Gender Diversity in the Workplace

Short Course
Duration: 1 day   /   Level: General   /   Suitable for in-house

Learn how you can improve gender diversity within your organisation and gain an introduction to some practical tools and techniques to help and support you.



Dates and Availability

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01 November 2018
Duration: 1 day
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£490.00 + VAT Book places now

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 Research has shown that those organisations who are more gender diverse outperform those that are not. This one day course will help you identify what it is you can do to improve gender diversity within your organisation and provide you with the tools to create a convincing business case and action plan that will drive good practice and generate company-wide support for gender diversity in the workplace.

This course can also be run in-house for a group of people in your organisation. Run as it features here, or tailored to suit your organisational needs. To discuss your particular requirements, please call us on +44 (0)20 8612 6202.

Course Tutors

Mrs Katherine Louise Ray

Katherine is a Chartered MCIPD and has worked as a HR Practitioner in senior HR, L&D and Talent Management roles for the last 15 years. During that time she has worked at all levels in dynamic and fast paced FMCG and Media organisations. Katherine now runs her own organisational and people development consultancy working with a broad range of businesses from SMEs to FTSE 100s on a number of different initiatives ranging from talent management, leadership development, diversity, coaching and mentoring.


Katherine is well known for her work in the gender diversity space having designed and created the award winning global mentoring programme which has been featured in the Harvard Business Review in September 2010, Coaching at Work magazine in May 2012 and Management Today in November 2012 to address gender diversity within the organisation. 

Who is it for
Gender Diversity in the Workplace is ideal if you’re an HR Practitioner, Recruiter, Line Manager or Leader responsible for improving the gender diversity within your organisation, and you want some practical tools and techniques to help and support you.

By the end of the Achieving Greater Gender Diversity (in the workplace) course, you'll be able to gain a better understanding of:


  • the current gender diversity landscape and why embracing gender diversity is becoming an increasingly important mainstream business issue
  • the importance of creating a relevant business case for strategic action
  • recruitment and attraction strategies for greater gender diversity
  • barriers to achieving greater gender diversity - how to retain females/males within your organisations by addressing organisational and mind-set factors
  • the development of initiatives to create greater gender diversity
  • how to stimulate systemic change and track progress
  • a framework for designing and implementing an effective gender diversity action plan to support business needs
  • ways of keeping in touch with good practice and maintaining progress.
Morning session

  • welcome and introductions
  • explore the current gender diversity landscape
  • examine the key drivers influencing the attention on gender diversity
  • the business case – the importance of identifying the needs of your organisation
  • how to recruit and attract for greater gender diversity including: the employee value proposition, recruitment criteria used and gender bias when hiring
  • how to retain women/men within your organisation by reviewing organisational factors including: equal pay, policies and procedures, company values, culture and role models which may unwittingly disadvantage women

  • Afternoon session

  • how to retain women/men within your organisation by addressing mind-set factors including: unconscious bias, masculine v feminine leadership styles and behaviours and understanding the differences between men and women
  • examining different types of development initiatives to encourage greater gender diversity and support for women: including gender diversity training, creating female networks and the role of mentoring
  • exploring systemic change and how you can track your progress
  • creating a gender diversity strategy and identifying organisational ways to support your strategy
  • draw up an action plan to start identifying what you and your organisation needs to focus on
  • learn how to learn and keep on learning about gender diversity

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