StellarHE builds on 21st-century leadership models and thinking to further leverage the effectiveness of Diverse Leaders as they progress into senior management positions across Higher Education

The focus of StellarHE

The programme places authenticity and diversity as a distinct leadership strength at the core of leadership that delivers lasting impact and results. It blends a variety of learning approaches including leadership diagnostics, facilitated dialogue, experiential activities, reflective practice and coaching. 

Fast-paced and interactive the programme is packed with alternative ways of looking at and activating a leadership style and approach critical to career success within the HE sector and is full of practical strategies and innovative tools that can be implemented immediately. 

Potential participants

StellarHE is targeted at BAME individuals who aspire to senior leadership positions in Higher Education. It is aimed at Professional Support Staff, Academics and Researchers at a middle to senior management level.


Readiness to embark on an experiential leadership programme and availability to participate in all activities are key criteria for participation on the programme.


StellarHE provides participants with the opportunity to:


strategies to manage their careers and prepare effectively for promotion opportunities


the nature of power and develop narrative skills to communicate the strength of their leadership


and balance personal leadership style with the demands of their respective institutions without compromising authenticity 


leadership in the context of the changing world of Higher Education


to manage organisational politics and build relationships to achieve both professional and personal goals

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The deadline for applications is 28 January 2022- secure your place today!


collaboratively to create a legacy of sustainable change in the HE sector 


the impact of being a minority in a majority culture & develop strategies for success 


Participation in the StellarHE programme is supportive of working towards and sustaining the Race Equality Charter and broader diversity and inclusion objectives. Other benefits to participating Higher Education Institutions include: 

a successful targeted intervention to address under-representation of BAME leaders in management

potential increase in the size and diversity of the senior management talent pool

access to a powerful cross-sector network of BAME leaders enhancing the strategic linkages and relationships between Institutions. 

Information on

the diversity practice


StellarHE is designed and delivered by The Diversity Practice,  an organisational and leadership development consultancy with a wealth of experience of working in and with Higher Education Institutions to consistently shape and influence their thinking, understanding and application of the critical link between strategy, leadership, diversity & inclusion, organisational culture and performance. 

Across Higher Education, the NHS and other sectors we’ve built a strong reputation for high impact learning interventions that constructively challenge the traditional approach to diversity; and engage leaders from across the whole diversity spectrum in critical, candid conversations that result in sustainable change in their leadership and career advancement, and the development of high performing inclusive organisations. 

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