Welcome to the world of Black and Minority Ethnic Development! This is a highly innovative one-stop shop for Black and Ethnic Minority development scheme that enhances individual, organizational, community and national economic growth.
Petunia Thomas strategically lays out expertly structured and unique frameworks that support Black and Ethnic Minority development and progression in workplace.
Black and Ethnic Minority Talent Programme
Career Sponsorship Programmes
Bespoke Training & Workshops
Petunia Thomas is an experienced, skilled and highly professional facilitator with over twenty five years of expertise working with senior leaders in business.
She designs and delivers high quality, tailored and effective programmes: Black and Ethnic Minority Career Development, Reverse Mentoring and Sponsorship Programmes, as well as Board and Executive level D&I Workshops.
Inclusive Leadership for Culture Change
Race Fluency for Boards, Executive Teams & Managers
These sessions provide a safe, supported, confidential environment for senior leaders and managers to explore, share and learn in order to prepare for and engage in conversations about race and ethnicity without feeling awkward. They will also explore how structural and systemic issues of race in society permeate the office and workplace, and develop a personal, practical and organisational action plan to contribute to eradicating them.
With a supportive style, yet `stretching` us, Petunia was able to engage and work effectively with our senior leaders embarking on a new programme with a different approach. She was also great at connecting with our diverse talent who were extremely positive about their training and coaching sessions with her.
We’ve been working with Petunia for over two years, and I have to say, that she has turned around the concept of mentoring in our firm. Reciprocal mentoring has now become something of a flagship programme.
The set up for our first reverse mentoring programme, expertly managed by Petunia, was both a productive and enjoyable learning experience that delivered results for us. Members of our Exec team engaged personally, gaining new and deeper insights from colleagues in under-represented groups, and we have since embedded the key learnings and insights from the programme to help further our D&I work and strategy across the organisation.