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RADAR: Networking for Success

About the sessions



RADAR is a new series aimed at developing our regional BAME staff.

The sessions focus on crafting networking skills and other key competences to help with career development.

We have held two workshops so far, the first event on 14 October 2016, and a re-run of this event with a slightly changed lineup of facilitators on 7 February 2017.

The first event on 14 October 2016

This was the first in a series of programmes aimed at developing a regional BAME staff network group.

Taking place at Radisson Blu, Leeds, the session looked at how participants could craft their networking skills using the RADAR aims and objectives.

The objectives for the day were as follows:

  • Develop skills in managing resilience in a challenging and fast paced environment.
  • Learn about the benefits of coaches and mentors in career development.
  • Understand how belonging to a staff network could be beneficial to your career success.

The facilitators


Beverley Powell


Beverley Powell is an experienced equality and diversity professional and the winner of multiple national awards for her contributions towards equality, diversity and inclusion.  Her 15-year career has encompassed both the public and private sectors and her outstanding leadership has led to strategic outcomes for a range of organisations.  Read Beverley's biography here.

Rasheed Ogunlaru

Rasheed Ogunlaru is an inspiring and empowering public speaker and seminar leader – popular on the business, spiritual and personal development circuits. He is a qualified member of The Coaching Academy (for whom he has also served as an external trainer). He is also trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and is former Co-Director of Samaritans (Central London). His career spans over 16 years in coaching, training, media, performance and organisational strategy.  

He will cover the first part of the session and discuss the theory, how to and  benefits, with top tips for attendees to take away with them.

Read Rasheed's biography.

Richard Stubbs

Managing Director, Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network

Richard is the interim Managing Director of Yorkshire and the Humber AHSN, an organisation that connects NHS and academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry to facilitate change across whole health and social care economies, with a clear focus on increasing economic growth and improving outcomes for patients. Prior to this Richard was the AHSN Commercial Director providing executive leadership on all commercial, innovation and wealth creation objectives.

Before joining the AHSN Richard was Head of Commercial and International Innovation at NHS England. His role involved developing national programmes that maximise benefits to patients and the NHS, in addition to supporting UK economic growth agenda, by promoting and facilitating commercial opportunities, both domestically and internationally. 

Richard was also a creator and the Managing Director of NHS Global, a precursor to Healthcare UK, established to support the delivery of health care expertise to international markets.

Richard created and led the NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes at the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, a role that involved improving the culture of innovation in NHS organisations.

Richard was a core member of the NHS National Leadership Council, and has previous acute and commissioning senior management experience. He joined the NHS from the BBC as a graduate trainee.


Watch a series of short videos about the event - the first of its kind in the anywhere across the NHS in the North of England.


7 February 2017


The second event was held at The Met Hotel, Leeds.

The facilitators were the same, but with the substitution of Richard Stubbs for Clive Clarke.

Clive Clarke

Deputy Chief Executive/Executive Director of Operations, Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust


Clive Clarke, a qualified nurse and social worker, has been in a health and social care environment for more than 29 years, the majority of time spent in leadership and management roles.  Clive was appointed as Sheffield Care Trust’s Director of Mental Health and Social Care Services in 2000.  He participated in the King’s Fund Top Managers Leadership Programme in 2001 and in 2003 became the Executive Director for Older Adults and Social Care.  The Trust gained Foundation Trust Status in 2007 which saw Clive move to become Executive Director for Operational Delivery and the Trust’s Social Care lead.  He became Deputy Chief Executive in 2013. 

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RADAR Networking for Success

14 October 2016 08:00 to 14 October 2016 16:00

This session will be the first in a series aimed at developing a regional BAME staff network group.  Join facilitators Beverley Powell, Rasheed Ogunlaru and Richard Stubbs to develop and craft your networking skills.

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