The First Friday Training Academy

Equality, diversity and inclusion training

Prepare to question yourself on what you know about equality diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Doing so is essential to learn and grow!

Valuing equality & diversity and promoting inclusion is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace. Building an inclusive environment where everyone feels that they belong doesn’t happen by chance, they need to actively be created. This equality diversity and inclusion training is an essential element in supporting organisations achieve these goals and will help realise benefits for employers, employees and service providers.

Sadly, equality is not something experienced by everyone, being different can sometimes be the reason for people experiencing discrimination. This equality diversity and inclusion training will explore how everyone is protected by the Equality Act from discrimination based on 9 protected characteristics. It’s essential to understand this important law, to ensure that your work practice remains lawful as anyone breaching this law can be held liable for doing so.

This training is the result of a partnership between First Friday and Ganny Gbadebo, Diversity & Inclusion consultant with Fair Play Training & Consultancy Services Ltd. Ganny has 25 years experience assisting organisations and individuals to promote equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) in the workplace.

1 in 5 employers hesitant to employ a disabled person
14 mln people have a disability
2 in 5 ethnic minority employees have experienced racial harassment

Our courses

  • Diversity and inclusion in the workplace training
    Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

    Comprehensive training that explores the principles of valuing diversity and promoting inclusion, with practical application in the workplace. Find out more »

  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Course

    Recognise what constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace through examples and scenarios. Learn how to respond  and to prevent it from happening in the first place. Find out more »

  • Diversity & inclusion training
    Workplace Diversity and Inclusion: The Essentials

    An essential introduction to the principles of diversity and inclusion in the workplace Find out more »

  • Racism training
    Anti-Racism in the Workplace Course

    Exploring the sensitive topic of racial inequality in the workplace, with practical solutions to help everyone progress in becoming anti-racist. Find out more »

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What our delegates say...

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A “Master Class” for retailers

Retail COO

Epitomises John’s approach to business, short, simple, entertaining and above all effective

Retail CEO

John Hoerner makes many of the issues we battle daily in retail seem so simple and straightforward

Retail chairwoman

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Retail chairman

This is a brilliant workshop. There were so many things I learnt to help my team and indeed myself to successfully adapt to change

Team Lead – Leading change workshop

First Friday's extensive experience and expertise in change management and leadership was invaluable. They were able to help our senior team to manage resistance during periods of extensive change


75% of the course content was great, but 25% was mind blowing

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Great! Relevant, interesting and informative with a good mixture of practical sessions and tips on project management. And a great reference book to take away and use as a checklist for future projects

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Even their body language is retail! They're head and shoulders above other training companies

Buying Director, Global fashion retailer

Our facilitators were true retail experts in range building, and what we got from two days with them was invaluable

Assistant Buyer – Course delegate

It has completely changed how I will structure, challenge and approve the ranges that we create

Buying Manager – Assortment planning & range building online course

The role-play opened my eyes and with all the info and tools I have learned during the day I now look differently towards negotiations. Really beneficial and positive having trainers with retail background  

Buyer on Negotiations skills course

It's already changed the way I think and engage with retailers. There is so much more that goes on in the world of retail. More than I ever imagined  

Systems Consultant – Course delegate

A great workshop with excellent trainers. I wish I had gone on this workshop before I started working in retail  

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I wanted to understand what thinking commercially really means, and to find ways and tools to improve my commercial thinking. This was delivered in spades  

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A fantastic, enjoyable workshop packed with practical and engaging content  

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The real life stories were very inspiring and helped me to see what I can do with a fresh perspective  

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Really enjoyed the course, very open and positive. I know now what I do and what I need to practice  

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I learned so much in just one day. It was explained very clearly with examples which really helped  

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