About us ~ what we do
Welcome to Agile Nation
Operating across the convergence areas of Wales, Agile Nation is a European Social Fund and Welsh Government funded project. It has been designed to help employed women to develop and progress their careers, and to help businesses adopt working practices based around the commercial and employee benefits that effective diversity, flexible and remote working strategies and policies can deliver.
Through Agile Nation employees can take advantage of the Ascent programme for women. Here they undertake training courses that are designed to develop their skills to facilitate progress in the workplace. In the long term this will provide the women who take part in the project with the increased confidence needed to unlock their maximum potential and enhance their prospects at work.
This comprehensive programme is delivered free of charge and includes tutorial support, 1 to 1 advice, mentoring and a total of up to 5 full days of training, all of which culminates in participants gaining an accredited Institute of Leadership and Management qualification. (Click here to find out more about Ascent)
Helping businesses to Evolve
The Agile Nation project is helping businesses through its Evolve programme which begins with a workshop to introduce businesses to the benefits they can derive through increasing their understanding and knowledge of workplace diversity, and it also highlights the commercial benefits that can be enjoyed when modern working practices such as flexible working and work life balance are adopted.
Additionally businesses can access up to 6 days of free assistance, whereby their Agile Nation adviser will identify and support the successful implementation of appropriate diversity, flexible working and work life balance policies and practices. Qualifying businesses can also gain access to dedicated ICT support to enable the effective introduction and use of remote and flexible working solutions. (Click here to find out more about Evolve)
Championing gender equality, career advancement
By providing support to both women employees and employers Chwarae Teg has, through Agile Nation, developed a rounded approach to proactively championing gender equality, career advancement and a reduction of the pay gap.
Further, by embracing modern workforce practices the project is also fully equipped to highlight and promote the commercial benefits the business community can enjoy when they take advantage of flexible working and work life balance practices.
Agile Nation is providing its services to women employees and employers based in the convergence areas of Wales
Ultimately Agile Nation offers a scenario where everyone can benefit, women gain valuable skills to enhance their careers, businesses can take advantage of working practices that are shown, for example, to reduce absenteeism and increase loyalty, and everyone gets to work in a fair, productive and appropriate working environment.
Agile Nation is providing its services to women employees and employers based in the convergence areas of Wales. In total 2,790 women and 610 businesses will be supported by the project.
To view further information & details about Chwarae Teg, visit chwaraeteg.com, or view your local office: North Wales, South East Wales, and South West Wales.
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