T:   01494 794264

E:  info@thegarnettfoundation.com


We have worked across the MOD since 2003, and with the Army since 2009.  We strive to transform how military and civilian staff perform in the Army by creating positive, inclusive workplaces.  The programmes use a variety of interventions, designed in the context of the various disciplines and functions of the targeValues and behaviours t audience.   We also bring in best practice and the latest thinking from other sectors.

Our commitment

On operations, in barracks and across the contemporary operating environment we adapt our programmes and performances pushing the boundaries – to meet the needs of the Army’s changing workplace demands.

Through our involvement with the Army we have been on the journey through Army Reform, the creation of Field Army and Home Command and the work on A2020.   We ensure that all the training covers every bit of the military ethos, includes the formal directed values as well as the reality of the informal cultures.inclusive leadership

We painstakingly conduct extensive research into the Army’s workplace experiences. Our step by step, face to face approach means that we are confident that we have and will continue to change the Army’s workplace for the better, improving performance, improving morale as well as saving time, money and unnecessary process.

A programme designed to get the best from all personnel in order to optimise operational effectiveness and create an inclusive culture in the British Army.  It acts as a catalyst to change attitudes, behaviours and organisational culture.  The overarching aim is to deliver an interactive, scenario based programme to empower individuals to lead  by example and work towards implementing an environment where diversity is valued, all feel included and one where inappropriate behaviour and attitudes are challenges when they become apparent.

Two discreet programmes have been developed for:

–          Field Army, Home Command units and any other Regular or Reserve unit.

–          Army personnel and civilians working in a HQ staff environment.

Both programmes blend the narrative from the scripted drama interventions, with professional facilitation rooted in a thorough knowledge and understanding the Army’s ethos and ambition ‘to grip the culture’ and drive cultural and attitudinal change, across all ranks and grades.

Respect for Others training is highly interactive using actors and facilitators to present scenario-based situations to an audience that will make them think about Diversity and Inclusion, Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination and other interpersonal issues in a new way.


The Army is committed to providing the necessary training and skills required for promotion.   The aim of the mandatory Advanced Leadership Development Programmes (ADLP) is to improve the performance of soldiers both in barracks and on operation, by preparing them for the tasks and responsibilities they will undertake during their military careers.   As part of this they will be trained on the leadership and management expectations set by the Army.  Our role in this is to deliver an interactive scenario based session incorporated into both the Senior Non-Commissioned Officers and Warrant Officers  courses exploring; managing diversity to achieve operational effectiveness; developing inclusive teams; promoting support and empathy; and respect for others.  leadership code

The training explores the benefits of well led diverse teams to Army operational effectiveness.   It covers the Army’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, building confidence around diversity issues and adopting an inclusive approach in the workplace, tackling inappropriate behaviour in all its forms and the role of leaders to create the right inclusive culture.

Command Leadership and management programme

To support the Army’s wider culture development strategy and plans that deliver understanding the climate, speaking out about issues and creating an inclusive culture, we collaboratively designed a climate assessment facilitators’ programme.   The aim being to develop key skills to ensure an impartial, consistent and honest reflection of the ‘climate’ of a given unit/establishment to support the climate assessment process.

The big picture was to build a pool of 180 trained facilitators who can confidently and effectively conduct and run Focus Groups that will allow personnel to feel confident and able to express their honest views and opinions of the ‘climate’ of their unit/establishment.

Objective:  To equip participants with facilitation, assessment and reporting skills to run focus groups that create an encouraging and impartial environment, allowing personnel to confidently articulate their honest views, lived experiences and opinions on a range of themes to ascertain the ‘climate’ of their unit/establishment.

Participant feedback:

“Genuinely one of the most appropriately targeted and resourced courses I have attended in a long time. Extremely well delivered and enjoyable.”

“Good professional delivery. Relaxed style. The course was a “breathe of fresh air” as opposed to normal Army lessons/courses.”

“One of the best courses I’ve been on.”

Appropriate Behaviour and standardsInitial training (also known as Phase 1 or basic training) is where new recruits learn to become soldiers.   They are taught about what it means to be a soldier and how the Army works as well as learning survival and fieldcraft skills, first aid, and how to use a rifle.

Ensuring the Army’s newest and youngest recruits understand and respect the values and standards set by the Army is an important part of this training.   For many recruits joining the army at 17/18 years old, will be the first time they will have met such a diverse range of individuals.

We run a session introducing diversity and inclusion as a specific subject area and helping recruits to understand what the Army requires of them throughout their careers. It has been devised as a tool to change and develop attitudes, behaviour and culture through early career intervention.

It is also intended to encourage and empower individuals to lead by example and to challenge inappropriate behaviour whenever and wherever it occurs.

To support the Army in delivering its Healthy Living programme, we have designed a two hour scenario based session, involving professional actors.  The session will highlight the issues around the impact of alcohol on self and others, particularly in relation to operational effectiveness.   The emphasis is on exploring how alcohol affects physical and mental health, the risks of mis-use, professional behaviour and conduct, and the support available.   The training has been rolled out across 4X Regiment.Healthy Living programme

Pitched at the right level and engaging throughout, offering a soldier’s eye view of realistic and knotty issues and events around alcohol.  It was felt by all who attended that the actors used words and phrases that real people would, enhancing realism and credibility of the entire event.    This reinforces the message already out there that this is not the fun police on crusade, but informative and thought provoking.”

Capt C Davidson | UWO | The Light Dragoons

“From a UAA [Unit Alcohol Adviser] perspective I thought the training was fantastic, it was really good to see the soldiers interact with the team!  Since your training I have had several soldiers step up and volunteer to became AAPs.    Really well delivered and all ranks took away some valuable training.”

Capt. J Gascoigne RA | UWO | 5th Regiment Royal Artillery

“We were very impressed by the ‘Respect for Others’ training and I thought the team were outstanding. It was easily the best training I have been involved in and the atmosphere during and after the training was electric.”

6 Regt Royal Logistic Corp, Dishforth

2017 marked 100 years of service by women in the Armed Forces. We celebrated with the Army at the National Army Museum, running an event with live theatre illustrating the journey of women in the army, together with informative presentations highlighting the progress made and continuing journey ahead. The audience comprised of people from all sectors, keen to embrace and share their common goals and ambitions for the progression of women in the workplace.