Inclusive Leadership in Business Schools
Creating environments for diverse teams to flourish

12 October, London

A key priority for leaders and managers within the business school community, and the wider higher education ecosystem, is to create working environments which embrace diversity and are based on a culture of inclusion.

The principles of inclusive leadership are an important tool by which all staff - particularly those from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds - can contribute fully to decision making. This interactive workshop is an opportunity for leaders and managers of all levels of seniority within UK business schools to improve their understanding of how to unlock the benefits of inclusive leadership.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the workshop participants will have gained:

  • A deeper understanding of the principles that underpin inclusive leadership and how it is beneficial to individuals and institutions
  • Insights into how an inclusive leadership approach can contribute to staff engagement and retention
  • Greater familiarity with the current priorities around inclusivity
  • Information about how to benchmark and measure progress
  • New ideas about how to overcome hurdles and obstacles

Group Booking Discount: Bring colleagues and save 20%

Speakers include:

Dr Janice Allan
Dean, Salford Business School

Mark Clark
Lead for Education and Students in Management, University of Sussex Business School

Professor Toni Hilton
Dean, School of Business and Law, University of Brighton

Maria Hussain
Lecturer in Business Management, Leeds University Business School

Ian Roberts
Head, Kingston Business School

Dr Geethanjali Selvaretnam
Deputy Head of School (Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion), Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow

kathlyn wilson

Dr Kathlyn Wilson
Associate Professor in Enterprise & Entrepreneurship, Hertfordshire Business School

09:30

Registration and refreshments

10:00

Welcome and introductions

Dr Geethanjali Selvaretnam, Deputy Head of School (Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion), Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow; Chair, Chartered ABS EDI Committee

10:10

Icebreaker: What does Inclusive Leadership mean to you? 

Professor Janice Allan, Dean, Salford Business School and colleagues 

11:10

Break

11:30

Inclusive leadership: theory and practice

In this opening session we will begin by outlining the tenets of inclusive leadership. Particular attention will be paid to how an inclusive leadership style can help create environments within which all forms of talent are recognised and appreciated; of the traits that managers need to develop if they are to have the capacity to lead heterogenous groups of people efficiently while respecting their uniqueness in an empathetic, bias-free manner; and about how this leadership approach benefits both individuals (managers and staff) and institutions.

Dr Kathlyn Wilson, Associate Professor in Enterprise & Entrepreneurship, Hertfordshire Business School 

Professor Toni Hilton, Dean, School of Business and Law, University of Brighton 

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Inclusive leadership in action

In this session we will hear a series of case study presentations about how managers and leaders within UK business schools are embracing the principles of inclusive leadership in their own institutions. Each case study will spotlight a different dimension of inclusive leadership and of how obstacles have been overcome. Topic areas may include:

  • How being an inclusive leader means being aware of, and challenging, ones own biases and habits
  • How an inclusive leadership approach can help increase the number of underrepresented staff in a business school
  • How a culture of inclusive leadership can be spread across an institution and to managers of different levels of seniority
  • How to benchmark and measure personal progress in ones development as an inclusive leader
  • How to tackle issues around exclusionary practices in meetings and build inclusive meetings

Ian Roberts, Head, Kingston Business School 

Maria Hussain, Lecturer in Business Management, Leeds University Business School 

14:00

Breakout Discussion Groups

In this session participants will divide into sub-groups to reflect on the ideas and initiatives presented in the morning's sessions; and to discuss what action they will undertake at their institutions to become more inclusive leaders.

Facilitated by:

Mark Clark, Lead for Education and Students in Management, University of Sussex Business School 

Dr Geethanjali Selvaretnam, Deputy Head of School (Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion), Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow 

15:00

Break

15:15

Feedback and forward planning

In the final session the group will consider what further action can be taken, individually and collectively, to become more inclusive leaders.

15:30

Close

Dr Janice Allan
Dean, Salford Business School

Mark Clark
Lead for Education and Students in Management, University of Sussex Business School

Professor Toni Hilton
Dean, School of Business and Law, University of Brighton

Maria Hussain
Lecturer in Business Management, Leeds University Business School

Ian Roberts
Head, Kingston Business School

Dr Geethanjali Selvaretnam
Deputy Head of School (Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion), Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow

This workshop is designed for all those who have people management responsibilities (academic and professional services) within business schools. It will be of particular value for:

  • Deans
  • Associate Deans
  • Heads of Department
  • Course Leaders
  • Faculty Managers
  • Department Managers

This workshop takes place at the Chartered ABS Event Space at 40 Queen Street.

40 Queen Street
London
EC4R 1DD

Accommodation

Participants are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements. Recommended hotels will be available shortly.

20% Group Booking Discounts available

Members

One participant - £190

Two participants - £342 (save 20% on the second ticket)

Three participants - £494 (save 20% on the second and third tickets)

Four participants - For groups of four or more participants please contact enquiries@charteredabs.org

Not sure whether your institution is a member? Full list available here.

 

Non-Members

Universities, public sector, commercial

One participant - £250

Two participants - £450 (save 20% on the second ticket)

Important: Non-member organisations are are allowed a maximum of two tickets.

 

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