With more businesses adopting a flexible hybrid approach to working in the office or at home, our training reflects this approach with a more flexible, dynamic and accessible way of training.
We have adapted our award-winning range of diversity and inclusion training programmes onto a platform which can be delivered entirely remotely, or with a blended approach for clients that desire face to face delivery. All options offer the same high-quality learning experience that we have become so highly regarded for without compromising on quality or the rapport built up between our industry experienced mentors and delegates.
Our adaptive approach to delivering our diversity training allows our clients to access our training in a more efficient, convenient, and risk-free environment whilst having a positive impact on our planet.
Remote Online Only – the entire programme is delivered online over MS Teams.
Hybrid Approach – one day (we recommend the Confident Communication Module) is delivered face to face, with the remaining modules delivered remotely.
Blended approach with masterclass modules (90 minute Mentor-led sessions) and one-to-one support.
Visit Balanced Talent to find out more about our Flexible Career Development Programme for Women.
Both approaches promote a positive impact on work/life balance and mental health.
In addition to the positive impact on the environment, reduced travel has a positive impact on the work/life balance of delegates and removes the need for overnight stays. In its ‘UK Working Lives Report 2019’, the CIPD states that commuting time adds a significant additional burden on the time of many workers, equating to additional work-related time of 3 hours 45 minutes on average per week, which can have a detrimental effect on family life mental health.
“As an organisation, we take the health and safety of employees extremely seriously; as a training partner, Skills 4 were highly proactive and flexible in responding to the challenges presented by Covid-19. Within days they had created a solution which allowed our employees to continue to train in a risk-free environment.
Based on the excellent learner feedback and the positive impact of blended learning on both the environment and the work-life balance of our staff; we have taken the decision to continue running the Women’s Development Programme as a blended learning programme for the 250 women we have committed to support this year.”
Gila Stockell, Learning and Development – Atkins
We place more emphasis on peer-to-peer support with delegates being assigned a ‘buddy’ or placed into small ‘growth groups’ at the very start of the programme. Breakout work and tasks are assigned as part of all sessions and all growth groups are encouraged to meet in between sessions to discuss the programme and work together. Delegates are assigned homework to complete or prepare ahead of the sessions.
This increases the strength of internal support networks, provides encouragement and motivation, as well as a sense of ownership for delegates.
*Evaluations: Remote delivery Balfour Beatty, March 2020