IMPACT development programme video

Hear from past IMPACT delegates about the programme

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 skillsets 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.

Applications for IMPACT are now closed - New dates will be released in 2020

If you are interested in attending IMPACT but would like to find out more about the programme, please contact the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Centre:

More information about IMPACT

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

Dates for the next IMPACT Programme

Please note:  each date is a separate workshop.

All workshops must be attended in order to successfully complete the programme and receive the accreditation.

Workshop dates (full day)
 13 June 2019 - Introduction to IMPACT
 26 June 2019 - Leadership Vs Management
 11 July 2019 - Team Management & Organisational Culture
 25 July 2019 - Communication Skills
15 August - Assertiveness
 5 September - Career Skills
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Action Learning Set dates (half day)
20 June 2019
5 July 2019
1 August 2019
22 August 2019

How much does IMPACT cost?

For internal delegates, i.e. Imperial staff, IMPACT is free to attend.

We do accept external delegates on IMPACT, at a cost of £1,750.00.

For any queries regarding the costs please email