How we promoted Inclusive Leadership in Post Graduate Research Communities

Making an Impact 2022 provided development opportunities for researchers across the University of Liverpool and University of Manchester and involved a rich programme developed around the Making an Impact Framework which includes themes consistent with the topics covered by the Good Business Festival.

It was designed to enable researchers to engage in activities around their research impact needs and interests that are also important in the global good business movement.

What we did

Bakare Barley delivered a tailored inclusive leadership workshop session providing participants with an understanding of the diversity that exists in society, the consequences of ‘micro’ and ‘macro’ exclusionary practices, the importance of creating inclusive cultures, and the leadership attributes we can all model to embed an inclusive environment.

Participants were encouraged to reflect on their own personal experiences, and leadership and communication styles, and explore how they can improve their professional practice by applying concepts and characteristics talked about in the session.

It covered topical issues such as unconscious bias, microaggressions, microaffirmations, and privilege and challenged attendees to think differently about the importance of inclusion and ensuring people we work and collaborate with feel welcomed, valued, and heard.

What we did

It covered topical issues such as unconscious bias, microaggressions, microaffirmations, and privilege and challenged attendees to think differently about the importance of inclusion and ensuring people we work and collaborate with feel welcomed, valued, and heard.

Participants benefited from key learning and take aways to incorporate into their practice including:

  • Understanding your personal values

  • Challenging the status quo

  • Reflecting on your personal biases

  • Having curiosity about those around you

  • Collaborating and intentionally bringing people together

“Ayo is one of the most insightful and knowledgeable professionals I have had the privilege of working with. Would absolutely go as far as to say her insights on community, race equality and networking are essential listening”.

Karishma Asher, Race Equality Officer, University of Liverpool (June 2022)

 

“We absolutely love having you over Ayo Barley, hugest thanks to you for what is most definitely a podcast that I will be returning to listen to again and again for my own personal reminders, but also to keep sharing with my personal and professional networks”.

Saneeya Qureshi, Talent Developer, Making an Impact (June 2022)

“The speaker was great, engaging and ran the session brilliantly, I have found it very useful to explore the leader I want to be in the future”Inclusive Leadership training participant (May 2022)

To find out more contact info@bakarebarley.com