NHS Yorkshire & the Humber Leadership Academy

Supporting your leadership journey


Coaching for Inclusion Programme

Date: 06 November 2019

Time: 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM

Duration: 1 day 7 hours 30 minutes

Venue: Leeds


Coaching & Mentoring

Leadership Dimensions:

Coaching for Inclusion Programme

Coaching is one of the most powerful leadership development interventions an organisation can deploy.  The NHS Leadership Academy want to harness this power to make a meaningful difference to diversity and inclusion within the NHS by recruiting 300 committed and ambitious coaches to develop as a Coach who has specialised in inclusion.

This work will support the Building Leadership for Inclusion (BLFI) strategy, Talent Management strategy and the National Coaching and Mentoring strategy. The driver behind the BLFI strategy is the notion that the thinking and approaches from the past have not taken us far enough when it comes to inclusion within NHS leadership opportunities and progression. We need to do something radically different, we need to tackle inequality in a very different way than we have in the past, only by working together can we improve.

Through this programme, as an inclusion coach, you will be trained to deploy powerful coaching interventions with participants on our positive action programmes (Stepping Up and Ready Now), and underrepresented groups through Local Leadership Academy (LLA) registers throughout the country.  This will enable the coachees you work with to:

  • Progress into more senior roles
  • Impact systems for greater levels of inclusion
  • Ensure that other black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) and under-represented groups can climb the ‘snowy white peaks’ of the NHS (Kline, R. 2014).

The work doesn’t stop there. You will work with the Academy and National Coaching and Mentoring Collaborative (NCMC) to ensure diversity and inclusion is at the core of our strategy, delivery plans and offer. More importantly, as a coaching practitioner, you will really challenge the ‘old ways of thinking and behaving’.  You will work within the system, in transformational ways, to create a social movement for cultural change to support the evolution of a system that reflects the interests of all.

Apply now for the cohort taking place in Leeds, and see further information about the programme on the NHS Leadership Academy website (linked above).