Some of the people we work with are keen to understand the difference that comes from the training solutions we deliver. They will ask us to expand on the benefits and positive impact, and this is where we love to share stories that demonstrate this ‘lasting legacy’.
- An executive team member explaining the discrimination they had faced at work as a result of their sexual orientation, and then going on to share that story at their all colleague conference
- An L&D manager using the session as the springboard to have an honest conversation with their line manager about the support that would help them to be their whole self at work
- A Comms Team colleague sharing her experience of the treatment she was subject to as a result of her ethnicity, and their colleagues committing to support her better
And we are more than happy for participants to replicate some of our games-based activities during their team meetings or similar forums to get the EDI conversation going amongst their colleagues. It’s an ideal opportunity to talk about the subject matter, the dynamic nature of language, the value of diversity in the workplace, how we can support our colleagues and be an active ally. This is another example of this ‘lasting legacy’ – something positive coming from the session and having an impact beyond the initial workshop.
I consider myself to be very fortunate to spend time with such a diverse range of participants from different sectors and industries, and operating at different levels within their organisations. Hearing their unique stories and experiences, having insightful and honest conversations, and supporting people to broaden their horizons is a privilege that I do not take for granted. Hearing about these examples of the ‘lasting legacy’ being created is a bonus I was not expecting but a joy nonetheless.