Harnessing board diversity - NHS Dumfries and Galloway

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This is one of a series of papers that describe the different techniques that boards are using to harness the diversity of their members.

 

Each paper includes a checklist of actions that boards can consider adapting and adopting to suit their own circumstances. 

 

This paper includes advice on:

 

  • Buddying and mentoring schemes for new members
  • Leadership challenge days that get the collective best contribution out of the executives and non-executives
  • Flexible working for everyone.

 

Each paper includes contact details for boards that want to find out more.

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“In my opinion mentoring and buddying are critical to maintaining maximum usage of diversity, because if you do have issues like mental health, caring, juggling complex lives, being able to identify what people’s specific needs are, together with someone more experienced in boards…the insights to the board are invaluable.”

 

Grace Cardozo, non-executive board member.