Travel with confidence through DEI with the first of Texthelp’s Guided Tours

Sometimes in life we need to take a step back to recharge, rethink, reassess and all of the above. That’s what holidays are for, right? Well at least, that’s what helps us to hit refresh.

A week of the sun hugging our skin sends rays of happiness into our hearts. The smooth sand calms our senses through the soles of our feet. And the pure salty air helps us to breathe fresh breaths. As we journey through life it’s moments like these that ground us. They help us to move ahead with a fresh mind. And help us to see more clearly where we’re going. In our working lives, it’s important we do the same.

“That’s just the way we’ve always done it”. 

And that phrase is just one of the reasons why. Taking a step back helps us to see things from another point of view. It allows us to question the status quo. And that can lead us to some amazing places.

“But why change what’s working for us?”. 

Because, is it really? What if you could do things better? In a way that’s better for your employees, your audiences, your business…

So, where am I going with this? Am I taking you on a holiday? A trip that’s going to help you to ‘be the change’ in your workplace. Well, kind of…

We want to help you to take a step back. To see with fresh eyes. To think with an enlightened mind. And to feel more positive, confident and energised in your professional journey.

That’s why we’re bringing you Texthelp’s Guided Tours

Our guided tours will take you on a themed adventure. Explore different topics guided by industry experts. Discover familiar topics in a whole new light. Uncover hidden gems that’ll help you take action. And take away souvenirs that'll encourage you as you continue on your way.

Our guided tours will be virtual, so you can join in on the adventure no matter where you are.

So what will we be exploring on our first tour? 

We’ll be taking a whistle stop tour to the virtual shores of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. And we’ll be exploring DE&I Beach with a specific focus on hidden disabilities and neurodivergent talent.

When are we going?

Join us virtually on 23rd June at 1pm. The tour will last approximately one hour.

At DE&I Beach you’ll:

  • Take a deep dive into murky waters. But don’t be afraid, it’s through these waters that you’ll learn what DE&I actually means. And you’ll come up with a clearer view of what each part of this acronym really means for your business and your people
  • Visit Action Island and go on a practical exploration. Here the waters are crystal clear and with expert guidance you’ll see how you could put your learnings into practice. Gain advice to help you improve how you recruit and support a diverse workforce
  • Stroll through the National Park of Happy Employees. Here you’ll see the beauty and possibilities that await. Hear from employees that are living freely as themselves. And discover what’s helped to them to achieve a sense of belonging at work

You’ll be guided by:

Diane Lightfoot, CEO, Business Disability Forum

"I’m passionate about creating a disability-smart world. And to ‘get it right’ organisations must work together as a whole. On this tour I’ll be sharing how you can get every department involved. And leave you with top tips to help you create a better working environment for all."

Jane Hatton, CEO & Founder, EvenBreak

"Everyday I dedicate my time to make sure that disabled people are given the opportunity to share their talents. On this tour I'll share what you can do to make sure you’re set up to reach that talent. And highlight how you can better support disabled employees in their working day."

Byron Batten, Head of Inclusion-Improvement, Communications & Engagement, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

"Equal opportunities for our people is at the heart of everything we do. On this tour I’ll be sharing how you can keep DEI at the top of your agenda. And fill you in on some of the ways we make sure our people feel happy and like they belong."

Dr Shamsun Islam, Clinical Psychologist, NELFT

Dr Shamsun Islam is a Clinical Psychologist working within the Redbridge Learning Disabilities Team. She provides therapeutic interventions to adults with intellectual disabilities, their families and staff supporting them at home and community. Alongside her professional experiences, she’ll be sharing supports that help her to manage Repetitive Strain Injury at work. And tools that support her to overcome challenges associated with dyslexia.

Nikki Goode, Customer Relationship Champion, Texthelp

"I acquired a Brain Injury at age 38. And today I'm thankful to work for a company that supports and embraces who I am. On this tour I'll share how they help me to do the daily tasks I once took for granted."

Join us on this free guided tour. All you have to do is visit our tour site and fill in your details. Then check your inbox for your travel ticket!