Do you want to be a best in class Diversity & Inclusion practitioner?
The 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.
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.
– 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 Managers, Directors and D&I Champions 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.
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.
- WEBINAR: Tuesday 21st January, 12:30-13:30
- TRAINING SESSION: Wednesday 22nd January, 09:30-13:00
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
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
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
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
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
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
Expert Interviews - LIVE virtual interviews with Q&A
30th JANUARY 12.30-13.30
What’s new in Diversity & Inclusion
Join us and find out about the latest trends and insights in Diversity & Inclusion. What has changed in 2019? What will 2020 bring?
27th FEBRUARY 12.30-13.30
Closing the Gender Pay Gap
Find out what others are doing to close the gender pay gap. Hear what works and review and update your own action plan.
26th MARCH 12.30-13.30
Age Diversity: Bridging the Generations in the Workplace
Join us to get inspiration on what you can do to bridge the generational divides within you organisation and to find out morw on what companies are doing to make the most of the inter-generational workforce.
30th APRIL 12:30-13:30
Working with Neuro-Diverse Colleagues
Educate yourself on neuro-diversity and get the right approach in place to support a wide range of neuro-diverse people within your organisations.
21st MAY 12:30-13:30
The Future of Work
Get new ideas on how you can successfully implement flexible, smart and agile working in your work place.
25th JUNE 12:30-13:30
Advancing Women to Senior Levels
Getting to 50/50. At this session, we’ll discuss new ideas as well what works (and what doesn’t) to achieve gender balance at the top.
23rd JULY 12:30-13:30
Disability at Work: What You Need to Know – with Paul Deemer, Head of D&I at the UK NHS Employers Organisation
Hear what the NHS are doing to break the taboo of talking about disability and ensure they are more inclusive for staff with a disability.
23rd SEPTEMBER 12:30- 13:30
Collecting Data for Diversity: Getting People to Declare
Get the latest insights and proven techniques on collecting good diversity data on your workforce.
28th OCTOBER 12:30-13:30
Staff Networks: Do we still need them?
Are you staff networks still fit for purpose? Join us to find out more about the future of staff networks.
26th NOVEMBER 12:30-13:30
Understanding Modern Masculinity
Join us for this intervew for a glance at how men’s values have changed over time. Find out how you might adapt your D&I initiatives.
10th DECEMBER 12:30-13:30
Breaking Barriers for Ethnic Minorities in the Workplace
Join us to get inspiration from the actions of others, and learn from the impact that they have achieved.
|Programme (Jan to Dec)||Aquarium Bundle||Reef Bundle||Ocean Bundle|
|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
Gender Smart Talk: Expert Interview Karina Govindji, Group Head of Diversity & Inclusion: How Vodafone got to 30% women in senior leadership roles, worldwide.
This book so resonates with me’ – Helena Morrissey
‘Thought Leadership on Gender Balance’ – Vanessa Vallely
‘… engaging and readable..’ – Ben Black