On 31st March over 150 leaders in Sheffield came together to identify how we can develop more inclusive governance in our organisations.
Karl George introduced the Race Code, which outlines direct actions you can take and among many things, highlighted the need and value of cognitive diversity on boards.
Local examples and inspiration came from SYHA, City of Sanctuary Sheffield and Faithstar who spoke about training schemes to support people to access boards who may not have othwise done so, examples of effective ways of diversifying boards and the structures needed to do this effectively and tips for how to run inclusive and anti-oppressive boards.
There will be a follow up event in 6 months and if you are on the journey to diversify your board and make it a more inclusive and welcoming place, and would be prepared to share that with other people in the sector e.g. by mentoring another charity or delivering a short webinar, please contact Paul Harvey [email protected]