Inspiring Governance celebrates Inclusion Week 2020

Inclusion week is about engaging and learning from a range of diverse perspectives within organisations. It’s an opportunity to highlight our own inclusion mission; to diversify school governing boards so they have the best skills and perspectives to make exceptional decisions for all children. Inspiring Governance is delighted to mark Inclusion Week 2020 with a series of virtual events in September and early October.

On Tuesday 29th September, Inspiring Governance is speaking to employees at Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) about becoming a school governor. The lunchtime CPD session will welcome HMRC’s staff networks including Black, Asian and minority ethnic, Disability and LGBTQ  and will look at a range of inclusion issues in schools that governors should have strategic oversight of.

We have also been busy in recent weeks promoting the inclusion in governance agenda with the Inspiring Governance team recently presenting at two cohorts of Operation Black Vote’s Civic Leadership Programme in Birmingham and Liverpool.

These events have looked at the importance of school governance and charity trusteeship as a vital part of civic democracy and the crucial need for boards having a diversity of challenge and support to provide education and services for today’s population. Operation Black Vote themselves perform a crucial role in widening political awareness and civic engagement across the political spectrum so we were very pleased to be invited to speak.

On top of this, Lynn King, Inspiring Governance Head of Governance Programmes, was back on the virtual road last week presenting at Black, Asian and minority ethnic corporate and professional networks. This included securing the best skilled volunteers for governing boards by speaking at the Mobilising Change Through Governorships & Trusteeships Q&A for the Young Black Professionals Network. Once again, the BYPN perform a vital role to promote inclusion in the civic and professional worlds, so we were extremely grateful for the opportunity to address the BYPN.

In 2018, alongside the National Governance Association, we launched the Everyone On Board campaign which looks to inspire volunteers from a range of different backgrounds to join school governing boards and help make informed strategic decisions for school pupils from each and every background. Click here to find out more about the campaign and how you can get involved or simply sign-up here.