Leadership NOW! Programme Successfully Launched

UNIFY and GatenbySanderson are proud to announce the successful start of the Leadership NOW! Programme, following the incredibly popular launch event in November 2020; 41 aspiring ethnically diverse leaders from across the housing sector successfully joined the inaugural cohort for the programme this January.

The programme for new, aspiring and existing leaders, consisting of a series of individual career conversations, workshops, and profiling tools, was developed by UNIFY and GatenbySanderson to improve and accelerate career opportunities for ethnically diverse leaders within the housing sector.      

There was a huge amount of interest in the programme from organisations across the sector, which resulted in an extremely high standard of applications, which far exceed the capacity of the programme; those applicants not successful this time have been automatically placed into the waiting list for a second cohort which we hope to launch this Summer.    

Our 41 successful applicants have already undertaken their first one-to-one career conversations and taken part in the first of a series of group workshops, all of which will take place between February and July.     

We would like to thank UNIFY members, the Chief Executives, Chairs, HR leaders, and others from around the housing sector, who championed the programme and helped generate the huge interest, and resulting applications, that made the inaugural programme launch such a success. We hope to receive their continued support as part of the alumni network and affinity groups, that will launch upon completion of the programme in July, as well as supporting the launch of the second cohort this Summer.     

Further details about the programme can be found here

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