D&I Academy

(formerly The Big Fish Academy)

Accessible, practical training and advice on how to design and implement D&I programmes with real impact

It isn’t always easy to find what it takes to drive Diversity and Inclusion in your organisation or industry.  Most people in D&I have real passion for the subject but haven’t had any formal training.  They find themselves visiting numerous conferences and trawling through endless web pages to educate themselves.

We work closely with those responsible for Diversity and Inclusion, offering training, support, tools, templates and best practices to help you get results quickly.  Our clients include CEOs and Directors, HR Managers and D&I Leaders, D&I champions and D&I Teams and Committees.

Expert Support for D&I staff and teams

It’s common place to get lost in the complexity and sensitivity of D&I issues. That’s when you desire some structure, ideas, inspiration or just a sense-check for your plans. We deliver expert support in development of D&I practitioners, and most people find that can be a game changer. It helps them achieve their D&I goals faster and maintain drive and personal enthusiasm.

Contact us to discuss your needs or book our regular 1-2-1 ‘Expert on Tap’ sessions to get the guidance and support you need.

Training for D&I staff and teams

We deliver tried and tested in-house programmes on essential D&I knowledge and skills, including best practices and easy-to-use templates. Customised to your HR/D&I committee, delivered LIVE or Face-to-Face. Topics include:

  • Designing your Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
  • Gaining commitment for Diversity & Inclusion
  • Developing an Inclusive Culture
  • Recruiting for Diversity
  • Inclusive Promotion
  • Selecting and Designing Impactful Initiatives
  • Incorporating latest D&I trends and developments in next year’s plans

Request a Training Programme Information Sheet on the topic of your interest

Best Practice

We support industries to raise awareness for Diversity & Inclusion and drive change throughout the industry, whether that is guidance to develop a diversity award scheme, run industry wide research or develop a D&I best practice guide with case studies relevant to the industry.

Contact us to discuss your needs

To help you in your D&I development we regularly run free Diversity & Inclusion Q&A events. You can find future events here. Or for valuable D&I insights check out recordings of past D&I Expert Interviews on our Resources page (ran under The Big Fish Academy brand).

Case studies Inclusive Recruitment

Examples: Best Practice Guides and Industry Research

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I can’t recommend this course Virtual Training Recruiting for Diversity enough to anyone seeking to take practical action on improving diversity in their business. We came away from the sessions with lots of ideas and tools to start making a real impact. Having been around this subject for some time, this course fills a void that’s been empty for a long time. When trying to grapple with such a big, thorny and seemingly insurmountable challenge like improving diversity in a workforce, many just give up or don't know where to start. The course breaks things down into manageable, practical actions that anyone can take. Add all those small actions up and you can start to get some results. Start to get results and the snowball can start rolling. Get enough snowballs rolling together and we will have an avalanche of positive change in no time. It was really well done Inge. Well prepared, well presented, just the right length. If there is any constructive feedback I can give you, it’s that you should charge more!?

Tom Hopkinson, CEO, Taylor Hopkins

With 15 years’ experience in Diversity & Inclusion I thought pretty much I knew it all, yet I still came away with some great ideas which I shall action straight away.

Our organisation is very progressive in the area of D&I, but didn't have the same depth of training offered by Voice at the Table, so we could supplement what we had with their training

Tanya, Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Defence Industry

Rina consulted on the early stages of planning when I was writing the new strategy for the business and the work that followed as a result of that was positive.

Melanie Holloway D&I Lead, MTVH

At the end of the course I was able to understand a D&I strategy better and to pin point areas where I can make suggestions of improvement in my company. Very inspiring to think of objectives both in the short and the long term, both at the top and the grassroots. I truly loved the course!

Daniela Figuereido, Cboe Europe
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