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Advance HE Diversifying Leadership Programme

The Diversifying Leadership programme is designed to support early-career academics and professional services staff from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds who are about to take their first steps into a leadership role. It explores themes of power and influence, demystifying leadership, cultural identity and cultural capital, increasing your visibility and authentic leadership and features leadership stories from high-profile HE leaders.

Programme details

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

Application deadline: 20 November 2020

Orientation webinar: 26 January 2021

(delegates who join after this date will receive the recorded version)

Module one: Leadership, 'BAME leadership' and lessons from the labyrinth - 16 February 2021

Module two: Leadership, power and influence: changing the game - 9 March 2021

Module three (Action learning set): Speaking actions into existence - 23 March 2021

Module four: Leadership tomorrow: vision, voice and visibility - 28 April 2021 

Module five (Action learning set): Speaking actions into existence - 19 May 2021

Cost of the programme: £1650

Venue : Online

The programme requires the participant to be supported by a sponsor. Institutions wanting to build a more diverse leadership pipeline will gain leaders better equipped to navigate organisational culture with a clearer perspective on their own potential – and the potential of others – and how to access it. 

Participants will have explored concepts such as ‘authentic leadership’, allowing the self-identity of their own leadership style and role as a leader to emerge, as well considering their motivation and influences. The programme enables exploration of various elements of leadership and has been designed to provide a safe place in which to discuss issues relating to their experiences of working in HE. As a result, participants build confidence, feel empowered and expand their professional strengths.

If you are ready to start the application process for Diversifying Leadership, you can download the Diversifying Leadership Personal Statement Form and the Diversifying Leadership Sponsor Statement Form.

Send your forms across to:

Email subject: Diversifying Leadership application forms

If you would like any support with filling out these forms please feel free to reach out to the EDI team.