GDP Case Study : Department for International development
A prestigious training contract to introduce diversity into DFID’s existing Management Development Training Programme. This contract involved the training of 1800 DFID staff at all levels in the UK and overseas. It’s a classic example of the ‘golden thread’ of diversity merging with other training programmes to achieve mainstream organisational change. We had a skilled team of designers who have developed innovative behavioural models on diversity, which meet the needs of all personnel who work for this Civil Service department with international responsibility.
The course is customised to meet the particular needs of DFID and has received very positive evaluations from participants. Bespoke models and activities help to position the issue of diversity and equality in a way that reflects the particular challenges facing this department. Creative training techniques that appeal to a wide range of learning styles have been employed to maximum effect.
The successful delivery of this programme resulted in a contract to design and implement a follow-up course and standalone training intervention. The training has been delivered all over the world and has led to the award of other contracts including reviewing all training provision identifying best practice and recommending next steps which included developing a mixed menu modular approach e-learning and accredited competency development.
The GDP team delivered in over 35 countries across the world
Further projects have since been awarded including an Award Winning project to integrate Diversity and Inclusion into the learning cycle . The launch of this project took place in the UK with a facilitated session on the topic followed by coaching provided to virtual global teams from China, Zimbabwe India and Brazil. They took the task forward to develop the Principles, Collate Internal and External best practice and provide evidence of demonstrable interation of Diversity and Inclusion across the DFID learning community.