In the current context of the swell of support for the Black Lives Matter movement and racial equality we want highlight that this programme has always been positioned as supporting colleagues from minority groups and bridging gaps between senior leaders and these colleagues. The course alone cannot change the system but what it can do, and has done, is 1) give ethnic minority colleagues the skills to progress and 2) enable senior leaders support through mentoring and sponsorship. Cultural change is achieved through bottom up and top down initiatives. That’s why it’s so important that attendees secure mentors and sponsors, as soon as possible.
At Inclusive Employers we are experienced in designing and delivering specific development programs for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic employees who aspire to leadership roles. We can design a bespoke programme that equips your colleagues with the skills, confidence and knowledge to be ready for promotion opportunities.
We will design the programme in consultation with you but we have included below an overview of some of the themes which could be included:
Theme 1 – Self Awareness and Leadership: the importance of self-reflection, confidence building and the need for life-long learning will be emphasised. Delegates will be encouraged to honestly assess their strengths and weaknesses before working to define their ‘personal brand’ and understand their own leadership qualities.
Theme 2 – Communication Skills: the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively to be able to convince others, address concerns and convey confidence. Delegates will be encouraged to reflect and shape their own ‘stories’ to enable them to communicate their career goals clearly and confidently.
Theme 3 – Goal Setting: successful professionals have clear goals in mind. The importance of setting SMART professional goals will be emphasised and developed.
Theme 4 – Commercial Awareness: understanding the sector your organisation operates in is key being an innovative and effective leader. Delegates will explore ways to improve their commercial awareness.
Theme 5 – Relationship Building: building relationships is essential to achieving personal and professional success. We will explore ways to build and leverage mutually beneficial relationships that can enable career growth.
BAME Leadership Development: What is Our Approach?
A fun, engaging and thoughtful approach underpins all Inclusive Employers training and we ensure delegate appropriate HR policy, legal and caselaw touchpoints are included. We focus on behaviour change and our trainings is packed with tips, techniques and practical take-aways.
Our focus is on developing training that is hard wired to your organisations purpose, values and frameworks and we design leadership programmes to meet these specific needs. To discuss how we can work together to deliver BAME Leadership Development training within your organisation contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 803 0689.
Some examples of learning approaches for this topic are listed below and visit our digital and face-to-face training approach pages for more details. We’re looking forward to working with you.
- Digital: eLearning modules, webinars, virtual learning space – at your own pace and time;
- Face-to-face: learning bursts to suit your schedules, half and full day training are some options;
- Drama-based learning: creating live action in your organisation giving you the opportunity to explore real scenarios and develop your understanding and skills.