Developing Deaf and Disabled Leaders for the future
Launch of the report on our pilot programme to support Deaf and Disabled leaders
From August 2019 to December 2020 we piloted a leadership training and development programme funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.
DDPOs face significant challenges in “bringing on” new Deaf/Disabled leaders or accessing leadership development programmes that are accessible and right for DDPOs. In response, we designed a leadership programme to trial with 10 Deaf/Disabled people who had shown an interest or potential for leadership. Using “human centred design” theories and techniques, we supported participants to identify their own leadership development goals and work practically on leading a change (with coaching and training). Together we analysed what support was most effective in achieving leadership success.