Inclusion Network Event

Tuesday March 19th, 2019 | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Venue: Taunton Rugby Club

The South West Leadership Academy is delighted to be hosting the South West Inclusion Network, aimed at equality and diversity leads and cultural influencers across the region.

Our intention is to raise the profile of inclusion and start the conversation within the region, increasing the pace of change towards a compassionate, inclusive culture across our system. The insights of the network will be pivotal in creating a portfolio of programmes designed to overcome inclusion barriers and create opportunities specifically for individuals with protected characteristics.

Target audience:

The South West Inclusion Network is a community of people involved in and/or interested in promoting inclusion and diversity, and tackling inequality within the South West, with a particular emphasis on Health and Social Care sectors.

The Network is open to anyone in the South West region who is directly or indirectly involved in promoting inclusion, diversity and equality; or has an interest and is wishing to find out more and/or get involved.

What do we have planned for the day?

A Warm Welcome – plus refreshments and lunch!

Terms of Reference – reviewing and adopting a way of working together as a network for the next year

Leadership Academy updates – a chance to hear about current leadership activity and offers across the South West and Nationally.

Updates from across Region – a chance for Network members to share what they are working on, case studies and learning from specific ED&I projects.

Networking Activity – the chance to reconnect with people you know; meet new people; and to give and receive support from one another.

Unconscious bias and the psychology of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination – an interactive workshop with Byron Lee* exploring how to incorporate psychology into ED&I work.

What next as a network? Planning the next 12 months


Byron Lee Founder, Added Value Learning

Byron is an educator, facilitator, coach and mindfulness teacher and has spent the past 25 years working in the field of personal and organizational development, specialising in inclusion, wellbeing and leadership. Beginning his career in nursing and higher education, today he draws on his varied and in-depth training and experience to help people, teams and organizations adapt and thrive in a diverse, complex and changing world. He co-designed and facilitated the King’s Fund Compassionate Leadership though Mindfulness programme, and is involved in the Mindful Nation initiative.

Terms and conditions:

To obtain a place you will need to register via the link below. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

There is no fee to attend this training, by registering you will be signing up to a cancellation charge of £150 for non-attendance unless you notify 10 working days in advance of the event date or your attendance is deputised.

Register your place here


Taunton Rugby Club


Taunton Rugby Club, Commsplus Stadium, Hyde Lane, Bathpool, Taunton, Somerset TA2 8BU

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