Spotlight session: Pathway to board
In this session, Abdi Segulle from Taff Housing will introduce the Pathway to Board project. Linc Cymru, Taff HA, Cadwyn and CCHA work in ethnically diverse communities but this does not translate in their composition of Board Members and/ or staff. The four housing associations, supported by Community Housing Cymru, Tai Pawb and the Race Council Cymru, have formed a project partnership to address the lack of ethnic diversity on Boards in and outside the sector. The partnership has recognised that facilitating change from the top is the first step in organisational transformation. The partnership will establish a Board Member training academy to support a group of ethnically diverse potential Board candidates, resulting in all successfully gaining a Board Member position within the HA sector or outside of it.