G15 Accelerate

G15 Accelerate is a high calibre Chartered Management Institute (CMI) leadership development programme that’s open to minority ethnic managers who want to accelerate their career trajectory.

In April 2020, G15 CEOs collectively signed the G15 Ethnic Diversity Pledge, committing 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 proportion of minority ethnic people on our boards to 30% by 2025.

The first G15 Accelerate programme saw 37 colleagues complete the course.

Diversity brings strength and we need to better reflect the communities in which we work at all levels of our organisation. This will build trust with our residents, improve our decision-making and attract and retain talented staff.

G15 Accelerate 2022 Programme

G15 Accelerate helps to equip minority ethnic colleagues with the skills, confidence and connections to help accelerate their career.

The 18-24-month course brings together talented colleagues and provides space for reflection, coaching and challenge. It involves masterclasses run by senior leaders from across the G15 and it will expand your mind and network.

We are delighted to be launching the 2022 G15 Accelerate programme.

The detailed prospectus with information on the programme including the application and onboarding process can be viewed here.

The application process will open after the first Information Session on 15 June 2022. This will involve a short application to be sent to your organisation's team that are managing the first stage of the application process. Please contact your organisation's relevant department for more information. Applications need to be submitted by 22 July 2022.

Full details of the application process are available in the prospectus on page 11.

Application forms can be found here:

This is an exciting opportunity, so please do take a look and consider whether this is something you are interested in applying for.

If you have any queries, get in touch by emailing academy@onehousing.co.uk.

G15 participants share their experiences

Hear more from colleagues who completed the first edition of G15 Accelerate in these interviews:

If you aren’t an operational manager or head of service then there are other training programmes which might be able to help you including those run by:

If you would like to find out more about the programme, the One Academy team (who lead the programme) delivered a series of Programme Information Sessions via Teams.

You can watch the session back below.