„I attended mtd’s 6-day equal opportunities officer training in 2009. For me the training was very informative and enjoyable, as aside from theoretical knowledge we gained some first-hand experience as well. I feel that after this 6-day course I have an understanding of the subject that will most definitely aid me in my work in the future. The trainers were very kind and extremely knowledgeable, I hope I will have the pleasure of participating in another one of their trainings again. I cannot recommend mtd highly enough!”
Ildikó Karsai, Human Resource Officer, National Development Agency
“I started the Equal Opportunites Officer course in February 2010 – I did not expect much from it, however I was very surprised to note that I was enjoying every minute of it. The lectures were interesting, colourful and the trainers incredibly knowledgeable and patient, going over the concept of diversity as many times as was necessary. I came away from the course having gained much knowledge. The course was not just theoretical, either – we were presented with many real life examples and got to see how others were doing it. The enthusiastic lecturers gave us many good ideas and examples and also kept us interested with group tasks. Little by little the lecturers’ enthusiasm rubbed off on us and we noticed ourselves stretching ourselves in solving the tasks. I would highly recommend this course and would like to thank the lecturers again for their infinite knowledge, patience and enthusiasm.”
Lászlóné Böcskei, Északdunántúli Vízmű Zrt.
„mtd’s Equal Opportunities Officer course provided me with lots of useful information. The trainers, incredibly professional and committed gave excellent lectures to our group. We were shown the best practices in diversity which gave us much momentum for our work. The course was not only incredibly professional in terms of content, but also in terms of ts organisation – not to mention the great atmosphere! It was an incredible experience, thank you!”
Ágota Farkas, BÁCSVÍZ Zrt.
„Partly due to its structure, our international organisation considers diversity and inclusion very important and it is reflected in its values which include respect for others. Diversity and inclusion enrich our company’s day-to-day operations and increase its performance. In many areas of the organisation there have been numerous initiatives to support corporate social responsibility, equal opportunities and managing diversity. The ’Equal Opportunity Officer” training has helped me in this “construction” work, in putting together the existing elements. On the basis of what I learned during the training, it will be easier for me to create a framework for future initiatives and actions and also to implenment these. I have found these few days very useful for sharing experiences, good pracitces and for getting to know a lot of background information. It was a particularly positive aspect of the course that it also offered benchmarking opportunities, since I can now freely seek my groupmates’ help regarding any related issues.”
Babett Beleznai Torkosné, Michelin Hungária Kft
“One of the trainers of mtd Consulting Group ran a training course entitled „The legal foundations of work-based equality” for the newly formed Equaklity Commission of MOL Hungary on 18 June 2013. The course gave an overview of the legislation relating to equal treatment and equal opportunites at work, the typical complaints which the Equal Treatment Authority has received from the corporate environemnt, their background and the solutions as well as the methods of handling te complaints. The participants who were delegates of the Work Council of MOL Hungary and the Trade Unions as well as representatives of the employer all agreed that the training provided significant support for the future work of the Committee.”
Tímea Hadházy, Employee Relations Expert, Human Resource Management Department, MOL, Employee relations expert
„The Equal Opportunities Officer training run by mtd Consulitng Group has enabled me to gain a lot of useful information and practical knowledge. The professional quality of the training and the expertise of the trainers showed us the path on which the Hungarian Centre for Economic Development plc. wishes to proceed in terms of equal opportunities and diversity management. It was a particular pleasure for me to be able to spend these few days in such good company and have the opportunity to to get to know the daily HR practice of the companies which were represented in the training. Thank you!”
Ágnes Szement, Incentive Manager, MAG –Hungarian Centre for Economic Development plc.
„For our company which has its roots in the US, the importance of equal opportunities is unquestionable and corporate social responsibility is also a central issue. Yet, before I attended the mtd training, our initiatives had not been sufficiently effective and properly recognised. As a result of the training it has been possible to develop a much more conscious strategy and the awareness of the legal background and the calculations of the return on investment have given all of us excellent tools to convince even the top management about the value and benefits of equal opportunities. For me it was a particular pleasure and was specificly valuable to be able to share a lot of useful information and best practices with my groupmates coming from different walks of life / different companies during the training.”
Viktória Dankó, Ex-Operative coordinator, Jabil Circuit Magyarország Kft.
“I took part in a series of lectures entitled “Labour Law 2012 – Fair and responsible employment based on the new Labour Code” and the accredited “Equal Opportunity Officer” training organised by mtd Consulting Group. Both the lectures and the training were fully professional where all the necessary information was given to participants and all our questions were answered. What I appreciated most was that in both cases the group of participants was fairly small and the atmosphere was very friendly and informal – we had the opportunity to share our professional problems, could seek solutions from our groupmates and lecturers/trainers and we were always offered some good idea or practical advice. Both events had unexpected benefits in comparison with ‘ordinary’ lectures/training courses: in the lectures on labour law I liked the fact that sometimes basic legal principles were also explained (e.g. the ‘cogens’ principle) and that te presenters brought brought examples / cases fromk their own practice – due to their wide-ranging experience from both the employers’ and the employees’ perspective. We were able to hear similar examples from the trainers on the ‘Equal Opportunity Officer’ course and it was also particularly good that thy tried to share with us a whole new approach (diversity) during the seminars.”
Márta Kispál, HR Business Partner Assistant, Nestlé Hungária
„The mtd Consulting Group’s „Equal Opportunities Officer” training game be a broad understanding of the principles of equal opportunities and diversity and was also a good opportunity to get familiarised with practices employed at different organisations. The course spurred our thinking and we walked away from the course with many practically appliable ideas”
HR, Hungarian National Bank
“I consider participating in the ‘Equal Opportunity Officer’ training organised by mtd Consulting Group to be a great opportunity. It gave me a chance to get a broad view of a new, but increasingly important topic: the situation of the affected groups in Hungary and abroad, the legislation in support of equal opportunities and best practices in Hungary and abroad. It was surprising to hear that measures to promote equal opportunities and diversity are not necessarily a burden for an organisation, as well managed diversity provides business benefits for a company. The training has influenced my view of the world significantly and has helped me to become more tolerantand understanding with regards to certain social groups. Beyond the expertise and the methods applied by the trainers I was very pleased about the commitment of other members of the group and enjoyed beying a member of such a group.”
Mózes Kiss, HR Project Manager, Regional Centre for Environmental Protection, Central and Eastern Europe