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Launch of our collaboration with Learning Pool

Posted by Tracy Powley 04/01/22

Equality Diversity Inclusion and Belonging - having “human“ conversations. Launch of our collaboration with eLearning specialist Learning Pool

We are delighted to be the content writers for eLearning specialist Learning Pool’s new Equality Diversity Inclusion and Belonging collection.  

The collection is aimed at equipping learners not just with knowledge, but critically, with the skills to:

  • be able to have appropriate conversations with staff and colleagues
  • take practical actions that will contribute to a more inclusive workplace for everyone.

We have bought together a team of experts to create content that:

  • is based on real situations managers and colleagues may find themselves in
  • offers guidance that goes beyond the usual “have a conversation” to help with how to frame a conversation, how to open it up, and what sort of things to say to ensure it is supportive and effective. 

Meet our team of experts below and the modules they have contributed to:

CatherineCatherine Hamilton “Allyship in practice” module 

Catherine is a Diversity and Inclusion expert. She headed up Inclusion and Diversity for National Grid UK before setting up her own training business. She specialises in developing and implementing behavioural change programmes to create more inclusive and empathetic cultures. She is a facilitator and coach with Focal Point. 

Claire HarveyClaire Harvey - “LGBT+ inclusion in practice” module 

Claire is an experienced senior leader, inclusion expert, and Paralympian. She is  Global Inclusion Lead for Vodafone and recognised as a world leader in diversity, inclusion and culture. 

Esi HardyEsi Hardy - Celebrating Disability  “Disability Inclusion in practice” module 

Esi is a trainer, disability inclusion expert, public speaker, podcaster and writer - and founder of Celebrating Disability. Esi uses her personal, lived experience as well as her professional background in the public and private sector to ensure advice given is tangible and realistic.

Jackie StauntonJackie Staunton “Bullying and Harassment” module 

Jackie has over twenty years’ experience in Senior HR positions - over half of those as an HRD. During this time, she has handled the full range of sensitive HR issues, including investigating and addressing bullying behaviour at a senior level, as well as creating and delivering values-based cultures in organisations internationally. She is a facilitator and coach with Focal Point. 

Movell DashMovell Dash “Unconscious Bias” module, “Mental Health and Welling at Work” module 

Movell is a Diversity and Inclusion Practitioner and Coach. She has held a variety of roles including D and I specialist at the Financial Conduct Authority and most recently Global Head of Inclusion at Unity Technologies. She is a facilitator and coach with Focal Point.  

Rachel ReeseRachel Reese - Global Butterflies “Trans and Non-Binary Inclusion in practice” module  

Rachel and partner Emma Cusdin created Global Butterflies to bring awareness of trans and non-binary issues to the business sector and work closely with organisations to help create a zero-tolerance approach to trans-phobic behaviour and attitudes, while also taking steps to help them to see the benefits of a more trans & non-binary inclusive culture.  

Ruth Shah-WigleyRuth Shah-Wigley Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Module

Ruth is a Human Rights Practitioner and qualified Barrister working with both local and international organisations globally including West Africa, East Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean. She has worked on a range of key international frameworks and civil society initiatives, particularly on human rights matters relating to women and children, as well as business and human rights. 


We are looking forward to the launch of the collection next week.

If you would like more information on how we help you create more inclusive workplaces and remove the barriers to inclusive, respectful working - or would like specific guidance with any of the areas our experts specialise in, please call us on 01903 732782email, or contact us.

Tracy Powley
Tracy Powley

The way we behave towards each other in the workplace has a direct impact on individual wellbeing, team performance and organisational results. This belief has underpinned our work at Focal Point for over 20 years and has never been more relevant. We are privileged to work with a huge variety of organisations wanting to get workplace behaviour and culture right - and to tackle the inappropriate behaviour that may get in the way of this. Supported by our fantastic team of facilitators and coaches, we are able to make a real difference to peoples’ lives as well as organisational performance. Having worked in both large businesses at management level and in 2 start ups at director level, I am able to combine hands on experience of growing and managing teams - and the associated challenges in creating the right culture - with over 20 years in learning and development. I hold the Certificate in Training Practice and am a member of CIPD. When I am not supporting clients or developing the Focal Point business, you will find me in a calming yoga class...

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