Our Programmes

Upon was made for both Aspiring & New Directors of Children’s Services. Learn more about how we can support you throughout your journey below.

The Aspirant Directors Programme – what to expect

Starting in late November 2020 and running until June 2021, the first Upon Programme will welcome around 20 Aspirant Directors.

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New Directors Programme

The delivery of the programme will be a blend of virtual and face to face learning – subject to COVID-19 arrangements. And don’t worry, we’ll make sure there are a mix of activities so you’re not glued to a screen and you get to take advantage of the informal interactions that you would benefit from during a residential programme.

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Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Leaders

We believe the future of Children’s Services is one of diversity, acceptance, and equal opportunities for all. There are some outstanding role models for all of us amongst the world’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic leaders but we know that there remain barriers to progression which are long standing in this sector and others. To help achieve greater diversity of leaders, Upon will be providing specific support for aspiring leaders, new Directors and employers, to help address some of the barriers to progression which are long standing in this sector and others. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Leaders.

We are working with existing leaders from our Black and Asian Leadership Initiative along with other senior leaders, to develop our approach. If you are not already involved in this work and would like to know more, please contact us at upon@thestaffcollege.uk


Up for it?

All we need you to do at this stage is let us know you’re interested in finding out more. No long-winded forms to fill in, just some top level information for us to base an informal, exploratory conversation upon.

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