Diversity on boards a major theme of government policy for several years. Evidence suggests diverse boards make for more effective boards and better performing companies. Lack of diversity can embed cognitive and cultural biases that narrow our outlook and damage performance. Our leadership programme concentrates on making future pension industry leaders more aware of the need to champion greater diversity in the workplace and provides the skills to support this aim.
While many working within the pensions industry acquire technical expertise and excel in their choice of discipline, smaller numbers become industry leaders or develop an industry profile. The Diverse Leadership programme is also designed to enhance personal impact and professional standing within the pensions industry. Participants work on real-life issues from their own workplace to develop their leadership, influencing and decision-making skills.