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 has 4 strands; Unconscious Bias training, Coaching for aspiring BAME / Diverse leaders and BAME / Diverse coaching in Governance, the creation of an FE Diversity Charter and a toolkit which supports the implementation of diversity in leadership.
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 Unconscious Bias workshop 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.
Training will be delivered online over two 2-hour sessions
Coaching will be delivered across 7 sessions
We will be opening applications for the workshops and coaching programmes in mid-late September. Please register your interest below to be notified of how to apply, when available.