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The role of leadership in diversity and inclusion

27 February @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dr Robert Traynham delivers an RSE signature event from Aberdeen on how leadership can help nourish diversity and inclusion.

How does one lead in the field of diversity and inclusion? What are the leadership qualities that we seek and need in this ever-changing and emerging field?

Tricky question. The answer according to Dr Robert Traynham is pretty straightforward; “that you must have a moral compass – of which comes from within – there is no textbook for this”.

Do you believe that society, your local community, and your environment would be in a much better place if there were equal and equitable voices at the table? Voices that come from different socioeconomic backgrounds, voices that have a different dialect than you; voices that have different lived experiences than you? And not just listening – but acting on those diverse experiences to create a more rich society.

For Dr Traynham, leadership qualities are simple: “listen; seek diverse thought, act on that thought if it makes sense and don’t be afraid to allow a voice that may be different than you lead the discussion or project”.

All are welcome to attend and participate in the Q&A. The event will be chaired by Professor Neil Vargesson FRSE, Chair in Developmental Biology, University of Aberdeen.


27 February
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


University of Aberdeen
Fraser Noble Building
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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