Do you want to be a best in class Diversity & Inclusion practitioner?

The Big Fish Academy logo - Nurturing Diversity and Inclusion TalentThe Big Fish D&I Academy is the one place where you can get D&I training and expert advice aimed at practitioners. W2O Consulting & Training is partnering with Voice At The Table to offer you a comprehensive package of D&I training, webinars and FREE expert interviews so you can have real impact on Diversity & Inclusion.

D&I Training

Our D&I training, webinars and FREE interviews help you to

  • Find out how to have more impact in Diversity & Inclusion

  • Learn to apply the latest tools, tips and techniques that work

  • Build strong connections with people in D&I in an informal setting

The Big Fish Academy Annual Programme (January-December) comprises of:

  • Ten FREE virtual expert interviews

– designed to brief you on the latest on a key D&I topic. Great when you need ideas & inspiration.

  • Four consulting sessions

– one-to-one specific advice on a given topic, when you need someone’s advice for a specific challenge or are looking for a tailored approach.

  • Seven webinars

– a compact overview of key learnings if you are unable to attend a face-to-face session or when you just need a quick overview.

  • Seven training sessions

– face-to-face learning opportunities with time to practice & to network. Perfect when you need to build up skills need ideas and inspiration.

  • FREE online resources

What people say about these events

What a thought provoking and inspiring day. I was truly blown away by the different speakers – they all covered interesting topics and their passion was great! I’m looking forward to the next event!” – Rosie Hutton, HR manager EBRD

“A really well-balanced day, insightful panel contributions and thought-provoking discussions. Feel energised to go back to my senior management team with a strategy and plan!” – Nicky Ormrod, General Counsel at SEGA

“It has been great to hear honest and practical experience of other D&I practitioners, get new insights and bring greater focus to my work” – Jo Stansfield, Global Lead Diversity & Inclusion at Aveva

“The Big Fish Academy has broadened my horizons as to how I can go back to my organisation to help implement change for creating a better gender balance in the next year.” – Bridie Sheldon, Client Director at Hitachi Vantara

Who is it for?

Professionals in Gender Diversity, Gender Equality, Gender Balance and Inclusion, HR Manager, Directors keen to improved gender balance, and anyone keen to learn from others on how to create gender balance.

Training Sessions & Webinars

Please browse our full list of training sessions, webinars and expert interviews running through 2020.

Do let us know what subjects interest you.

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JANUARY 2020

Diversity & Inclusion Strategy: from Ideas to Action

Designing your D&I vision: what is D&I, where are we now, where do we want to be.  Identifying stakeholders. Setting priorities.  Quick wins.

  • TRAINING SESSION: Thursday 16th January, 09:30-13:00
  • WEBINAR: Tuesday 21st January, 12:30-13:30

Contact us for more information and to register your interest.

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MARCH 2020

Diversity & Inclusion: Getting Senior Leaders on board

Linking D&I strategy to business vision and values.  Appealing to hearts and minds.  Addressing major concerns and challenges.

  • TRAINING SESSION: Thursday 12th March, 09:30-13:00
  • WEBINAR: Tuesday 17th March, 12:30-13:30

Contact us for more information and to register your interest.

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MAY 2020

Diversity & Inclusion: Influencing Team Leaders and Middle Managers

Influencing skills, tailoring the business case, nudging, difficult conversations, appreciative enquiry.  Carrot or stick?

  • TRAINING SESSION: Thursday 14th May, 09:30-13:00
  • WEBINAR: Tuesday 19th May, 12:30-13:30

Contact us for more information and to register your interest.

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JUNE 2020

Recruiting for Diversity in Tech & Engineering

Employee branding, gender bilingual advertising, recruitment channels, job descriptions, de-biasing the hiring and selection process, inclusive interviews and assessments.

  • TRAINING SESSION: Thursday 11th June, 09:30-13:00
  • WEBINAR: Tuesday 16th June, 12:30-13:30

Contact us for more information and to register your interest.

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JULY 2020

Developing Skills and Behaviours for an Inclusive Workforce

Selecting and designing impactful programmes, including mentoring, sponsorship, women’s leadership, inclusive leadership and unconscious bias.

  • TRAINING SESSION: Thursday 9th July, 09:30-13:00
  • WEBINAR: Tuesday 14th July, 12:30-13:30

Contact us for more information and to register your interest.

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SEPTEMBER 2020

Creating an Inclusive Culture

Influencing culture and behaviour of leaders, middle managers and employees.  Fostering openness and curiosity; creating safe spaces and dialogue

  • TRAINING SESSION: Thursday 24th September, 09:30-13:00
  • WEBINAR: Tuesday 29th September, 12:30-13:30

Contact us for more information and to register your interest.

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NOVEMBER 2020

My D&I agenda for 2021

Trends and new topics that have impacted the D&I agenda in 2020 and showing you how to incorporate them into existing or new strategy for 2021.

  • TRAINING SESSION: Thursday 12th November, 09:30-13:00
  • WEBINAR: Tuesday 17th November, 12:30-13:30

Contact us for more information and to register your interest.

Expert Interviews - LIVE virtual interviews with Q&A

30th JANUARY 12.30-13.30

What’s new in Diversity & Inclusion

Latest trends, research and topics – Contact us for more information and to register your interest.

 

27th FEBRUARY 12.30-13.30

Closing the Gender Pay Gap

Best case scenarios, effective initiatives – Contact us for more information and to register your interest.

 

26th MARCH 12.30-13.30

Age Diversity: Bridging the Generations in the Workplace

What companies are doing to make the most of the inter-generational workforce. – Contact us for more information and to register your interest.

 

30th APRIL 12:30-13:30

Working with Neuro-Diverse Colleagues

The basics, the research and the trends – Contact us for more information and to register your interest.

 

21st MAY 12:30-13:30

The Future of Work

The meaning behind Flexible/Agile/Dynamic working – Contact us for more information and to register your interest.

 

25th JUNE 12:30-13:30

Advancing Women to Senior Levels

What works and what doesn’t – Contact us for more information and to register your interest.

 

23rd JULY 12:30-13:30

Disability Adjustments at Work: What You Need to Know

Successful disability case studies – Contact us for more information and to register your interest.

 

23rd SEPTEMBER 12:30- 13:30

Collecting Data for Diversity: Getting People to Declare

How to get more information from your workforce – Contact us for more information and to register your interest.

 

28th OCTOBER 12:30-13:30

Staff Networks: Do we still need them?

Latest trends in staff support networks – Contact us for more information and to register your interest.

 

26th NOVEMBER 12:30-13:30

Understanding Modern Masculinity

A look at men’s values and how these have changed over time – Contact us for more information and to register your interest.

 

10th DECEMBER 12:30-13:30

Breaking Barriers for Ethnic Minorities in the Workplace

What good companies are doing to advance minorities – Contact us for more information and to register your interest.

Pricing

Programme (Jan to Dec)Aquarium BundleReef BundleOcean Bundle
Online ResourcesYYY
Expert InterviewsYYY
Training Sessions237
Webinars544
Consulting Sessions--4
Price per Person (excl. VAT)£490 (value over £925)£750 (value over £1410)£1995 (value over £3630)

 

Individual Session Fees (per person, exclusive of VAT)

  • Webinar – £45
  • Training session – £350
  • Individual Consulting session – £250

Resources

Gender Smart Talk: Expert Interview Karina Govindji, Group Head of Diversity & Inclusion: How Vodafone got to 30% women in senior leadership roles, worldwide.

Gender Smart Talk: Best initiatives for Women in Tech & Engineering

Career Success for Women, Women Leadership Programmes, Speaker for Women, Gender Diversity, Gender Diffference,
This book so resonates with me’ – Helena Morrissey
‘Thought Leadership on Gender Balance’ – Vanessa Vallely
‘… engaging and readable..’ – Ben Black