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Online Diversity & Inclusion Course 2021

A PwC Academy online course for professionals interested in developing skills and techniques to make their workplace more inclusive

About the PwC Academy's Diversity & Inclusion Course

PwC Switzerland is pleased to announce the launch of the new edition of the Diversity & Inclusion Course. This edition will be conducted in collaboration with other members of the PwC network: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Turkey and the UK.

This 7 module training has been built for professionals from all industries and company sizes with interest in building and managing a diverse and effective workforce. It offers the opportunity to learn how to make a workplace inclusive to all and provides you with practical tools and techniques, backed by academic research, proven to drive change in the workplace.

This edition of the Diversity & Inclusion Course has been designed based on our D&I maturity model in order to better support organisations in their D&I journey.
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General information

Fall 2021 edition

The Diversity & Inclusion Course includes 7 modules. You may attend all or part of the modules, depending on your needs. 

Each module is split in two parts; one in the morning, from 10.30 am to 12.00 pm, during which we will focus on the theory and one in the afternoon, from 13.30 to 15.00, during which you will put in practice what you have learnt and network with peers.

Language

This course will be held in English.

Recordings

The recordings of the morning sessions (theory) will be made available. However, the afternoon sessions (practice and networking) will not be recorded.

Cost

The price of this course is EUR 1620/CHF 1800/GBP 1380/USD 1920. You also have the possibility to register for individual modules for the price of EUR 270/CHF 300/GBP 230/USD 320 per module.

If more than one person from a particular organisation registers for the same module(s), a discount of 20% will be granted to each participant. If your organisation is eligible for this discount, please get in touch with us before completing the registration form.

Special discount

If you are a registered PwC or Strategy& Alumnus/Alumna, an Advance member or if you work for a non-profit organisation, you may benefit from a 20% discount.

By selecting CHF as currency and the credit card payment method, you may benefit from an extra 10% discount.

Cancellation policy

You can cancel your registration without any fee until 4 weeks before the course. Between 4 and 2 weeks before the course you will be charged a fee of 50% of the course price, and and after that the full price will be charged. You may nominate someone to attend in your place.

Module 1 Building and implementing a D&I strategy to develop an inclusive workplace

To unlock the benefits of Diversity & Inclusion in your organisation, you need a D&I strategy. But how can you develop an effective D&I strategy? And what strategic levers do you need to prioritise for a successful implementation?
Date and schedule Thursday, 28 October 2021 from 10.30 am to 12.00 pm and from 13.30 to 15.00 pm (CEST)
Learning objectives
  • Applying a comprehensive D&I maturity model to define a clear strategy
  • Understanding the strategic implications of key D&I trends
  • Identifying and prioritizing strategic levers to make the D&I strategy a reality
Facilitator Alexander Skumiewski
Module 2 Using an evidence based governance model to strengthen D&I accountability

Clarity on roles, responsibilities and objectives are critical to driving the success of your D&I strategy. Who owns D&I and what should be measured to drive impact?
Date and schedule
Thursday, 4 November 2021 from 10.30 am to 12.00 pm and from 13.30 to 15.00 pm (CET)
Learning objectives
  • Understanding different governance and operating models
  • Analysing the role of data & analytics in creating a D&I approach and strategy
  • Exploring how to measure inclusion and diversity when data is difficult to gather
Facilitator Alexander Skumiewski
Module 3 Building and maintaining an inclusive culture in a virtual setting

The rapid shift to remote working challenged our ideas of what an inclusive culture looks like. How can we reach a concept of inclusive culture and inclusive leadership that works in both the office and the virtual environment?
Date and schedule
Thursday, 11 November 2021 from 10.30 am to 12.00 pm and 13.30 to 15.00 pm (CET)
Learning objectives
  • Understanding how and why creating a psychologically safe culture pays off
  • Applying tools to create an inclusive culture and future-proof it against the unexpected
  • Exploring how to maintain an inclusive culture in a hybrid working set-up
Facilitators
Lydia Walter & Kevin Boti
Module 4 Get your D&I in motion through an inspiring D&I narrative

It can be challenging to provide a compelling D&I narrative for your organisation. How to be ambitious and inspirational, while remaining authentic and realistic? Inspire your organisation to go on a cultural change journey.
Date and schedule
Thursday, 18 November 2021 from 10.30 am to 12.00 pm and from 13.30 to 15.00 pm (CET)
Learning objectives
  • Understanding the importance and characteristics of an inspiring D&I narrative
  • Analysing how to take into account the different stakeholder's expectations to reach a broad audience
  • Exploring best practices on embedding the D&I narrative in your D&I strategy
Facilitator Lydia Walter
Module 5 Institutionalise your D&I Strategy by embedding D&I in policies and practices

D&I policies are incomplete without considering how very different employees' needs can be. Is your organisation truly inclusive? Join this session to learn more about how you can harness and unlock the full potential of your talent.
Date and schedule
Thursday, 25 November 2021 from 10.30 am to 12.00 pm and from 13.30 to 15.00 pm (CET)
Learning objectives
  • Understanding how HR policies and practices have a direct impact on equal opportunities across the employee life cycle
  • Exploring how the different angles of diversity could be considered in the HR policy and practice design
  • Discussing the role of employee lfeedback in keeping your HR practices fit for purpose
Facilitators Jasmin Danzeisen & Alexander Skumiewski
Module 6 Achieving business results by implementing strategic D&I initiatives into your value chain

Diversity & Inclusion have been buzzwords within corporate circles for years. No longer are these simply catchphrases, but instead are now business imperatives. In this module we elaborate on how D&I can strategically amplify success to the value chain.
Date and schedule
Thursday, 2 December 2021 from 10.30 am to 12.00 pm and 13.30 to 15.00 pm (CET)
Learning objectives
  • Exploring the business benefits of building D&I into the way you work
  • Gaining insights in D&I initiatives that can impact organisational value chains and related business drivers
  • Learning from best practice examples how globally leading organisations use D&I initiatives to improve performance
Facilitators Lydia Walter & Joop Smits
Module 7 Leveraging D&I capabilities in your workforce through new ways of learning

The new world of work requires new approaches to learning. Explore how you can leverage technological tools and new scientific advancements to foster D&I awareness in your organisation.
Date and schedule
Thursday, 9 December 2021 from 10.30 am to 12.00 pm and from 13.30 to 15.00 pm (CET)
Learning objectives
  • Exploring best practices and cutting edge technologies for D&I Learning & Development
  • Discover how the concept of Life Long Learning can help us to better identify training needs of our workforce
  • Understand the theory and benefits of micro-learning to build D&I capacity
Facilitators Lydia WalterKlara Boek Bosshard

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Marina Gorra

Marina Gorra

Marketing Consultant, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 93 65