CULTURAL COMPETENCE. PROMOTING LEADERSHIP & ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE

By Meera Spillett, Associate, The Staff College.

Following on from the previous Think Piece, this paper suggests that there exists a uniting concept, that when effectively applied, can become a powerful tool for whole organisational and individual change, potentially creating the context for increased equity in the workplace and ultimately leading to improved service provision for diverse communities. Underpinned by the concept of Cultural Competence, organisations can create the conditions to receive and support more Black leaders, helping Black staff and leaders to survive and thrive within their roles and address the barriers that sadly still exist for Black staff in achieving primary leadership roles. In addition using this approach can make their commissioning and service delivery more suitable for all those diverse groups within local communities, endowing practitioners with the skills to more appropriately meet the needs of all.

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In conjunction with this publication the Staff College will be offering the opportunity to join a virtual discussion with the author, Meera Spillett, on this topic. We are accepting expressions of interest to join this WebEx via: hello@thestaffcollege.uk. Further details will be released in due course.