Impact Leadership Programme Evaluation

Woodger, David and Ferns, Colette. 2022. Impact Leadership Programme Evaluation. Project Report. Imperial College London, London. [Report]

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This report is both an evaluation of participants who have attended the Impact Leadership Training Programme (ILTP) and a group who are exploring and considering the ILTP. 15 Black and Racial Minoritised staff in total attended three focus groups.

The report highlights several themes; Access to and support from Line Managers to the ILTP, the rationale participants had for choosing the programme, the benefits of participating that included a safe space for being their authentic selves, developing their confidence with those who shared the same institutional experience, the action for change aspect of the programme, positive mentoring and network of people addressing isolation at Imperial College. It identifies improvements and developments to the programme that included; details of the programme the objectives and outcomes, testimonials from previous participants, manager’s involvement in the programme and the dilemmas of deciding on the ILT programme versus mainstream options based on accreditation.

The evaluation of the ILTP provided an opportunity for all those involved in the focus groups to express and explore the racism and discrimination prevalent at Imperial College. This primarily centred around pay and progression obstacles, and also included the culture and experience of working each day at the College. This was evident in the experience each of those involved in the programme of being in a safe space and being free to share their experiences of racism and discrimination –this was replicated in the focus groups. The significance of being able to voice and be acknowledged in these spaces cannot be underestimated.

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Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS)



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06 Jun 2024 16:01

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06 Jun 2024 16:08


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