Diversifying your museum board – Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion
Join MDEM and museum boards from across the region for a focused training session looking at diversity and inclusive practice at a governance level.
Particular insight and focus will be given to the following topics:
- Gain an understanding of the Equality Act 2010
- Analyse and evaluate diversity strands outside of the Equality Act (Different types and categories of diversity)
- Understanding the unconscious bias spectrum
- What is microaggression and what are the types of microaggression?
- Looking at best practices in other sectors and putting forward solutions
At the session you will gain practical insight into how to move forward practice in this area for your organisation, as well as be able to share your own experiences alongside museums from across the region.
Who is delivering the session?
This session is part of MDEM’s Organisational Health suite of training, focusing on good practice in all aspects of governance. It is being delivered by Inclusive Boards.
Inclusive Boards began its work in the third sector, supporting some of the UK’s largest charities including Amnesty International, Big Lottery, British Red Cross and the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) with efforts to improve board diversity and develop stronger governance structures.
Today they have a diverse talent pool of over 60,000 professionals and a reach that expands into sectors and communities across the UK. They have worked with over 150 organisations on board and executive appointments in the STEM, sport, not-for-profit and public sectors.
Evidence shows that in order to ensure diversity of thought and experience is present during decision making processes, it’s imperative that there’s a diverse leadership team. Whether you’re just starting to think about inclusion, or you hold mandatory Diversity & Inclusion training every year – Inclusive Boards aims to support and strengthen diversity and inclusion within your organisation.
Who is it for?
This session is aimed specifically at museum trustees from Accredited museums across the East Midlands. We have 20 spaces available and 12 are specifically reserved for members of the ‘Succession Planning for Museum Boards’ programme 2020 run by MDEM. Please select if you are part of this programme when booking the session.
If you are not from an Accredited museum in the region then it is unlikely you will be offered a space at this workshop.
To book your place, please click here.