SII Lecture - "Considering socio-economic background and creating an inclusive environment"

Wednesday, 01 March 2023
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (UK time)
    • Rose Sellman-Leava, Founder & Co-Director, Inclusive Futures


Despite not being one of the 9 protected characteristics under the Equality Act, people from lower socio-economic backgrounds experience bias, discrimination and significant inequality of opportunity. This session will explore the challenges relating to socio-economic backgrounds, and why this is important to consider in a work context. We will then look at the concept of Inclusive Leadership and the importance of creating inclusive environments. You will have the opportunity to explore and discuss how you can apply these principles to your own workplace.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture you will able to:

1. Describe what are the challenges with socio-economic background, and why is it important to consider

2. Account for what is inclusive leadership, and how to create inclusive environments

3. Illustrate how you can apply inclusive leadership principles to your own workplace

Speaker Biography

Rose Sellman-Leava, Founder & Co-Director of Inclusive Futures

Rose has been working in the education sector since 2015 and supporting students & professionals through coaching since 2018. Rose holds a Level 5 diploma in Personal Performance Coaching, working with professionals including University Lecturers, Senior Managers and Heads of Department, as well students from underrepresented backgrounds.

As a Product Manager for the UK’s National Research and Education Network, Jisc, Rose continuously supports and responds to the ever-changing challenges the sector faces year on year. This informs Rose's coaching technique as well as Rose's passion for supporting those from underrepresented backgrounds, which began whilst working in Devon County Council’s Social Care team. This, combined with Rose's knowledge of the sector’s challenges enabled Rose to start addressing inequality of opportunity in the sector through Inclusive Futures.

CII Accredited

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1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

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