Race, Equity and Leadership

When it comes to leadership diversity, the rationale spans across theoretical arguments, moral obligations and commercial reasoning. However, the lack of racial diversity within public and civil service leadership remains problematically low and presents unique issues. Further, public and civil service sector leaders are increasingly being challenged to be active, equity-aware leaders who can create inclusive environments and set positive examples for their organisations.

This course aims to help participants understand the pervasive barriers, challenges and interconnected forms of
systemic oppression that have implications for current and aspiring non-white leaders. They will learn to recognise structures that perpetuate inequality, address assumptions and challenge perceptions.

At the Civil Service College, we tailor our courses to each attendee’s role and organisation, ensuring that each participant gets the most out of the training. Our courses and trainers are continuously updated and evaluated to ensure that we are always delivering the best service possible.

Key Training Features

Who Can Attend

Learning Outcomes


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Key Training Features:

  • Understanding the context for race, equity and leadership
  • Key research for consideration
  • Intersectionality: what it means and why is it important
  • The role of senior leaders in building a race equity culture
  • Opportunity to learn as a group through engaging discussions

Who Can Attend:

This course applies critical thinking to the issue and is suitable for anyone interested in deepening their understanding of the intersections of race and leadership.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will have the opportunity to explore the intersection of race and leadership and will leave the course with a deeper theoretical and practical knowledge that will help start chart stronger paths to leadership diversity.



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10:00 - 16:00


£595 + VAT


Westminster, London

Face to Face

6 September 2022 Book8

13 December 2022 Book8

In-House Option

This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.


Lead Trainer

Yvonne Lardner

Yvonne Lardner

Yvonne is Head of Group Communications for one of the UK’s largest media and marketing organisations, and is currently undertaking a postgraduate degree in Social Innovation.

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Yvonne Lardner

Yvonne Lardner

As well as being the Head of Group Communications for one of the UK’s largest independent media and marketing organisations, Yvonne Lardner is currently completing a postgraduate degree in Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge where her current primary area of research is race and leadership.

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