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Blog - Diversity and inclusion

“Banter”, men and consequences…

Posted by Ian Hiscock - Associate Learning and Development Consultant 17/11/21

BanterWith International Men’s day this week our facilitator Ian Hiscock looks at the impact that banter in male-dominated workplaces can have...

Does banter stop us from talking about our mental health?

Posted by Tracy Powley 09/11/21

We are delighted to have teamed up with the professional body for the financial services sector CISI to create a survey to find out more about the impact banter has on us...

What does inclusion look like at Focal Point?

Posted by Movell Dash 27/09/21

What does inclusion look like at Focal Point? 

Our contribution to Radio 4 Woman’s Hour – does sexual harassment training work?

Posted by Tracy Powley 10/06/21

Womans HourWhy were Peers in Westminster resisting sexual harassment training? What makes sexual harassment training effective? Read on to hear what we said on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour this week…

Working with Northampton Partnership Homes

Posted by Kate Ridley 10/03/21

NPHThe recent headlines about the backlash against unconscious bias training have not been helpful in advancing the creation of diverse and inclusive workplaces. Taking a joined up approach to creating a respectful inclusive environment is what is needed… just as our client Northampton Partnership Homes have done…. 

Focal Point 2020 Highlights

Posted by Kate Ridley 11/12/20

2020Despite two lockdowns we have continued to partner with organisations who do fantastic work to help organisations create inclusive workplaces - all delivered virtually of course!! 

Here are some of the resources you can access as a result....  


Valuing Diversity and Inclusion in Lockdown

Posted by Heather McIntosh 15/05/20

DandIIn our current working context while dealing with the pandemic, barriers to inclusion are likely to be even more pronounced. Our facilitator Heather McIntosh looks at practical steps we can take…

Living your Organisational Values in this Coronavirus World

Posted by Tracy Powley 25/03/20

How your organisation’s values could provide consistency and clarity in an otherwise shifting landscape ….

LGBT+ History Month - creating more supportive workplaces

Posted by Tracy Powley 14/02/20

In L.G.B.T.+ history month we look at some valuable lessons from leading Inclusion and L.G.B.T.+ advocate Shaun Dellenty’s work…

“It’s just a bit of banter” ... how jokes that go too far can affect our mental health

Posted by Tracy Powley 03/02/20

As we approach Time to Talk day on 6th Feb , we take a look at the impact that jokes and humour can have on mental health, when they cross the line and why we need to help our teams understand where the lines are…..