The National Leadership Association for Young Black Men and Women

Every person should be able to fulfil their potential at work, regardless of their background, identity or circumstance. But we know that isn’t the case currently. Black and minority ethnic (BME) individuals in the UK are both less likely to get in and get on in the workplace compared with their white counterparts. One in eight of the working-age population is from a BME background, yet they occupy only one in sixteen of top management positions. You just have to look at the make-up of UK boards to know there’s a significant problem with racial inequality”. 

Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE- Developer

About Us

Aimed, primarily at professional black men and women in their twenties and thirties, the National Leadership Association as three main aims:

1. Personal advancement 

Encouraging and supporting the advancement of young black professionals to positions of board directors, CEOs, senior leaders, middle leaders and managers.

2. Impacting on society

Equipping young black professionals with the tools to positively impact their workplace and society at large

3. Future leaders

Building the talent pipeline of the current and next generation of Black leaders.


Leadership Coaching and Mentoring Schemes

We provide leadership coaching and mentoring opportunities for young black professionals

Our mentoring programmes are designed to provide young black professionals with guidance, support and insights from experienced black executive leaders who understand the challenges that professionals face in the UK. The mentors take a holistic approach to career development.  Our coaching programme seeks to improve the performance of young black leaders in their workplace.

Both our mentoring programmes and our coaching programmes are of six months duration.  They are mainly delivered in small groups, thus enabling mentees to gain insights from the mentor as well as from their peers. This supports and develops diversity of thinking, practice and understanding.

If you are interested in either becoming a mentor or a coach or to join our mentoring programme please contact us.

Leadership Training Courses

Our leadership training courses equips young black professionals with the skills and competences to be effective leaders



Some of the unique features of our training courses is that they are of cultural relevance and    draw on  invaluable  biblical principles of leadership.

We provide training in all levels of leadership: Governance, Executive leadership, Middle leadership and Management

Please download our Information Pack and Application Form for the dynamic leadership against the odds

Leadership Conferences

Our leadership conferences provide a unique opportunity for young black leaders to hear from successful leaders, gain invaluable insight into their experiences, and provide networking opportunities for our delegates.

Our conferences aim to open channels of opportunity for delegates to connect with likeminded professionals and form supportive networks.

This simulate fresh thinking and fine-tune delegates leadership agenda and allow for further opportunities to attend workshops which are most relevant to them. 

To register your interest please fill in our enquiry form

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