Diversity and Inclusion Mastermind Group

Diversity and Inclusion Mastermind Group

To apply to join please complete the following application form.

A mastermind group, working online, designed to help those responsible for D&I in their workplace implement key initiatives.

Facilitated by Barry Phillips BEM, Chair of the D&I Discussion Forum with guest contributor Stephen Frost, co-author of "Building an Inclusive Organisation" and head of D&I at the London Olympics 2012.

The purpose of the group is to:

  • deliver peer support and accountability around the implementation of a D&I initiative chosen by each group member
  • learn from individual and group study of a leading D&I textbook;
  • benefit from the input of an internationally recognised expert on D&I;
  • share D&I expertise and experience of implementing D&I initiatives;

Who is the group for?

D&I officers or those in HR with a D&I role. Members of the group will be selected based on their D&I experience.

Where & when?

The group will run for 6 months with confidential meetings taking place online on the third Thursday of every month (2.30pm - 4.30pm) beginning 18 November with a special extra session on Friday 19 November delivered by Stephen Frost.


The price to join the mastermind group is just €1550, BUT apply before 5pm on Friday 5 November to avail of the Early Bird rate of €1295 (saving of €255!).

How do I apply?

To be considered for this unique opportunity please complete the following application form before 12 noon on Wednesday 17 November.

Group numbers are limited to just 20 places to ensure maximum group participation.


Faciliated by Barry Phillips the group will run for 6 months with confidential meetings taking place online on the third Thursday of every month (2.30pm- 4.30pm) beginning 18 November, with an extra session on Friday 19 November, delivered by Stephen Frost.

  • Thursday 18th November 2021 - 2.30pm - 4.30pm
  • Friday 19th November 2021 - 2.30pm - 4.30pm (Stephen Frost)
  • Thursday 16th December 2021 - 2.30pm - 4.30pm
  • Thursday 20th January 2022 - 2.30pm - 4.30pm
  • Thursday 17th February 2022 - 2.30pm - 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 9th March 2022 - 2.30pm - 4.30pm (Stephen Frost Q&A)


"Being part of the D&I mastermind group has reinvigorated my passion for D&I and has given me the tools to assist with my company's D&I agenda going forward."
Stacey Smyth, HR Business Partner, Musgrave

"Participating in the D&I Mastermind Group has been an eclectic and worthwhile experience. Meeting and engaging with the other members has been really beneficial for me professionally and I have learned from their experiences and insights, shared in a safe and constructive space. I know these working relationships will continue after completion of the Group. Thank you Legal Island for enabling this.”
Adele Davidson, Equality & Diversity Manager, Education Authority NI



  • Barry Phillips
    Barry Phillips Chairman
    Legal Island

    Barry is the curator of the Northern Ireland Diversity and Inclusion Gala/Awards designed to recognise the great work many individuals and organisations are doing now relevant to workplace equality and equity. He also chairs the Diversity and Inclusion Discussion Forum which meets monthly online to discussion current D&I issues.

    Barry Phillips (CEO) BEM founded Legal Island in 1998. Since then, the company has become the leading workplace compliance training company in the island of Ireland. He was awarded a British Empire Medal in the UK New Year’s Honours List 2020 for services to employment and equality.

  • Stephen Frost
    Stephen Frost CEO & Founder
    Frost Included

    Stephen is a globally recognised diversity, inclusion and leadership expert, and founded Included in 2012. He leads the team and works with leaders around the world to embed inclusive leadership in their decision-making.

    From 2007-2012 Stephen designed, led and implemented the inclusion programmes for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games as Head of Diversity and Inclusion for the London Organising Committee. From 2004-2007 Stephen established and led the workplace team at Stonewall. Stephen has also led D&I at KPMG and worked in advertising and consulting.

    Stephen was a Hertford College Scholar at Oxford and a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard. He remains a Visiting Fellow of the Women and Public Policy Program. He has won various awards from the 2010 Peter Robertson Award for Equality and Diversity Champions and 2011 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum to one of Management Today’s Change Agents for his race and gender work.

    He has taught Inclusive Leadership at Harvard Business School, Singapore Management University and Sciences Po in France and advised the British Government, Royal Air Force and the White House. He is author of The Inclusion Imperative (2014), Inclusive Talent Management (2016) and Building an Inclusive Organization (February 2019).

Event details


The group will run for 6 months with confidential meetings taking place online on the third Thursday of every month


18 November 2021


Online - Zoom


Early bird rate: €1295 (deadline Friday 5 November at 5pm)
Standard rate: €1550