A central aim of the Cultural Leadership Programme is to create a culture of strong leadership through nurturing and support. A particular feature of the Cultural Leadership Programme is to support and encourage diversity in leadership by enhancing the diversity of the Uk’s current and future leaders,
Powerbrokers strand of the Cultural Leadership Programme is based on the conviction that whilst it is essential that people of African, Asian and Caribbean backgrounds are fully represented in the Cultural Leadership Programme, there remains particular areas that require specific interventions to address inherent imbalances within the cultural sectors. Powerbrokers will deliver a programme of activities and events that will bring about tangible benefits to and positive changes in the profile of cultural leaders in the UK. The Leadership Development Days are one of a number of activities developed as part of the Powerbrokers strand of the Cultural Leadership Programme.
Powerbrokers Leadership Development Days have been devised by a team of some of the country’s best facilitators working in business leadership and contemporary culture. Their combined skills and experience have produced a unique range of creative and accessible activities, designed to support leaders that not only extend well beyond the Days themselves, but also represents a connerstone in nurturing and developing dynamic and diverse cultural leaders for the 21st Century
Please note: Applications for the Powerbrokers Leadership Development Days are restricted to people of African, Asian or Caribbean background.
The Powerbrokers strand of the Cultural Leadership Programme is exempt from the Race Relation Act 1976 under sections 351 and 372 . These exemptions allow for discrimination on the grounds of race and are aimed at reducing the under-representation of certain ethnic groups.
1Special needs of racial groups in regard to education, training or welfare.
— Nothing in Parts II to IV of the Act shall render unlawful any act done in affording persons of a particular racial group access to facilities or services to meet the special needs of persons of that group in regard to their education, training or welfare, or any ancillary benefits.
237. Discriminatory training by certain bodies.
— Nothing in Parts II to IV of the Act shall render unlawful any act done in relation to particular work by any person in or in connection with —
(a) affording only persons of a particular racial group access to facilities for training which would help to fit them for that work; or
(b) encouraging only persons of a particular racial group to take advantage of opportunities for doing that work.