Inclusive Management

Created specially for managers and leaders working in arts and culture organisations. This training supports you to place inclusion at the heart of interactions with your team, enabling you to bring the best out of them and create welcoming, supportive, and highly successful workplaces.

Available as

  • In-person training


  • Delivered as a 1 day session


  • 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.

“This was the best management training course I have attended.”

Inclusive Management training participant

About the Course

Our practical and interactive Inclusive Management training is for anyone who has line management responsibility and is keen to further their managerial practice whilst fostering working environments that are supportive of and energised by difference. In busy arts and culture organisations, it can be tempting for line managers to adopt a rushed or ‘one size fits all’ approach to their interactions with the people on their teams. The result can be unhappy staff and homogenous teams, because those whose needs differ to the bulk of their colleagues’ fail to thrive or may even choose to leave the organisation.

In the session we will focus on what people need in order to do their best work and what a manager can put in place to get optimum value from their staff. We will consider the direct links between inclusive management practices and successfully attracting and retaining diverse talent and work through practical tools and tips to enable you to do so.

workshop participants in a group discussion
Tonic Advance Network workshop led by Lucy Kerbel and Vicky Long at the Umbrella Rooms, London. Photo by Stephen Wright.

As with all of Tonic’s training, our Inclusive Management training has been created specifically with arts and culture organisations in mind. Initially commissioned by the Royal Opera House and delivered to approximately 200 members of its management and leadership teams, the training is purposely built for managers working across all parts of an organisation including administrative, creative, operational and technical.

What we’ll cover

  • Inclusive leadership:  what it is, how to develop an ‘inclusive mind-set’ as a manager, and how this can play out in day-to-day actions and interactions
  • A broader look at equality and diversity and consider how inclusion relates to them, through the lens of management and, in particular, the role in plays in your staff’s personal and professional development
  • The barriers to being an inclusive manager, and support on how to address these

You’ll come away with

  • Greater confidence and articulacy in relation to core principles of equality, diversity and inclusion and how these relate to the recruitment and retention of diverse talent
  • Tools and techniques that you can apply in your own interactions with staff and your management systems
  • The opportunity to have reflected on your own management style and with inspiration and ideas for cultivating a more inclusive approach

Course details

  • Available as in-person training
  • Delivered as a 1 day session
  • Maximum 20 participants

Make an enquiry or contact our team at for further information and bookings.


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.

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