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The Exchange is a monthly zoom workshop that takes place on the third Sunday of each month.
For health and social care professionals and students from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds.
Group activities and discussions to support you in developing new professional relationships with colleagues from across England. Work with a small team to solve a social challenge or design a new process, such as improving access to mental health services in ethnically diverse communities.
Explore healthcare inequalities through our unique lens of both patient and professional. This includes barriers in employment and experience of care.
The Exchange has been co-designed with members of our forum, who voted on a series of themes. Each month a new theme is explored; opening up interesting conversations and sharing best practice. Some upcoming themes include:
-CV & Job Applications
-Interviews & Assessments
-Continuing Professional Development ( CPD)
-Freedom To Speak Up (Whistleblowing Policy)
The Exchange is a FREE service with no hidden costs..
Workshops are 60-90mins depending on the session’s theme. Each session consists of four sections:
Each session is designed to be as engaging as possible and not a long lengthy lecture.
Workshops are hosted on zoom, details will be emailed to you after booking your place (using the link above). If you have provided your phone number you will also receive a confirmation text for the workshop.
Please check your junk mail. If you have not received any details contact us on the email above.
There is absolutely no pressure to have your camera on throughout the entire workshop. You may wish to only turn it on during your introduction or when you’re speaking.
We understand you may be experiencing “zoom fatigue” or simply have other things going on in the background.
Whether you turn on your camera or not the only thing that matters is that you come ready to engage and you enjoy your experience!
Each workshop is intended to be a small intimate group. Because of this we limit the amount of attendees that can book onto the sessions.
Let us know if you can no longer attend so that we can offer your place to somebody else.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel your booking.
Our workshops are led by two members of the Black Leaders team; a Workshop Leader supported by a Workshop Facilitator. Depending on the session‘s theme we may occasionally invite external guests to lead parts of a session.
Are you interested in running a workshop with us?
We welcome guest Workshop Leaders who have expert knowledge and/or experience in an area within health and social care. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a senior manager or a student, if you have something meaningful to share, get in touch!
Yes, but only for research and some forms of marketing.
These workshops are a safe space for people to share their experiences so we understand the importance of privacy. Any recording that is made public for advertisement purposes will be fully anonymised unless explicitly agreed in advance.
If you would like to know more about how we use your information please contact us via the details above.
The UpSkill Peer Mentoring Programme is an online networking platform for health and social care students and professionals. Members will be able to create personalised career development goals and tasks; and request support from experienced professionals to achieve them.
Working on your own can sometimes feel easier. It can be efficient, you can work your own time, and you can control the whole processes.
There are many good reasons to get involved in group work, as it can help you to deepen your knowledge and understanding of issues.
Work with a small team to solve a social challenge or design a new process such as improving access to mental health services in BME communities.
Enjoying the networking discussions? Join our FREE UpSkill platform to further develop connections and set up peer mentoring sessions with other students and professionals.