Ashay and welcome to Black on Board Online Gold

Black on Board Gold is an interactive governance training service of the highest quality. Designed and delivered by sector leaders and change makers at the top of their game. We recognise that having brilliant people that look like us is key to our success.

With the Black on Board Online Gold programme, you will move through the course with a dedicated cohort and online community. You will be supported by the Olmec Team and by live masterclasses

Our next programme is starting soon.

What is included with Black on Board Online Gold?

13 self-study Units

3 live Black on Board Community training sessions

4 live masterclass sessions

Applying for places masterclass

Monthly newsletter

BoB Community membership

BoB Online Community Membership

Personalised live vacancies


Would you like to join Black on Board Online with your organisation? We are now offering Gold purchase options for organisations. For more information, please contact John Mayford [email protected]

Choose a Pricing Option

Why choose Black on Board Online Gold? 

Gold comes with additional features not included with Silver and Bronze.


1.    Work through the course in a small group

-      Get to know other people on your journey, connect and support each other

2.    Access the Black on Board Online Community

-      Be part of a dedicated online community space with regular support from the Olmec Team
-      Ask questions about governance and promotions as you begin your board journey
-      Share your experiences and challenges with each other as you move through the course and beyond.

3.    Receive personalised live vacancies and a masterclass on applying for places

-      Gold membership gets you personalised board vacancies based on your aspirations and an applying for places live masterclass.

4.    Access more Live Training sessions

-      Including seven Masterclass sessions

Do have any questions? Want to speak to someone?

Call us on: 07872 507489 or 07885 969268. We will get straight back to you

Is it for me? If you are:

·      A person of colour

·      Want to realise your potential

·      Love learning, take responsibility and work hard

The answer is yes.

* Please note that our definition of person of colour includes people of African descent, Asian descent, Latin American, Arabic and dual and multiple heritage.

What does a board member do?


A board is responsible for making sure that an organisation has a clear idea of where it is going and how it plans to get there. Board members have a responsibility to act honestly, exercise reasonable care and skill, whilst performing their necessary tasks on behalf of the organisation.


Anyone can take up a governance position with the right training. We have found that many people are intimidated by the idea of becoming a board member itself. The training demystifies this idea. You don’t have to have a specific qualification or have been a manager first. And there are many types of board and opportunities.

Why Black on Board?

Black on Board addresses Black and Minoritised Communities (BMC) underrepresentation at senior and board level which has been recognised as a damaging across sectors.


The Parker Review found that only 1.5% pf the top 100 FTSE had BMC company directors while McGregor – Smith 2017 review estimated the cost of discrimination in the workplace at an annual 24 billion to the UK economy.

Why Olmec?

We get results. Since 2018 trained 200 people on Black on Board and 150 are now on boards or have been promoted. 


Our team are 85% people of colour, and our board is made of 100% people of colour.

We walk the walk with decision makers at the top that reflect the rich diversity of black and brown British community. 


Our mission statement is race equality through economic and social justice.


Olmec is an award winning social enterprise and provides a training team who are all experienced board members Black on Board has run successfully since 2005.

This course is closed for enrollment.