Creating Inclusive Environments

This session is designed to help organisations better understand how to create environments that are genuinely welcoming, enabling and flexible. Whether focusing on the experience of your staff, visiting artists, or members of the public, this course gives participants the tools to ensure inclusion is at the forefront of your thinking.

Available as

  • Online training
  • OR
  • In-person training


  • 2 x 90-min sessions online
  • OR
  • 1 x 3.5 hour session in-person


  • Maximum 20 participants
  • Ability to tailor for you

Want to learn more? Read on for detailed information about the course. Contact our team on or make an enquiry for further information and bookings.

Why train with Tonic? We are a leading EDI training provider, offering courses designed specifically for the arts and creative environments. But crucially, each time you book a course with Tonic you also help support our work driving change across the industry. Win, win.

“It was wonderful how the trainer created a relaxed atmosphere, in which different members of the company who don’t always interact, were able to voice their opinions and share their experiences.”

participant, 2021

About the Course

Creating environments that are genuinely welcoming, enabling and are flexible to a variety of needs is vital to any organisation seeking to achieve greater equality, diversity and inclusion. Taking the concept of an ‘inclusive mindset’ as a central concept, the training encourages participants to consider how, by reframing their thinking about their working environments, they can be more attentive and responsive to the needs of others. 

Looking across both organisational culture and the practical realities of how environments operate, the training uses specific examples from the arts, guiding participants through a structured process of thinking around the necessary steps needed to build truly inclusive environments.

performers on stage during a theatre rehaersal
Photo by Hamish Kale

What we’ll cover

  • The core principles: what the terms ‘equality’, ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusion’ mean; how they differ and how they interconnect
  • Examples of what inclusion within the workplace could look like
  • An inclusive mindset – what it means and how to cultivate one
  • Space to consider the culture of your organisation and what it says to those working within it
  • Safe space to ask questions

You’ll come away with

  • An understanding of the core principles around equality, diversity and inclusion
  • An understanding of what it means to cultivate an inclusive working environment
  • Practical tools to make change happen in your organisation
  • Further ideas on areas specific to your work in which these tools may be applied to drive a positive change

Course details

  • Available both online OR in-person
  • Delivered as 2 x 90-minute sessions online, OR 1 x 3.5 hour session in-person
  • Maximum 20 participants

Keen to learn more? Make an enquiry or contact our team at for further information.


Yes, please email to arrange a time to discuss your needs with a member of the team.

Yes, we would be happy to discuss bundling this course with others that we offer. We can also create bespoke sessions just for you. Find out more on our bespoke training page or email to discuss what we can do for you.

We deliver our online training through live Zoom sessions. We provide links and look after all the technical set-up. You and your colleagues simply need to log on. If you have any access queries in relation to our online training, please contact

Make an enquiry

All enquiries welcome! If you are interested in booking this course, or just need some more information, please complete the form below and one of our team will be in touch. Or email us direct at

Tonic – For greater equality, diversity and inclusion in the arts