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Stepping Up is about

#Leadership | #Diversity | #Inclusion | #Bristol

Stepping Up Bristol is an award-winning program for excellence in diversity and mentoring.

Welcome to Stepping Up
Diversity Leadership

Stepping Up aims to unlock potential and develop talent while ensuring a fair representation of BAME, disabled people and women in positions of leadership.

The programme has achieved remarkable outcomes in the acceleration of career development and enhancing civic leadership.

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CIPD Award Annoucement

Stepping Up in partnership Bristol City Council have recently been awarded 'Best Diversity and Inclusion Program' and 'Overall Winner' of the CIPD People Management Award 2020 as an example for 'Diversity and Inclusivity at its Best!'

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Stepping Up in the Press

Changing the landscape
of leadership since 2017

since 2017



Paired Mentors

Progress towards a leadership career
with Stepping Up

Confidence Increase

Career Progression

Certfications Delivered

Employer's Statisfaction

Dedicated Mentors

Get the support of a dedicated virtual mentor during the duration of your training

Practical Workshops

Join workshops online (or in person) and develop new leadership skills

Online Training

Access your dedicated e-learning account and learn at your own pace

Stretch Assignments

Undertake an assignment linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Professional Tutors

Get the support of your Professional Tutor. Work with your peers on your learning journey supported by a Career Passport

Prestigious Ceremony

Complete your training and join our prestigious ceremony

Every participant will benefit from an e-learning account to access our educational content, connect with their professional tutors, and other learners

What our participants say about us...

Stepping Up FAQ

Meet the founders of Stepping Up

(Prof) Christine Bamford

Architect, Co-Founder and Programme Director

'' We are committed to change the landscape of diversity of Bristol. We want to embed diversity in its widest form into the DNA of the region. ''

Asher Craig

Co-Founder, Deputy Mayor, Bristol City Council

'' I’m delighted to see this programme move into the next phase of its evolution and take steps to become a permanent fixture of our city offer for as long as it is needed. ''

Stepping Up Team
Dr Jane Lewis – Director of Mentoring  | Debra Newrick – Programme Manager
Elena Carter – Administrator / Digital Design

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