Board EDI Development Programme

Equity, diversity and inclusion have become a top priority for many NGO Boards, but some trustees are unsure where to start.

This programme will give those trustees the skills, knowledge and confidence to shape and drive a strategic and systemic approach to change on equity, diversity and inclusion.

What will the programme involve?

The programme consists of four sessions which will take place over Zoom.


  • Session 1 (10 December 2021, 14.00 – 18.00 GMT): Understanding the context for international agencies as this relates to equity, diversity and inclusion, and identifying the core questions trustees should be asking of themselves and their organisation
  • Session 2: (11 February 2022, 14.00 – 18.00 GMT): Understanding key terms and concepts on equity, diversity and inclusion, learning about the new diversity and inclusion principle in the charity code of governance how these apply to your organisation and your role as a trustee
  • Session 3 (1 April 2022, 14.00 – 18.00 BST): Learning how to develop a journey of change on equity, diversity and inclusion for your organisation
  • Session 4 (10 June 2022, 14.00 – 18.00 BST): Learning how to put theory into practice

Following each session, participants will do private “homework” to apply what you will learn to your own organisation. This could involve seeking input from fellow board members or staff, assessing relevant data from your organisation, or developing plans and ideas for your own organisation.
Each participant will also be paired with a fellow participant so you can support each other throughout the programme.

What does it cost?

This is a pilot programme, and as such, there will a charge of £75. We will also be asking participants to provide in depth feedback which will be used to report to funders and might be used to market future programmes.

What will the programme require of me?

Places are limited to no more than ten participants, therefore we ask that you only apply if you can commit to:

  • All four sessions (see dates above)
  • Being a buddy for a fellow programme participant (working in ways that you agree between you)
  • Carrying out “homework” tasks that will help you apply what you learn to your own organisation. Typically, these homework tasks will take up to half a day. Homework can be done at your own pace and at a time that suits you, but the tasks will need to be completed before the following session.

Who is teaching and facilitating the programme?

Srabani Sen, founder of Full Colour, qualified coach specialising in working with executive leaders.

Lena Bheeroo, engagement and equity manager supporting organisations to build anti-racist practices and inclusive cultures.

How do I apply?

Sign up here

The applications are now closed.