Joy Warmington is CEO of brap, a charity transforming the way we think and do equality. brap is bold in its belief that the equalities agenda needs a total rethink if we are to address issues of inequality as part of a globally diverse society, and works to support and partner with organisations that want to deepen their approach to this agenda. brap has an impressive portfolio of work, covering research, evaluation, organisational and individual development, and community support. Our learning and development work recognises that individuals often lack the confidence to address increasingly complex demographic and equalities issues and can shy away from controversial agendas (leaving themselves open to misinterpretation and isolation). brap uses a range of methods and theories to help give people the understanding and tools they need to make inclusion and fairness part of their everyday skills.
Joy currently works with around 50 organisations a year, including health trusts, universities, charities, local authorities, and schools. In 2014 she authored a series of papers on the impact of the Trojan Horse affair, which resulted in her being asked by Birmingham City Council to co-organise a seminar which brought together councillors, head teachers, teachers, parents, and governors to discuss ways of creating healthy school environments. Joy has written and co-authored over 40 books, articles, and reports on subjects as diverse as implementing organisational change and using human rights to improve public services. She has an MSc in Organisational Development and Management Learning and numerous qualifications in coaching, conflict mediation, leadership, and multicultural education. Joy is currently completing training with the Deep Democracy Institute on process work, a tool to help to deepen dialogue, especially in relation to contestable issues.