NHS Yorkshire & the Humber Leadership Academy

Supporting your leadership journey


Black History Month Leadership Event

Date: 16 October 2019

Time: 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM

Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes

Venue: Horizon, Leeds


Leadership Skills Development

Leadership Dimensions:

Black History Month Leadership Event

This event is in recognition of Black History Month 2019 and the contribution made by our regional NHS black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) staff in improving patient care, and the drive to improve the experiences of minority staff employed by the NHS.

There is significant evidence of the benefits of inclusive talent and diverse leadership in creating healthy successful organisations. There is an integral link between diversity, talent and inclusion and creating the right culture for quality care and good leadership.

The ground-breaking work by Professor Kimberly Crenshaw's on intersectionality, Professor Kimberly Crenshaw presentation led the way for shining a light on the limitations of existing 'single-axis framework' approaches. The experience of staff who occupy multiple minority spaces require a more complex and nuanced understanding in order operate across different levels, and therefore intersectionality will be implicit throughout the programme.

Theme: Legacy

No one ever said that leadership was easy. Reflecting on this notion, we have chosen to shape this event around legacy.

The day will host three workshops, where participants will have the protected space to ask those questions, co-create, learn through peer support, and hear from a respected Keynote speaker.  


  • Explore what leadership tools are required to help navigate working in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous environment (VUCA)
  • To co-create a regional peer support hub for Staff Networks.
  • To examine the meaning of legacy from multiple perspectives   
  • Through a wider question and answer session, explore and share the notion of legacy and inclusive leadership.
  • Celebrate the contributions made by BAME staff to improve patient care.

Invitation to attend

We invite all colleagues in Yorkshire and the Humber with a passion for inclusive leadership, nurturing diverse talent, or developing/sustaining Staff Networks within their organisation.

Confirmation of the days keynote speaker and workshop facilitators to be confirmed over the next few weeks.

For further information

Contact Amy Makler