Equipping leaders to foster
Diversity & Inclusion
Training and Workshops
MIX provides bespoke training and customised workshops on and around the subject of Diversity and Inclusion. With a background in adventure training we also provide leadership training in Dartmoor National Park. We offer training and workshops in the following areas:
What is unconscious bias, how does it play out in the workplace, how do we identify our own biases and then work to mitigate the affect of them on the way we behave and work?
All of this and much more is covered in our introduction to Unconscious Bias. Also available is more in-depth training on unconscious bias to include an overview of the law and legal responsibilities of employers to comply with the Equality Act 2012 and those areas most impacted by unconscious bias, such as recruitment and performance management.
We will be happy to discuss how a course can be tailored to your exact requirements.
To be an effective leader in today’s increasingly complex, diverse workplace, it’s crucial to develop an awareness of one’s own unconscious biases and how we are influenced by them daily.
The aim of this workshop is therefore to reduce the impact of unconscious bias on leadership style, thus helping leaders to make better decisions in areas such as recruitment, appraisal, promotion, policies and team leadership.
The underlying principal is to help leaders recognize both the Risk Management and business critical elements of diversity and inclusion for better business performance.
This highly customisable workshop for both men and women involves exploring themes of unconscious bias and how our society and working world stereotypes the roles of men and women.
The workshop provides delegates with the space to evaluate their own attitudes to gender – both how they perceive their own role in the organisation and that of others in the organisation.
It looks at the research on the differences between men and women in the workplace and how understanding those differences can ensure we mitigate against bias. Practical in application, the workshop provides clear guidance on how the delegate can ensure that gender equality is ensured.
Our aim is simple: to create the next generation of female leaders.
MIX spent many months analysing all of the current research on why sufficient numbers of women aren’t reaching senior posts. Whilst 50% of the factors boil down to issues external to women (such as flexible working, paternity policy, support networks and sexism) the other 50% of inhibitors were internal to women (confidence, willingness to put oneself forward, etc.)
Our Women in Leadership workshops are focused on these internal factors as we aim to empower women to fulfill their true potential and develop their own unique leadership style.
As our principal area of expertise, MIX is able to offer a wide range of service from delivering keynote addresses at women’s events through to day workshops and longer-term training and mentoring programmes.
We have entered a new demographic landscape in the corporate world. For the first time in history, four generations can be working alongside one another, with their radically different communication styles, priorities and aspirations.
Traditionalists, baby boomers plus generations X and Y (with Z on the way...) present a kaleidoscope of leadership and management challenges.
This workshop helps leaders and managers to understand the trends associated with thinking, communication styles and the challenges of these different generations and how to respond appropriately. We help managers explore these generational stereotypes, whilst still focusing on the uniqueness of each individual in their team.
The workshop aims to help managers harness the diversity of thinking across generations, leading to greater creativity, customer service and profitability.
Run by our founder Debra Searle MVO MBE, the aim of the workshop is to help delegates define their personal brand values. Values are the core principles that define the individual’s attitudes, actions and choices.
They are about authenticity and tapping in to their unique individual human qualities. Understanding this and then knowing how to communicate these values as a personal brand can transform managers and leaders.
“I believe everyone needs a set of brand values to live by. These form the basis for their reputation – how colleagues and customers perceive them.”
Drawing on her own personal experience as an entrepreneur and Board Member for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award alongside Royalty, Debra’s session is thought-provoking and thoroughly practical.
Dartmoor is a beautiful wilderness in the South West of England and provides the perfect backdrop for self-reflection and change.
On our two day Inclusion Training, MIX invite delegates to step outside of their comfort zones, camping out* and putting teamwork under the microscope through an array of different physical challenges.
Through this training, we seek to establish an atmosphere of open and frank discussion about the perks and the challenges that a diverse workforce bring, using physical activities to enhance and provoke the conversation.
The two days are highly customisable depending on group size and ability. Workshops are held in a variety of spaces, from traditional meeting rooms with AV facilities, to around the campfire.
* Dormitory-style accommodation is also available.