The AHPF wide Leadership Programme: supporting BAME members

The Allied Health Professions Federation has been discussing practical ways to address the issues raised recently as part of the Black Lives Matter movement. Each professional body has made its own statement or commitment to address equality and the ongoing racism that our BAME members face on a daily basis.

The leaders of all the AHP professions have been discussing what we collectively could do and agree that one area of focus for all of us is increasing BAME representation within the governance structures of our organisations.

As a result, we have agreed to fund places on the Future Leaders Programme developed by the British Dietetic Association which has been Approved by the Institute of Leadership and Management.

This programme covers strategic corporate issues such as finance, governance, leadership skills, risk management and many other aspects that will help prepare you to become more involved in your association.

The programme is free to successful applicants. The time commitment is estimated to be around 50-60 hours spread over approximately a 6 month period. There will be mainly online learning with others, some of it during the week, but expectation that some of the learning is self-directed in your own time.

If successful, you will join a mixed cohort of BAME and non-BAME colleagues.

A link to the programme: Future Leaders Programme promotional information

Core Module dates for 2021

Professional Association Governance Session 1:

Mornings of Thursday 22 April, Wednesday 16 June and Tuesday 12 October.

Professional Association Governance Session 2:

Mornings of Wednesday 12 May, Thursday 15 July and Wednesday 20 October

Leadership and Personal Development:

Mornings of: Wednesday 28 April, Wednesday 2 June and Wednesday 10 November

Finance and Risk for Professional Association leaders:

Mornings of: Tuesday 11 May, Tuesday 15 June and Wednesday 13 October

Equalities, Diversity and Inclusivity in the context of Association Leadership:

Mornings of: Tuesday 13 April, Wednesday 30 June and Tuesday 28 September

All modules will run from around 9.30am to 1pm

Future Leader Programme applicants must be available for one of the three dates that each module is run. Attendance is required for only one of the date options but satisfactory completion of the Programme is dependent on attending each module during the year. It would assist in planning for the modules if your availability (if known) is provided as part of the application process.

How to apply

Application is by a CV and letter, setting out why you want to complete the programme and what you would like to contribute to your professional association once you have completed it. Please send your CV and letter to info@ahpf.org.uk

The deadline for applications is Friday 12 February 2021.

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