Join Intuitive founder Nina Lockwood and two very special, expert guest speakers for our forthcoming Knowledge Session in May.

Nina will be joined by Julia Rouse, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Manchester Metropolitan University, and Elaine Johnson, Director of People at Great Places Housing Group.

Together, they’ll be discussing how to improve the diversity of employee teams to better serve customers – including sharing best practices and the results they’ve achieved.

Building Inclusive Teams: Lessons from the Housing Sector

May 15th 2023 – 14:30 – 16:30 – Virtual

This webinar is your chance to learn more on topics such as:

  • Leadership behaviours and skills for equitable, inclusive environments
  • How to manage resistant mindsets and create new advocates
  • How to progress underrepresented talent into leadership roles
  • Understanding what ‘doing enough’ looks and feels like


Registration for this event has now closed.

Resources and recordings from the session will be available soon on our Youtube Channel.

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Session Description

14:30 14:40 Introduction with Intuitive Founder Nina Lockwood
14:40 15:10 Julia Rouse
15:10 15:30 Elaine Johnson
15:30 15:40 Comfort break
15:40 16:00 Speaker debate
16:00 16:30 Live Q&A and thank you



Julia Rouse

Professor of Entrepreneurship, Manchester Metropolitan University

Julia Rouse is a Professor of Decent Work and Productivity at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Her current research involves running experiments with organisations to improve people management practises. The Good Employment Learning Lab works with CIPD and other stakeholders to find ‘what works’ to improve the people management skills of line managers.

The BOOST! programme is working with Greater Manchester Housing Providers to change housing associations so that ethnically diverse leaders can emerge and thrive. Julia’s newest project is in the NHS – pioneering a ‘Rhythms’ workplace maternity coaching process for women and managers and an ‘Evolve’ organisational change process.

Julia Rouse

Elaine Johnson

Director of People, Great Places Housing Group

Elaine Johnson has been Director of People at Great Places Housing Group since 2021 with responsibility for HR, Learning & Development and Engagement for 1,000 colleagues working across Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Yorkshire. She has worked in Housing for nearly 20 years having led HR, Communication, Transformation, Tech and Community Investment teams for two other Housing Providers before joining Great Places.

Before life in housing she worked for a care provider, an airline and in retail distribution for Tesco and Littlewoods. She is passionate about how organisations inspire and support people to reach their full potential for their own well-being and for the achievement of organisational excellence. Elaine leads the Change Champions group in BOOST which is a coalition of Greater Manchester Housing Providers committed to changing their cultures so that ethnically diverse leaders can emerge and thrive.

Elaine Johnson

Nina Lockwood

Founder & Director, Intuitive

Nina has specialised in recruiting talented leaders for over 20 years and has been immensely successful in creating an international network of highly qualified, experienced individuals. Nina leads on non-executive director searches, and supports our team in delivering leading senior management and executive board appointments.

For 6 years, Nina has chaired the Outstanding Personal Contribution category for the National Rail Awards and judged the Outstanding Teamwork category and is a regular face at industry conferences. Nina also sits on the Women in Rail North West Committee, is a mentor for the Women in Transport Mentoring Scheme and an Ambassador for Girls out Loud.

Nina Lockwood


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