Connect, share and learn
Are you looking to increase the racial diversity of your board, or are you willing to share experiences that will help others to do so? This session is an opportunity for Chairs to share, peer to peer, challenges and solutions to achieving a more racially diverse board.
Perhaps your board has successfully become more diverse, and you have learning to share about what worked and what didn’t? Alternatively, you may have experience of the barriers to joining a hitherto all white board, what attracted you and what you found off putting or discouraging? Or perhaps you just have questions and dilemmas to share.
Lack of racial diversity on most charity trustee boards is a known and long standing problem. Only 8% of trustees are from Black and Asian backgrounds despite 14% of the England and Wales population being from a non-white background, and 37% of the population in London being from a Black or Asian background. But there is a growing awareness that this needs to change. This peer session is an opportunity for us all to explore practical ways forward.
This peer session will be facilitated by Malcolm John, Founder, Action for Trustee Racial Diversity and an Association of Chairs trustee and Ros Oakley, CEO of Association of Chairs. We’ll start with an introduction from Malcolm and then identify topics to discuss in groups.
The session will be held over the online platform, Zoom, enabling you to see the co-chairs and others joining the session face to face. Never used Zoom before? Do not worry! Following sign up we will send you a link to join the video call and instructions on how to use Zoom (e.g. how to check your sound and video are working).
Book your place
Please book your space on Zoom, an online interactive video platform.
This online peer session is free and open to all Chairs and Vice Chairs.
This is the first of three Association of Chairs events exploring board diversity. There will be a session on young trustees on 6 October led by Leon Ward and a panel discussion exploring multiple aspects of diversity in November.
This event is free, thanks to funding by the National Lottery Community Fund.
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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