Is Diversity on your agenda?

We understand that organisations are at different stages of the diversity and inclusion journey. You may be just starting out, trying to get your leadership on board, or developing your strategy. You may also be at the point of looking at what’s next, or applying to become an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality.

No matter where you are on the  journey, The Agenda Agency can help. We are specialists in leading practice diversity and inclusion, and gender strategy methodology and take an evidence-based approach.




Getting you started on the Diversity & Inclusion journey


Building your Diversity & Inclusion strategy

Best practice Diversity & Inclusion initiatives and programs

Getting you started on the Diversity & Inclusion  journey


If you are starting out on the Diversity & Inclusion journey, you may be thinking through the questions, ‘Where do I start?’ ‘How do I engage my leaders on Diversity & Inclusion, and gender equality?’ ‘What are the diversity issues in my organisation’? ‘How can we tap into a larger talent pool?’ And ‘How do we address the deeper cultural issues in the organisation?’

The Agenda Agency will help you work through the first steps of starting the journey and setting the right path. We are happy to help you build the business case in your organisation and present to your leaders on why diversity is important for your organisation’s success.


Building your Diversity & Inclusion strategy

Our diversity and inclusion strategy build starts with a diagnostic process that will prioritise the key focus areas of diversity and inclusion. In developing your D&I strategy, we go through four stages:


Stage 1:
Diagnostic review

‘Where are you now?’

Using leading practice methodology to will assess the status of diversity in your organisation.

Depending on your priorities key areas of diversity that we may consider during the diagnostic include: gender, age, race, indigenous engagement, sexual orientation, disability, education background, other minority or disadvantaged groups. 

Related to gender equality we used a methodology consistent with  the WGEA Gender Strategy Toolkit to cover where your organisation is in a number of core areas of gender equality:

  • Leadership commitment and role modelling
  • Gender strategy and business case
  • Leadership and management capability
  • Talent and pipeline management
  • Gender pay equity
  • Workplace flexibility
  • Gender composition
  • Gender mainstreaming of operations
  • Gender aspects of supply chain and procurement
  • Gender measurement and reporting systems
  • Policies and procedures.

Through this diagnostic, we will assess any issues, opportunities and strengths in each of these areas. Generally, we like to undertake this process using a range of methods, including desktop reviews, interviews and workshops with leaders and teams, and surveys. We will provide you with a full debrief, which will serve as the launch pad to start the diversity & inclusion strategy build process.

Stage 2:
Diversity & Inclusion strategy development

‘Where are you going?’

Regardless of whether you are just starting out or you are at a particular strategic phase in your approach to diversity & inclusion, we will work with you to develop the direction for the next stage of your diversity & inclusion strategy.

As with any strategic approach, we define what the vision and objectives are, and how we are going to achieve them. When we build your diversity and inclusion strategy, we consider both social justice imperatives and the business benefits of diversity to help you achieve your business objectives. We then provide the transformation roadmap that is strategically aligned, measurable, practical and implementable.

We apply key principles to ensure that diversity and inclusion is successfully internalised in your systems and becomes a business and cultural norm within your organisation. Our collaborative approach ensures that your diversity and inclusion strategy will align with your corporate vision, goals and strategic initiatives, as well as with legislative and reporting requirements.

Stage 3:
Specific strategies

‘How do you get there?’

Achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace requires change. Working collaboratively with you, and understanding your organisation’s broader strategy and objectives, we will identify the strategies and initiatives required to help you achieve your objectives.

Stage 4:
Making it happen

‘How do we move forward?’

Once you have the roadmap, we can assist with the implementation of your diversity and inclusion strategy by setting out prioritisation and sequencing of strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Implementing leading practice Diversity & Inclusion initiatives

For organisations that are looking to move beyond the strategic phase and embed diversity deeply and sustainably into the organisational culture, we can work with you to develop and implement leading practice diversity initiatives. If you are looking to become an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, we can help you plan the pathway to your application.

For example, pay equity projects, workplace flexibility, inclusive leadership, employer journey and empathy mapping, diversity design thinking events, innovation & diversity hacks, diversity and inclusion internal communications and campaigns.


Diversity & Inclusion resources

In working with you, we use the best practice toolkits and resources from leading and recognised organisations.