The Diversity and Inclusion Accelerator

How to move forward faster on Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging


Most people and organisations have the best of intentions when it comes to Diversity and Inclusion. They not only want to do the right thing, but they also understand how compelling the business case is.

And yet, the pace of change can be slower than we’d hope.

This course will cover the basics and help you get started on the journey, showcasing best practice and giving the confidence and know-how to adapt the best ideas to your own organisation.

You will leave this course with a renewed sense of purpose, as well as details on what to do, how to do it, and how to get others on board.

What you'll learn

  • What is really meant by the terms Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I), why they matter and who benefits from it
  • What UK law says about Diversity & Inclusion (and what it doesn’t)
  • The language you need to get buy-in and make the case for a focus on ED&I within your organisation
  • The difference between an ED&I policy and a strategy and whether you even need them
  • The crucial elements of an ED&I policy and a strategy that you can’t live without
  • How to build an ED&I policy and/or strategy and get it accepted within your organisation
  • Who is responsible for delivering on D&I objectives and how will progress be measured

Who is it for?

Anyone leading or contributing to the development or delivery of D&I policies

Your facilitator

Dana James Edwards
Dana James-Edwards

Dana is an Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) expert who helps companies build diverse brands and create inclusive cultures where team members want to stick around. She has worked across a wide range of industries and organisations - from startups to government agencies, leading consultancies and titans of industry. Dana has designed and developed EDI programmes and initiatives, shaped policies and helped companies get to grips with their diversity reality by uncovering and providing solutions for the things getting in the way of creating a workforce reflective of the world we live in.

When it comes to learning in the EDI space, Dana believes that engaging sessions that captivates learners result in key learning points that are remembered for much longer, and make it back to the workplace where they can bring about real change. Her workshops are interactive, engaging and informative, with actionable, real outcomes you can put into practice immediately. She brings content, theory and evidence-based approaches alongside insights into lived experiences and stories. Diversity and Inclusion is an emotive topic, so she works hard to create a space that is safe and supportive to enable learning. This approach encourages dialogue, and gives participants the chance to explore, enquire, discuss and find their own learning. Join her to start or continue your EDI learning journey, have the conversations and ask the questions about EDI that make the difference.


A really great course. We had a fantastic group and I gained lots of tips, advice and ideas that I can take back to my team. The host was vibrant and upbeat, making the day whizz by. A good mix of group activities and facilitation by Diversity Dana, definitely no death by Power Point on this course! Thank you.
Really great course
I attended the Diversity Accelerator workshop run by Dana, who was a really engaging presenter/facilitator. I learnt a lot on the course and it helped expand my thinking, plus enabled me to understand how to shape a policy and strategy. Would highly recommend this workshop for anyone looking for some guidance on how to build support and structure within this space.
Highly Recommended
Dana the trainer was excellent and really good at explaining. I think this course was a real eye opener to a lot of people and I would highly recommend it to all managers.
A real eye-opener
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