Wed, Sep 02 | Zoom Conference Call

Seacole Group - Race: a glacial concept

A webinar and opportunity for Q&A run by the Seacole Group – a network of BAME non-executive directors in the NHS with one vision: that NHS boards reflect the ethnic diversity of patients and communities they serve.
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Time & Location

Sep 02, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM GMT+1
Zoom Conference Call

About the Event

Presenters:    Seacole Group represented by Dal Babu OBE, Cherron Inko-Tariah MBE and Sola Afuape MBE

This webinar will:

  • Explore the reality of governing effectively when the odds are against you;
  • Provide practical ways in which Boards can operate at optimum functionality when they embrace diversity of thought; and
  • Touch on difficult conversations about race which will raise a smile for some and awkward moments for others

*The Seacole Group is the network of Black, Asian and Minority NEDs in the NHS with the vision that NHS Boards  that reflect the ethnic diversity of patients and communities they serve.

Dal Babu

Dalwardin(Dal) served for over 30 years in the Metropolitan Police and is the former borough commander of Harrow. He was the first chair of the National Association of Muslim Police which worked with home secretaries, chief constables and community leaders. He has been a vocal and uncompromising advocate for equality matters and is a regular contributor to BBC,ITV,CHANNEL 4 and Radio news items specifically on Race, Counter-Terrorism, Gangs and Crime.  In 2010 he was elected to the National Police Superintendent Association of England and Wales. He has extensive board level experience in policing, community safety, child and adult safeguarding. In 2010 he was awarded an OBE for services to the police and communities. Other awards include: the London High Sheriff Award for work with young people (2011), and the London Peace Award for community engagement (2011). Dalwardin is a director of a School Academy and a trustee for Médecins Sans Frontières , House of Illustration , Artichoke and Comedy School. He is a NED at Camden and Islington mental health trust and believes we need to have conversations on equality to ensure we learn and move forward.

Sola Afuape

Sola has over 15 years’ experience advising, designing and implementing regional and national programmes, most notably in Health and Social Care. She has a deep understanding of the life challenges impacting everyday people from a broad range of backgrounds and was awarded an MBE in recognition of her work as Chair of The Afiya Trust, a national charity focused on tackling social exclusion and health inequalities faced by those most vulnerable and marginalised in society. She has held a number of advisory roles across public sectors and central government having worked for; the Department of Health as their equality advisor to the NHS and Regional Health Improvement lead; for Public Health England; the Standing Commissioning on Carers; in the Arts; at HMCT’s London West Advisory Committee and more recently as a Special advisor for CQC. She currently runs her own consultancy practice specialising in Strategy, Workforce & OD and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion which includes conducting independent reviews. She recently facilitated a series of Dialogues entitled ‘Race, Racism and the Built Environment’ at The prestigious Bartlett, UCL. Sola is an experienced Non-Executive Director in the NHS, sitting on the Boards of Kent Community Health Foundation Trust and South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust, where she chairs the Equality and Diversity Committee.

Sola will send her photo separately

Cherron Inko-Tariah

Cherron is a former civil servant and has undertaken leadership roles in various policy and strategic positions across Whitehall, including working with Ministers and Permanent Secretaries.

In 2012, Cherron took a leap of faith and left the Civil Service to follow her passion; staff networks. After publishing her book: The Incredible Power of Staff Networks, Cherron founded The Power of Staff Networks consultancy where she provides a wide range of services.

She is passionate about staff networks and the positive impact these can have on the individual and the organisation. That is why Cherron founded the National Day for Staff Networks - the first of its kind celebrating the added value of networks. Clients include: Civil Service, NHS England, British Land, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank, University of Warwick and Peabody. See here for testimonials about Cherron’s work. In addition to staff networks, Cherron speaks on career development, leadership and her journey from being ‘overlooked to becoming overbooked’.

During her career, she has achieved a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, and a Masters Degree in Employment Studies and Human Resource Management. She studied with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and is also a qualified career coach with the Institute of Leadership and Management.

In 2011, Cherron received an MBE for her services to HM Government and for her work in the faith community with young people. In 2019, Cherron won Woman of the Community category of the Wise Women Awards and was a finalist in the WinTrade Awards.

Cherron is also:

  • Non-Executive Director and Diversity Champion, Homerton University Hospital
  • Vice Chair, Seacole Group (The Network of BAME NHS Non Executive Directors),
  • Strategic Adviser, BAME Health and Social Care Awards
  • Advisory Friend, Institute of Equality and Diversity Professionals.

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