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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

£3,500 + VAT per participant

Application deadline: Wednesday 3rd June 2021

Delegate Launch Event: 15th July 2021

Module One
Self-Reflection: 6th September 2021
Tools to Succeed: 10th September 2021
Action Learning Set: 21st September 2021

Module Two
Your Career, Your Way: 7th October 2021
Strategic Networking: 12th October 2021
Myths of Politics and Power: 12th October 2021
Action Learning Set: 19th October 2021

Mid-Point Role Model Event: 1st November 2021

Module Three
Authentic Leadership: 8th November 2021
Impact and Influence: 12th November 2021

Closing Event: 26th November 2021

Accelerate Brochure

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Accelerate Nomination Form

Download the application form


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