Pathway to Board: Supporting BAME individuals to be Board ready

We’re proud today to launch the Pathway to Board project alongside Taff Housing, Cardiff Community Housing, Linc Cymru, and Cadwyn Housing.

Studies undertaken in Wales and England show Boards lack diversity and that diverse Boards perform best. This project is aimed at black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) individuals that will support them to be Board ready. The partnership will address the lack of ethnic diversity on Boards in and outside the housing sector.

The Pathway to Board project is a continuous professional development opportunity. The programme is designed to better equip individuals from minority ethnic communities who have the drive and enthusiasm to contribute to more diverse leadership of an organisation, particularly within the housing sector. Its aim is to provide both practical and theoretical perspective through training in the classroom and observation of board meetings. This will allow individuals to make valuable contributions to their chosen organisation.

This project will ensure that change happens at the top, and straight through to influencing strategic decision making. Pathway to Board is investing in our next generation of Board members. We hope all graduates of the programme will gain a Board position within the housing sector, or outside of it.

As part of the programme the participants will be attending Hafod Board meetings in the role of observers and will also be mentored by members of our board.

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