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Primary Care Senior Leadership Development Programme – Being a Champion for Diversity


The programme is being delivered in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ambitions of the Long-Term Plan and NHS People Plan. Throughout the pandemic, leaders have had to operate beyond their comfort zone. Leaders at all levels have risen to the challenge in what has been an unprecedented year for the NHS. We need to recognise this talent; unleash their potential and we can do this through the power of mentoring. For this to be effective, individuals need to be upskilled in the delivery of mentor-led interventions. For example: developing their leadership capabilities as mentors who are compassionate, inclusive and distributive; to support innovation, new ways of working and sustainability; and support them in developing behaviours that enable them to deal with issues of equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the current context.

Module One: Being a champion for diversity

This module explores diversity from two perspectives: how to create an environment where diversity is valued; and how to be an effective mentor in support of diversity. The key themes are:

  • What is diversity? The psychology of bias
  • What prevents the NHS achieving the level of diversity it needs?
  • The role of a diversity champion
  • Working with the Diversity Awareness Ladder
  • Skills of mentoring someone from a different background
  • How to make the most of a reverse mentoring relationship

Dates and Times

Wednesday 24th February from 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Will the webinars be recorded and available for me to view later?

Yes, we will be recording one of the webinars and will include the link on this page so that you may view at a time convenient for you.  But we encourage you to join in the live discussion at one of the sessions to get the most out of this opportunity

The facilitator for the webinars

David Clutterbuck

Is there a cost to participates in the Programme?

No, the Programme is fully funded by the NHS England & NHS Improvement.

Who can attend the webinar?

Anyone who works in Midlands primary care.

How can I register an interest in the programme?

You can register your interest by booking via this web page. Deadline to register for a place on the programme is 9th February 2021

Programme places will be confirmed by 10th February 2021

Please note:

Places are limited to 70 and we expect to be oversubscribed. Applications will be considered on a first-come first-served basis. Places will be allocated equally across the Midlands.



Questions about this event?

Organiser : Phillip Masuwa

Email: midlands@leadershipacademy.nhs.uk