Edenwood Place
Thursday, 05 September 2024
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm (UK time)
    • Jeff Heasman MABP, PGCert CELTA, LL.B (Hons), LL.M

Please note, minbuses will be put on from the local train stations for anyone that requires it. Please contact for more details.


About the session

There are many links between the world of wine and a good strategy for diversity and inclusion in the workplace and society as a whole. Wines and humans share the same basic structures but are unique in their own way. Like labelling in society, people tend to make judgements about wines based on labels but in fact wine tasting requires us to notice characteristics and to reflect on our experience and this is exactly the same strategy that helps to encourage diversity and inclusion.

By tasting 5 different wines from Spain and Portugal, we will learn how to move beyond labels and relate this to diversity and inclusion both in the workplace and society as a whole.


By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key elements of a successful diversity and inclusion strategy.
  • Recognise the link between diversity and inclusion and the world of wine by moving beyond labels.
  • Implement a personal and corporate strategy that takes account of diversity and inclusion.

About the trainer

Jeff Heasman is a well-known and highly experienced international trainer who specialises in law, cognitive skills and communication within the insurance and financial services industry. In addition, Jeff has a passion for Spanish wines and through his wine businesses based in Spain and Portugal he offers cultural and wine tasting events and vineyard tours, with a particular focus on the culture, food and wines of Galicia in northwest Spain and Vinho Verde in northern Portugal.

Jeff has a bachelors and masters degree in law, he holds a postgraduate English language teaching qualification, has obtained a certificate in wines from the prestigious Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and is a member of the Society of Wine Educators. Jeff´s knowledge of the insurance and financial services industry combined with a passion for both effective communication, strong cognitive skills and wine, makes this a fun and entertaining CPD event with a difference.

CII Accredited

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1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

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