Do you have what it takes to lead?


October 11th, 2012

The University’s Professional Development is offering BME members of University staff (level 5 and above) the opportunity to complete a prestigious leadership and development programme.

Supported by the Black, Minority and Ethnic (BME) Staff Network, STELLAR HE is part of a series of initiatives within the University’s Equality Strategy.

STELLAR HE is unique and uses modern, innovative leadership models and thinking to leverage the effectiveness of its participants. Based on a successful initiative at London’s Imperial College, it places diversity as a distinctive strength at the core of leadership and development.

The STELLAR HE programme aims to equip black, Asian and minority ethnic academic and professional staff with the skills to draw on their diversity as a leadership strength, and provide them with the strategies needed to navigate difficult environments.

It is designed and delivered by The Diversity Practice Ltd, a leadership and development consultancy with specific expertise in inclusion and diversity.

The underlying philosophy for the programme is based on the belief that authentic leaders, who know who they are and who know how to harness their difference to deliver results, are the ones who will deliver exceptional value to their organisations. The programme is accredited by the ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management), the UK’s largest leadership and management awarding body.

Over a six-month period, participants take part in interactive workshops, case studies, individual critical business projects, coaching sessions and participation in action learning. The programme will be open to participants from other universities, offering an excellent opportunity to network.

For more information, visit the workspace and look for Stellar HE 2012. Or contact katharine.carter@nottingham.ac.uk , extension 66773).

This October the BME Staff Network, Student Silver Screen Society and the Professional Development Unit are working together to screen films, open to staff and students, to celebrate Black History Month. Look out for details on the Message of the Day, the BME staff network workspace and the HR website.

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