Our Partners

We work closely with a number of partner organisations and specialist companies to bring added value and expertise to our programmes.  Established partnerships include:

  • Action Learning Associates, specialists in the design and implementation of action learning sets within organisations.
  • Andy Edwards, expert in behavioural psychology, coaching and personality profiling.
  • CEDR, conflict resolution and mediation experts.
  • CIPD, Europe's largest HR development professional body.
  • City HR, provide best HR practice to financial services organisations.
  • CM Group, a leading eLearning and mobile learning solutions provider
  • enei (Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion), the UK's leading network covering equality and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Interactive Services, an award-winning developer of custom e-learning and innovative training solutions
  • Kineo, specialists in E-learning and LMS training solutions.
  • Metafore Partners, a bespoke business advisory firm specialising in strategic change.
  • Opportunity Now, an organisation working toward inclusiveness for women in the workplace.
  • Room54, a premier Public Speakers Bureau supplying Motivational, Celebrity Speakers and Business Speakers.
  • Schneider-Ross, specialists in diversity and inclusion.
  • TJ (Training Journal), the resource for training, human resources and learning & development professionals

We also work with specialists in employment legislation, please contact us for details.

Action Learning Associates

Action learning is the process of bringing thinking and action into harmony. Learning is a continuous process and is best achieved with an open, probing mind and an ability to listen, question and explore ideas.  Action Learning Associates brings together diverse peers or people within the same organisation to form Action Learning Sets, through which they work through issues, challenge perceptions and share ideas in a trusting, supportive environment. 
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Andy Edwards

Andy Edwards is an inspiring and motivating professional speaker and master class presenter, who delivers memorable presentations on Business Relationships, Understanding Others, Influence, Attitude and Teams. His talks on ‘Relationomics’ (creating tangible value from business relationships), have been enjoyed by audiences in the UK, Europe, Middle East, USA and beyond. He is qualified in Behavioural Psychology and has a diploma in Coaching. Steps has worked with Andy to combine interactive drama with personality profiling, to create a unique and engaging blended learning approach.
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CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution)

Steps and CEDR have worked together previously to deliver open sessions on handling difficult conversations and managing conflict effectively. These sessions were heavily over-subscribed and we ran the event twice to great success, delivering to over 120 business professionals. This partnership works well because we are able to present the behavioural challenges alongside the theoretical approaches to conflict management and dispute resolution.
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Steps have a highly successful relationship with the CIPD and have been invited on numerous occasions to contribute to their events programme - as speakers and experiential learning specialists. We have delivered at CIPD regional branch meetings across the UK, national forum events and international conferences including HRD and the Annual Conference.
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City HR

The City HR Association was founded in 1973 as the UK Industry Association to support and provide best HR practice to organisations whose activities are directly involved in – or underpin – the financial services sector. Since then, City HR has evolved from a first-class networking group for HR professionals, to provide a range of services that support HR activities at all levels.
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CM Group

CM Group is a global leader in the design, creation and delivery of advanced learning programmes with offices in the UK and USA. CM Group works with clients to help them achieve their learning and development objectives by providing a unique combination of technical expertise, content authoring capabilities, and media production skills in their range of eLearning and mobile learning solutions.
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enei (Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion)

Incorporating the Employers Forum on Age and the Employers Forum on Belief, the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion is the UK's leading employer network covering all aspects of equality and inclusion issues in the workplace.  In addition to supporting employers, their role is to influence Government, business and trade unions, campaigning for real practical change.
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Interactive Services

Interactive Services is an award-winning developer of corporate eLearning solutions including custom eLearning, mobile learning, classroom training, and blended learning solutions. Specialising in developing custom learning for global clients that understand that the “one size fits all” learning philosophy is not the panacea some providers claim it to be, Interactive Services recognise that, increasingly, clients require customized learning solutions.
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Steps and Kineo have been working together to create a suite of e-learning products for Southern Housing Group, after securing the contact through a competitive tender process. The online programmes ensure the sustainability of the experiential programme and enhance the delegate learning process.
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Metafore Partners

Steps has worked successfully with Metafore Partners to deliver strategic change programmes for a number of clients, most recently Birmingham City Council, another leading London Borough Council and one of the UK's largest City Councils.  Combining coaching, teambuilding and engagement techniques alongside experiential learning, these programmes have been highly successful in delivering lasting behaviour change.
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Opportunity Now

We have a long-standing relationship with Opportunity Now and have worked with them on a number of high profile events addressing issues such as flexible working, gender diversity, domestic violence and bullying in the workplace.
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Room54 and Steps have worked in partnership for a number of years, since Steps first shared a stage with broadcaster and journalist John McCarthy. We have since worked with John and the team at Room54 to deliver a conference on Harassment & Bullying (hosted at City Hall, London) and ‘Engaging for the Future' - a one day conference on employee engagement.
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Steps has been working with Diversity and Inclusion specialists Schneider~Ross to bring an experiential methodology into their working practice for key clients across the world. We recently co-created a programme for Senior Leaders in Vodafone, delivering to teams in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region and we are developing further joint programmes for clients in the banking and IT sectors. We recently worked with Schneider~Ross on the design and delivery of a one day conference on Inclusive Leadership (London) and on an international ‘Power of Inclusion Summit’ for Amex in India.
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TJ (Training Journal)

Steps worked collaboratively with TJ to deliver ‘Engaging for the Future' - an innovative and high-impact one day conference on employee engagement and ‘Inclusive Leadership’ – an interactive day using drama and multimedia techniques to explore the role of inclusion. Featuring prominent speakers and industry professionals alongside experiential learning sessions, these events gave delegates informative and truly interactive learning experiences.
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