UK Deaf Leadership Summit

“Inspiring Future Deaf Leaders.”

Welcome to our UPDATED NEWS 2023

If you missed this month’s live webinar with world renown leadership development guru Johan Adair you can watch it here ! Then you can sign up for our next event.

Did you see John’s suggested analysis of the BSL sign for ‘leader’? We’d love to hear your comments about that, message us at

Our next event will be on 9th May, featuring a guest from the USA, Alexis Kashar an award winning attorney, business leader and technologist. This event is called ‘Advocacy and the Power of the Human Connection’ and we will be finding out how this belief led to her work with the Super Bowl, probably the biggest sports event in America and broadcast live worldwide.

You can register for this webinar here

20th February 2022

Welcome to our third year of the UK Deaf Leadership Summit!

We have two great guest speakers to start us off.

First, on 22nd March 2023, we have global expert on leadership John Adair who will make himself available to answer your questions on leadership, perhaps you want to quiz him about his 3 Circles Theory of leadership or seek his advice on something that you are dealing with right now. This will be a very special opportunity to speak to John directly and there are thousands of people worldwide in the public and private sectors who have benefitted from his teachings and consultations.

You can register for this event here.

On the 9th May 2023 (slight change in schedule) when we will be speaking to the American civil rights attorney and entrepreneur Alexis Ander Kashar . The theme for this event will be “Advocacy and the Power of the Human Connection.”

Registration for this event is available here

Each year we ask our audience to nominate leaders they would most like to hear from and later on this year, in September, we will be joined by Sabina Iqbal, an award-winning charity founder and social worker.

16th December 2022

As we close down for the end of another year – We have some news about 2023!

We are delighted to announce that we have another fantastic line up of guest speakers for your inspiration! We are in the process of speaking to them at the moment and we will share more details with you in January.

We can say now that our special guest are being booked for March, May, September and October next year and once again there will be an eclectic mix of well-known UK and international names!

Looking forward to welcoming you all again next year!

4th November 2022

Our Third and final event of 2022 with Markku Jokinen, CEO Finnish Deaf Association

Just in case you were busy when we went live and could not join us, you can watch it here!

We will be back again next year with another fantastic line up of guest speakers! – See you in 2023!

14th October 2022

Registration is now open for our next webinar – we have a change of date 27th October 2022

Register here and we will start at 4pm

3rd October 2022

Our Second event of 2022 with Jenny Lay-Flurrie, CAO, Microsoft

Just in case you missed it first time around, you can watch it here!

24th August 2022

Registration is now open for our next webinar !

Register here for the event taking place on 28th September 2022 at 4.00pm

We had to cancel our last webinar on 20th July and we are making plans for a new date and time with Sabina!

18th May 2022

Our first event of 2022 with Rebecca Mansell, CEO, The British Deaf Association

Just in case you missed our first webinar of the year – you can watch it here!

Here’s what some people thought of our event:

“I’m a newly CEO learning the ropes, it’s fantastic and inspiring learning and gaining an insight from others! Great session!”

“Interesting listening in other person’s journey, barriers, experiences, tips, advice etc.”

“I want to progress in my career, and she (Rebecca) gave me the motivation to go for it!”

You can register for our next two events here:

20th July with Sabina Iqbal

28th September with Jenny Lay- Flurrie

3rd May 2022

Register for our next UK Deaf Leadership Summit webinar – 11th May 2022

In our next webinar, Rebecca Mansell, CEO, British Deaf Association will be talking about her Journey to CEO and what leadership means to her. We will also be asking her to comment on the new British Sign Language Act which was given Royal Ascent last month and what it will mean for leaders of all types of organisations and businesses.

Please use the link to register you place and have the chance to ask Rebecca questions!

14 April 2022

UK Deaf Leadership Summit 2022 Launched!

We are pleased to announce our line up of speakers for 2022 and details are in the poster below!

We shall be sharing registration details and timings in the next week or so and along with our guest speakers, we are looking forward to sharing more inspirational stories with you!

November 2021

2020 Was the year that most things changed for everyone around the world! The pandemic postponed everything – The Olympics.. etc including our one-day event at Loughborough University. So, we went online and this year delivered our speakers presentation via webinars!

This was a steep learning curve for the team at D&H Trailblazers and we hope that everyone enjoyed the events and learnt a great deal from our presenters!

If you missed the chance to join us – don’t fret, we have all the recordings here for you!




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14th July Registration:


If you missed it, make sure you catch us at our next event on 14th July.

We send our thanks to the webinar sponsor Deaf Connect and to our most excellent speaker Paul Ntulila!

All Webinars will be FREE to attend!

Because of the sell-out last year, we are making our webinars accessible to as many people as possible!

We will be opening the registration desk very soon!

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