Achieving Greater Gender Diversity (in the workplace)

Short Course
Duration: 1 day   /   Level:   /   Suitable for in-house
Gain an up to date view of the current gender diversity landscape and learn how to achieve the ideal gender balance in your organisation by implementing an effective gender diversity strategy.



Dates and Availability

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16 March 2018
Duration: 1 day
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£490.00 + VAT Book places now
01 November 2018
Duration: 1 day
London Spaces available
£490.00 + VAT Book places now

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Mounting evidence shows that those organisations who are more gender diverse and inclusive outperform those that are not. This one day course will help you identify areas for improvement within your organisation and to create a convincing and relevant 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

Who is it for
HR practitioners, line managers or leaders in the diversity space who would like an up to date picture of the current diversity landscape and to learn how to assess their business’ gender diversity and how to design and implement action plans to support gender balance within organisations.

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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