FDA backing BAME talent in the public sector with two key events

September 11, 2017

The FDA is proud to be involved in two key events celebrating and championing Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) talent in the public sector set to take place next month.

Timed to coincide with Black History Month, ‘Celebrating Black History’ will be held in the House of Commons on October 3, and will be co-hosted by the FDA, the Home Office’s staff BAME network The NETWORK, and ParliReach, Parliament’s own Race Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage network.

The free event aims to celebrate BAME achievements in the public sector over the years, as well as offering practical advice and networking opportunities for BAME staff currently in post.

The day will include a packed programme of plenary talks and workshops on issues including building confidence and career progression. Those wishing to attend the event can sign up here.

Meanwhile, the FDA and Dods’ annual BAME Into Leadership event is set to take place on October 10th at One Drummond Gate in London’s Victoria.

Now in its seventh year, BAME Into Leadership has already established itself as the key event for those interested in improving & enhancing leadership opportunities for BAME people in the public sector.

This year’s event will be chaired by the FDA’s Hakim Din, a former HM Inspector at Education Scotland, and confirmed speakers include Rupert McNeil, the civil service’s Chief People Officer; Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science & Innovation; and Richard Heaton, the most senior official at the Ministry of Justice and currently the Civil Service’s Race Champion.

Those wishing to find out more should visit the dedicated BAME Into Leadership site here.