Creating an Inclusive Pipeline

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Start Date: 19 Jun 2018

Start Time: 6:00 PM

End Time: 9:00 PM

Duration: 3 hours

Capacity: 80

Venue: CMI Offices, 77 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6SR › View map

Member price: £12

Non-member price: £18

Though proven that diverse teams perform better and can add more business value, there is still a lot to be done to improve the way organisations promote inclusivity and diversity within their teams, especially at management level.

Recent CMI research shows, for example, that around 12.5% of the UK population are BAME yet they hold just 6% of top management positions. Closing this representation gap would be a major opportunity, which could add £24bn to the economy annually.

This event will explore how organisations can develop a truly diverse pipeline and include diversity in their culture as well as the role of managers as champions of the creation of an inclusive pipeline. Topics will include: 

  • How to develop a vision for diversity;
  • The importance of diversity as an organisational value;
  • Inclusive talent recruitment

What will I learn?

  • How you can contribute to the creation of a truly inclusive team
  • Hear more about initiatives that will help create an inclusive talent pool 
  • Understanding the implications of diversity as a core business value

Join us to hear how we can contribute to create a more diverse workforce and to network with like-minded professionals. 

Professor Peter McCaffery, Professor Emeritus at London Metropolitan University, Winston Churchill Fellow and former University Vice Chancellor - "Getting beyond compliance in the workplace: Climbing the Diversity Ladder of Success."

Peter will look at how to go beyond statutory requirements and "doing the right things for disadvantaged groups" by: 

  • 1. articulating a vision for diversity and developing initiatives to a positive intent, 
  • 2. internalising diversity as a core organisational value and 
  • 3. fostering diversity among your organisational partners.


Peter McCaffery

Professor Peter McCaffery BA (Hons), M.Sc (Econ), PGCE, Ph D, FCIPD, FCMI, FRSA

Professor Peter McCaffery has over thirty-five years leadership, management, teaching and research experience – including 17 years reporting at Board level – across a range of institutions from Further Education Colleges to USA Ivy League University, involving successive business turn-arounds as Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive at the University of Cumbria and Deputy Vice Chancellor at London Metropolitan University.

A Winston Churchill Fellow and Idlewild Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, Peter is a graduate of The Cabinet Office Top Management Programme and has acted as a consultant for a variety of bodies including the British Council, the governments of Botswana and Jamaica and the Centre for HE, Germany.

Awarded a National Leadership Fellowship by the Leadership Foundation for HE, he pioneered a Wider Management Mentoring Programme at London South Bank University for the university’s BME managers in partnership with the public and private sector, and led the equality and diversity team whose work was showcased by the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) in their Sustaining Excellence in HE Review.

Peter is also the UK editor, author and collaborator for the Epigeum (Oxford University Press) project that pioneered the first world class, on-line programme with global reach on university leadership and management development; derivative of his international best-selling guide: The HE Manager’s Handbook: Effective Leadership and Management in Universities and Colleges (Routledge, 3rd edition, 2018).

An American historian by background, Peter has been a regular analyst for Sky News over the last three years covering the USA Presidential election and Trump administration. An international masters swimmer, he is also a governor of Holland Park School Academy, west London – a state school that regularly outperforms its fee-paying independent school neighbours.


  • Evening event
  • Wifi

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