I failed to notice

People in a queue

Being a trainer is great!

Not only a privilege but great fun too. I inevitably learn enormous amounts about myself, my practice and the places I’m privileged to visit.

So I was surprised to stand in front of a new group of learners and find my delight in the great gender balance of the group wasn’t reflected on the team of trainers. Four men. About the only the redeeming feature to this incident was the fact that I was the only European.

It wasn’t that there weren’t any potential and qualified female trainers based locally – although they are fewer in number. Neither was there any intent to exclude our female colleagues. It was, I fear, an oversight caused by less intentional thought and planning.

So I’m sorry that we might have given the impression that the training world is for men. Next time will be different.