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Leadership in social work: benefits of creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture

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This session aims to offer an insight into the management and leadership of a diverse team from a social work, health and human services perspective. It will also cover the benefits of having a diverse workforce and what actions are needed to create an inclusive culture. There will be a particular emphasis on the impact of recruiting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce.

Facilitators: Danny Kalman FCIPD


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Danny Kalman FCIPD

Talent Management Professional, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Business School, Middlesex University

Danny’s expertise is supporting organisations to adopt an inclusive talent management strategy. He works with companies to ensure they have the right people in the right place at the right time to maximise business results.

Danny was Director of Global Talent at Panasonic Corporation from 2008-2013. He was instrumental in the development and implementation of their global Talent Management’s policies and procedures. Danny was responsible for leading a more systematic approach in the identification and development of Panasonic’s key personnel. A key responsibility was to interview Managing Directors and their top team globally to discuss their strengths and development needs and then agree their career plan moving forward.

Prior to becoming Director of Global Talent Danny worked as the first non-Japanese HR Director of the company’s European operations. He was responsible for HR staff in 15 countries, worked closely with the Business Domains in Japan and was a Board Member of Panasonic Europe.

Since April 2013 Danny has established his own talent management consultancy. He advises high profile companies on their talent strategies, is an ICF accredited coach, speaks regularly at conferences on talent management and has led leadership development programmes in Asia and South America. His extensive experience of working within a Japanese culture led to him being appointed as a consultant with Deloitte, supporting the leadership development of their Japanese clients.

Danny is the co-author of a book on global talent management which was published by Wiley’s in October 2014. The book is called ‘Make Your People Before You make Your Product’ —using Talent Management to achieve competitive advantage in Global Organisations. His second book on inclusive talent management, co-authored with Steve Frost, was published by Kogan Page in July 2016. During the last 15 months Danny has had the opportunity to discuss with many global companies their policies on Diversity and Inclusion and as a result has gained many valuable insights. He started as a Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University in September 2017.



*This event is only open to social workers and practitioners working in social care within our Partner organisations, comprising of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey and Islington councils, the charity Norwood and Middlesex University.

**Due to the limited spaces available, if this event is oversubscribed, registration will close seven days ahead of the event and places will be equally shared between Partner organisations. We ask that participants who sign up for this event save the date in their diary; however, a final confirmation email will be sent to participants seven days before the event.

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