Diversity and Inclusion Mastermind Group

Diversity and Inclusion Mastermind Group

To apply to join the next cohort 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:

  • support you in devising and implementing an effective D&I strategy for your organisation;
  • deliver peer support and accountability at every meeting concerning progress on D&I initiatives;
  • learn from individual and group study of a leading D&I textbook;
  • share D&I expertise and experience of implementing D&I initiatives -learn what works, what doesn’t;
  • benefit from direct access to an internationally recognised expert on D&I.

Who is the group for?

D&I officers or those in HR with a D&I function. Members of the group will be selected for the group according to D&I experience.

Where & when?

New dates to be confirmed. The group takes places on Zoom between 1.30pm - 3.30pm.

Programme Overview

  • Introductions & Guest Presentation with Stephen Frost
  • Review of learning from leading D&I textbook
  • Devising and refining D&I strategy
  • Exchange of D&I initiatives 
  • D&I topic analysis as nominated by group members
  • Q&A with Stephen Frost


Standard rate: €1550
Early bird rate: €1295

How do I apply?

To be considered for this unique opportunity please complete the following application form.

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


The group will run over 18 weeks with confidential meetings taking place between 1.30pm - 3.30pm on the following dates:

Wednesday 8 June - Introductions & Guest Presentation with Stephen Frost

Thursday 23rd June – Review of learning from leading D&I textbook

Thursday 7th July – Devising and refining D&I strategy

Thursday 15th September – Exchange of D&I initiatives

Thursday 22nd September – D&I topic analysis as nominated by group members

Thursday 6th October – Q&A with Stephen Frost


"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

Listen to Susie Leacy, People Operations Director at Heanet, as she explains the positive impact the group had on her and her organisation:


  • Barry Phillips
    Barry Phillips Chairman
    Legal Island

    Barry Phillips (CEO) BEM founded Legal Island in 1998. Since then, the company has become the leading workplace compliance training company on the island of Ireland. 

    Barry curated and chaired the first-ever AI for HR online event in September 2023. Since then, he has organised numerous webinars and workshops for HR on AI topics. He also presents a weekly podcast summarising important developments in AI for those in HR.

  • Stephen Frost
    Stephen Frost CEO & Founder

    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




08 June 2022


Online - Zoom


Early bird rate: €1295
Standard rate: €1550