“Staff Networks are incubators of innovation, beacons of support and provide a strong employee voice. They use their social capital, experience and unique perspective to provide insight and solutions to some of the real challenges facing different groups thus creating a more inclusive workplace. Staff networks are making work better, therein lies their power”
Cherron Inko-Tariah
Author, The Incredible Power of Staff Networks

Governance and Capacity Building

The Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Staff Network of the University of Westminster, is at it again.  As part of the Network’s plans to strengthen its operations and build resilience, the Board underwent a Governance and Capacity Building training on July 24, 2019.
  
The workshop was designed to guide and equip the Board with tools to understand the purpose and power of an effective Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) staff network.  Those present were enthralled with the presentation that also touched on effective meeting management, stakeholder engagement and how to develop the most effective work plan to optimize efficiencies.
 
The training also explored fundamental expectations and key requirements for those who serve at a strategic level -collectively as an advisory team and individually as board members. This culminating with the conclusion that the success of the network is grounded in the foundation work and efforts of everyone working toward its success.
 
The three-hour training session was facilitated by renowned consultant and author of ‘The Incredible Power of Staff Networks’, Cherron Inko-Tariah.  After leaving public service in 2012, Cherron, driven by passion, started the Power of Staff Networks consultancy, where she provides an array of services, such as training and capacity building. 

Get Involved Today

The BME Staff Network was established in 2016 and was designed to provide support to BME staff, work alongside the University to ensure that the inclusion and equality perspective is being proactively addressed in policy and procedures and to add value to diversity at Westminster.
 
The Board comprises nine academic and professional staff across the University who meet bi-monthly to review strategic objectives, plan events and provide updates.
 
Check out our FAQs if you want to get more information on the BME Staff Network and how you can get involved or send an email to bme@westminster.ac.uk.

Join us at the next event

Attend our next event and listen to the charismatic Professor ‘Lez’ Henry as he takes us through A History of Scientific Racism.

Date: October 2, 2019

Time: 6:30pm- 8:30pm (light refreshments after)

Venue: University of Westminster, Little Titchfield Street Campus, Rm G03.

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Cindyann Currency

CSR Admin Assistant at Westminster University
Cindy is a full time master student pursuing her degree in Media, Campaigning and Social Change.As a student helper, she provides support to the Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) team and Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) Staff Network at Westminster.She is passionate about CSR and it's place in creating social change.
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