Imperial College London’s Equality Diversity and Inclusion Centre realising the talent of BAME leaders.

IMPACT stands for Imperial Positive About Cultural Talent, our talent development programme for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff.

IMPACT focuses on helping staff who wish to further their careers at Imperial by developing and fine tuning both new and existing skills and talents, by utilising their different cultural approaches, and setting themselves SMART objectives to advance their careers.

The IMPACT programme attempts to address some of the issues still faced by some BAME staff. Statistics show that the majority of staff of minority ethnic origin still occupy lower level positions despite possessing qualifications and skill sets equivalent to those of none minority origin. IMPACT guides individuals to take responsibility for their own careers and help them to develop strategies to overcome barriers that they may face. A key element of the programme is mentorship from senior leaders within the business, who gain an insight into delegate’s roles and aspirations.

2016 has seen the third cohort of IMPACT delegates at Imperial College. We are also delighted to be working with London School of Economics to develop their equivalent, the CADET programme. IMPACT has been nominated for BITC’s Race Equality Developing Talent Award alongside other key players in this area.

Imperial College London’s Equality Diversity and Inclusion Centre proud to be a leader and realising the talent of BAME leaders.