Unlock the Power of Inclusive Progress
With The Six Stages Framework

EXPLORING EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION THROUGH DIFFERENT PROFESSIONAL LENSES: THE SIX STAGES FRAMEWORK. FRIDAY,  JUNE 28TH 2024

DIGITAL PROGRAMME AND AGENDA

Thank you for booking your place at the EDI Roundtable event on Friday, 28th June 2024 at:

St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ

We look forward to seeing you there for what promises to be a stimulating and trailblazing event.

Please see the digital programme for the day and details of the convenors, speakers, chair, panelists and EDI marketplace vendors below.

TIMETABLE FOR THE EVENT: CHECK HERE FOR MORE UPDATES

9.00am – 9.40am

Arrivals and registration. Tea & Coffee. Bookshop and Book Signings.

 

9.40-10.00am

Welcome

Opening address

Dr Ama Collison

Dr Shungu M’gadzah

Romain Muhammad

TBC

10.00 – 10.30am

Dynamic sister duo, Dr Ama Collison & Afua Hirsch,

Dr Ama Collison

& Afua Hirsch

10.40 – 11.20am

EDI Panel Discussions Between Cross-Functional Professionals

Chair: Aisha Sanusi

Panelists:

1. Satwinder Sandhu

2. Sally Casterton

3. Frances Akinde

4. Marcia Ore or Karen Geddes

5. Chrystal

6. Dani Sive

7. Dr Mo Akindolie

 

11.20 – 11.45am

Tea & Coffee Break

 

11.45 – 12.45pm

Keynote Speaker 1

The Six Stages Framework Application in Organisations and Schools

Dr Ama Collison  

& Chrystal: Assistant Head for Pastoral and their Diversity and Inclusion lead. Wimbledon High

12.45 – 1.30pm

Networking, Lunch and an EDI-Focused Marketplace and Bookshop

 

1.30 – 2.30pm

Keynote Speaker 2

Presentation on The Six Stages Framework Toolkit and embedding it into the organisation’s culture and functions.      

Dr Shungu M’gadzah, Director, Lead Consultant Psychologist and Diversity and Inclusion

Expert at Inclusion

Psychologists Ltd

2.30 – 3.45pm

Workshops so far:

1.    Church of England and The Six Stages Framework – video

2.    Neurodiversity and The Six Stages Framework

3.    The Six Stages Inclusive Framework Toolkit- case studies of use with businesses and schools, and in challenging racism at work- Tribunals.

4.Research using SSF as a research tool in Universities-video.

5.   Women in the Shade

6.    Tbc

Workshops by:

1. Alysia-Lara Ayonrinde

2.  Ekua Cant

3. Dr Shungu M’gadzah

4. GraceMarsh

5. Marcia Ore and Karen Geddes

3.45 – 4.00pm

Plenary

 

Hosts

Dr Shungu Hilda M’gadzah

The Director and Lead Consultant Psychologist: Diversity & Inclusion expert and Educational Psychologist at Inclusion Psychologists Ltd with senior leadership experience and Board level leadership experience in the voluntary sector and public sector. Experience as senior leader in education at Head of Service level leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams.

Her career includes working for 8 years in higher education teaching.

Post-graduate MSc Educational Psychology Students. She has over 30 years of experience working with young people and adults with learning disability, communication disorders and mental health needs.

Shungu has a doctorate in emotional intelligence. She has recently developed the Six Stages Diversity Conceptual framework for Understanding and Dealing with Discrimination and Racism designed for individuals and organisations. She offers psychological assessments, therapeutic services and is an expert witness in medico-legal and educational appeals. She also offers diversity and inclusion coaching and consultancy for organisations.

Shungu is Chair of the Six Stages Framework Board. She is a Governor for special school in Essex.

She is also an Associate Delivery Partner for https://www.inclusivitii.com currently delivering training and executive coaching for the NHS.

Email:                                   

www.inclusionpsychologists.com https://www.sixstagesframework.com

Tel: 07956 965 266                                         

https://www.linkedin.com/in/shunguhildamgadzah/

Dr Shungu M'gadzah

Dr Ama Collison

An Educational and Child Psychologist with more than 15 years’ experience supporting children and young people experiencing barriers to their learning, their families and educational professionals across early years, school, 16+ settings, residential settings, alternative and specialist provisions, independent and grammar schools and also in the youth charity sector. Ama worked as a senior practitioner Educational Psychologist in a London local authority for 10 years, where she developed a specialism in supporting young people’s social, emotional and mental health at both individual and systemic levels. In 2022, Ama set up her own private practice, Millennial Psychology Ltd where she specialises in consultancy, training and delivering interventions to promote inclusive and anti-discriminatory practice in education.

Ama has recently been appointed as a Principal Teaching Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at Kings College London, where she is teaching and supervising students across two post graduate diplomas, training students to be mental health practitioners in schools and also parent practitioners.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-ama-collison-

Romain Muhammad

 Public Speaker | Writer | Recruiter

Romain Muhammad is a is a distinguished professional with over a decade of corporate experience, making significant contributions on both national and international levels. He is the Founder and CEO of Diversify, an agency focused on empowering marginalised communities in the professional world. 
 
Romain is widely recognised for his expertise in EDI, and corporate social responsibility and is a respected writer and public speaker. 
 
Currently, he holds the prestigious position of Aziz Foundation Scholar at Birkbeck, University of London, where he conducts research on the histories and cartographies of ‘race’ and racism, culture, ethnicity, diaspora, and postcoloniality in post-war Britain. Romain earned his Bachelor of Arts in History & Politics from the School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London. He is a member of the Royal Historical Society. 

 

Key Note Speakers

Afua Hirsch

An award-winning writer, journalist, former barrister and filmmaker, known for storytelling on culture, identity and social justice. She presents flagship BBC documentary series Africa Rising, Enslaved, a 6-part series about the transatlantic slave trade with Samuel L Jackson, and podcasts, through the production company she founded Born in Me Productions.

Afua’s book Decolonising My Body blends memoir and narrative non-fiction to examine beauty, rituals and ancestry as an approach to radical justice. Her previous books include the bestselling Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging (2018) winner of the Royal  Society of Literature Jerwood

Prize, Equal To Everything (2019), a bestselling book about the UK Supreme Court, Empire: Look Again (2021) published by Tate. Afua is a professor of Journalism at the University of Southern California, a long time journalist and contributor to publications including The Guardian Newspaper, The New York Times, American and British Vogue, where she is an associate editor, and has also practised law as a barrister. http://www.afuahirsch.com/

Dr Shungu Hilda M’gadzah

Director and Lead Consultant Psychologist: Diversity & Inclusion

expert and Educational Psychologist at Inclusion Psychologists Ltd

See bio above

Dr Shungu M'gadzah

Dr Ama Collison

Director & Founder of Millennial Psychology Ltd

See bio above

EDI Panel Chair

Aisha Sanusi

Aisha Sanusi is the co-founder and managing director of the African Caribbean Education Network (ACEN). ACEN convenes a national network of over 8000 Black parents, students, teachers, and professionals. In addition, our network consists of engaged schools, universities, companies, and professionals registered to offer or receive racially equitable opportunities on behalf of their stakeholders.

Using qualitative and quantitative data collected on behalf of the network and external bodies, ACEN trains, consults and work with schools, universities, and private organisations (over 20,000 students, teachers and professionals trained to date) in areas of racial equity.

As Director, her organisational remit focuses on establishing strategic goals, strategic partnerships, the design of services and initiatives that represent the needs of the various stakeholders, organisational expansion, client retention, and service enhancement.

Aisha has a background in marketing and communications, with a particular focus on communication and content strategies for organisations operating in diverse/cross-cultural spaces.

In the past, she has worked with political and charitable organisations operating in the areas of race inequality/equity.

Aisha sits on both the education and Mission 44 (a socioeconomic education charity founded by Lewis Hamilton) advisory boards for the Black Equity Organisation (BEO). BEO is the UK’s first and only civil rights organisation dealing with issues of Black inequity founded by a cross section of business, community, and political leaders such as Professor David Olusoga, Dame Vivienne Hunt and David Lammy MP.

She is also a Trustee for the Dunraven Educational Multi Academy Trust, and is the lead Diversity and Inclusion Governor at St Paul’s Independent school.

Panelists

Satwinder Sandhu

Chief Executive Officer CVAA

Satwinder Sandhu is a leader in the adoption sector, influencing national and international practice and policy. He is a qualified social worker with almost thirty-years of work experience in children’s social work. Satwinder is currently CEO of CVAA UK and is passionate about giving children a childhood in which they can thrive. His work is focussed on supporting the voluntary adoption sector across the UK and around how adoption needs to modernise. He is particularly keen to ensure this is done through the lens and experiences of adoptees themselves. AtChanging Script Satwinder is involved in driving change in organisations, primarily through greater diversity, equity and inclusion. Satwinder is a TEDx speaker and a member of numerous sector Boards, including the Rees Centre, University of Oxford and EurAdopt

 

 
 
 
 

Sally Casterton (She/her)

Finance Consultancy, Coaching and Mentoring

Sally is a former London City board-level Finance Director and former Financial Controller of Britain’s fastest-growing challenger bank with almost 25 years in finance. In 2015, she founded Garner Financial Solutions to offer Coaching, Consultancy and Mentoring to business owners who feel stuck and need a breakthrough.

Sally couples her finance expertise with her psychologically-minded and empathic approach, seeking to thoroughly understand each business and its owners in their uniqueness to provide the most suitable and bespoke solutions without deferring to the mainstream. She is astrong strategic thinker who can absorb large amounts of data from multiple sources, detect patterns others miss and prioritise the most critical risks and issues. Sally has a passion for financial well-being and has an offer under development. 

As a young adult, Sally aspired to be a professional violinist; her music degree is just one part of her creative nature. She applies her creativity and energy to problem-solving to provide innovative solutions.

Sally is a thinker and passionate about equality of all kinds. Her journey of anti-racism and allyship began in 2020. By reflecting on and sharing her experiences openly and exploring with others, Sally intends to be a part of effecting the change that is so long overdue. She has written articles and loves to have conversations about race. Sally has worked closely with Dr Shungu M’gadzah to host meaningful discussions in a safe and supportive way. She speaks on allyship and more and offers mediation and executive coaching where issues of racism have arisen in the workplace.

Sally is a member of the LGBTQ+ and Neurodivergent communities.

 

Frances Akinde

Frances Akinde, a qualified SENCO, and former headteacher of a Secondary (11-19) Special School for learners with Autism and Associated difficulties. Over the last 20 years, she has worked in various roles across primary, secondary, special/alternative provision and local authority.

From an Art & Design Technology teacher to an SLCN advisory teacher liaising with speech and language therapists across a local authority. She has now returned to local authority work as a SEND inspector and advisor, a role she does part-time whilst managing her consultancy service.

In 2022, after discovering that she was neurodivergent and had a hearing impairment, Frances left headship and now uses her lived experiences to offer training and support to ensure that our schools and workplaces are genuinely inclusive.

In January 2023, Frances co-launched the BAMEed SEND Hub as part of the BAMEed Network; a diverse network for educators which aims to ensure diversity and address racial inequities in    education. She is also an Anti-Racist School’s coach as part of CRED (Leeds Beckett University). Drawing from both her professional and lived experience, Frances talks and writes about the  intersectionality from the perspective of Race & SEND.

As a neurodivergent educator, Frances uses her knowledge to support and mentor people struggling    in the workplace and education. She is also an Assistive Technology Trainer.

Chrystal Cunningham

Assistant Head for Pastoral and their Diversity and Inclusion lead. Wimbledon High

Dani Sive

Headteacher at Frank Barnes School for the Deaf
Dan Sive was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa and moved to London in 1999 after qualifying as a primary school teacher at the University of Cape Town. He started working at Frank Barnes School for Deaf children in London in 2000 as a class teacher, and then progressed to Team Leader, Assistant Headteacher, and finally Headteacher in September 2016. He is proud to be a positive Deaf role model for the pupils, staff and the Deaf community, with a strong vision for bilingual education for Deaf children.

Dr Mo Akindolie

Consultant in Ambulatory Paediatrics at Kings College Hospital

Marcia Ore/ Karen Geddes

Women in the Shade

TBC

Someone from the Sports Industry. Contact us if you can help!

WORKSHOPS & VIDEO RECORDINGS

GRACE MARSH

USA Sociology & Psychology Research Student

Video recording about research using the Six Stages Framework

Grace Marsh will be graduating with bachelor’s degrees in sociology and psychology from Grinnell College in 2025. She recently completed research that focuses on how first-year undergraduate students perceive and navigate issues of racism, homophobia, and ableism. She utilized semi-structured interviews at the beginning and end of the academic year to explore students’ attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors. She used Dr. Shungu M’gadzah’s Six Stages Framework to identify ideological shifts that may have occurred throughout the year. Her research provides colleges and universities with insights into the social, cultural, and institutional factors that shape students’ responses to these issues. 

 

Alysia-Lara Ayonrinde

National Education Lead for Racial Justice Church Of England

Video recording about the Church or England Education Team and The Six Stages Framework.

Alysia-Lara Ayonrinde is the National Education Lead for Racial Justice within the Church of England. Her distinguished career in education spans 15 years, encompassing senior leadership roles across the U.K., West Africa, and South America. She brings unique, evidence-based perspectives that supportively challenge conventional norms to foster greater interfaith and intercultural understanding in schools, communities and churches. Alysia-Lara is deeply committed to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, evident through her transformative contributions to learning environments. She pioneers innovative strategies that empower leaders, teachers and students from all backgrounds to flourish. 

Dr Shungu Hilda M’gadzah

Director and Lead Consultant Psychologist: Diversity & Inclusion

expert and Educational Psychologist at Inclusion Psychologists Ltd

See bio above

Dr Shungu M'gadzah

Ekua Cant,

Linkedin and Career Coach, Be Your No.1 Cheerleader

Ekua is an author and Linkedin Coach. She is neurodivergent with Dyslexia and Dyscalculia. She is no stranger to career change or transitions and is using her positive style to coach ambitious women to unlock their mindset, gain career clarity and create career success on their own terms.

She is the author of a motivational self-help book called, Be Your No.1 Cheerleader, which uses the entrepreneurial journey to encourage active positive self-development.

Ekua started her career as a personal assistant to a Director working in the UK Civil Service, working with numerous Government Departments the Cabinet Office, Home Office and left as an IT Project Manager. Whilst working in the Civil Service she founded 2 startups, Layover Adventure and the Hackathon Queen. She’s been an employee, contractor, and is an entrepreneur. She has led multi-million-pound public sector digital transformations. She was also awarded a ticket to Barack Obama’s acceptance for the nomination to the Democratic party for her campaigning work for the civic voluntary organisation DCVote. She has completed the London Marathon in 2018 one of the hottest on record!

She formerly ran DrinksBot, an on-demand drinks delivery service enabled by a Slack Chatbot. She is an advocate for diversity, equality and inclusion in tech. She met the late Queen Elizabeth II twice and is the former Co-vice Chair for GTA Black Women in Tech.

EVENT SPONSORS

Inclusivitii

Inclusivitii is a diverse and intersectional full-service leadership, diversity, and inclusion consultancy based in Oxford, UK, with a global client reach, working with corporate and non-profit sector organisations at various stages of their growth to foster productive, inclusive, and thriving communities of people.

Founded by acclaimed leadership and inclusion expert Aduke Onafowokan to plug the gap between aspiration and impact, our education, coaching, and consulting functions combine research-led and evidence-based variety and inclusion strategies with change management principles to produce accurate, tangible, and scalable results. https://www.inclusivitii.com

MARKET STALLS & BOOK SHOP

This is Book Love

An award-winning collective of Educators, Artists, Musicians, Creatives, Aunties, Uncles, Parents and Grandparents working together to make multicultural matter.

This is Book Love is curating and showcasing and bringing together the best multicultural content the world of arts has to offer and we’re taking it on tour! Schools, Nurseries, Public and corporate spaces, Markets…you name it – we’re there! www.thisisbooklove.com

SaxNStrings


A 19-year-old saxophonist and violinist. Being trained classically in both instruments presented an opportunity for him to use his skills to explore further genres of more contemporary music. Since starting his career, he has featured in Guapmag alongside British rapper and global artist Unknown T, as well as playing at weddings, corporate and private events in the UK and abroad.

Contact for enquiries and bookings.

List of Services

  • Executive Leadership coaching from £250/ hour
  • EDI Supervision and support £130/hour
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion Coaching £150/hour
  • Bespoke Diversity & Inclusion Training from £2000/day
  • Race and mental health coaching £120
  • Anti racism expert affidavits starts from £800
  • Individual diversity assessments- inclusion profiles (prices vary)
  • Organisational diversity assessments (prices vary)
  • Psychological assessment for anti racism claims starts from £1,400

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