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Accelerate programme

Lloyd’s is committed to developing the Black and Minority Ethnic talent in the Lloyd’s market as part of a wider five-part action plan. We know that Minority Ethnic talent is under-represented across the Lloyd’s market and particularly in management and leadership positions.

Shockingly, only 6% of the total top management positions in the UK are held by individuals from Black and Minority Ethnic groups. This small number means that unfortunately many role models simply aren’t visible, and finding leaders who reflect your identity is challenging. This is why, hearing and sharing lived experiences, and meeting inspirational role models is so key to the career progression of talented minority ethnic individuals – accompanied with effective sponsorship and support from managers and their organisations. These are all things this programme provides, alongside peer-to-peer support and a network built on understanding and empowerment.

Delegates taking the Accelerate programme will be able to:

  • Gain key personal skills development related to key areas of self-reflection, managing career and authentic leadership
  • Gain access to senior sponsors from their own organisation
  • Create key networks with other black and minority ethnic talent from across the Lloyd’s market – as well as with a wider Lloyd’s leadership network post-programme

  • 15 Delegates – from both the Corporation and Lloyd’s Market
  • Sponsoring from an Exec sponsor from the delegates organisation
  • Launch events for both delegates and sponsors/line managers
  • DISC psychometrics as well as a 1-1 debrief on the delegates report with a coach
  • 3 key modules, consisting of 7 development sessions
  • 2 action learning sets – where participants will discuss and coach each-other through current situations
  • Midpoint role-model session as well as a closing event
  • A 1hr coaching session for the participant post-programme, tailored to their needs
  • Access to ongoing leadership network events for 1-year post-programme

This programme is aimed at UK based Black and Minority Ethnic talent who are identified as future leaders, within mid-levels of their careers (this may vary according to organisational structures) and are showing commitment to learning and progression. At Lloyd’s as a guide, applications should come from those graded 12 and above, and exceptions to this may apply, as all applications will be considered on merit and sponsorship with agreement from the HR Business Partner.

£3,500 + VAT per participant

Application deadline: Friday 26th November 2021
Delegate Launch Event: 18th January 2022
Sponsor Launch Event: 18th January 2022

Module One
Self-Reflection: 2nd February 2022
Tools to Succeed: 9th February 2022
Action Learning Set: 28th February 2022

Module Two
Your Career, Your Way: 15th March 2022
Strategic Networking: 12th 23rd March 2022

Myths of Politics and Power: 23rd March 2022
Action Learning Set: 6th April 2022

Mid-Point Role Model Event: 28th April 2022
Sponsor check-in Session: 29th April 2022

Module Three
Authentic Leadership: 9th May 2022
Impact and Influence: 16th May 2022

Closing Event: 7th June 2022

Accelerate Brochure

Download the brochure

Accelerate Nomination Form

Download the application form


If you have any questions, please get in contact and direct any questions to Aaron Boyle