Leadership Development Opportunities for Ethnically Diverse colleagues at UHP

We are pleased to share with you two opportunities for leadership development programmes specifically commissioned for our ethnically diverse colleagues within UHP. We have two offers which are as follows:

Inclusive Employers – Diverse Leaders Development Programme

A virtual 3 day programme aimed at emerging or newly appointed leaders covering topics such as self awareness, what is your why, moving into the leadership space, building your personal brand, developing your career and emotional intelligence. This programme is suitable for non-clinical and clinical staff Band 3-6. Dates: 18 and 19 October (delivered virtually).


Module 1 – Self Awareness and Leadership

  • Understanding leadership
  • Leadership vs management
  • Incivility and inclusion

Module 2 – What’s your why?

  • Exploring Ikigai
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Imposter Syndrome

Module 3 – Moving from ‘do-er’ to leader

  • Personal SWOT analysis
  • Traits of an inclusive leader
  • Demonstrating these skills


Module 1 – Building your personal brand

  • What makes an effective personal brand
  • What do we as Minority Ethnic Groups bring to the table?
  • Top tips for developing your own personal brand

Module 2 – Developing your career

  • Making use of the grow model
  • Communicating your career goals

Module 3 – Emotional Intelligence

  • Inclusive conversations
  • Developing your emotional intelligence
  • Setting goals

DAY THREE  will take place a few months later to find out how learners are doing, refresh key points and expands on any areas you want more learning on. We then do some action-planning for the future with you. It’s a much more relaxed session as opposed to traditional ‘teaching’ like the first two days.


Royal College of Nursing – Developing Leadership Programme

A face to face 2 day clinical leadership programme covering; understanding the characteristics of effective leadership and how this underpins their role, how to positively influence colleagues, managers and the wider health and social care teams, identifying and challenging barriers to providing safe delivery of care and finally, strategies for developing resilience and maintaining momentum during times of change. This programme is suitable for clinical staff only Band 4-6. Dates: 19 September and 3 October (delivered in person – venue to be confirmed).


  • Concepts of leadership
  • Being a role model
  • Being accountable
  • Raising concerns
  • Record keeping
  • Responsible social media
  • Upholding standards


  • Resilience
  • Being a change agent
  • Practice based learning and promoting teamwork
  • Evidence based learning
  • Your role in leadership


These programmes have been commissioned to address inequalities in Career Progression for ethnically diverse colleagues at UHP. These inequalities have been identified through our Workforce Race Equality Standards data and feedback from members of our Staff Networks. At UHP, we want to support all colleagues to reach their potential and to progress within their careers where they wish to. This support will look different for different people. Our diversity is one of our greatest strengths and we must continue to strengthen it even further.

In order to make sure that this leadership offer is as valuable as possible for those that enrol, we have facilitated the below additional support:

  • Support with the application process
  • Guidance for managers to support team members attending leadership development training
  • Coaching and Mentoring from an experienced leader and coach for up to 6 hours within a 6 month period
  • Opportunity to participate in group supervision with Leadership Facilitator for up to 6 months post programme

We know that we have an incredible workforce here at UHP and there will be many colleagues who would be suitable for this opportunity. Please reach out to us at plh-tr.equalitydiversityandinclusion@nhs.net if you think you might be one of them to discuss your options further or to receive guidance on the application process.

We also encourage managers to consider members of their team who would be suited to this opportunity and to have those open discussions with them.

Interested in exploring your leadership journey further? Have a listen to these career stories from the NHS Leadership Academy.

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