Moving Up

Man-1-sfcwebDeveloping the diversity of leaders in social care

Moving Up is a development programme for all managers in health and social care who are from a black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background.  It aims to support BAME managers who are looking to step up and establish themselves within senior management roles. 

Developed for social care managers in the private, public or third sectors, Moving Up provides a package of support and development for those BAME managers who want to build their leadership capability within an interesting and challenging programme.

Through a series of practical, interactive workshops, you’ll access a range of exciting development opportunities enabling you to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to accelerate your career.  It will also allow you to engage with others in similar positions to build up strong networks of support and develop the confidence to lead at a senior level not only in your organisation, but across the sector. 

The programme gave me the space to evaluate my leadership style and learn how to be a more effective and inspiring leader. 


Maria Hamood, Bristol City Council, completed Moving Up programme in 2017

 The Moving Up programme includes:

  • interactive workshops and residential development sessions over a five-month period, exploring leading-edge thinking and practice
  • action learning, peer support and networking opportunities for you to connect with and learn from, other managers from across the sector
  • access to a wide range of tools and resources for practical application in your workplace.


2017/18 programme dates and venues

 Day 1 and 2        9 - 10 November 2018              Residential Warwick University          
 Day 3  7 December 2018  London
 Day 4  11 February 2019  London
 Day 5  19 February 2019  Joint NHS Academy, Leeds
 Day 6 and 7  11 - 12 March 2019  Residential Warwick University


Bookings are now closed for this programme.  If you have any questions or would like to hear about the next Moving Up programme that will be running in 2019 then please just email us  at

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I found that the Moving Up programme really focused and helped me to prioritise and recognise my skills and what I need to do to become a more effective leader.



The facilitators are excellent at helping me recognise and look at my weaknesses. They guided and supported me to identify what I needed to do to raise these areas of my work to a higher standard.



I also found my fellow delegates a great support throughout the course, to the extent that we stay in contact and still help each other with advice. I would highly recommend this course to other BAME candidates, without any hesitation.


Kelvin Griffith, Moving Up participant