We have the privilege of working with some fantastic clients…
Head of Organisation and Workforce Development
“ioda delivered the council’s Future Leaders programme for our aspiring leaders of the future, via an apprenticeship, to 48 of our employees. We’ve worked with ioda for a number of years and their passion and commitment to delivering quality learning and development programmes in innovative ways has always made them stand out from the crowd. They work with us as a partner, not just as a training provider, and are responsive to feedback, continuously reviewing and improving things to make sure it’s absolutely right. They helped us to navigate and understand the complex requirements of an apprenticeship standard and we were pleased that many of our employees completed the programme with either distinctions or merits. ioda recently won the contract to deliver Phase 2 of the Future Leaders programme and we’re pleased to be working with them again to deliver another successful apprenticeship programme.”
L&TD Business Partner – Digital
“ioda have delivered our Level 3 and level 5 leadership training for 2 years now and we could not be happier with the service they provide. From the start they have been incredibly professional friendly collaborative and supportive. We have been really impressed with how they consultative they have been. From tailoring language and content of the course to match our organisation and advising us in the use of the levy to providing us with regular and useful updates and progress data. So far 35 of our colleagues have undertaken the training and we have had nothing but positive feedback from all of them about their own development as well as the support they have had from everyone at ioda. Our first cohort has now completed the course and the results have been beyond our wildest expectations with the majority passing with distinctions.”
Assistant Director People, Tamworth Borough Council
"We have had an excellent working relationship with ioda over the past 15 years and have always found their design, development and delivery to be first class. They have provided us with a variety of training interventions as well as one to one mentoring and coaching."
Assistant Director, North Warwicks Council
“The Housing Division has engaged ioda over many years to provide support for managers to resolve intractable issues in their teams. They have never failed to find a solution. They can provide different approaches in order to seek resolution. Managers have always found the interventions productive and team members are also positive in their feedback even when the conversations have been direct. Those involved benefit from the underlying coaching approach. We have also used ioda’s coaching and mentoring service to develop new managers.”
C/Inspector Hampshire Constabulary
"I have recently completed a CMI Level 6 Qualification in Leadership and Management, focusing on the elements of Equality and Diversity. This was delivered in partnership by Inclusive Employers and ioda, both succeeding in delivering an enjoyable and highly paced content for the programme. ioda trainer Lisa offered pragmatic guidance and advice throughout, using current topics to weave into the subjects and thereby offering relevance to the workplace and explore some emerging issues. Being relatively new to this style of learning, I found the support offered by Lisa and the other trainers and presenters invaluable which made the whole experience hugely valuable."
Thank you once again for making learning so enjoyable
HR Business Partner, Bassetlaw District Council
"ioda are an insightful provider who quickly captured both the essence of our objectives and our organisational culture to deliver exceptional workshop-based learning in Equality and Diversity."
CPsychol, AFBPsS, SFHEA, Faculty of Natural Sciences Equality and Diversity Lead Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Keele University
"I was impressed with Lisa from when we were first introduced - she quickly grasped the issues we were facing and came up with solutions I hadn't previously considered. She then tailored a session to my department's needs and delivered it very effectively, so that the positive benefits were felt immediately. I have recommended her to other colleagues and will no doubt be doing so again."
"I enjoyed working together in a smaller group. I thought the course was very informative, well-structured and well presented. Lisa considered everyone's opinions and contributions and was very engaging."
"I was a bit apprehensive about finding the workshop useful, but not only did I find it extremely useful, it was also very interesting and enjoyable. The best aspects were - small group, informal, good interaction, excellent facilitator."
BA MCIPD, Equality & Inclusion Adviser, Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service has benefitted from ioda Ltd’s services for over 10 years. They regularly deliver training to our staff on professional behaviour and provide them with knowledge and skills to challenge behaviours that fall short of the Service’s standards. These courses have had excellent feedback and ioda have been happy to review and update the focus of the course objectives as required. This has really helped us in our journey of continuously improving the organisation’s culture. When we wanted to hear from staff about behaviours in the workplace and knew this would be sensitive, ioda Ltd were able to help us with the research in a completely confidential way that built trust with our staff contributors.
“Great training course – extremely effective”
“Lisa knew all the stuff and really engaging and interactive"
“Training was delivered with enthusiasm and humour which held our interest”
Inclusion & Diversity Lead, Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service
"I found the ioda team, and Lisa, to be professional, likeable and extremely knowledgeable in the area of work they were teaching. As someone who is passionate about learning more around organisational culture, I found Lisa’s experiences, delivery, theoretical knowledge plus her understanding of its practical application in the workplace to be extremely inspiring."
Equality Specialist, SSAFA
"I thought the training from ioda was a nice balance of knowledge, anecdotal and learner led. The resources were supportive of the learning and the trainers facilitated conversations with a good mix of provocation, debate and prompts.
Lisa is very knowledgeable, supportive and relatable. I felt able to express my concerns to her and be confident I would get help and guidance. Lisa is clearly very passionate about helping her students."
Senior Broker, Jelf, National Co-Chair of Link, LGBT Insurance Network Council Member/Diversity Champion, Insurance Institute of Leeds
"The team at ioda were absolutely fabulous in getting me through my level 6 certificate in Leadership and Management. Huge thanks to Lisa Reynolds who not only delivered content in an exciting and engaging way but also allowed us to focus on interest points whilst playing devil’s advocate in order to broaden our perspectives.
I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of my learning experience with Lisa and have already recommended ioda to a number of colleagues and contacts."
Diversity and Inclusion Advisor, MidKent College
"Lisa has a wealth of knowledge regarding equality, diversity and inclusion. Her training is both practical and also take a global perspective, so help give perspective to research and practice. Her manner is both highly professional and approachable."
People Strategy Project Manager, RSPB
"I found ioda’s approach warm, professional and pragmatic and I would be pleased to recommend them and Lisa.
It had the winning combination of knowledge of how to lead equality and diversity and understanding of the tools needed to understand specific organisational cultural challenges in applying that leadership.
Lisa is an excellent trainer whose sense of humour and natural ability to connect puts people at ease. She is highly knowledgeable and brings a balanced and realistic, rather than overly politically correct, approach. Her clear commitment to her own continuous development in a fast-moving field was also invaluable."
Sustainable Supply Chain Manager, BBUK
“Balfour Beatty started working with ioda in 2018 they are providing us with training and consultancy. Lisa Reynolds from ioda helped our people with inclusive leadership, her approach focusses on supporting people with how to think not telling them what to think, creating a safe environment for people to examine their current thinking and providing new models for them to apply in real life scenarios. ioda are helping us to produce better more inclusive leaders for today and for the future.”