Moving Up

The events of the past year have once again sparked much needed conversations surrounding race and diversity. For many this has been a time of reflection, while countless others have joined the global movement to fight racial inequality. More than ever before, it’s important to offer opportunities and support to those from diverse backgrounds who wish to fulfil their career goals.

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What is the Moving Up programme?

Our Moving Up programme is aimed at Black, Asian and minority ethnic leaders who are wanting to take the next step in their learning and development. The programme itself supports managers who have the desire and drive to progress in their career, but are facing blockages and resistance preventing them from doing so.

By empowering people to make changes and to think about where they want to be in the future, the Moving Up programme has had a significant impact on the participants who’ve taken part over the last 11 years. Moving Up is tried and tested, and will provide you with the tools and techniques needed to progress your career!

One of the best leadership and training programmes I’ve done in my career. We had a safe and supportive space for real conversations and personal development through this leadership and management programme. The support and delivery by the facilitators and programme lead were second to none.


Vhenekayi Nyambayo, Moving Up participant 2019/20


Moving Up leaflet

Programme content

This programme is all about you. You’ll gain an increased understanding of who you are, your strengths and your weaknesses and a variety of techniques to help overcome any personal challenges you may have. It will focus on increasing your confidence and self-belief, to allow you to grow and progress to where you want to be in your career.

The programme will provide you with the tools and time to focus and understand your organisation better. By understanding the nature of your organisation, it’s vision and business plans, you'll be better able to shape and influence your career progression. 

It will explore your personal brand, how people perceive you, how you present yourself to others, and your leadership style.

As part of the programme you'll also be able to share experiences and ideas with your peers and develop a strong support network. It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet other likeminded individuals and learn from each other.

Who should attend?

This programme is aimed at Black, Asian and minority ethnic leaders who want to develop themselves and progress in their career at all levels, in all roles, in all different sectors. Previous participants have come from local government, social care, commissioning organisations, charities, third sector, nurses and occupational health. Job roles include:

  • team leaders
  • managers
  • supervisors
  • deputy managers
  • care coordinators
  • registered managers
  • commissioners
  • social workers

What will I learn?

  • learn how to improve your confidence and self-belief
  • develop and understand your personal brand, how people perceive you and how to raise your profile in your organisation
  • asses your leadership style and understand how that impacts on the people around you
  • enhance your leadership skills to become a more effective leader
  • identify your strengths and weaknesses
  • gain an understaning of the power of networking
  • motivation techniques
  • awareness of how protected characteristics and culture impact practice
  • gain an opportunity to network and learn with, and from your peers.

How is it delivered?

The Moving Up programme will be delivered through blended learning – a combination of self-learning modules and live online sessions. You book your place on the programme through our events portal. Once registered we'll circulate all the joining instructions where you will be able to access our virtual learning platform.

The Moving Up programme will be delivered through blended learning – a combination of self-learning modules and live online sessions to three cohorts of learners.

The start dates for each cohort are:

  • 27 October 2021 (Fully booked)
  • 3 November 2021 (Fully booked)
  • 8 December 2021 (Fully booked)

We're hoping to run more cohorts on the Moving Up programme in 2022. Join the waitlist and get priority to secure a place when more details are available. 

The programme costs £750 +VAT.

We are pleased to confirm that employers can now claim £500 per participant, subject to the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) rules. Find out more information about the WDF and how to claim.

For more information on the programme start dates and cohorts, visit our events page.

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The Moving Up programme provides essential leadership development to support workersfrom diverse ethnic backgrounds move into seniorleadership roles and I personally know staff who havebeen on the programme and they speak highly of it.                                                                                                                                               

Cath Roff, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) Lead Trustee - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion