Wed May 22 2024 at 09:00 am to 10:00 am

The RSA (Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) | London

Stacey Bennett @ Trustees Unlimited
Publisher/HostStacey Bennett @ Trustees Unlimited
#TrusteeTime - Being the same and different: the tensions of maintaining personal identity and being part of the Board identity.
About this Event

#TrusteeTime - Being the same and different: the tensions of maintaining personal identity and being part of the Board identity.

Join us at The RSA (Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) for a thought-provoking discussion on the complexities In the context of charity boards, the interplay between personal identity and group identity presents both challenges and opportunities. This event, featuring keynote speaker Darren Franklin, explores the nuanced tensions that board members face as they strive to maintain their individuality whilst aligning with the collective identity of the board. It will delve into how these dynamics can influence the board's effectiveness, particularly in the realms of diversity and inclusion.

Key Themes:

Personal Identity on the Board:
Explore the importance of personal identity in the boardroom. This session, led by Darren Franklin, will discuss how board members can retain their unique perspectives and values, which are often shaped by their backgrounds, experiences, and personal journeys. It will also cover the benefits of self-expression within a professional setting and how it contributes to richer, more varied discussions.

Board (Group) Identity:
Analyse the concept of a unified board identity and how it is formed. Darren will examine the processes through which board members cultivate a shared sense of purpose and direction. The focus will be on the integration of diverse personal identities into a cohesive group identity that aligns with the charity's mission and strategic goals

Implications for Diversity and Inclusion:
Address the critical role of diversity and inclusion within charity boards. Darren will highlight how embracing a variety of personal identities can enhance decision-making and foster a more inclusive culture. Discussions will include strategies for boards to become more inclusive, the challenges of balancing conformity and diversity, and the impact of inclusive practices on the board’s effectiveness and the broader organisational goals.

Q&A Session:
As always will have the opportunity to engage directly with Darren Franklin during a Q&A session. This will be a chance to delve deeper into the themes discussed and to ask specific questions related to personal and board identity dynamics within their own organisations.

Attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of how to effectively balance personal expression and group cohesion in a board setting. The event aims to provide practical insights and tools for fostering an inclusive environment that respects and integrates diverse identities, thereby enhancing the board's capacity to serve its mission.

We do hope you will join us here at the RSA (Royal Society for Arts). Please meet us at The Steps within the building.


9am – Tea and coffee (available from the Coffee House in the RSA) and networking

9.20am – Speaker – Darren Franklin

09.40am – Q & A

10am – Finish

Look forward to seeing you there!


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

The RSA (Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), 8 John Adam Street, London, United Kingdom


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