Diversity & Inclusion Course 2020

Are you a professional interested in building and managing a diverse and effective workforce? Follow our course to develop skills that will help you make your workplace more Inclusive.

About PwC's Diversity & Inclusion Course

PwC is pleased to announce the launch of a new Diversity & Inclusion training for professionals and managers from any industry and company size with interest in building and managing a diverse and effective workforce.

Our course consists of eight modules, offering you and your colleagues the opportunity to learn about how to make your workplace more Inclusive to all. Through our interactive and pragmatic workshops animated by PwC experts, you will discover practical tools and techniques, backed by academic research, and proven in the workplace to drive change.

Register now for the 2020 edition

 

General information

Date & location

All modules of this course will take place in our PwC Geneva and Zurich offices. To find out the exact dates of the different modules, click here.

Language

This course will be held in English.

Cost

  • Per module : CHF 300.-
  • All modules :
    CHF 1800.- (early bird fee valid for all registration received until Tuesday, 30 June 2020)
    CHF 2100.- (for all registration received as of Wednesday, 1 July 2020)

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. 

Special COVID-19 information

Should we not be able to organise these trainings in our PwC premises, we will transform them in an online course. If that should be the case, a discount will be applied.

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 after that you will have to pay the full price if you cancel. You may name someone to attend in your place.

 

Objective and key takeaways

The goal of this module is provide you with a clear understand of how wellbeing can help you secure, engage and retain workforce as well as distinguish your company's employer brand.

During this training, you will gain practical insights and ideas on how to improve wellbeing in your company. It will also give you the tools to develop a high-level action plan to improve wellbeing amongst your employees.

Delivery approach
  1. The business case: cost to business of "un-wellness"
  2. The key components of "wellbeing"
  3. Root causes of "unwell-ness" and how these roots are growing exponentially
  4. Practical approaches to addressing wellbeing
  5. Latest trends and innovative approaches
Audience HR leaders and professionals, Diversity & Inclusion leaders, Wellbeing leaders, business leaders and line managers
Dates

Geneva: Thursday, 3 September 2020 from 8.00 to 12.45 pm, followed by lunch

Zurich: Tuesday, 8 September 2020 from 8.00 am to 12.45 pm, followed by lunch

Objective and key takeaways

The objective of this module is to upskill line managers and HR professionals on what is inclusive leadership, and what steps they can take every day to foster an inclusive workplace.

After this training, you will have the knowledge, skills, behaviour and attitude to walk the talk on a daily basis.

Delivery approach

A highly interactive training course covering the 4 essential qualities of an inclusive leader: 

  1. Self-awareness
  2. Good communication skills
  3. Ability to build trusting relationships
  4. Ability to create synergies.
Audience Line Managers, HR professionals and I&D professionals
Dates

Geneva: Tuesday, 15 September 2020 from 8.00 am to 12.45 pm, followed by lunch

Zurich: Monday, 9 November 2020 from 8.00 am to 12.45 pm, followed by lunch

Objective and key takeaways

The goal of this module is to provide you with a clear understanding of the gender pay gap within today’s context and help you develop tools to create a strategic and practical plan to analyse as well as reduce the gender pay gap in your organisation.

During this training, you will also develop critical thinking around the around the leverage and benefits organisations can gain from addressing the gender pay gap topic proactively.

Delivery approach
  1. The different approaches to gender pay gap determination
  2. The root causes of gender pay differences
  3. How the gender pay gap creeps into the employee life cycle
  4. Practical approaches on how organisations can repair gender pay differences
  5. Regulatory developments in Switzerland and abroad
Audience Diversity & Inclusion professionals, HR practitioners and compensation specialists
Dates

Geneva: Monday, 14 September 2020 from 8.00 am to 12.45 pm, followed by lunch

Zurich: Monday, 21 September 2020 from 8.00 am to 12.45 pm, followed by lunch

Objective and key takeaways

The goal of this module is to upskill HR professionals and recruiting line managers on how to mitigate unconscious bias in the recruitment process, thus ensuring that the best candidate based on competency and ability is appointed to the organisation.

This training will allow you to understanding the business case for inclusive recruitment, build self-awareness regarding biases in these processes as well as acquiring knowledge and tools to mitigate unconscious bias in recruitment.

Delivery approach
  1. Why should organisations be recruiting diverse talent?
  2. The recruitment process cycle
  3. Unconscious bias in the recruitment process
  4. How to mitigate unconscious bias through the recruitment process
  5. Inclusion nudges to attract and retain diverse talent
Dates

Geneva: Thursday, 1 October 2020 from 8.00 am to 12.45 pm, followed by lunch

Zurich: Thursday, 24 September 2020 from 8.00 am to 12.45 pm, followed by lunch

Objective and key takeaways The goal of this module is to provide you with a clear understanding of what unconscious bias is, how and where it influences our decision-making, and how to overcome it through bias interrupters.

During this training, you will learn how to identify and mitigate unconscious bias (focus on recruitment and talent management discussions), conduct challenging conversions in a non-personal way and enable dialogue leading to better decision making processes.
Delivery approach
  1. Pre-work (implicit association test and article reading)
  2. What is unconscious bias?
  3. The roots of our personal bias
  4. How can bias affect our decision making?
  5. Tools and techniques to mitigate bias
Audience Line managers, recruitment professionals, HR and Diversity & Inclusion professionals
Dates

Geneva: Tuesday, 3 November 2020 from 8.00 am to 12.45 pm, followed by lunch

Zurich: Tuesday, 29 September 2020 from 8.00 am to 12.45 pm, followed by lunch

Objective and key takeaways

The goal of this course is to understand why employees (men in particular) might resist social change towards gender equality and how to engage them to accelerate the creation of an Inclusive & Diverse company.

After this training, you will be able to identify and evaluate the existence of such resistance in your company and will have the tools to develop new strategies tackle them.

Delivery approach
  1. The gender divide in society
  2. Root causes of this divide
  3. What does social change mean to men and women?
  4. Why would men and women resist social change?
  5. How to overcome this resistance and engage them in Diversity & Inclusion
Audience Leaders, HR and Diversity & Inclusion practitioners
Course description The description of this course will be available soon.
Dates

Geneva: Thursday, 29 October 2020 from 8.00 am to 12.45 pm, followed by lunch

Zurich: Thursday, 17 September 2020 from 8.00 am to 12.45 pm, followed by lunch

Objective and key takeaways

The goal of this module is to provide you with a clear understanding of inclusive language and tools to implement it in your organisation.

During this training, you will learn about the guiding principles of inclusive language and get the tools to tailor these principles to your own company. You will also learn inclusive vocabulary (in English) related to important diversity dimensions.

Delivery approach
  1. Changing social expectations surrounding inclusion and inclusive language
  2. Concept and guiding principles of inclusive language 
  3. Developing guiding principles for your organisation
  4. Inclusive vocabulary relating to important diversity dimensions such as gender identity, expression and sexual orientation, disability, etc.
  5. Dealing with resistance to the introduce inclusive language
Audience Diversity & Inclusion professionals, HR practitioners, Communication & Marketing specialists and line managers
Dates

Geneva: Wednesday, 11 November 2020 from 8.00 am to 12.45 pm, followed by lunch

Zurich: Thursday, 5 November 2020 from 8.00 am to 12.45 pm, followed by lunch

Objective and key takeaways

The goal of this module is to provide you with a clear understand of how Diversity & Inclusion can benefit from a HR data-driven approach and help you develop basic analytical skills to support organisational efforts towards Diversity & Inclusion.

During this training, you will develop a new way to look at HR data, learn how to use quantitative analyses and how to support data-driven Diversity & Inclusion strategic decisions.

Delivery approach
  1. How is data analysis relevant to I&D?
  2. A clear model for approaching and planning I&D analytics
  3. Real examples of analytics on various types of diversity
  4. Interactive case study
  5. Interpreting and reporting results to different audiences
Audience HR practitioners with no or little HR analytics experience wanting to have a more data-driven approach to Diversity & Inclusion
Dates

Geneva: Tuesday, 27 October 2020 from 8.00 am to 12.45 pm, followed by lunch

Zurich: Monday, 26 October 2020 from 8.00 am to 12.45 pm, followed by lunch

 

 

Speakers

Sue Johnson

Sue has worked for almost a decade on Diversity & Inclusion, both as a practitioner within a global organisation leading the cultural change, and helping organisations in Switzerland and beyond, to foster an Inclusive culture. She is a frequent speaker (Catalyst, United Nations Women Empowerment Principles, Women’s Forum etc.) and is a recognised passionate thought leader on Diversity & Inclusion topics.

Jasmin Danzeisen

Jasmin leads equal pay audits in Switzerland and abroad and supports clients on their journey to become more diverse and inclusive. Jasmin also drives Diversity & Inclusion within PwC Switzerland and works with the leadership to walk the talk internally as well.

Johannes (Joop) Smits

Joop is a Director in PwC’s People and Organisation consulting practice, supporting smaller and larger clients across industries. He advises clients in improving operations and implementing change initiatives in the areas of HR, Reward and Diversity & Inclusion. He is notably leading PwC’s EQUAL SALARY Certification practice with focus on supporting companies in narrowing the gender pay gap and leveraging on Diversity & Inclusion strategies.

 

 

Contact us

Marina Gorra

Marina Gorra

Marketing Consultant, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 93 65