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DEI Consulting

We partner with our clients to accelerate equality and develop their diversity and inclusion strategy, from communication and training to addressing workplace behaviour and evaluating progress.

We also offer train the trainer programs for all of our content and provide Human Resource teams with D&I development and coaching.

Every organisation can take action to create a culture of equality regardless of size. At Equality Forward, we provide ongoing support for small businesses on a retainer basis, for regular ongoing advice or to undertake specific ongoing tasks.

No workplace is exactly the same as another. At Equality Forward we create specific programs for companies, to meet their DEI needs and include their brand, content and people. We provide train the trainer programs and support to ensure effective implementation.

We can support organisations to create or optimise their DEI council to ensure the structure and strategy enables transformative change. We create and facilitate strategy workshops which include a deep internal assessment, external benchmarking, leading practices and case studies.

To move beyond performative allyship, organisations need champions who will work with the diversity and inclusion team to advance cultural change within the organisation. Through our Champions for Change program we create a safe space for individuals to reflect, review, and explore how they can advance equality at work by providing examples, case studies, and insights into what it means to be a catalyst for change. We enable champions to identify why advancing equality serves them personally, and how they can take action every day. This practical applied interactive learning series develops the foundational capability of any diversity and inclusion change agent.

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) can positively influence the DEI strategy of any company by enabling all employees to champion the change.  Today’s leading-edge resource groups are increasingly focused on their value as sources of innovation, tackling a company’s biggest business opportunities in ways that harness their unique power and perspective.

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Why Equality Forward?

We measure DEI

The starting point for working together is for us to better understand how DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) is being practised within your organisation. Through our Leadership Equality Index™ and Culture Equality Index™, we measure employees’ experiences of inequality when it comes to policies, processes, practices and personal beliefs. This provides a baseline of your inclusive workplace culture, which helps to establish the business case for why change is needed.

We have the DEI solutions that work

Once we have the baseline, our goal is to develop customised programs to address the specific needs your organisation has. Our goal is to ensure any program is owned and led by your organisation. Drawing on our substantive experience we will work with your diversity and inclusion team to customise and create the educational content to meet the needs of your employees.

We create measurement tools and programs your company can own and deliver

We create programs designed for every organisation. We partner through train-the-trainer programs to deliver these learning solutions on a global scale both in person and virtually. As part of the program development, we will create resources, toolkits, exercises, and workbooks that organisations can continually use as well as provide access to our online learning platform, which includes audio, video and written content that employees can access to continue their learning journey.

We build your DEI capability

Our aim with any initiative is to ensure sustainable change - as such, we provide train-the-trainer sessions for leaders, human resource teams and diversity and inclusion teams within your organisation. This will ensure that your subject matter experts are equipped to deliver ongoing impact.

We are your long-term partner

We provide a range of options to ensure every workplace regardless of size has access to ongoing DEI support, coaching, feedback and development. We provide leaders and human resource and diversity and inclusion teams with the inclusion coaching they need to transform their organisational culture.