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The Big Questions on Race with John Amaechi OBE

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm | 01 October 2020
Online | Free

To kick off Black History Month 2020, join guest speaker John Amaechi OBE. An organisational psychologist, John will be discussing the big questions around modern racism. Taking questions from the audience, he will explore the role that senior leaders play in creating an inclusive workplace and profession.

John Amaechi OBE is a respected organisational psychologist, best-selling New York Times author, sought after public speaker, executive coach and CEO of APS Ltd. He is a non-executive director of a 2.4bn healthcare organisation, in addition to being a board advisor for several FTSE 100 organisations in the financial, legal and professional services, technology, publishing, engineering and retail sectors. In 2019, John was recognised as one of HR’s most influential thinkers by HR Magazine. John is the first Briton to have a career in the NBA (for more on John’s life and sports career, read this brilliant piece by Kehinde Andrews here).

John is a Chartered Scientist, a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health. He is a Research Fellow at the University of East London and his research interests are; effective and inclusive leadership, building high-performing teams and organisational design that maximises productivity and human thriving in readiness for the future world of work.

This event is hosted by RIBA’s Race & Ethnicity and Executive Champion, Maxine McKenzie, Executive Director, Marketing and Member Development.

This event is part of RIBA ‘Inclusion by Design’ Festival.

Register here

About RIBA ‘Inclusion by Design’ festival

Over the past few months, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has been learning and listening – to staff, members and partners – about what it needs to do to support an inclusive profession and drive change at pace. This inaugural Inclusion Festival is the start of our redoubling of action. Over five days from 28 September to 2 October, and leading into Black History Month, the RIBA will be introducing global experts and thought-leaders on vitally important issues ranging from race, ethnicity and gender equality to LGBTQ+ inclusion and allyship, and social mobility.

All RIBA members and staff are strongly encouraged to attend, learn and share – and to help make the profession more inclusive. Find out more about the virtual events and register your attendance.

Header Image: John Amaechi, pictured outside his home Photograph: Anselm Ebulue/Anselm Ebulue / The Guardian

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