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Leadership Development for BAME Staff

The University sponsors a number of places for BAME academic and professional colleagues on an external leadership development programme.

Previous delegates have reported how the programme combine BAME-specific perspectives on leadership with guest speakers, group discussions and self-reflection to support career progression strategies.

Diversifying Leadership from Advance HE

The programme is aimed at early career academics and professional services staff, up to and below Associate Professor/ Grade 8, who are about to take their first step into applying for a senior role or aspire to a leadership role.

Applications from all Black, Asian and minority ethnic staff are welcomed, both UK and international (Non-UK)

Concepts explored on the programme include leadership theory, cultural identity, and power and influence, as well as individual goal setting and action planning to support participants in applying their learning post-programme. This aims to build a more diverse leadership pipeline by equipping emerging leaders with the skills to navigate organisational culture with a clearer perspective on their own potential, building confidence, feeling empowered and expanding their professional strengths..

The programme comprises three one-day workshops, two facilitated action learning sets and access to online resources as part of the programme.

Information about the programme can be found here.

Applications for the 2023-2024 programmes are now closed.