About The Program

The "Race Equality & Ethnic Leadership" series is a transformative program addressing the complexities of race equality and empowering individuals from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

The Race Equality program is founded on the principles of empathy and understanding, steering clear of any blame or shame dynamics. Through a thoughtful and inclusive approach, participants engage in awareness workshops designed to deepen their comprehension of race equality. These sessions foster an environment of mutual understanding, exploring internal and external challenges, language intricacies, and critical aspects of race. The program strongly emphasises cultivating tools for heightened self-awareness, enabling effective cultural change within a safe and reflective space. Participants are encouraged to navigate biases, differentiate between systemic and personal biases, and recognise various biases that impact employees while embracing intersectionality. Additionally, the program instils an understanding of privilege and how to leverage it positively to support underrepresented groups. While recognising individual and organisational responsibilities, the program promotes a constructive and compassionate approach to advancing race equality without blaming or shame.

Topics Covered

  • Confronting Conscious and Unconscious Bias in Leadership
  • Race Equality Awareness: Fostering Inclusive Leadership
  • Race Equality Awareness
  • Combating Racism and Bullying in the Workplace
  • Understanding, Recognising, and Preventing Microaggressions
  • Challenging Limiting Beliefs and Biases through Self-Reflection
  • Recognising and Addressing Challenges to Mental Health in Marginalised Groups
  • Understanding the Impact of Internal Barriers on Underestimated Groups
  • Empathy in Action: Supporting during Challenging Times
  • Strategies for Workplace Support for Racially Diverse Colleagues
  • Bridging Differences Through Intercultural Communication
  • Becoming an Effective Ally for Underrepresented Groups

Ethnic Leadership

The Ethnic Leadership program empowers individuals from underrepresented groups by offering practical strategies to overcome internal barriers affecting workplace confidence. Participants undergo a comprehensive exploration of challenges, tackling issues such as impostor syndrome, acculturation stress, minority stress, perfectionism, stereotype threat, fear of failure, judgment, vulnerability, and the self-promotion gap. The program offers participants a holistic set of essential strategies for professional success. Proficiency in effective communication is emphasised, enabling participants to articulate ideas and goals clearly. The program focuses on developing self-advocacy skills and empowering participants to represent themselves in diverse professional contexts assertively.

Additionally, participants delve into the art of brand building, enhancing personal and professional identities. The program underscores the creation of a private advisory board, incorporating strategic network development to offer valuable guidance and support, including handling difficult conversations such as addressing microaggressions. Participants are equipped with Insights into effective career planning, ensuring a proactive and strategic approach to professional development. Grounded in principles of research and lived experiences, the program delivers support for confident leadership, visibility, and a balanced personal and professional life. This comprehensive approach aims to cultivate resilient and empowered leaders capable of navigating the complexities of the professional landscape.

Topics Covered

  • Navigating Success as the Only One in The Room
  • Impostor Syndrome in a Racial Context: Overcoming Self-Doubt
  • Claiming Your Space: Triumphing the 'Despites'
  • Navigating Challenges of Identity and Belonging
  • Cultivating Your Leadership Brand: Visibility for People of Color
  • Navigating Tough Conversations, Challenging Situations, and Difficult People with Grace
  • Strategic Career Planning: Paving the Path to Success
  • Cultivating Your Personal Advisory Board for Career Guidance
  • Commanding Influence and Capturing Attention in Your Career

  • Each of the topics above can be comprehensively addressed within a flexible time frame ranging from 45 to 180 minutes, followed by a dynamic Q&A session to enhance participant engagement. The content is adaptable, allowing customisation to suit the distinct needs of participants. A combination of topics can be curated and delivered over a period of 3 to 6 months, offering a gradual and immersive learning experience. Participants can also further enrich their learning through subsequent group coaching sessions. These versatile sessions are thoughtfully designed to be accessible to all participants, whether delivered virtually as Lunch and Learn or in-person, emphasising convenience in the learning experience.