Events

Serenity in Leadership run virtual keynote-dialogue events, tackling a wide range of topical diversity, equity and inclusion issues - with a difference.  We bring people together to listen to each other and to learn.

In these open events, we collaborate with international cutting-edge experts who share with us their experience and learnings with a 20-minute keynote talk about the very latest thinking, aspirations and solutions that have global importance in the D&I sector.  What makes this a really different experience is we then create a space for our delegates to delve into the issues around the topic, sharing their experiences along the way.

If you are someone who wants to know or share what is happening at grassroots level, or you are someone who is already a leader or influencer in this field, we would love to hear from you. We have a different selected charity for each event to which we give half of the proceeds and we ask everyone who books a place to contribute something.

Please do take a look at the topics, speakers and details of our monthly events below and get in touch if you would like further information or to join us for one of our up-and-coming events.

Conscious Inclusion - Why Leading Collaboratively is so Difficult

Guest speaker:

Fiona Hathorn

Thursday, April 15, 2021
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12:00 pm
1:30 pm
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Online
Many new books talk about the new ways of leading inclusively. Fiona Hathorn, CEO of Women on Boards shows why this is not as easy as it may sound, and why Conscious Inclusion is so important

Busy executives, male or female, rarely have the time or incentive to think deeply about how diversity, or the lack thereof, might be affecting the performance and potential of their team/organisation.

Today too many leaders are tired of reading about unconscious bias and the need for more women at the top. We hear things like this all the time:

  • "Sexual harassment and bullying are shocking problems but they certainly don't happen here."
  • "We're as inclusive as we can be but there aren't enough people from the minority groups who merit promotion, which is the only reason we have just white men in our executive team."
  • "Our system is purely meritocratic."

Fiona's talk is designed to engage in particular men from the C-Suite and who aspire to be there, HR directors and NEDs, and is about business performance, leadership and competitiveness in a global economy.

Collaboration, thinking together and the skills needed for this are now a far bigger priority than 20 years ago. As business models become obsolete more rapidly, the war for talent intensifies. C-Suite executives need the right competencies to chart a path through this change and to lead in a purposeful and collaborative way which means bringing the whole organisation with them.

In her entertaining talk, Fiona will share the latest research on how diversity enhances group intelligence and innovation - and is essential to delivering top performance. Diverse groups may not always feel comfortable to manage, but the evidence is incontrovertible; teams of like-minded individuals are unlikely to deliver competitive advantage or exceptional results.

Her talk will touch on unconscious bias - but only briefly. It is primarily focused on improving business results and team performance.

After the TED-style talk, attendees will have an opportunity to reflect together on what has arisen for them in hearing Fiona speak.

What are you saying behind her back?

Guest speaker:

Stacy Moore

Thursday, May 20, 2021
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12:00 pm
1:30 pm
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Online
What we need to understand about a woman’s psychological journey of having a child and returning to work.

Some may argue that never before have women had such an opportunity to effectively 'have it all': the stellar career, family, relationships and lifestyle. But to what extent is there an associated cost to such multiplicity, particularly with a baby on board? How might workplace culture reinforce unhelpful or stereotyped narratives about women who choose to work?

In her talk, chartered psychologist Stacy Moore will be exploring the processes of transition and change associated with becoming a mother and how workplaces can demonstrate more effective inclusivity during this time and beyond.

Language: Why it Matters to You, and Why it Matters to Me

Guest speaker:

Joanne Lockwood

Thursday, June 17, 2021
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12:00 pm
1:30 pm
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Online

The decline of an Alpha-Male Industry

Guest speaker:

Stephen Whitton

Thursday, August 19, 2021
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12:00 pm
1:30 pm
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Online

Eventbrite link will be activated early June

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