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Mandala Programme


Supporting the development of BAME staff at Royal Holloway

The Mandala Programme is an innovative, evidence based and paradigm-shifting programme that supports the career and personal development of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff seeking to progress in their career at Royal Holloway. It is facilitated by People Opportunities and consists of a series of workshops all of which participants are expected to attend. 

During this 6 month programme participants will explore:

Career aspirations and options; How to think strategically about creating and accessing opportunities; The strength, resilience and power in participants' personal history and what this means for career development; The participants' authority and presence as a leader and how to become even more impactful through ‘being you skillfully’; How to influence others and develop effective and meaningful relationships in the workplace; future career and personal development as a leader and strategies for achieving success.

If you would further information on the programme please contact Susan Lee (Equality & Diversity Officer at Royal Holloway, tel 01784 414103, susan.lee@rhul.ac.uk). If you are interested in booking a place on the course email OrgDev@rhul.ac.uk.

Participant feedback from Mandala 2018-2019:

"Wow! What an amazing experience. I am so lucky to have experienced this and would further encourage other BAME staff to do so."

"This has been the best course throughout my career and the impact has been immense. Thank you!"

"Mandala has ben exceptional in helping me to grow in confidence, especially due to being in a group of colleagues where everyone is able to share their experiences openly."

"All five sessions were incredibly beneficial. Spending time sharing our journeys, dreams and exploring how to get there has been helpful."

"Mandala has been a truly valuable course and has given me so much more confidence in approaching difficult situations."

"I feel as though I have found my voice and have already implemented this in meetings at work."

People Opportunities Limited is a groundbreaking Leadership Development Consultancy with a global track record in delivering effective strategic, career and personal development for leaders and organisations across all sectors. They are thought leaders in relation to the development of BME leadership and a premier provider of learning for BME staff.

Further Links

Equality and Diversity News

Equality and Diversity Homepage

Cultural Diversity Network

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