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About Us

FOUNDER & CEO, EDI CONSULTANT & MUSIC EDUCATION SPECIALIST

Samantha Stimpson (She/Her)

Sam founded SLS 360 in 2021 after 20 years of working in the Cultural Arts & Music Education sector and as a Diversity & Inclusion Consultant. Her research explores the inequality and disparity which exists in the sector and highlights a need to take action.

 

Having spent most of her working life as the only one or one of few leaders in this sector, driven by a desire for change, she now uses her voice, knowledge, and expertise, together with a team of associates, to challenge and support organisations take action to affect meaningful change in the field of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

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OUR VALUES

We are a values-led organisation and strive to lead with our values and beliefs.

Integrity

We act with professionalism, transparency, and honesty. We are trusted partners.

Inclusion

We are committed to ensuring our work respects all individuals, diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences. No one is left out; all voices are heard.

Diversity

We believe it takes people with different ideas, strengths, interests, and backgrounds to make our society succeed. We lean into discomfort and celebrate and respect difference.

Innovation

we seek new solutions and think differently. We pioneer new ways of doing things and set high standards in everything we do; we are not afraid to try radical approaches.

Listening

We ensure our approach is rooted in listening and creating safe spaces for brave conversations. We listen to learn and create bespoke solutions for our clients

Collaboration

We believe that collaboration provides fertile ground for the flourishing of inventive and resourceful practice. Through co-creation we work alongside individuals and organisations to continue to drive their EDI agenda from a place of mutual understanding and respect.

Meet the Associates

Good people to work with!

A BIT MORE

Our Mission

Our mission is to help public and private sector organisations transform their cultures to be truly inclusive, strive for diversity and representation at all levels and eliminate structural systems which result in inequalities.

To us, it's as simple as A B C...

Acceptance - Creating an environment where people feel accepted for who they are, the unique skills and experiences they bring without the need to conform or assimilate

Belonging -  Ensuring everyone has a lived and felt experience of one of our basics needs to belong in an environment where they feel safe, respected and valued.

Connection - Providing opportunities for meaningful connection, to listen, share and build a sense of community.

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