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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 2022 will be taking place through a mix of online and in-person sessions, starting from 13 July 2022. The programme consists of seven workshops and individual one-to-one sessions spread over a few months. Please check the details below for dates and timings, and information on whether a session will be online or in person.

Please use the application form to apply for a place on the programme. The deadline for applications has been extended to Tuesday 21 June 2022.

In 2022, we are running a new progamme called IMPACT for Managers alongside the IMPACT programme. The aim of IMPACT for Managers 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 - 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 contact Cynthia So and Kani Kamara at All conversations are confidential.

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 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 (online) 13 July 2022, 10:00 – 13:00
Workshop 2 – Leadership vs management | Cultural leadership (online) 20 July 2022, 10:00 – 13:00
Workshop 3 – Overcoming personal barriers | Johari Window | Iceberg Model | Career anchors (online) 27 July 2022, 10:00 – 13:00
Workshop 4 – Career pathways (online) 4 August 2022, 10:00 – 13:00
Workshop 5 – Assertive communication (online) 16 August 2022, 10:00 – 13:00
Workshop 6 – Presentation skills (online) 23 August 2022, 10:00 – 13:00
Workshop 7 – Leadership communication skills and practising difficult conversations with Dramatic Improvement (in person) 7 September 2022, 09:30 – 16:30
Graduation preparation session (likely to be in person, TBC) 14 September 2022, 10:00 – 11:30
IMPACT graduation (likely to be in person, TBC) 21 September 2022, 13:00 – 14:30
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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

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