G15 launches new leadership programme for BAME managers

  • 15 July 2020

The G15 has launched a new leadership development programme for black and minority ethnic (BAME) managers to help develop their potential to become our future leaders.

G15 Accelerate is a new high calibre Chartered Management Institute (CMI) programme aimed at BAME operational managers and heads of service working for our member organisations. It aims to build a pipeline of talented people, ready to progress their careers into leadership roles, giving them the opportunity to develop their personal leadership styles, confront barriers to progression and learn a range of skills that support their career trajectory.

The course will run over 15 to 18 months bringing together talented colleagues and providing space for reflection, coaching and challenge. It involves masterclasses run by senior leaders from across the G15 and opportunities to expand personal network.

The G15 Accelerate programme follows on from a BAME diversity pledge signed by G15 CEOs in April. It committed them to a set of actions to improve the ethnic diversity of our organisations particularly at senior managerial, leadership and board levels. Work to support this pledge includes a target for doubling the BAME proportion on our boards to 30% by 2025.

Helen Evans, Chair of the G15, said: "Our organisations work across many diverse communities, but our leadership doesn’t reflect this. By launching the G15 Accelerate programme we’re putting our pledge to increase diversity at our organisations into tangible action by developing our black and minority ethnic talent to become the leaders of tomorrow."

Applications opened Monday 13 July for three weeks. Please apply by Friday 31 July for a September start date.

More information on G15 Accelerate can be found in the following link.

G15 Accelerate Programme