Delivering race diversity within an organisation is more than about bringing people into an existing structure of the organisation. True belonging comes from creating a new space for everyone. Many organisations find that raising awareness and getting people on board has been relatively straightforward, and an ongoing process. One of the biggest challenges remains, however, not having the vocabulary for it. Irrespective of this, progress can be achieved by a clarity of intent and vision to move from the why of racial inclusion to the how of achieving it.
An advocate of allyship, in this masterclass, Reetu will talk about the tangible ways forward for identifying actionable, bite-sized, doable actions she helped CMI identify to move the dial on race.
Reetu Kansal is a Senior Project Manager at the University of London, with specialisms in strategy and performance. In her 12 years at the University of London, she has identified change opportunities and built lasting strategic relationships. She leads on high business risk projects, that have secured organisational reputation and yielded cost and time savings. In her career as a partnerships lead, she cultivated over 175 strong strategic partnerships with regulators, professional bodies and educational organisations in over 50 countries. Her recent projects include the University’s transition to remote working during the pandemic, business continuity planning and customer service excellence accreditation for University of London Worldwide. Reetu co-founded and Chairs the University of London’s first Race Equality Group. She is currently the Diversity and Inclusion Lead on the Chartered Management Institute’s London Board and sits on the CMI’s Race advisory committee. She is an Enterprise Advisor on the Mayor of London’s London Enterprise Advisers Network. Reetu writes and speaks on project management, leadership, inclusion and transnational education matters.