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29 June 2022

Navigating the White research space: The role of senior leaders in supporting and retaining Black and minority ethnic researchers

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We are pleased to be co-sponsoring this event hosted by The Social Researchers of Colour (SROC) network.

Date: Wednesday 29 June, 10-12.30 pm.
Location: online event

Sign up for the event here.

About this event

The Social Researchers of Colour (SROC) network would like to invite you to their next event ‘Navigating the White research space: The role of senior leaders in supporting and retaining Black and minority ethnic researchers’.

SROC is a professional, volunteer led network which aims to improve the experiences of Social Researchers of Colour in the sector. In February 2020 two researchers Bethany Thompson and Shivonne Gates co-facilitated a workshop for early career researchers called ‘Navigating the White Research space: Experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic researchers’ before founding the SROC network. As a follow up, the SROC Committee would like to host a follow-on panel discussion and workshop that builds on the first workshop as well as some of the findings from the SRA/Young Foundation research.

Format

  • Panel discussion and Q&A covering topics including recruitment, retention and progression (45 minutes)
  • Workshop discussions in breakout rooms (45 minutes)
  • Regrouping and sharing ideas (15 minutes)
  • Conclusion and close (5 minutes)

Panellists

  • Letesia Gibson: Anti-racism and behaviour change expert
  • Tim Hobbs: CEO of the Dartington Service Design Lab
  • Dominic Arthur: Director of Recruitment, Cabinet Office
  • Nancy Kelley: CEO of Stonewall

Who can attend?

This workshop will be aimed at senior leaders/those in positions of power who are able to affect real change regarding their organisational makeup (e.g. through hiring and retention policies).

Aims and objectives

The overall objective of the panel discussion and workshop will be to provide senior leaders with the opportunity to:

  • improve their understanding of best practice
  • think, reflect, and develop actions that they themselves can implement to affect change

The panel discussion will focus on examples of best practice initiatives and reflections on opportunities for progress. We would like to provide senior leaders with the opportunity to ask questions and consider solutions in a supportive environment.

Sponsors of this event include:

Kantar Public and the National Centre for Social Research.

We are also gratefully supported by the Social Research Association.

We look forward to welcoming you at the event.

 

This online event is free to attend, please register using the link below. 

Sign up for the event here.

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