Developing Diverse Leadership Programme

A partnership programme for aspiring Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic leaders in the workplace where no one gets left behind, and everyone moves forward.

Aimed at Midwifery, Nursing and Allied Health Professionals (Bands, 5-7) and their line managers.

About the programme

This programme brings together TWO components of leadership development from established leadership programmes.


This programme focuses on individual understanding of strengths and weaknesses and provides a variety of techniques to help overcome any personal challenges. It will focus on increasing confidence and self-belief, to allow individuals to grow and progress in their career. It will also explore barriers towards career progression and provide tools to promote a better understanding to help shape and influence individual career progression.


This package of learning will develop leaders who are compassionate, lead with cultural appreciation and sensitivity and can facilitate inclusively to support social justice. The focus will be about what you ‘do’ as a leader to create a socially inclusive culture and not who you ‘are’ as a leader.

A partnership approach

The success of this programme relies on a close working partnership between participants and their line manager to make sure potential barriers towards career progression are recognised and a collaborative approach is taken to address these both during and beyond the programme. This is by way of sharing stories, best practice and strategies to support inclusive talent management approaches that can be shared as part of individual and organisational learning

What are we looking for in your application?

  1. Evidence of being motivated to progress as a leader and being proactive in
    your approach towards achieving this (i.e. shadowing, mentoring, leading on projects).
  2. Evidence of how any previous learning has been applied and transferred
    back in the workplace.
  3. Evidence of a clearly planned strategy on how the knowledge/skills attained will be fed into personal/organisational growth.
  4. Evidence of willingness to contribute towards promoting an inclusive culture and participate in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic networks.
  5. Evidence of willing to work collaboratively with line manager to achieve
    agreed objectives.