The groundbreaking Investing in Diversity training was set up by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens, specifically for practitioners of Black and Global Majority (BGM) heritage. This bespoke leadership programs has been effective due to the personalised approach breaking the legacy of previous ‘colorblind’ leadership programs that have failed to address the barriers that exclude BGM practitioners from achieving a leadership position in education.
This weekend I was delighted to be involved in the Authentic Leader BGM development residential. The programme built on the investing and diversity legacy with a focus on authenticity and the principles of success in leadership. Hosted by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens, on behalf of the BGM leadership development programme, organised by David Hermitt, the CEO of Congleton Multi-Academy Trust .
Being surrounded by influential practitioners of BGM heritage, that have progressed to become CEO’s of MATs, Head Teachers, and OFSTED inspectors was empowering. The event covered topics such as social context, moral purpose and cultural awareness . These are examples of a personalised approach to help BGM practitioners to overcome barriers to promotion.
Current statistics show that only 13% of teachers and 6.9% of senior leaders in England are BGM. The BGM leadership development programme was funded by the National College of Teaching and Learning as an initiative to increase practitioners in leadership positions
Upcoming BGM leadership events;
NUT Black Teachers’ Conference 3- 5th November 2017
NUT Equal Access to Promotion – 24-25 November 2017 – Residential
Diana Osagie Courageous leadership: Keep checking website for new events and dates
Hannah Wilson: Diverse Educators