Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Nadine Boyne (pronounced Nay-Deen or Na-Deen Boy-N).
I am excited to be the (newly) appointed Inclusive Leadership Faculty Development Lead.
My journey with The Staff College started in 2019 when I attended the Black and Asian Leadership Initiative. BALI took me on an amazing journey of person and professional enhancement. My professional background is in Social Work and I have been an associate with The Staff College since November 2021.
As part of my introduction, I wanted to share my 9 protected characteristics. Not because I expect anyone else to follow suit, but because I want us to think really intentionally about inclusivity and the impact it has on self, the work environment as well as those we collaborate with and serve.
|Sex||Female, my pronouns are she/her|
|Race||Human! Global Majority (Black Caribbean)|
|Disability||None, able-bodied and mostly mentally stable|
|Religion or belief||Non-practicing Catholic, Spiritual|
The Inclusive Leadership Faculty has been in the pipeline for some years and it is important to pay tribute to Rosemary Campbell-Stephens, Meera Spillett, Anton Florek, Patrick Scott and board members. They have been the driving forces behind the College’s strong values, based around equality, diversity, inclusion and equity, and this is the College’s unique selling point.
The faculty’s purpose is to have a driving force and a place where we can connect ideas and thinking, nurture development and build momentum around inclusivity. I am excited to continue the discussions, cement foundations and be fully embedded as the spine in all aspects of The Staff College. As associates, it is key to collaborate to consider and develop the Inclusive Leadership Faculty – the foundation and branches.
I look forward to working with you as time progresses and take key inspiration from Professor George Dei :
Inclusion is not bringing people into what already exists; it is making a new space, a better space for everyone.
What does an inclusive Staff College look like to you? Let’s start/continue the conversations and implement the actions.