Developing new and aspiring leaders from ethnically diverse backgrounds

This programme has been co-designed with members of various Networks across the system together with Mitzi from Wyman Associates and Enact Solutions. The purpose of the programme is to offer support to ethnically diverse staff to help release your leadership capabilities. It will enable you to channel resilience, ensure your presence has impact and gravitas and support your wellbeing as you progress.

The programme is open to all ethnically diverse staff, including white and non-white European who are in a new line manager/supervisor /team leader role or those preparing to step up into a leadership role in the very near future.

Mitzi tells us more about the programme in this video.

Please note that there are seven workshops and not six as stated in the video.  

Hear from some colleagues who have completed the programme in this video.

The workshops

Using a the SDI tool to understand Core motivations, strengths and conflict triggers.

Date: 29 September 2022

Delivered by: Francesca Pingarelli

Identify qualities & behaviours that define you as a leader & becoming confident to express this.

Date: 5 October 2022

Delivered by: Mitzi Wyman & Associates

An introduction into the Thinking Environment (Kline) – a way of thinking that is inherently inclusive.

Date: 25 October 2022

Delivered by: Mitzi Wyman & Associates

Explore psychological reframing that can help to form positive self believe and overcome stigma.

Date: 3 November 2022

Delivered by: Enact Solutions

Exploration of practical skills and human dynamics at play in any negotiation.

Date: 29 November 2022

Delivered by: Enact Solutions

Explore the complexity of decision making in the real world. Includes a review of current NHS structures.

Date: 7 December 2022

Delivered by: Mitzi Wyman & Associates

Create a vision of our designed future that reflects you career aspirations.

Date: 23 January 2023

Delivered by: Enact Solutions & Mitzi Wyman & Associates 

“This has been inspirational and motivational.  Love this course as it has provided me with a safe environment”
“All of the facilitators were wonderful and inclusive”
“I loved listening to everyone’s journeys”
“I really liked the course, I was surprised by a lot of what I learnt – I would not change a thing.  I will miss it”

Register interest

This year’s Beyond Difference programme is now underway. To register your interest for the next cohort, planned to take place in 2023, please email

Our Dorset Development Hub

A free dedicated training and development hub.

The Our Dorset Development Hub opened in April 2019. We have a beautiful space in West Moors to host health and social care meetings as well as development sessions for staff across Dorset.

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