Gender Diversity at the Workplace Course


This course will help you identify what it is you can do to improve gender diversity within your organization and provide you with the tools to create a convincing business case and action plan that will drive good practice and generate company-wide support for gender diversity in the workplace.


5 Days


This course is designed for HR Practitioner, Recruiter, Line Manager or Leader responsible for improving the gender diversity within your organization, and you want some practical tools and techniques to help and support you.


By the end of the course, participants will have:

  • The current gender diversity landscape and why embracing gender diversity is becoming an increasingly important mainstream business issue

  • The importance of creating a relevant business case for strategic action

  • Recruitment and attraction strategies for greater gender diversity

  • Barriers to achieving greater gender diversity - how to retain females/males within your organizations by addressing organizational and mind-set factors

  • The development of initiatives to create greater gender diversity

  • How to stimulate systemic change and track progress

  • A framework for designing and implementing an effective gender diversity action plan to support business needs

  • Ways of keeping in touch with good practice and maintaining progress.


  • Introductions

  • Explore the current gender diversity landscape

  • Examine the key drivers influencing the attention on gender diversity

  • The business case – the importance of identifying the needs of your organization

  • How to recruit and attract for greater gender diversity including the employee value proposition, recruitment criteria used and gender bias when hiring

  • How to retain women/men within your organization by reviewing organizational factors including equal pay, policies and procedures, company values, culture and role models which may unwittingly disadvantage women.

  • How to retain women/men within your organization by addressing mindset factors including unconscious bias, masculine v feminine leadership styles and behaviors and understanding the differences between men and women

  • Examining different types of development initiatives to encourage greater gender diversity and support for women: including gender diversity training, creating female networks and the role of mentoring

  • Exploring systemic change and how you can track your progress

  • Creating a gender diversity strategy and identifying organizational ways to support your strategy

  • Draw up an action plan to start identifying what you and your organization needs to focus on

Enroll for this Course

We are proud to offer this course in a variety of training formats to suit your needs.


Enroll for a Face-to-Face (In-Person) Class

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Enroll for a Virtual (Zoom) Class

Join a scheduled class with a live instructor and other delegates.

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Enroll for an Online Self-Paced Class

Keep track of your own progression throughout your course and ensure continuous improvement.

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Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES


Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.


Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.


Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.