Workshop: Optimising Performance through Diversity

Attracting and retaining girls and women

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This fully-facilitated half day course explores gender balance and equity as cornerstones of
high performance and team chemistry. Chelsea looks at gender from the perspective of minorities in non-traditional roles and uses real life case studies, scientific evidence and personal experience to form the basis for examining barriers that inhibit individual and team performance. This course facilitates strategic thinking while identifying simple, practical solutions for creating environments where people from all backgrounds can thrive.

Content is tailored to address specific aims and strategies for attracting and retaining girls and women in your organisation. Participants are able to relate to and apply concepts practically, becoming more effective in their roles.

Group work is designed to inspire unique solutions to problems and offer further insight as participants experience diversity in action.

Workshop materials are delivered as an extension of the introductory course, Attracting and Retaining Greater Diversity, which is included in the workshop fee and outlined below.

Once you have registered for the workshop, Chelsea will be in touch to arrange a suitable time and venue to deliver your workshop.

Minimum 20 participants.

If you are a sole participant, or small group, email [email protected] to register your interest in attending a cross-organisational workshop.

What course participants say:

"Extremely comprehensive and informative, fostered some great discussion."

"Absolutely recommend; great personal insights mixed with research and theory."

"A great way of being aware of the barriers and how to remove them as an organisation... moving from surviving to thriving."

"Well-presented, thought-provoking, a good mix of learning styles."


Pre-workshop online course: Attracting and Retaining Greater Diversity

Leading organisations understand that healthy, diverse cultures go beyond fairness and positive reputation. Diversity – done well – quite simply drives competitive advantage.

Despite a growing understanding about the benefits of diversity, strategies can lack meaning and focus, leading to token gestures that undermine efforts.

This course provides an introduction to a nuanced understanding of diversity through investigating the subtle factors at play. It examines:

1. The evidence: diversity, inclusion and high performance

2. Barriers: where diversity and inclusion fall short

3. How to identify simple actions and ripple effects for attracting and retaining greater diversity.

The topics covered are evidence-based, drawing from best practice, personal insights, research and interviews to identify key elements of successful diversity strategies.

This course is designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice, helping participants to create environments where people from all backgrounds can thrive and contribute to optimal team performance.

Enrolling for the Optimising Performance through Diversity workshop gains automatic access to the online course content.



Your Instructor


Chelsea Roffey
Chelsea Roffey

Chelsea Roffey is a speaker, author, researcher and Winston Churchill Fellow who has travelled the globe examining the barriers and opportunities of diversity. Coupling her unique narrative as the AFL's first female Grand Final umpire with world's best practice, her insights are backed by evidence-based data brought to life by real stories. Chelsea has umpired more than 250 AFL games, 16 finals and sat the bench as the emergency umpire at five AFL Grand Finals. She has been named Sports Official of the Year in Victoria and Queensland, and listed among The Age newspaper's top 100 most influential people.


Course Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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