• Diversity Works New Zealand | 0800 DIVERSITY (348 377) | 09 525 3023

Diversity Works New Zealand can run customised training sessions for your organisation across all diversity dimensions. These are designed to upskill your management and other staff on important diversity and inclusion issues. These can be run either on your premises or at another suitable venue.

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One of the benefits of a customised training session is that it can look at diversity and inclusion in the context of your business and discuss how diversity and inclusion is relevant to your operations, making the training very accessible for all your staff.


From the boardroom table to the factory floor, we are seeing the benefits of diversity programmes as companies build and empower better teams, create healthier environments, grow skills and celebrate cultural differences. This training will cover the benefits of embracing diversity in your workplace, how to foster diversity and inclusion, and how to address the challenges of a rapidly evolving labour market.


This workshop will give you an introduction to the neuroscience behind unconscious bias and help you understand how unconscious biases can impact leadership effectiveness, workplace interactions, communication and decision making and how to get the best out of your workforce.

It will facilitate an understanding of how neuroscience underpins bias; how to identify unconscious bias in self and others and its impact on the workplace. Participants will also discover ways to challenge their thinking, build neural connections and identify strategies to manage and mitigate bias as individuals, groups and organisations.

This workshop is also available as an online session.


Unconscious bias can have a negative impact on talent management, whether that’s attracting, recruiting, developing or retaining employees.  This workshop will increase your awareness of where biases may be affecting human resources processes within your organisation, limiting the opportunities for diverse talent to join, grow and create a productive, inclusive working environment and look at strategies to mitigate this. It will also cover examples of best practice within New Zealand and global organisations.

Please note, the Understanding Unconscious Bias training is a prerequisite to this course.

This workshop is also available as an online session.


Bi-cultural confidence is the foundation of successful cultural diversity and inclusion in your organisation. This three-hour workshop is an ideal introduction to bi-cultural confidence for all leaders, HR professionals, employees new to New Zealand or those who grew up here who would like to learn more.

This wananga (workshop) will facilitate participants to identify key values important to Māori and discuss their commonalities with other cultures. Participants will gain and overview of the loss and restoration of Māori language and culture in Aotearoa New Zealand and discuss how to create environments that encourage all employees to explore the Māori world view and support Māori employees to bring their cultural selves to work.


New Zealand workplaces are more culturally diverse than ever before. Cultural intelligence is a key competency in being able to connect with diverse markets and create an inclusive workplace. This training explores cultural drivers, knowledge, strategies, action and how to apply cultural intelligence in a personal and professional setting. Additionally, it is designed to help you build an open mind to how we impact others, consciously and unconsciously.

The workshop will facilitate an overview of New Zealand’s current ethnic and cultural diversity and our bi-cultural history, and articulate cultural intelligence in four key components: cultural drivers, knowledge, strategies and actions. In addition, participants can understand their own drivers and motivations, develop tools and strategies to reflect on their own biases, judgements and thought processes, and learn about cultural capital and empathy and how to apply these in a real workplace context.

This workshop is also available as an online session.


Conflict at work is inevitable and may be beneficial if it promotes new ideas and innovations. However, it can escalate into bullying, harassment or violence, which has serious impacts on individuals and organisations. This training explores the traps and pitfalls and teaches you how to challenge behaviour and intervene to resolve issues, enabling you to empower a strong, productive workplaces.

This workshop is also available as an online session.


You do not need to be a manager, to be a leader. Inclusive leaders are those who bring the best out of their people. This workshop will provide highly effective tools to gain confidence and give you strategies to becoming an inclusive leader in a high paced changing world of work where inclusive leadership enables better working relationships across people with changing diverse needs, habits, ways of doing things, thinking and values.


Our workforces are now made up of five generations, with more older workers staying on longer. Demographic and labour market changes will increasingly require organisations to focus on retention and to adapt to the needs of a multi-generational workforce. 

This workshop will introduce you to contemporary thinking in respect to age and work, give you skills for working with an age-diverse workforce and provide strategies for creating an age-inclusive multi-generational workplace.


This workshop is designed to provide the inspiration and motivation needed to take the next step. Participants will be given practical advice on how to develop their leadership style, how to confidently approach opportunities in the workplace and how to progress their career.

Workshop participants will learn to recognise, develop and communicate leadership styles, define their own brand and how to stocktake their existing executive presence. They will learn how to relate up, across and down in the organisation. In addition, participants will learn to present their leadership style to clients and partner businesses, connect leadership in life and leadership at work and to select and develop appropriate techniques to progress their own careers.


This practical, comprehensive training covers the functions, roles and benefits of diversity and inclusion committees, setting an agenda and developing strategies and programmes, monitoring and measuring statistics, funding and resources and recruiting allies.

To find out more please contact training@diversityworksnz.org.nz or call 0800 DIVERSITY (0800 348 377)

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