Following the insights generated from ‘The Middle’ research conducted by Delta and the Black British Business Awards in 2017, Delta was commissioned to design and deliver a cross-company Talent Accelerator programme in 2018. The 7th programme will begin in Autumn 2023.
Eye-opening and refreshing to learn, discuss and engage with other Future Talents that are minority ethnic
We adapted our Inclusion Ecosystem© to create a selective, ‘taster’ style solution for this cross-company programme. Our approach is evidence-based. We work with a collaborative network of leaders, individuals and teams across multiple organisations, to introduce them to skills and knowledge to practice inclusive behaviours and work towards building equitable systems.
The aims of the programme are:
- To help organisations kickstart their work to diversify progression of high potential Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic professionals from ‘the middle’ to the top of their organisations.
- To introduce Inclusion Ecosystem© stakeholders to key concepts to start them on their journey to build inclusive and representative talent pipelines in their businesses.
We worked with:
- Mid-career minority ethnic professionals across 15 companies
- Line managers
- Executive Sponsors
- HR, D&I and L&D support from each organisation
The programme is composed of workshops for stakeholder groups, ‘shared’ workshops of more than one group, and Delta Action Circles.
At a glance…
Our rigorous evaluation process involves pre and post-workshop participant responses and tracking participant career outcomes. All evaluation data shows clear evidence of behaviour change and skills gained across participants’ companies because of the programme, and positive career outcomes for participants.
mid-career talent accelerator delegates and ecosystem participants.
countries represented in the 2022 cohort.
tier-1 participating organisations.
Don’t take it from us, take it from our clients.
Informal but formal, safe but challenging, raising awareness within one’s own self
I have definitely acquired skills that I am already starting to apply in my day-to-day and I am also sharing with others at work
This course has provided me with practical solutions and strategies to enhance my career progression. I will be reviewing the course learnings to be sure to implement them in my day-to-day working and to use them as a tool or discussion point in meetings and one–to-ones with managers.
I think the course was useful in helping me become more intentional about my career journey. The skills I learnt will certainly help me to do this and work towards my vision
I have been proactive in scheduling regular touchpoints with mentors and stakeholders. I am speaking openly about my ambitions and asking for support where I need it. This action has supported me in getting a promotion because my sponsor and mentor were then able to advocate for me when I wasn’t in the room
I have already started to change my mind set about my career. I am feeling emboldened by the skills I have gained and have a clearer mindset about how to navigate areas of my career which I wasn’t doing as much of before (conflict management, political structure). I’m being more deliberate and strategic about making myself visible to the people who matter within my organisation. I’m also regularly checking in with myself to make sure I don’t self-sabotage through behaviours relating to imposter syndrome
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