Build and boost in-house capacity around inclusion at work 

Our Train the Trainer programs empower your teams to become in-house champions of best practice around diversity, equity and inclusion, ensuring long-term EDI knowledge and understanding is embedded right across the business. 

We’ll work with you to custom-build a training program that reflects your everyday operations and business challenges, before training up your team members. Then your people take up the reins and roll out the program themselves. It’s an especially cost-effective solution for large-scale training initiatives, or when you already have your own learning and development team in place.

Culturally adaptable leaders

Culturally adaptable leaders are 3.5 times more likely to get the full potential out of their staff

EDI policies matter

Over 80% of millennials say an employer's EDI policies are an important factor when deciding whether to work for them

Large-scale, long-term expertise

Increase confidence and subject matter knowledge around EDI

A Train the Trainer program is an ideal way for your people to take ownership of the organization’s EDI journey. By developing inclusive facilitation skills, they’ll feel more confident in tackling inclusion topics as they arise. Together, they can then drive real cultural change from within.

We bring significant experience of delivering Train the Trainer programs for the likes of Halfords, Reiss, Mears and LNER. At Boston Consulting Group, we worked with 40 trainers who then trained 1,800 staff on the theme of Conscious Inclusion. We have the expertise in place to design training programs on any EDI subject. 

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Blended support for trainers

Bespoke training design with wrap-around support

We understand that no two businesses are the same. That’s why we’ll consult with your delivery team during the design of the training sessions. We’ll then take their workshop insights and carefully design a Train the Trainer program that would typically be held over two days and include:

  • Training on how to deliver the content positively and proactively
  • How to create a ‘safe space’ for effective EDI training
  • Inclusive facilitation skills
  • Dealing with emotive subject matter
  • Responding to the lived experience of those in the room
  • How to build credibility as a trainer by weaving in one’s own EDI story

We’ll also arrange co-delivery with an EW Group consultant to ensure quality and consistency across the training as it’s rolled out. Your trainers will receive wrap-around support through group and one-to-one coaching, so that they can feel confident in their role and its impact on the wider business.

What our clients say

The EW Group have been instrumental in defining an approach to Diversity that is true to our culture and to the business sectors in which we operate at Mears. As well as strategic and business case support, the relationship has also involved winning the hearts and minds of people, who may have been a little skeptical about the value of diversity to a business. Individuals have also learnt a lot about themselves and how they can adapt their own behavior to be better managers and role models for their staff.

Alan Long
Executive Director at
Mears Group

Train the Trainer FAQs

What is a Train the Trainer course?

Train the Trainer courses are built to help your organization reach EDI goals and maintain them in the long run. These courses teach employees and managers to deliver successful training themselves, providing all the knowledge and skills that are required for this purpose. By allowing them to roll out the program themselves, Train the Trainer courses make select members of your team into in-house champions of equality, diversity and inclusion. This is ideal for large companies or initiatives, as it empowers your team internally to continue training for the rest of the company.

Why are Train the Trainer courses effective?

Creating your own in-house team of trainers is not only cost-effective, but also an incredible way to reach EDI goals in the short and long term. Members of staff who have completed a Train the Trainer course are not only able to lead training sessions themselves, they will also be able to engage more effectively with your internal teams and employees to discuss issues and questions as they arise. It’s also a scalable approach to EDI, as your new trainers will be able to continuously train more and more staff.

Empower your teams to become in-house champions of best practice

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