Vesuvius: Unconscious Bias Manual & Trainer Training

The Story

Vesuvius is a global leader in molten metal flow engineering, principally serving the steel and foundry industries. They operate in 36 countries and employ 12,000 people worldwide.As part of an overall development plan, the company sought an external provider to support them in the design of a Vesuvius-branded Unconscious Bias training programme. To ensure a cost effective approach, the solution needed to be prepared in a way that enabled local delivery teams to roll the programme out to a global workforce.

We designed a poignant, interactive and practical Unconscious Bias programme in the form of a step-by-step, easy to follow training manual. The Vesuvius team, responsible for the roll out attended a comprehensive RightTrack Train the Trainer programme to provide an opportunity to familiarise with the content and activities, to practice delivery and receive individual feedback from the RightTrack specialist.

The project also included a development session for the senior team which was designed with more of a strategic focus.

The Solution


  • Scoping and writing of a step-by-step training manual
  • Fully branded material
  • Hard and soft copies of the manual

Train the Trainer training

  • Vesuvius trainers attended the full one day programme as a delegate
  • Subsequently, each trainer ran an aspect of the programme themselves
  • Each received individual feedback from colleagues and trainer

Senior Team Development

The senior management team attended a short strategically focused Unconscious Bias programme:

  • What is it?
  • How could it impact on your organisation?
  • What can we do to mitigate its effects?

The Impact

100% of delegates would recommend the programme to others.

Client Testimonials

“Excellent, well-written notes and great structure….. Very well-written TTT [train-the-trainer] material”

Ellie O’Hallagh,

Director of Talent Management,


“All of it was useful… the final exercise was really powerful”

Carol Woolley,

Operations Manager


Very open and professional delivery of the programme throughout the two days… Excellent. Thank you!”

Hugh Maxwell,

Global HSE Director


The Trainer