Staff Insight Sessions

A Participate staff session

These sessions provide a chance for staff to gain insight into what has been explored in student Participate sessions, and space for them to uncover and discuss what this means for their own practice.

Available as

  • In-person training


  • Delivered as a 3.5 hour session or 1 full day


  • Maximum 60 participants per group
  • 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.

“Thought provoking and genuine. Didn’t give in to the temptation to tick boxes or be idealistic.”

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About the Course

If you’re considering booking an Insights session, that means you’ve already made space for your students to explore the topics covered in Participate sessions. Perhaps now you are interested in maximising the value of these sessions by pursuing a deeper change which includes the whole school community.

These bespoke sessions will be crafted directly in response to what we have covered with your students in Participate workshops and are designed to foster connectedness and awareness between staff and students. Staff will gain insight into the topics explored by the students in their Participate sessions, helping to create a shared language and understanding across your institution.

They will also provide staff with support in deepening their own knowledge, and exploring how it can be embedded within their own practice. Staff will have the opportunity to come together to reflect on what further positive change they would like to see in the school, and what the preliminary steps are that they could take to get there.

Participants in the event "Five Years on from #MeToo: What Next for Drama Schools"
Participants in the event “Five Years on from #MeToo: What Next for Drama Schools”, 2022. Photo by Oscar French.

What we’ll cover

  • The topics which been explored in student Participate sessions
  • Exploration of how can embed this learning into their own practice
  • Space to consider the wider school culture and opportunities for positive change

You’ll come away with

  • Informed understanding of your students’ learning
  • Greater confidence in navigating topics related to equality, diversity and inclusion
  • A shared language and understanding between staff and students

Course details

  • Available as in-person training
  • Delivered as a 3.5 hour session or 1 full day
  • Maximum 60 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.

Participate is Tonic’s programme of training created specifically for schools, colleges and conservatoires in the performing arts. It’s designed to help both students and staff address a range of topics in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion, to help them cultivate a safer and more inclusive training environment, and to provide advice and tools they can take with them.
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Participate. Training created specifically for students of performing arts colleges and conservatoires, and their teachers.

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