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Leading diverse organisations and teams


Leading diverse organisations and teams

When Jul 04, 2013 09:40 AM to Jul 05, 2013 04:40 PM
Where London
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This preparatory course uses experiential and conceptual challenges to create a lived experience of four key dimensions of leadership development: i) integrity and authenticity; ii) self awareness and emotional intelligence; iii) leading a convincing business case for equalities; iv) fostering good relationships and managing conflicts  

1 Module 1 Leading Equalities in a new legislative context

The implications of the New Equality Act 2010 for leaders; changes by the Coalition Administration and the evidence base for equality in terms of organisational performance.

Exploring values and vision as a resource for ethical leadership.
Emotional intelligence in equalities -the role of socio-political understandings in developing empathy and compassion.

Module 2 Effective leadership for optimum outcomes

Frameworks for understanding the persistence of inequality

Effective influencing – developing the confidence to use power and authority to promote equalities.

Modelling behaviours: being visible and demonstrating integrity by example.

Whistle blowing or lamplighting? – creating a positive climate of challenge.

Essential elements in responding effectively to complaints (formal or informal).

Module 3 Sustaining equalities practice

Embedding equalities within organisational practice.

Effectively managing conflicts that arise between different equalities strands.

Supporting others to lead and challenge equalities.

Future proofing equalities: performance management and other management rigours

About the course providers

Hári Sewell

Hári Sewell is a former executive director of health and social care in the NHS, Hári was national project lead for equalities in the Department of Health’s National Mental Health Development Unit Equalities Programme. He has worked as an expert panellist with the Department of Health and the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Hári is author of ‘Working with Ethnicity Race and Culture in Mental Health: A Handbook for Practitioners’ (published in October 2008) and his latest edited book ‘The Equality Act 2010 in Mental Health’ was published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers in November 2012.  

Dr Karen Linde is a Senior Research and Development Fellow  and an Associate of the Centre for Citizenship and Communities. Karen is an executive coach and trained in strength based approaches leadership. She has held a series of senior academic and development roles and led equalities work particularly in relation to gender.

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