Black on Board

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Black on Board Training

The Black on Board programme aims to improve the racial diversity on Governing Boards of all kinds of organisation, from civil society and public sector organisations to private sector companies, by delivering professional training that prepares people to become effective Board members.

Black on Board is a community board training programme for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) housing association staff and residents. It is designed to train and mentor candidates to take up board positions. The programme runs over 14 sessions and includes support to identify and apply for board positions. Our focus within the BME community is people of colour including Black, Asian, Latin American, Arabic and migrant and refugee  communities to address under representation of our communities at board level.

Between 2018 and 2020 we will offer 40 places on the programme, and support 30 people into board positions.

What will it cover?

  • Role of the Board
  • Board recruitment and induction
  • Decision making
  • Meeting conduct
  • Governing documents
  • Managing risk
  • Managing performance
  • Strategic and operational planning
  • Applying for places
  • Legal obligations
  • Employing people
  • Managing finance

Who is it for?

Housing association staff from entry level through to senior management level and social housing residents.
We will help your professional development and provide you with
skills, networks and reflective time to grow and progress.

Who will deliver the programme?

The programme is delivered by Olmec, an award winning race
equality organisation.

How do I apply?

For more information please contact:
E: john.mayford@olmec-ec.org.uk
t: 07872 507 489

Other Resources:

Find out more about our Black On Board Community
Donate to our Go Fund Me Fundraiser for Black On Board Community
Become a Member of our Black On Board Community
Come to our P-Funky Reggae Party Fundraiser

Race Equality through economic and social justice