Introducing IMPACT

IMPACT stands for Imperial Positive About Cultural Talent. It is a talent development programme for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff.

IMPACT focuses on helping staff who wish to further their careers at Imperial by developing and fine tuning both new and existing skills and talents, by utilising their different cultural approaches, and setting themselves SMART objectives to advance their careers.

The IMPACT programme attempts to address some of the issues still faced by some BAME staff. Statistics show that the majority of staff of minority ethnic origin still occupy lower level positions despite possessing qualifications and skill sets equivalent to those of none minority origin.  IMPACT will help guide individuals to not only take responsibility for their own careers but help them to develop strategies to overcome barriers that they may face.

The key element of IMPACT will be the endorsement of senior leaders, multicultural awareness, and the involvement of managers.

Imperial Positive About Cultural Talent

A video on IMPACT, produced for its 2016 Race for Opportunities Award nomination

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Benefits of IMPACT

  • Increased confidence
  • Raised career aspirations
  • Improved cultural competence
  • 1-2-1 Mentoring
  • Able to demonstrate leadership abilities through projects
  • Strategies and support to enhance your careers
  • Networking opportunities with other Imperial staff
  • Support and reviews to help you achieve your career objectives
  • increased awareness of your personal strengths and confidence in your abilities
  • Improved preparation for internal progression or promotion

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IMPACT Dates 2018

Please note:  these are separate workshops. All Workshops must be attended in order to successfully complete the programme and receive the accreditation.

IMPACT Programme
Workshop Dates- (Full Day Sessions)
Workshop 1 - 15th June 2018 - Introduction to IMPACT
 Workshop 2 - 28th June 2018 - Leadership Vs Management
 Workshop 3 - 19th July 2018 - Team Management & Organisational Culture
Workshop 4 -  31st July 2018 - Communication 
 Workshop 5 - 23rd August - Career Skills
Workshop 6 - 6th Septemeber - Assertiveness 
Summary of the table's contents

Action  Learning Set Dates - (Half Day Sessions)
20th June 2018
4th July 2018
25th July 2018
8th August 2018




 Internal  Free
 External  £1750.00
For any queries regarding the costs please email

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How to sign up to the programme

Applications for the 2018 IMPACT programme 2018 are now closed. 

Applications for the 2019 IMPACT programme will be opened when dates are confirmed.

If you are potentially interested in attending IMPACT in the future, or would like to find out more about the programme, please contact the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Centre (EDIC) at