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Anti-racist leadership development programme for health and care


Cohort one: September 2024
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£2,500 +VAT
Three modules - five sessions over three-four months

Join us for Activate, an innovative leadership development programme created through the collaboration of brap and The King’s Fund, designed for individuals in management or leadership roles within health and care. This is an essential foundation in anti-racist practice for all leaders who want to create race equality within their organisation.

We recognise that racism persists as a significant barrier to achieving equity in health and care. It shapes the experiences and opportunities of our colleagues from global majority backgrounds on a daily basis. It is time for change, and change is urgent. That is why we are focusing on developing anti-racist leadership in health and care.

Through Activate, you will embark on a journey of discovery through workshops and learning sets led by a diverse team of facilitators from brap and The King’s Fund. You will be supported to explore how you can view situations differently, respond with empathy, and lead with inclusivity.


Mobilised by the enduring injustices of racism for communities, patients and staff in health and care. 


Awake to the different ways racialised thinking creates racialised outcomes in the health and care system.


Committed to fighting racism wherever we find it, including in ourselves.  


Focused on embodied ways of knowing and being as opposed to overly analytical and cognitive problem-solving. 


Modelling accountability for racism, these programme principles and our learning. 


Coalition building for collective anti-racist leadership that is a win-win situation for all marginalised groups. 

What will I learn on the Activate programme? 

During the Activate programme you'll work with facilitators from The King’s Fund and brap to: 

  • understand race, racism and racialised thinking 

  • raise awareness of the role of whiteness in upholding racial hierarchies 

  • navigate the tensions inherent in racial justice work  

  • recognise how the status quo reproduces itself 

  • understand the impacts of racism in health and care. 

Our anti-racism leadership development programme is supported by a handbook that presents the key, foundational ideas and concepts at the heart of the programme with journalling prompts and recommendations for further reading and watching. 

Is the Activate programme for me? 

This programme is designed for anyone working in health and care, who would like to adopt and develop an anti-racist approach to their leadership.  

Programme team

  • Simon Newitt photo

    Simon Newitt

    Senior Consultant
  • Joy Warmington Photo

    Professor Joy Warmington MBE

    CEO, brap
  • Anne Marie Archard Photo

    Anne-Marie Archard

    Senior Consultant
  • Lakshnie Hettihewa Photo

    Lakshnie Hettihewa

    Learning and Therapeutic Lead, brap
  • Julian Walker Photo

    Julian Walker

    Associate Consultant, brap
  • Naseem Farboud photo

    Naseem Farboud

    Programme Co-ordinator


Pricing and dates

Cohort one - London (at The King's Fund)

  • Tuesday 24 September – workshop one, all day 

  • Tuesday 15 October – action learning set one, via Zoom, 1.30–3.30pm 

  • Tuesday 5 November – workshop two, all day 

  • Tuesday 19 November – action learning set two, via Zoom, 1.30–3.30pm 

  • Tuesday 10 December – workshop three, all day 

Price: £2,500

Frequently asked questions

Got a question about the programmes? Go to our frequently asked questions.


Apply now

Complete the Activate application form and one of our programme co-ordinators will be in touch to discuss the next steps.

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