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IMPACT stands for Imperial Positive About Cultural Talent. It is a talent development programme for staff who identify from a minority ethnic group. 

IMPACT helps staff who wish to further their careers by developing and fine-tuning both new and existing skills and talents. IMPACT delegates utilise their different cultural approaches and set themselves SMART career objectives. Key elements of IMPACT are the endorsement of senior leaders, multicultural awareness, and the involvement of managers.

The programme attempts to address some of the issues faced by some minority ethnic staff. Statistics show that the majority of minority ethnic staff occupy lower-level positions despite possessing qualifications and skillsets equivalent to those of none minority origin. IMPACT helps individuals to take responsibility for their own careers and develop strategies to overcome barriers that they may face.

IMPACT 2023 will be taking place through a series of face-to-face sessions, starting from 28 June 2023. The programme consists of six workshops and individual one-to-one sessions spread over a few months. Please check the details below for dates and timings. Dates and timings are still provisional and subject to change.

Alongside IMPACT, we run a programme called IMPACT for Managers. The aim is to build contemporary managerial knowledge, and a toolkit of techniques for embedding race-inclusion into everyday management practices.

IMPACT sessions are separate from IMPACT for Managers sessions, i.e. delegates of IMPACT will not be attending any workshops with their managers.

If you apply for the IMPACT programme and your application is successful, we will invite your manager to take part in the IMPACT for Managers programme. This is a very valuable opportunity for managers to show support while strengthening inclusive leadership skills and diversity confidence. We would strongly encourage you to discuss this with your line manager before you apply. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please email the EDI Centre. All conversations are confidential.

Applications for IMPACT 2023 are not yet open.

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

The programme consists of seven full-day workshops spread over several months. All workshops must be attended in order to successfully complete the programme and receive the accreditation. There are also additional Action Learning Sets you must attend. Please note these dates and timings are still provisional and subject to change.
IMPACT workshop schedule
Workshop 1 – What is IMPACT? | Culture and intersectionality | Initial goal setting 28 June 2023
Workshop 2 – Leadership vs management | Cultural leadership 12 July 2023
Workshop 3 – Overcoming personal barriers | Johari Window | Iceberg Model | Career anchors 19 July 2023
Workshop 4 – Career pathways 26 July 2023
Workshop 5 – Assertive communication 2 August 2023
Workshop 6 – Presentation skills 9 August 2023
Workshop 7 - Leadership communication skills and practising difficult conversations with Dramatic Improvement 30 August 2023
Graduation preparation session 6 September 2023
IMPACT graduation 13 September 2023
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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