Tackling Racism in Organisations

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This is a paid-for masterclass, run as 3 afternoon sessions. Please see below for dates and prices.

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Recent world events have highlighted the need for organisations to create inclusive, diverse workplaces representative of all their stakeholders.  Research has identified that those in the top quartile of ethnic/cultural diversity in executive teams were more likely to outperform on profitability by 33%.  47% of Millennials say they consider diversity and inclusion in the workplace when choosing a job.  Large FTSE 100s have pledged their commitment to challenging racial inequality. 

The Whitehall & Industry Group are delighted to offer, in partnership with leading diversity and inclusion consultancy Frost Included, an exciting opportunity to be part of a three-part action-based masterclass series.  This unique series explores the concept of anti-racism and what it means to be an anti-racist organisation.  Working with peers across the sectors, this series of three half-day sessions explore the context and use the power of the group to devise practical actions that the participating organisations can strategically implement.  

Who is this aimed at?

This masterclass series is aimed at individuals who will translate intent into action. 

What will be covered?

The sessions will explore the concept of anti-racism and what it means to be an anti-racist organisation; developing anti-racism strategies within organisations and embedding them into the business strategy.  The sessions are very interactive and delegates will be tasked with evaluating their personal and organisational approaches to tackling race inequality and identify affirmative action strategies that they can take forward within their business.  Delegates are encouraged to continue to network and support their fellow participants after the programme.


  • Facilitator
    • Raafi Alidina


      Frost Included

      Originally from Edmonton, Canada, Raafi attended Harvard University for his undergraduate degree, finishing in 2012. After completing, he stayed in Cambridge for a year as a Research Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. After that, he was awarded an International Development and Management fellowship that sent him to Dhaka, Bangladesh, where he worked with the Aga Khan Foundation-Bangladesh (an NGO that runs pre-schools in garment factories, tea plantations, and urban slums) helping them improve their gender equality practices. He then returned to the US and to academia as part of the Mass Movements Project with Dr. Stephen Kosack.   He then moved back to Cambridge, MA to attend the Harvard Kennedy School where he completed a Masters in Public Policy in 2017.  His research on using behavioural economics for inclusion in organisations and the development of a behavioural measure for inclusion was awarded the Jane Mansbridge Research Award for outstanding research on women and gender, and the Susan C Eaton Memorial Prize for the top HKS Masters Thesis in Social Policy.   Raafi is currently a consultant with London-based Diversity and Inclusion consultancy Frost Included, where he helps leaders develop more inclusive behaviours and create more inclusive workplace cultures. Raafi is the co-author (with Stephen Frost) of the book Building an Inclusive Organisation: Leveraging the Power of a Diverse Workforce (KoganPage, 2019), which has been short-listed for Management Book of the Year and Best Book promoting Diversity by the Chartered Management Institute and Business Book Awards. It has also been named one of the top 10 Most Inspirational Business Books of 2020 by CEO Today.

  • Dates

    This masterclass will be run over the following three sessions:

    - Wednesday 26 January 15:00 - 16:30

    - Wednesday 2 February 15:00 - 16:30

    - Wednesday 9 February 15:00 - 16:30

  • Fees to attend

    Private Sector and Not-for-Profit fee: £495 + VAT

    Civil Service: Please email us for more information 

  • Booking Terms and Conditions
    Full payment or a valid purchase order must be received before the start of the event. The full fee must either be paid within 30 days of an invoice being issued or, if the booking is made within the 30 days prior to the start of the event, payment or a valid purchase order must be received before the event starting date. For a full refund, cancellations must be confirmed in writing no later than 21 days prior to the event starting date. No refunds apply to cancellations made in the 20 days prior to the event. A substitute delegate can attend in the place of the registered delegate, if WIG is notified in advance. There is no fee to substitute a delegate. Non-payment or non-attendance without written notification will incur the full registration fee.