Inspire Session: Be the Change – The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion with Amanda Clack

Blog post by Tharindu Liyanagunawardena and Fiona Harvey

We are delighted to announce that one of our Trustees and ex-President of RICS, Amanda Clack will be at UCEM Thursday 13th June for our latest Inspire session to talk about the importance of diversity and inclusion in the built environment. If you are a member of UCEM staff based in Reading there will be a registration invite – first come first served basis. Don’t worry if you are not, as the talk will be Livestreamed on our  YouTube Channel. We hope as many of you as possible can join us.  We will be using #UCEMInspire to capture the Inspire Series on Twitter

Amanda is Head of Strategic Advisory at CBRE and is Managing Director for Advisory services, supporting clients on their strategic real estate agenda. She is a Member of the UK Board. She is also the Immediate Past President for the RICS becoming the longest serving in 123 years. Amanda is on the Development Board for the London Symphony Orchestra. Previously she was a Partner in EY LLP and PwC LLP. Amanda is a Fellow of RICS, APM, Institute of Consulting and the RSA. She is a Certified Management Consultant and Companion of the Institute of Management. She is listed in Who’s Who and has won various awards. Amanda is also a member of UCEM Board of Trustees.

Amanda Clack

Amanda is a published author and speaker on areas such as strategy, digital, cities, placemaking, real estate and the war of talent.  She is a strong voice on diversity and inclusion in the sector and has just published her second book on the subject Managing Diversity and Inclusion in Real Estate Sector.

The talk will be Livestreamed on our YouTube Channel 13th June 2019 13:00-14:00 BST. Below you can find the abstract of the talk.

Be the Change: The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in the Built Environment

Research shows that high-performing organisations focus on diversity and inclusion (D&I). In any workplace, it is important to both understand and recognise the benefits that having a D&I workforce provides. It is integral to developing people within an organisation, serving clients as best we can, and playing an important leadership role in communities.

Amanda will talk about the book she co-authored with Judith Gabler. This book is the first to place D&I at the centre of successful real estate and construction organisations. It provides guidance to, and most importantly, actions for professionals in the sector who want to make D&I an inherent part of the culture of their organisation.

Through the fabulous illustrations by Farley Katz (of the New Yorker) Amanda will share the key messages and take-away’s from the book to help enable you to #BeTheChange

In summary:

  • Speaker: Amanda Clack
  • Topic: Be the Change: The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in the Built Environment
  • Date Time: 13th June 2019 13:00-14:00 BST
  • Livestream: YouTube