Our Future Leaders of Nottingham programme has beat off competition from 24, 584 nominations to make it through to the shortlist of just 124 – in this year’s National Diversity Awards. It’s been shortlisted for its contribution to equality, diversity and inclusion in the UK.
We deliver the citywide Positive Action programme in partnership with Nottingham City Council, Nottingham City Homes, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Communities Inc, Futures Advice, Skills and Employment and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Now in its third year, Future Leaders of Nottingham aims to make leadership in the city more diverse and representative, across the private, public and voluntary sectors, by discovering and developing future leaders from identified under-represented groups including race, ethnicity, disability and sexuality.
The programme identifies and develops people with leadership potential, rather than simply managerial experience. It’s free for individuals, as places are paid for by the participants’ employers, so there’s no financial barrier to taking part. Through the programme, Nottingham’s Future Leaders get the chance to experience leadership at the highest level, while gaining the knowledge and skills to become a transformational leader, through masterclasses, mentoring, coaching and peer networks.
We’ll find out if we’ve won at the award finals on 14 September at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral, where representatives from Future Leaders of Nottingham will join other shortlisted community organisations and role models, in a celebration of British diversity.
The National Diversity Awards are the largest of their kind in the country, so this is great news for diversity in Nottingham!
Find out more about the Future Leaders of Nottingham programme
Find out more about the National Diversity Awards