisation.

Who should attend?

Anyone working within the NHS in the Midlands.

Is there a cost to participates ?

No, there is no cost associated with this event.

Please Note:-

  • If you need any special requirements with regards to accessibility, either during, or after the event, then please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to assist.
  • We will send an email with details of joining instructions for the day to all participants, prior to the date.
  • In order to participate you may need a webcam and a headset.
  • Your computer will need to have the sound function on so you can hear and speak at the webinar.
  • You will need to be connected to the internet for the duration of the webinar.

This webinar may be recorded.

A conversation with… Alexandra Coull and Laura Mills about Flexible Working

Have you ever thought about flexible working?

Join us for this interesting conversation with Alexandra Coull, Head of Business and Finance and Laura Mills, Director of Operational Finance – Midlands who both work within NHS England and Improvement for a look at how flexible working has worked for them in juggling busy careers and home lives.  This one hour virtual event provides a presentation and chance for questions and discussion to see how flexible working might work for you.

Who should attend?

Anyone working within the NHS in the Midlands.

Is there a cost to participates ?

No, there is no cost associated with this event.

Please Note:-

  • If you need any special requirements with regards to accessibility, either during, or after the event, then please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to assist.
  • We will send an email with details of joining instructions for the day to all participants, prior to the date.
  • In order to participate you may need a webcam and a headset.
  • Your computer will need to have the sound function on so you can hear and speak at the webinar.
  • You will need to be connected to the internet for the duration of the webinar.

This webinar may be recorded.