A-HA was engaged in 2018 to design and deliver a customised Inclusion workshop to increase cross-cultural awareness and open-mindedness in advance of a diversity hiring strategy being implemented by Essential Energy, which was targeted at employing a more non-traditional workforce – specifically First Nations people, women and the LGBT+ community.
A-HA worked closely with Essential Energy’s internal HR and OD teams to co-design a half day workshop aligned to Essential Energy Values + desired outcomes. A critical success measure was that the investment in the hiring of a diverse pool of new Apprentices was realised by way of new Apprentice retention in a positive workplace culture.
A-HA provided a pool of skilled facilitators who delivered 39 sessions across 29 locations at short notice. Due to the client’s extensive regional footprint, it was imperative that the facilitators understood the varied and often complex operating environments for each of the regions. We worked with the internal HR and OD team to create a tailored program for the different stakeholders + audiences including: depot leaders, regional leaders, HR + OD, as well as the Executive Leadership Team, made up of the CEO and his direct reports.
Due to the success of the 2018 roll-out A-HA was engaged in 2019 to design a second complementary workshop on appropriate workplace behaviours and building inclusive leadership which we ran in 24 different regional locations across NSW. In 2020 we were again engaged to roll out a third year of workshops however these were been put on hold due to COVID-19. We are now working with the organisation to build an alternative blended learning approaches for 2021 and anticipate delivering a program to 3000 employees online + 150 leaders face to face complemented by pre & online post learning.