BAME Co-Mentoring Programme

The programme pairs a BAME member of staff who is a champion for the inclusion agenda with a senior NHS leader in a co-mentoring relationship.

The programme pairs a BAME member of staff who is a champion for the inclusion agenda with a senior NHS leader in a co-mentoring relationship. The overall aim of the programme is for those paired together to establish a mutually beneficial learning relationship. The BAME staff member will experience support from the senior leader and be given an opportunity to share their own experiences. They will also gain skills, knowledge and experience from the senior leader. The senior leader will gain an understanding of the real issues BAME staff are facing, leading to them questioning how inclusive their own actions are and whether their organisation truly has an inclusive culture.

The programme runs 12 months and consist of a number of 4 programme days along with the mentoring pairs being expected to meet on a monthly basis. These montly meetings could take the form of face to face meetings, phone calls, shadowing, development opportunities etc and is to be decided between the mentoring pairs themselves.

Programme days include:

  • Programme Launch Day 
  • Action Learning / Check in Day 1 
  • Action Learning / Check in Day 2
  • Joint Feedback Day 
  • Individual Interviews - via phone

In order to evidence impact and learning participants of the programme will be required to create a presentation in their mentoring pairs in which they will highlight the impact the programme has had for both parties at an organisational level. Individual feedback interviews will also capture learning at a personal level.

For further information on the programme please email eastmidlands@leadershipacademy.nhs.uk