Thriving in your Career 3 - a free face-to-face event for UK Ethnic Minority colleagues

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Kindly sponsored by EBSCO, SCONUL and University of Leeds Libraries

About this event

Date: Wednesday 24th July 2024
Registration & Lunch: 1.00 - 2.00
Main Event: 2.00 - 4.30pm (see programme below)
Optional Social: 4.30-6.30 (venue TBC)
Closing date for bookings: 17th July 2024
Venue: Cloth Hall Court, Quebec St, Leeds LS1 2HA 

This free face-to-face event will build on the collaborative and supportive events of the past couple of years (June 2022 and June 2023)

It continues to explore how we can thrive in our careers, whether we are looking to progress into a new role or want to develop in our current one, and includes safe space for us to discuss navigating around or constructively challenging structural barriers that may stand in our way.

We encourage staff at all career stages to attend.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided before the event begins, provided by the University of Leeds Libraries, Galleries, Cultural Collections.

Further details will follow, but this is the outline of the programme:

14:00-14:10    Welcome and housekeeping
14:10-14:55    Keynote - Dr. Kendi Guantai, University Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) - The Ubuntu Philosophy - compassionate communities of support 
14:55-15:15    Break and refreshments
15:15-16:20    Lightning talks
16:20-16:30    Closing remarks
16:30-18:30    Optional social 

Lightning Talks Contributions
We are looking for contributions to the lightning talks section of the programme. We want this to be an opportunity to celebrate the work that you are doing. You can share anything you're interested in and it can be about ongoing, completed or planned work, on any aspect of your practice as an information professional. Please submit your proposal (a title and brief description) via this form. The presentations should be 5 minutes long, with an opportunity for questions and feedback at the end. The session will be fairly informal so there is no need for in-depth preparation (off-the-cuff will be fine). Further information is also available on the form.  

Financial Support for Travel
We can offer some financial support packages to those who may otherwise be prevented from attending. Please contact us to discuss this further -