IMPACT development programme video

Hear from past IMPACT delegates about the programme

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

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 BAME staff. Statistics show that the majority of BAME 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 2021 will be taking place online, starting from 14 July 2021. The programme consists of six workshops and individual one-to-one sessions spread over a few months. All workshops will be delivered online from 10am – 1pm. Please use the application form at the bottom of this page to secure your place on the programme. The deadline for applications is Friday 25 June 2021.

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 six 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.
IMPACT workshop schedule
Workshop 1 – What is IMPACT? | Culture and intersectionality | Initial goal setting 14 July 2021, 10am – 1pm
Workshop 2 – Leadership vs management | Cultural leadership 21 July 2021, 10am – 1pm
Workshop 3 – Overcoming personal barriers | Johari Window | Iceberg Model | Career anchors 28 July 2021, 10am – 1pm
Workshop 4 – Assertive communication 4 August 2021, 10am – 1pm
Workshop 5 – Career pathways 11 August 2021, 10am – 1pm
Workshop 6 – Presentation skills 18 August 2021, 10am – 1pm
Graduation preparation session 15 September 2021, 10am – 11:30am
IMPACT graduation 22 September 2021, 1pm – 2:30pm
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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