NHS Yorkshire & the Humber Leadership Academy

Supporting your leadership journey


Apply for the Stepping Up Programme 2019

Date: 02 December 2019

Time: 09:00 AM to 11:59 PM

Duration: 14 hours 59 minutes

Venue: Leeds


Development Programme

Leadership Dimensions:

Apply for the Stepping Up Programme 2019

The Stepping Up programme is a leadership development programme for aspiring black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) colleagues who work within healthcare (the NHS or an organisation providing NHS care).

It aims to create greater levels of sustainable inclusion within the NHS by addressing the social, organisational and psychological barriers restricting BAME colleagues from progressing.

The programme is designed to bridge the gap between where applicants are and where they need to be, to progress into more senior roles. Successful applicants will be empowered to drive forward the inclusion agenda and develop their skills and abilities in order to grow and progress.

The programme fits with the Academy’s wider body of powerful positive action work to promote diversity and inclusion throughout the health service. The ultimate aim is to develop more inclusive leaders at all levels of the NHS.

The Stepping Up programme helps participants to: 

  • Prepare and develop for more senior leadership roles within the NHS
  • Challenge the diverse environment you work in to make transformational change
  • Develop the knowledge, experience and skills to help your organisation create an inclusive culture and also help you to influence change across wider healthcare
  • Empower you to become a role model to help inspire the development and progression of others

Study in Leeds

Applications for intake 5 open on Tuesday 9 July 2019 and will close automatically once full, or six weeks prior to the first day of module 1 for the chosen cohort – whichever happens first.

Please see the available dates to study in Leeds below – further information about Stepping Up and online application is linked above.

Cohort 5.2: Band 5/6

  • Module 1            21 – 22 October 2019, Leeds
  • Module 2            16 – 17 December 2019, Leeds

Cohort 5.6: Band 5/6

  • Module 1            25 – 26 November 2019, Leeds
  • Module 2            8 – 9 January 2020, Leeds

Cohort 5.7: Band 7

  • Module 1            27 – 29 November 2019, Leeds
  • Module 2            14 – 15 January 2020, Leeds

Cohort 5.8: Band 5/6

  • Module 1            2 – 3 December 2019, Leeds
  • Module 2            16 – 17 January 2020, Leeds