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To mark our half decade, we are celebrating with a month of transformational events and exclusive insights into our unique way of working that has empowered thousands of public sector leaders and their organisations.

Above Difference “Emerging Good Practice” Expert Webinars

Equipping Leaders. Changing Cultures. Transforming Organisations

In celebration of our fifth birthday join our CEO and Founder Jennifer Izekor as she hosts a number of our current clients and partners in a series of  Emerging Good Practice Webinars.  Facilitated by the Award-Winning Marsha Ramroop (CEO and Founder of Unheard Voice) and designed to share how our unique model of Cultural Intelligence and Inclusive leadership  is making a real difference for public sector leaders and their organisations these free webinars are a must attend if you want to learn how to lead difference differently.

Why Culturally Intelligent and Inclusive Leadership Matters for Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority Leaders

27 September, 2023 15:00-17:00pm

The role of Cultural Intelligence and Inclusive Leadership has never been more crucial, especially for leaders from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds aiming to propel the Race Equality Agenda. So, what transformative impact can these leadership paradigms offer?

Join us for “Why Culturally Intelligent and Inclusive Leadership Matters to Leaders from Minority Communities”. In this enlightening session, Jennifer will converse with inspiring leaders from Black and minority communities. These leaders have successfully applied the Above Difference Approach to dismantle barriers to inclusion while enhancing their leadership styles. Also, gain insights into how Jennifer has utilised Cultural Intelligence as the linchpin for her game-changing leadership model.For every leader and aspiring leader from minority communities, this is your call to action. Let’s redefine leadership, together.

Why Culturally Intelligent and Inclusive leadership Matters in Maternity and Nursing Services

5 October, 2023 15:00-17:00pm

Recent UK reports underscore alarming disparities in maternity outcomes for individuals with protected characteristics. With leadership at the forefront of this critical dialogue, how can Cultural Intelligence, Value-Driven Leadership, and Change Management collaboratively address these issues?​

Join us for “Why Culturally Intelligent and Inclusive Leadership Matters for Maternity and Nursing Services”. Jennifer will engage with senior leaders in maternity care who’ve participated in Above Difference’s groundbreaking “Leading and Engaging Inclusively across Maternity Care” Leadership programme. Learn why some participants have hailed it as the “Best Leadership Programme they’ve attended in 30 years.”​

For those at the helm of maternity and nursing services, this is your moment to embrace transformative leadership. Be part of the change.​

Who Should Attend?

  • Senior Leaders in Maternity Care: Including Maternity Service Managers, Head Midwives, and Obstetricians committed to improving outcomes and addressing disparities.​

  • Nursing Directors and Senior Nurses: Especially those in roles influencing policy and procedures within maternity and nursing services.​

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officers: Professionals within healthcare organizations focused on improving equitable outcomes across maternity care.​

  • Healthcare Policy Makers: Individuals who influence legislation and governance surrounding maternity and nursing services, particularly in relation to protected characteristics.​

  • HR Professionals in Healthcare: Those responsible for hiring and training staff in maternity and nursing services, and who can directly impact organisational culture.​

Why Culturally Intelligent and Inclusive Leadership Matters for the NHS

11 September, 2023 11:00am-12:30pm

In General Sir Gordon Messenger’s pivotal NHS report, “Leadership for a Collaborative and Inclusive Culture”, he posits that an organization’s inclusivity should be a cornerstone for evaluating leadership effectiveness. This sentiment is echoed in countless studies underscoring leaders’ pivotal roles in shaping inclusive and equitable cultures for diverse teams and stakeholders.

So, why is Culturally Intelligent and Intentionally Inclusive Leadership crucial for genuine, measurable progress in equity and inclusion? Above Difference operates on the principle that when leadership excels, it elevates everyone, without exception.

Watch Jennifer Izekor, Tim Couchman United Lincolnshire  Hospitals NHS Trust and Judith Friedman Clinical Director for Psychological Professions NELFT who are both implementing transformative change drawing on Above Difference’s unique methods.  Discover first hand how a Culturally Intelligent and  Intentionally Inclusive  approach to leadership is making significant strides in inclusion and equity across NHS Trusts.

Why Culturally Intelligent and Intentionally Inclusive leadership Matters in Policing, Ambulance and Fire and Rescue Services

18 September, 2023 11:00am-12:30pm

Recent UK reports, including Dame Louise Casey’s deep dive into Scotland Yard MPS, spotlight the urgent need for cultural shifts within Policing and Fire & Rescue Services. Central to these conversations? Leadership. But how can leaders spearhead genuine transformation in inclusion? What does it mean to Lead Difference Differently?

Discover “Why Culturally Intelligent and Intentionally Inclusive Leadership Matters in Policing, Ambulance and Fire and Rescue Services”. Join Jennifer in a candid dialogue with trailblazing leaders from Bedfordshire Police and Gloucester Fire & Rescue Services. Delve into their firsthand experiences of leveraging the Above Difference model of Culturally Intelligent and Intentional Inclusive leadership to redefine their organisational cultures and champion genuine inclusion.

With Phillip Wells, Assistant Chief Officer at Bedfordshire Police, Adam Openshaw, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service, Jean Coles, until recently Assistant Chief Fire Officer from Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service and Andy Bennett QPM, College of Police.