Diverse Leadership Development
- Level(s) of Study: Professional / Short course
Available at no cost to eligible individuals (see criteria below).*
- Start Date(s): 5 October 2023
- Duration: 3 Sessions
- Study Mode(s): Short course
- Campus: City Campus
Please note: This course is delivered through the Reskill & Recover project, which is part funded by the European Social Fund. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is pleased to offer free (fully funded) places on this course to support employees of small and medium businesses that are based in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire.
The course, is a practical 3-day development programme, led by Dr Anne Cockayne (Senior Lecturer), Rakesh Sondhi (Lecturer) and Dawn Smitten (Industry Skills Coach) at Nottingham Business School. The course is for anyone who manages a diverse team and wishes to maximise the benefits of diversity, optimise their own diverse strengths and improve inclusion in their own organisations.
Session 1: Thursday 5 October 2023, 9.30 am 4.30 pm
Session 2: Thursday 12 October 2023, 9.30 am 4.30 pm
Session 3: Thursday 19 October 2023, 9.30 am 4.30 pm
How you’re taught
Below you'll find an outline of each session:
(Session Two is not a test of your fitness or physical strength, but we did want you to know you will be moving around and not being behind a desk. Wear something that you feel comfortable in such as casual clothes and trainers. Additionally, the activities are designed to optimise people's strengths regardless of any disabilities, so everyone will have a role to play.)
The individual working in the SME
- Core concepts relating to diversity and inclusion
- Leadership in SMEs: Context and challenges
- Leadership models
- What inclusive leadership is and what it is not
- Exploring each other's differences and using it as a strength
- Assessing bias and barriers to diverse minority progression
Team leadership and self-awareness (active session)
- Putting your learning so far into practice by sharing a work-based experience or topic
- Personal identity
- Leading fully inclusive teams
- Practical learning from group-based exercises requiring multiple and diverse team skills to deliver optimal team performance
- Reflection and learning - to use for the final report
Using diverse strengths and creating inclusion
- Positive psychology
- Reviewing a case study on a business that used diversity as a strength
- Making the business case - selling your ideas to the board
- Peer learning, developing and how to embed inclusion
- Group presentation
- Choosing your topic and writing your report
To be eligible to apply for a place on this course you must be employed by a small or medium business (under 250 employees) in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire.
No previous qualifications or experience is needed to access this course.
If you have any queries about this course, please email: BusinessInclusion@ntu.ac.uk.
If this course is of interest but you or your company do not meet the eligibility criteria for a funded place, please contact us to find out about dates for other occurrences.