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Derek Hooper


Equality consultancy and training

Derek offers consultancy and training on equality, diversity and inclusion. He also specialises in values-based management.

Since 2010, he has worked with more than 40 colleges and schools, most recently with:

Activate LearningMid-Kent College
Newcastle College GroupWindsor Forest Colleges Group

Programmes include Equality and Diversity, Creative Excellence in Management, and Embedding Equality and British values into the curriculum.

This year the focus of his work is two programmes based around the DVDs made in partnership with My Genderation: TransEqual and Safe, sound and a sense of belonging - challenging to bullying, banter and bigotry.

In the last two years, Derek has also worked with:

Design Council BOP Consulting
Royal Institute of British Architects

His experience of inclusion and human rights spans more than twenty-five years. Recent partners are:

World Health OrganisationCarers' Worldwide
Community-based Rehabilitation Global Network

Derek is an experienced manager and this gives his consultancy a practical edge and an understanding of how organisations work.

'Derek's approach to our Diversity and Inclusion programme was a breath of fresh air. He spent time meeting people beforehand and really got under the skin of our issues so it felt completely bespoke.

He never made it feel like an exercise in political correctness. In fact, the complete opposite, he was authentic and real and brought a great sense of humour which the team really connected with. I really look forward to working with Derek again soon.'

Maxine McKenzie
Director, Marketing and Membership, Royal Institute of British Architects.