Diversity in Leadership (Code: C0639)
The aim of this programme is to challenge bias, remove obstacles to achieving leadership roles and provide coaching to motivate and build confidence in aspiring leaders across the sector. The programme includes organisational culture change workshops and coaching for 30 diverse aspiring leaders and Governors, in particular those from a BAME background and those with protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. New for 2021/22 is a diversity masterclass series of three modules covering topics to address and reverse structural discrimination and to promote diversity and inclusion.
Who is this for?
The equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) workshops are for Senior Leaders working within the FE sector who can affect change within their organisation and for middle to senior managers with a specific interest in EDI policy within their organisation, who are committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive sector. The course is suitable for Senior Leaders, HR managers, senior managers and Governors and Board members.
Coaching is available for aspiring BAME / Diverse middle leaders and BAME Governors who aspire to take on the role of Chair.
Through training and coaching you will be supported to:
- Identify and challenge organisational bias and the concepts/behaviours which affect it, such as anchoring and institutional discrimination
- Progress along the leadership pipeline and to do so without bias against your ethnicity, gender, sexuality and physical ability.
- Drive forward positive action to support the diverse workforce at all levels of leadership and management.
- Create an environment and culture of tolerance, acceptance and celebration of diversity and be a catalyst for change.
The workshops and masterclasses will provide the knowledge and confidence to identify and challenge organisational bias and the concepts/behaviours which affect it to ensure that a diverse FE sector workforce is supported at all levels of the organisation, including leadership and management.
The coaching will raise awareness, confidence levels and build leadership capacity to increase the chances of success in securing senior leadership positions.
The workshops and masterclasses all take place virtually and each module/topic will be delivered over two 2-hour sessions.
Coaching will be delivered virtually across seven 1-hour sessions.
The workshops are designed for either senior leaders or middle managers with an equality brief and equality champions. The masterclasses are designed for those in a position to influence and bring about organisational change.