During the pandemic we have delivered live, virtual trainer-led courses to over 1000 Colgate-Palmolive employees globally.

What we did...

Global Audience

Live, virtual trainer-led courses to just over 1000 employees globally in the 2020/21 across different time zones 


Delivered live, virtual trainer-led courses in different languages, adapted to meet needs and be culturally sensitive

Top down approach

We developed and delivered training to meet the needs of Senior Leaders and managers across the business

bespoke content

We developed and delivered live trainer led virtual sessions around mental health, wellbeing and resilience 

We spoke with the Global Wellbeing Lead, based in New York, to identify how we could support their mental health journey and ensure a consistent message was shared with their employees across the globe.  

We tailored both our live, virtual instructor-led courses and eLearning programs to meet the challenges during this time of change and uncertainty. 

We have delivered our live courses in different languages using Oakwood trainers based in the UK. Much more than just translation, we took the time to understand and adapt our training to be sensitive of local cultures. 

We’ve covered all time zones to ensure the training reached as many people as possible (so involved a few early mornings and late nights!)

We tailored our Manager eLearning program to reflect relevant legislation and positions around mental health in the workplace and employment law in different countries. 

Talent Acquisition & Learning Manager - Northern Europe, Colgate-Palmolive Company

"We were looking for a partner, who had a positive approach to Mental Health & Wellbeing. Someone who could convey the message in an engaging way while still being laser sharp about the seriousness of taking care of your own wellbeing. It was important to select a program, which could embrace our Colgate Culture and at the same time tap straight into various local cultures and allow each individual to feel invited and listen to.

The program has been a great success with incredible high participation on both the virtual instructor-led sessions and the eLearning modules. What we particularly love is the bite-sized, fun and interactive way the eLearning is constructed with a great variety to keep the learner hooked.

The equal and unpretentious dialogue Oakwood masters creates psychological safety and opens up for dialogue, vulnerability - and the opportunity to proactively take responsibility"

Susanne Vang Talent Acquisition & Learning Manager - Northern Europe, Colgate-Palmolive Company

CEO, Next

Terry was an excellent trainer and we came away with a much clearer picture of how mental health issues affect people at work. The training was engaging, accessible, informative, important and mind-broadening. Most of all, the training helped to dispel the stigma and fear of mental health - giving delegates the confidence to recognise some of the symptoms and a desire to do what we can to help people through periods of mental ill-health.

Lord Simon Wolfson CEO, Next

Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Next

Oakwood have helped Next to embark upon their journey to improve the way those who experience mental ill-health are recognised, heard and helped. From the development of corporate objectives and a Mental Wellbeing Charter to the creation and delivery of a comprehensive training programme and procedures, Oakwood have been incredibly supportive at every stage.

Andy Latham Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Next

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisor, Next

Terry and Oakwood have been working closely with us at Next over the last year to assist in the development of our Mental Health programme. They have delivered senior management Mental Health awareness training and have also worked with some key personnel within Next to develop their knowledge, confidence and delivery in the subject of Mental Health creating our own in house training resource.

Terry is so approachable and personable. He has been incredibly supportive to our team and has help us to set up a great platform on which to build.

Claire Kershaw Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisor, Next

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