The Conference


EXCELLENCE THROUGH DIFFERENCE

The role of women as leaders in policing has never been more important in providing a female perspective. During this conference the theme of ‘Excellence through Difference’ will be explored with the aim of creating a policing environment in which women and men from all backgrounds are empowered to make a lasting difference to their organisations, their communities and themselves.

Is the police service of the 21st century multi-cultural, with a diverse and balanced workforce, which enables equality of opportunity for all? A quick glance at the history of human rights shows equality and diversity lagging behind throughout meaning that the benefits are yet to be realised:-

  • 1829 – Sir Robert Peel set the principles for policing, utilising a wholly male workforce, that still apply today
  • 1915 – the first women police officers attested as Constable
  • 1948 – the year in which the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted
  • 1967 – the introduction of women’s rights – 45 years after their male counterparts
  • 1968 – after the mass migration of Kenyan Asians into the UK; Enoch Powell made his infamous ‘rivers of blood’ speech and the first Race Relations Act came into force.
  • 1993 – the death of Stephen Lawrence, shaped the landscape for policing, race relations and equality today.

Progress in many areas has been made, however, equality of opportunity, gender parity and achieving a representative workforce continue to be globally debated concerns.

In championing work towards achieving Excellence through Difference, this conference will seek to provoke discussion on how we achieve and support a diverse workforce to:-

  • create a tangible and sustainable difference in how people from diverse backgrounds are involved with policing
  • inspire equality within the workplace
  • reflect the diversity of our communities
  • ensure a legitimate and representative police service
  • to create an environment within the criminal justice system that understands and supports those in our society who are most vulnerable 

Conference delegates will learn more about HeForShe, the United Nations women solidarity movement for gender equality. This initiative calls upon men and boys to stand up against the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally.

This solidarity movement strengthens support for women’s rights by enlisting the assistance of men and inspiring them to put themselves forward as advocates for gender equality. Sussex and Surrey Police have demonstrated their commitment in support of HeForShe as UN Thematic Champions.

All speakers at the conference will promote discussion and learning so that delegates can further the ambition to achieve Excellence through Difference.

Who should attend this conference

This conference is aimed at Chief Inspectors and above and police staff equivalents with an interest in developing this important area of work. The conference is also open to officers and staff who show potential to be leaders of the future.

Recognising that equality of opportunity, gender parity and a representative workforce are not just issues faced by the police service this conference is also open to representatives from partner organisations, blue light agencies and other interested, influential organisations.

The Speakers


  • Her Honour Judge Shani Barnes
  • Clare McGregor, Author, Coaching Inside & Out
  • Chief Constable Dee Collins QPM, West Yorkshire Police & President, BAWP
  • Dr Kenisha Linton, Senior Lecturer in Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour at the University of Greenwich
  • Prof Jennifer Brown, Chartered Forensic & Chartered Occupational Psychologist
  • Becky Shaw, Chief Executive, East Sussex County Council
  • Dr Marisa Silvestri, Associate Professor in Criminology, Kingston University
  • Lea Sellers, Imposter Syndrome
  • Rosalind Adler, Imposter Syndrome
  • Viv Groskop, Writer, stand up comedian & presenter
  • Commissioner Cressida Dick CBE QPM, Metropolitian Police
  • Chief Constable Giles York QPM, Sussex Police
  • Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne
  • Paula Craig MBE
  • Hacer Evans, Director, Digital Policing Portfolio NPCC
  • Dr Robert Livingstone, Lecturer of Public Policy – Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government

The Schedule


  • Monday 20th November 2017

    • 11:00

      Conference Registration


    • 12:00

      Buffet Lunch


    • 12:45

      Introduction


    • 12:50

      Conference Opening Welcome - Chief Constable Giles York QPM & Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne


    • 13:00

      Keynote 1 - TBC


    • 13:30

      Headline Sponsor - Deloitte
      Emma Codd, Managing Partner, Talent, Deloitte


    • 14:00

      Keynote 2 - TBC


    • 15:10

      Coffee Break


    • 15:30

      Afternoon Session - HeforShe - Representative of UN Women


    • 16:45

      Conference Close


    • 19:00

      Evening Entertainment - Charity Quiz Night


  • Tuesday 21st November 2017

    • 07:30

      Charity Fun Run in aid of the Chestnut Tree Fund
      hosted by Sussex Plodders (The Sussex Police Running Club) along Brighton and Hove seafront Learn more >


    • 09:10

      Introduction


    • 09:15

      Opening Welcome - Hacer Evans, Director, Digital Policing Portfolio NPCC


    • 09:25

      Keynote 1 - Naz Shah, Member, Home Affairs Select Committee & MP for Bradford West


    • 10:00

      Keynote 2 - Dr Robert Livingstone, Lecturer of Public Policy - Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government


    • 11:40

      Coffee Break


    • 12:00

      CPD Workshops
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    • 13:00

      Lunch


    • 14:00

      Afternoon Session - Her Honour Judge Shani Barnes, Resident Judge Lewes and surrounds


    • 14:10

      Keynote 3 - Clare McGregor, Author, Coaching Inside & Out


    • 15:00

      CPD Workshops
      Learn more >


    • 16:00

      Coffee Break


    • 16:20

      Keynote 4 - Paula Craig MBE, Inspirational Woman, Athlete, Police Officer


    • 17:00

      Closing Remarks - Sara Thornton CBE, QPM, Head of the NPCC


    • 17:25

      Conference Close


    • 19:00

      Gala Dinner


  • Wednesday 22nd November 2017

    • 09:00

      Introduction


    • 09:05

      Opening Welcome - Becky Shaw, Chief Executive, East Sussex County Council


    • 09:10

      Keynote 1 - Chief Constable Dee Collins QPM, West Yorkshire Police & President of BAWP


    • 09:40

      Mid Morning Session
      Dr Kenisha Linton, Senior Lecturer in Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour at the University of Greenwich
      Prof Jenny Fleming, Professor of Criminology within Social Sciences - University of Southampton
      Prof Jennifer Brown, Chartered Forensic & Chartered Occupational Psychologist
      Dr Marisa Silvestri, Associate Professor in Criminology, Kingston University


    • 10:20

      Q&A with Academics facilitated by host


    • 10:40

      Coffee Break


    • 11:00

      Keynote 2 - Lea Sellars and Rosalind Adler - Imposter Syndrome


    • 12:00

      Comedian - Viv Groskop


    • 13:00

      Closing Remarks by Commissioner Cressida Dick CBE QPM, Metropolitan Police


    • 13:30

      Conference Close


    • 13:40

      Lunch and Depart


The Team


Meet some of the people behind the scenes who make this event happen.

Giles York QPM Chief Constable
Di Roskilly Chief Superintendent East Sussex Division
Jacqui Jenkins Inspector
Jane Derrick Superintendent Brighton and Hove
Julia Pope Chief Inspector Operations East Sussex
Pip Taylor Detective Chief Inspector West Sussex
Miles Ockwell Detective Chief Inspector West Sussex Police
Lorna Stagg Charitable Trust Treasurer & Secretary
Di Lewis Inspector Programme Manager Local Policing Programme
Jo Ball Seconded to Business Transformation Lead for Digital Public Contact
Justina Beeken Chief Inspector Local Policing Programme
Michelle Palmer Harris Acting Sergeant Equal Opportunities Officer

Latest News


Check out the latest news about the conference

Posted : 13.3.2017

Sussex and Surrey Police are a force for change in gender equality

The Chief Constables for both Sussex and Surrey have signed a commitment for gender equality. On […]

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Posted : 1.3.2017

SWiP 2017 launch

International Women’s Day, the 8th March, marks the launch of the 2017 Senior Women in Policing […]

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Gallery


Details


The conference will take place at the Brighton Hilton Metropole between November 20th – 22nd 2017.

The ticket cost which includes admission to each day of the conference with lunch, the networking event and gala dinner (excluding accommodation) is £325.00 + VAT

Dress Code for conference: Business attire
Dress Code for Gala dinner: Black tie


THE VENUE

Brighton Hilton Metropole
Kings Road,
Brighton,
BN1 2FU

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HOTEL OPTIONS

The Brighton Metropole is offering accommodation:
Single Room Bed and Breakfast – £115 + VAT
Twin Room Rate Bed and breakfast – £125.00 +VAT
Book direct with the hotel – click here for link

You can also call 01273 775432 and ask for individual reservations and quote the code: GSPNC

Alternative accommodation nearby is listed below:

Travel Lodge Brighton Seafront

West Street
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 2RE

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Charity Fun Run


Throughout the conference we will take the opportunity to raise money for charity.

Sussex Plodders (The Sussex Police Running Club) will be hosting a 3k or 5k run along Brighton and Hove seafront on the 21st November for the Senior Women in Policing Conference. All abilities are welcome and all runners will receive a medal and a goody bag will be presented by the Sussex Chief Constable Giles York at the end. All money raised will be presented to Chestnut Tree House – The Children’s’ Hospice for Sussex

Entry is £5.00 and all proceeds will go to the Chestnut Tree House. Please click on the link below to make your £5.00 payment via the Just Giving page.

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