This will be the only place you want to be in 2020. A momentous event not to be missed.

History in the making.

  • Aspiring
  • Inspiring
  • Ambitious
  • Talented and Experienced

Deaf individuals, from the UK and internationally, will be receiving a very important invitation to attend Action Deafness’s first ever UK Deaf Leadership Summit. You will be joining a unique network of Deaf leaders and managers, along with fantastic set of keynote speakers, to create the opportunity to share:

  • Knowledge
  • Expertise
  • Skills
  • and Relationships

In order to make positive impacts and inspirations on the development, dynamics and visibility of leadership within your own chosen fields. Comprising of aspiring, would-be, senior, current and experienced leaders and managers, this Summit is a free day event for delegates covering major themes including:

  • The leadership landscape
  • Building powerful relationships/partnerships
  • Negotiating and influencing leadership techniques
  • Cross-cultural working
  • Corporate governance and
  • Communicating effectively with selective and mainstream audiences

The development and growth of our next generation of Deaf leaders is essential to ensure DEAF gain is visible, recognised and understood.

The Summit is supported and aided by the following organisations:

Action Deafness – Craig Crowley MBE, CEO, Honorary President of UK Deaf Sport and UK Council on Deafness Chair states:

“I am immensely proud to announce this first ever high calibre Deaf Leadership Summit. Long overdue. What a great opportunity for delegates to meet aspiring and inspiring Deaf leaders and managers displaying their talented leadership at the Summit!”

The Institute of Leadership & Management – Phil James, CEO commented:

“The Deaf Leadership Summit is a demonstration of a powerful partnership between The Institute of Leadership & Management, Action Deafness, and Loughborough University who are generously hosting this event. The Institute is delighted to accredit this inaugural event and I look forward to the diverse line-up of accomplished and aspiring Deaf leaders and managers who will be contributing.”

Loughborough University – Professor Bob Allison, Vice Chancellor and President:

“I am delighted that this summit, which sees Deaf Leaders getting together, is taking place at Loughborough University. The meeting will provide exciting opportunities for networking and leadership skills development.”

Deaf & Hearing Trailblazers CIC – Stuart Harrison:

“I am pleased we are able to work with Action Deafness and The Institute of Leadership & Management to help stage this ground-breaking event. Not only are we going to hear inspiring stories from a variety of speakers, there will be opportunities for people to discover learning pathway opportunities from our exhibition stand holders.”

The UK Deaf Leadership Summit aims to create a future pathway to ensure the UK builds a strong, respected and supportive voice in Deaf Leadership across all sectors be that:

  • Corporate
  • Private
  • Commercial
  • Statutory or
  • Voluntary sector

You will need to pencil down in your diaries that the UK Deaf Leadership Summit day event will be held on:

Friday 27th March 2020 – at Loughborough University.

We will be releasing further details and bookings about UK Deaf Leadership Summit in November 2019 so if there are any organisations interested in sponsoring event by staging exhibitions/stands then please make sure you book your place to avoid disappointment!

Please note that this event will also be accredited by ILM (Institute of Leadership & Management).

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For more information and details please contact Action Deafness by email at

The UK Deaf Leadership Summit is supported by: