Our next free Leaders in Learning Network event focuses on the ongoing challenge of Inclusive Talent Management.

In many parts of the world, and in many sectors, women are entering organisations in equal proportion to their male counterparts.  But at every stage between entry level and the top of organisations, the number of women drops off. In senior positions, in particular at Executive Committee and Board level, women are heavily underrepresented. Most organisations today have very good policies in place with regard to creating equal opportunities and they genuinely want more women at the top. So why are we seeing such limited progress? The answer often lies in the practices and behaviours embedded in everyday organisational life.

For leaders that are responsible for learning and development, the challenge often comes in not just developing the right programmes to encourage and support the progression of females within the business, but ensuring that these development opportunities have a real impact in the organisation.

This event is a perfect chance for you to table your current organisational challenges and to discuss, share and learn from other senior L&D and HR professionals. Hosted by renowned Cranfield experts Professor Sue Vinnicombe, Dr Hilary Harris and Dr Doyin Atewologun, it will introduce you to Cranfield’s ground-breaking, holistic and behavioural model which will ensure you can finally move the dial on this challenge.

Event Programme

9:00 - 9:30 Registration
9:30 - 10:00 Welcome and introductions
10:00 - 11:15 Setting the scene
1) Insights from the 2017 Women on Boards and Hampton Alexander reports, giving an insight into the current executive pipeline across FTS350 companies.
2) Table discussion: Your challenge and what you are currently doing
11:15 - 11:30 Refreshments & networking
11:30 - 12:45 Introduction to unconscious bias: what is it, how to manage it and going beyond it.
1) Table discussion: The implications for leadership development
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch & networking
13:30 - 15:45 Making Inclusive Talent Management part of the DNA of your organisation
1) The Cranfield model, including case study
2) How do create Inclusive Talent Management in your organisation?
• Where should you focus?
• Who’s on your side? Blockers and barriers in your organisation
• Power mapping exercise
15:45 - 16:00 Summary & close

Location and travel details

Cranfield Management Development Centre, College Road, Cranfield, MK43 0AL.

Cranfield University is located at the very heart of the UK – within the innovation triangle between London and the cities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Our central location provides easy access from the M1, excellent main line rail service as well as proximity to key international airports. Set in rolling countryside, Cranfield offers a rich, rural landscape complemented by thriving towns and picturesque villages.

  • Road: We are just 10 minutes from Junctions 13 and 14 of the M1 motorway. There is free parking on campus.
  • Rail: Milton Keynes or Bedford
  • Air: London Luton (22 miles), Heathrow (50 miles) or Birmingham (70 miles)

For further travel details please visit our location page.

Who should attend

This event is designed specifically for senior professionals looking to develop their people and promote women's leadership in their own organisations, for example, specialists from:

  • Learning & development
  • HR
  • Diversity & inclusion.

Please note, we reserve the right to decline acceptance to those who may not match the attendance criteria.


Free to attend.

How to register

To join us on this free event, please complete the online registration form.

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