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Leadership Academy Programme

DR UK Leadership Academy - New Online Programme for 2021 - Now Recruiting

Disability Rights UK’s Leadership Academy is a career development programme for people in employment living with a disability or health condition. Each year since 2015 a range of employers have supported their disabled employees to attend the programme.

More than 80% of participants have gone on to achieve new promotion opportunities, joined committees or disability networks and reported an increase in their confidence, motivation and self-belief. The programme challenges limiting beliefs, real and perceived barriers, and has the ultimate aim of removing obstacles for their career development aspirations. 

Here's what some of our many delegates had to say:

“I applied for and successfully secured a place on the DRUK Leadership Academy Programme. I was successful in securing a temporary leadership position within my then team. I started with the Leadership Academy Programme and within 4 months, I had managed to negotiate a full-time position as a team leader.”

“While this course is set over a relatively short period of time, for me, the ‘learning curve’ was steep in places, which is exactly what I wanted. Learning about models of human interaction and how to get the best from diverse teams has been hugely valuable, learning that an impairment can be seen as an alternative way of looking at a challenge.  Identifying solutions as part of a diverse team has really added to my confidence as an active participant within my organisation as it grows, develops and improves”.

We’re now recruiting delegates for a new cohort starting in 2021, which this year we anticipate will be delivered online for the first time. If you’d like to apply or find out more, or you are an employer or manager and feel one of your colleagues would benefit from participating, please contact  

Katrina Morris, Leadership Academy Executive

Tel:     020 3687 0778 

Email: Katrina.morris@disabilityrightsuk.org