A revolutionary programme designed to ignite the capability and confidence of individual board members, while also enhancing the effectiveness of both the board and the organisation as a whole.
Inspiring and empowering people, promoting equality, diversity and opportunity for all.
While EDI policies play an important role in setting guidelines and expectations and
ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, EDI strategies go beyond this to
foster EDI on a much broader scale.
HDN supports organisations, individuals, and communities in addressing inequality and embracing diversity through training, consultancy and mentoring.
HDN’s Mentoring programmes can contribute to a wide range of organisational strategies and objectives around learning and development, diversity, inclusion and talent management.
HDN's Board Trainee Programme attracts diverse talent from non-traditional backgrounds, fostering a pipeline of talent for diverse board positions through a two-year development scheme.
Our Board Excellence Programme helps new and potential Board members to develop their expertise and strategic thinking around current challenges, risk and regulatory requirements.
HDN specialises in providing in-house training on topics relating to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). Our training is specifically designed with housing professionals in mind, and can be delivered for organisations of any size.
Our highly skilled and specialist Associates can provide customized and comprehensive support to your organisation.
Diversity Network Accreditation (DNA) is a forward-thinking outcome-based accreditation framework which provides an independent, robust, and comprehensive assessment of how your organisation is engaging with equality, diversity, and inclusion.
At HDN we aim to share best practice to support those working to address inequality and celebrate diversity. We provide members with a wide range of resources, webinars and information about good practice.
As HDN and our partners have said before and no doubt will say again, while culture may eat strategy for breakfast, you need both to succeed. We recommend that housing organisations have them as a way of mapping their direction of travel and assessing progress. But what do the strategies currently out there actually say? […]
October brings with it a chance to reflect on the diverse histories of our citizens of African or Caribbean decent and celebrate the achievements of black members of the community here in the UK. The month has been marked here for over three decades and, this year, the theme is: ‘Celebrating our Sisters, Saluting our […]
Recently, I had the opportunity to attend an insightful event focused on the pressing issue of damp and mould in housing. Hosted by the Housing Diversity Network (HDN), this event brought together housing associations to discuss the challenges, solutions, and implications of damp and mould problems in residential properties. Today, I’ll share with you some […]
The mentoring programme helped me to develop effective communication skills as Connor acted as a role model and displayed desired behaviours in which I have adapted into role and everyday life. The programme aided me in developing my confidence, becoming more assertive to challenging complex situations and expanded my professional network.
I'm a lot more confident in my ability as a Board Member now, than I was 18 months ago when I was starting this journey.
I think a massive part of that was the mentoring I had as part of the programme. My mentor was a 'rock' throughout the whole process and we still meet up, beyond the HDN programme. They've been great at helping me - by discussing issues and working through things together - they've been amazing.
My Strengthscope feedback was really good and there is so much content in the programme.
Overall, I've taken a lot out of the Board Excellence Programme.
Very informative and provided some new perspectives and actions on how to make further improvements
A great day! A sensitive subject well facilitated making participants feel at ease and able to engage
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