Mairéad takes the opportunity to work a 3-week secondment in a different Steps region. Read more about it here.
What we can do to help foster the behaviours and attitudes that support a culture of prevention of sexual harassment?
This Black History Month, read what Tivarni has to share on the history behind the month and how it is celebrated in the UK.
October 10th is World Mental Health Day, and as part of our continued focus on this important topic, I spent some time talking to one of our fantastic Learning Partners – Laura Rosenthal.
Performance management is always an ongoing discussion that needs regular reviewing. The pandemic has emphasised this and now more than ever, as the working arrangement has shifted into a hybrid world.
What is it about the Steps approach that lends itself so well to learning and development programmes that address performance management?
With the prediction that 70% of teams will be working remotely by 2026 (Jason Allan Scott, LinkedIn), it’s likely that this emergent way of working is here to stay – but it does pose some new and interesting challenges for leaders and managers.
I called on two of my UKE Steps colleagues Paul Mason and Tivarni James-Clarke, both from two different generations, to talk about their perspective on Intergenerational Working and how this relates to their working relationship.
Intergenerational practice aims to bring people together in purposeful, mutually beneficial activities which promote greater understanding and respect between generations and contributes to building more cohesive communities.
75 years ago today, more than 800 passengers from the Caribbean arrived at Tilbury docks on the ship known as HMT Empire Windrush. This moment shaped modern Britain.
Steps would like to invite you to join us in celebrating Juneteenth. The holiday known as Freedom Day that resonates with many of the injustices that black people around the world still face to this day.
June marks Pride – a celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community globally. Despite raised awareness and increasing representation of LGBTQIA+ experience in popular culture – recent Deloitte research
The best takeaway from any conversation are the practical tips from an individual’s lived experience.
Join us for our next Steps US Open Week! We will be running our most popular open sessions from the past year and giving you the opportunity to schedule a virtual meeting with members of our US team.
Rachael and Georgina, Mental Health First Aiders here at Steps, share their experience of the MHFA programme and the impact it’s had…
We are excited to share Simons latest encounter
We are excited to share our behavioural change journey with Brown-Forman
How to Challenge and Change
Thursday 2 March at 3pm (BST) / 10am (EST) / 4pm (CET)
In November, Gary was delighted to support an event with Siemens Financial Services and the Leasing Association on their ‘Race to Inclusivity’
We are proud of our association with POWERful Women – a fantastic network of passionate individuals striving to make a difference
Steps is proud to join a fantastic line-up of high-level, influential speakers from government and business at the POWERful Women’s fifth Annual Conference to explore how the sector can advance gender equality and build more inclusive, supportive cultures that harness the potential of female talent now, and in the future.
Steps are excited to announce that we have our first Podcast available for you to listen to and download.
All Steps locations globally will be closed on Friday 19th and Monday 22nd August 2022 for our Wellbeing Weekend
Have Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practices plateaued? Allen spent time at Workhuman 2022, and left excited about what's next for DEI.
We were delighted to partner with Women in Banking and Finance for a session on Coaching for their membership.
We've noticed that it’s becoming more challenging for participants to engage with virtual learning. So how to you address the key questions and barriers they have? Alex shares the top tips:
We’re passionate about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and know we can inspire people to act differently so much more effectively if difference lives and breathes within Steps.
For International Women’s Day 2022, Katherine shares the experiences of the women at Steps from both within this business and in their previous working lives...
Over 4 weeks, we took an in depth look at Inclusion in the Hybrid World. Missed some content? Catch up here:
What new issues and challenges does hybrid working bring when it comes to inclusion? Take a look at our learning resource to find out more.
Starting a new job can be stressful at the best of times, but what is it like joining within the hybrid working world? We spoke to Nora and Beth about their experiences of feeling included when they did just that.
Since the pandemic, we've moved from being a largely office based organisation, to a new policy of 'work from anywhere'. As part of the transition, we asked our colleagues for their thoughts on the change...
From the 'new normal' to the 'new hybrid', there has been constant change over the last 18 months - especially in terms of inclusion. Jennie explores what we've learnt...
As Head of US Business Development, based out of London, Allen has been 'hybrid working' before it was a term we all knew. Read on as he shares his unique experiences of inclusion in the hybrid world.
Our open workshops return in September - join us for sessions on Microaggressions, Workplace Conduct and Inclusion and Leadership in the Hybrid World.
All Steps locations globally will be closed on Friday 13th and Monday 16th August for our Wellbeing Weekend
Join is in July for our global Open Workshops on Race and Actionable Allyship, Microaggressions: How to Challenge and Change and Mental Health in the Workplace.
Join us in June for one of our interactive open workshops on Managing in a Hybrid World and Microaggressions: How to Challenge and Change.
In part 2 of Jennie's conversation with Learning Partner Laura Rosenthal to mark Mental Health Awareness Week (10th-16th May), they look at the challenges of the future.
In part 1 of our blogs for Mental Health Awareness Week (10th-16th May), Jennie spoke to our Learning Partner Laura Rosenthal about the current challenges facing people managers.
This month, Join us for one of our open workshops on Having Conversations about Mental Health at work, and Race and Actionable Allyship in the Workplace
Join us for one of our open workshops on Managing Pandemic Fatigue and Microaggressions: How to Challenge and Change
March 2021 marks one year since the world changed seemly overnight. One year on, Jennie and Katherine spoke to Steps colleagues from around the globe to hear their experiences of work over the last year.
This week we've put the spotlight on the participant experience- what they've been saying, how we bring social learning to the virtual environment, and the Steps story of the past year. Katherine recaps the week...
Jennie shares her experiences of social learning - and the importance of replicating this is the virtual world.
Join us for one of our 90 minute workshops on Managing Pandemic Fatigue, Race and Actionable Allyship and Microaggressions.
Throughout this week, we've been looking at Steps Skills Practice, and how this key technique has changed and evolved in the virtual world. In case you missed it, Katherine takes a look back at the week...
It’s easy to think that virtual skills practice won’t be as effective as in person – but in our experience, we’ve found that virtual sessions can actually be even more impactful. Gary and Anna share the 5 benefits.
All this week, we've put the spotlight on Steps Digital Learning - what it is and what makes it different. In cased you missed it, Katherine looks back at the content from the week - and shares what's coming up next...
"Whether we are delivering live, live virtual events, or creating an e-learning package our focus is always on how we engage the participant in this conversation." Sarah-Jane shares what makes Steps Digital Learning different -
Experience a Steps Digital Learning piece, created using Articulate Rise - and learn more about our Steps to Change Methodology at the same time.
This week, our focus has been on Steps Virtual Studio - how they work. In cased you missed it, Katherine looks back at what we've shared...and gives a sneak peak to next week!
As the ‘New Normal’ became established in 2020, it was clear that Steps needed to be able to provide more than the ‘typical’ learning experiences being delivered over virtual platforms like Zoom - and so we created the Steps Virtual Studio. Mark shares the story...
Throughout this week, we've put a spotlight on our virtual sessions, and how they work. In case you missed it, Katherine looks back at what we've shared...and looks forward to next week!
Thinking of running a virtual session? Here is what’s really important to us…
Join us in February 2021 for events on Managing Pandemic Fatigue and Actionable Allyship
Jennie spoke to Rebecca of Prospect Magazine for their article 'Inside the corporate world’s great diversity and inclusion project'
"Just because one type of training doesn’t work, doesn’t mean we should give up on getting people together to learn. Because if you want to change behaviour, you need to start by looking at behaviour."
Join us for one of our open virtual workshops this month, as we look at Race and Actionable Allyship, and Having Conversations about Mental Health at Work.
Sarah-Jane Georges and Allen Liedkie join XpertHR's podcast for an episode looking at building HR Resililence.
What does it look like to be an ally, not just in words but in action? Join us for a Race and Actionable Allyship workshop this month, as we explore being a workplace ally.
In a world that needs authenticity, empathy and tolerance now more than ever, we need to talk about UB. Jennie explores what we need to do together so that talking about bias doesn’t feel like a personal confrontation or an attack on freedom of expression.
There are three opportunities to join us for an open virtual workshop throughout October - on Mental Health at Work, Inclusive Leadership and Race and Actionable Allyship.
It's been a while since our last update on Steps in the 'new normal' - so here's what's going on with us!
Jennie explores the benefits of virtual working, in response to comments by Reed Hastings (founder of Netflix) to the Wall Street Journal last week...
A fantastic reception to our two sessions at the Good Governance Institute's Festival of Governance over the past couple of weeks.
A new month means new chances to experience the workshops we have created to support the workplace are through this period of substantial change – based on the conversations we've had with organisations.
We're delighted to be joining the Good Governance Institute Festival of Governance for two workshops in September.
In this issue, we take a look at the work-life balance in the pandemic (and post-pandemic) world, as well as sharing our global virtual open workshops happening throughout August.
Join us for one of our August open workshops over the next few weeks to experience our approach in the new normal
Join us for one of our July open workshops over the next few weeks to experience our approach in the new normal
We stand in solidarity, and understand that words must become actions.
Join us for one of our open workshops over the next few weeks to experience our approach in the new normal - with workshops on Mental Health at Work and Inclusive Leadership.
#BlackLivesMatter. Three Words. One global movement for a change which must surely come.
Thanks to everyone who attended our Remote Daily session, Exploring Inclusive Leadership in the Virtual World, on Thursday 21st May.
The new issue Steps New Normal newsletter was sent out last week! Issue 2 is focused around Workplace Mental Health Awareness, so read on for information on our work in this field, as well as some resources we've found helpful during this time.
We're excited to be joining remote daily at 1pm EDT on Thursday for our interactive workshop - Exploring Inclusive Leadership in the Virtual World!
During Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA, and ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, Jessica about Mental Health in the workplace during COVID-19.
A month after our last update, and in light of the changing situation, we want to make sure we’re keeping in touch regularly to let you what you can expect to see from us over the coming weeks, as we begin to emerge from lockdown.
We recently launched the first issue of our new newletter 'Steps and the New Normal'
Following on from the programme's win at the 2019 Marketing Week Masters, marketingweek.com feature an article on Hello London!
It’s been a few weeks since our last team update - and we want to make sure we’re keeping in touch regularly to let you know how things are, and what you can expect to see from us over the coming weeks.
Turns out the 'new normal' has some issues! We all need something to smile about in these challenging times - so have a look at our short video about life in the 'new normal'!
An update from the Steps team in these odd times...
Like so many others we find ourselves navigating a set of unprecedented circumstances that even the most imaginative of our scriptwriters couldn’t have written.
In light of the recent news, Gary explores how best to tackle bullying, harassment and inappropriate behaviour in the workplace in a safe and constructive way.
We're delighted to invite you to see our unique approach to workplace mental health in action in Manhattan on February 12th.
It was great to welcome so many people from such a diverse range of sectors on 2nd October!
We're delighted that Mohan, our India Country Head was recently featured in a special APAC edition of The Enterprise World.
We're excited to share XpertHR's August podcast, where Gary and Sarah-Jane joined as guests to talk about how to handle difficult conversations.
We're delighted to have been featured in The American Lawyer for our work with Dechert.
We're delighted to invite you to see our unique approach to workplace mental health in action. Join us in London for an experiential workshop including interactive scenarios, practical case study and facilitated discussion.
Steps was delighted to guest blog for IRM Connects. Drawing on our research & discussions with change professionals, we share practical insight on delivering lasting behavioural change in organisations.
In Mental Health Awareness Week, Client Services Associate Anna shares her experiences of dealing with anxiety both at work and at home.
Steps was delighted to co-develop and deliver an interactive workshop on Sexual Harassment Investigations with law firms Kemp Little and Fox Williams, for 50 members of the City HR Association...
Delighted to be partnering with the Change Management Institute in London and New York City in April!
Steps join the Business Change and Transformation Conference Europe on 18th & 19th March!
Steps & Transport for London win Silver at the Training Journal Awards 2018!
Steps & Transport for London win Silver at the UK Bus Awards 2018!
Just to get this bit out of the way. Have I mentioned that we have recently won some awards for our work in Mental Health awareness?
Interim Marketing Manager Alexis speaks to Steps colleagues about the insights we've picked up from being a global business.
Unconscious Bias and Diversity & Inclusion. These were terms I had never heard before I joined Steps three years ago.
Over the past eight months I’ve been project managing a global culture change piece for one of our largest clients, a global consultancy firm.
Following on from our celebration of Steps' 25th Birthday in April, we discovered that we are not the only ones reaching our silver milestone
“To work collaboratively […] by being fun, innovative, creative and practical, bring about a service of extremely high quality.”
In April 2017, Steps celebrates its 25th Anniversary. To launch our year of celebrations, Founding Director Robbie shares some of his favourite moments from the past 25 years...
Monday 20th March marks the third official International Day of Happiness; an initiative started by the UN in 2012 to acknowledge the pursuit of happiness as a human right.
Recently I attended a session on Neuro-Linguistic Programming run by Paul Mason, one of the Lead Faciliators on a long running programme for Steps.
Over the past week I observed Steps’ work and got a better idea of how they work with people and the approach they use.
I have something to admit: I think I love being a grumpy London commuter. Don’t get me wrong – I would almost certainly be happier with no commute at all
In early July I found myself Googling “pregnant new job”. Two things that I had been madly hoping for had coincided almost to the day
"Our staff will never engage in this, it's a waste of time" This is (pretty much) what several of the managers and senior staff from a major service organisation said
After almost 25 years we have recently taken the big step of uprooting from our spiritual home of London Bridge, packing up our office and heading for the distant
Eight years ago the global economy took a major turn for the worse – nose-diving deep into recession. Work forces were compromised as companies closed
Let me tell you a story: Once upon a time in a galaxy really quite nearby there was a mighty Corporation whose name was known far and wide ruled over by Wise and Powerful Rulers.
When you talk about promoting gender diversity in senior positions within a country or organisation, some people respond by saying that, although it’s a really important subject
One of the joys and surprises of networking is never knowing exactly what the outcome will be! On Saturday April 18th in Mumbai I was privileged to be present when the Steps India team
Late last year, Steps undertook some street interviews as part of a research project with ENEI (the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion). We wanted to explore individual unconscious bias in action
Happy New Year! We all wish for a positive and successful year ahead, hoping 2015 will bring renewal and abundance; healthy communities, more efficient and inspiring workplaces
November heralded the start of a new initiative within the Steps office: Wellvember. Not to be confused with Movember (!), the idea was for the month of November
It's Thursday 6 February - 'Time to Talk' Day. The first event of it's kind, aimed at starting conversations about mental health. So, what does this issue look like in a practical, workplace setting?
Tuesday evening, and we're off to an evening reception at the British High Commission in Delhi. The official Downing Street Press group photo of the delegation with the PM was taken at this event
My alarm goes off at 5.15am. Shave with hand soap, a horrible experience. (Having had my shaving foam confiscated at Heathrow!) Bus at 6.00am for the airport.
Arrive Heathrow airport at 3.00pm for a 6.00pm flight Virgin Atlantic to Mumbai. We have to report to Virgin VIP area. At the end of the flight (9½ hours) we land in Mumbai
Chapter 1 of Robbie's trip to India as part of the trade delegation!
I don't really want to do this but I said I would. However, there's nothing worse than someone who says they going to do something and then doesn't. So, for that reason only, it would appear I am now ‘blogging’.