Dive into our Diana Award recipient resource bank to build on your personal and professional development.

Event Planning in 10 Steps

Planning an event can be a challenge, even if you have planned one before. This guide provides some useful tips on how to organise an event successfully and make the planning stage as stressfree’ as possible!

Effective Leadership

Leadership isn’t just about telling people what to do it’s also about guiding and encouraging others to be leaders and changemakers.

Planning a Successful Event

Define the purpose and format of your event; what are your aims? Why are you organising the event and what do you hope to achieve? Perhaps you’re trying to raise awareness of a cause, or raise some money for your next project.

A Guide to Networking

Some people absolutely thrive on networking. For others, however, it doesn’t come so naturally – it can feel scary to put yourself out there and talk about yourself and your work.

Communicating Your Impact

Communicating your impact is a vital activity for your social cause. It provides the opportunity to showcase your activities and achievements, to build awareness, and to foster the trust needed to spur people into volunteering, supporting, or making donations.

Using Social Media For Social Good

Over the last decade social media has proven a powerful tool for inspiring, educating and uniting communities across the globe to support many amazing causes.

Preparing for a TED Talk

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). Since its inception in 1984, TED has expanded far beyond the realm of technology, entertainment, and design.

Telling Your Story in the Media

We are so proud of all the inspiring work Diana Award recipients are achieving out in the world and we need your help to spread the message about your achievements far and wide.

Telling Your Story in the Media

We are so proud of all the inspiring work Diana Award recipients are achieving out in the world and we need your help to spread the message about your achievements far and wide.

Media Training

In this workshop, PR Manager, Emma Pelling, and Legacy Award recipient, Shomy Hassan Chowdhary, introduce you to key concepts for working with the media and top tips for raising awareness of the work you are doing in your country and beyond.

A Mindful Guide to Gratitude

Gratitude is the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

Building Your Community

From starting to connect with like-minded people, to growing a whole global movement around your idea, your success is going to depend on finding and building your community.

Quick Tips for Remote Working

Whether you’re working from home, home schooling, catching up on lectures or working remotely for other reasons, it can be quite the adjustment from a classroom or office setting. Although working remotely gives you lots of flexibility, it’s important that you have the right working space, mind frame and routine in place.

How to Build Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is a person’s overall sense of self-worth and personal value. It is an individual’s perception about who we are and what we are capable of.

Setting Goals the SMART Way

Setting goals that are SMART helps you to focus your efforts, clarify your ideas and use your time and resources productively. To ensure your goals are clear and reachable they should be:

The Most Powerful You Webinar Recording with Kathy Caprino

How To Recognize And Address Your Power Gaps And Rise To Your Highest Potential? In this webinar, Kathy Caprino helps you recognize if you’re experiencing any of the 7 damaging.

Developing Your Resilience with Luke Rees Webinar Recording

In this webinar, Luke shares his insights into how we can all start to develop our resilience today (increase our bounce-back-ability) and start to see significant improvements in our results, personally and professionally.

Six Tips for Effective Time Management

The Cambridge Dictionary defines time management as ‘the practice of using the time that you have available in a useful and effective way, especially in your work’.

Practicing Sustainable Activism to Avoid Burnout

As a social activist and Diana Award recipient, you probably tend to focus on taking care of the community you serve as a top priority, quite often to the detriment of your own wellbeing.

8 Ways to Find Your True Passion

Hopefully with these eight simple steps you’ll be on your way to following your...

Communicate with Impact: How to Nail Your Presentations with Rachida Benamar Webinar Recording

In this webinar, Rachida guides you through preparing an engaging presentation, how to overcome your natural fear of presenting, and how to preform to your best ability on the day.

Post Event Evaluation

Once the event is over, there’s still some important work that needs completing to make sure you learn and improve from the day.

2 questions to uncover your passion — and turn it into a career

What's your passion? Social entrepreneur Noeline Kirabo reflects on her work helping out-of-school young people in Uganda turn their passions into profitable businesses -- and shares the two questions you can ask yourself to begin doing the same.

How to Succeed in an Interview

So, you’ve clearly impressed with your CV and been called to an interview – congratulations! The next step can often seem the scariest, but following The Diana Award’s guidance, tips and techniques can help you to perform well on the day and crush that interview!

Publicity Plan

Even the most amazing entertainment line up requires publicity to get people in the...

How to create meaningful connections while apart

Author Priya Parker shares tools for creating meaningful connections with friends, family and coworkers during the coronavirus pandemic -- and shows how we can take advantage of gatherings that are unique to this moment of social distancing.

How to Engage with the Media

Whether it’s a newspaper, radio station or a blog your local media is a great way to get heard on a particular issue and generate support. And the good news is that they want to hear from you! Journalists are always looking for stories that will interest their readers.

It’s OK to feel overwhelmed. Here’s what to do next

If you're feeling anxious or fearful during the coronavirus pandemic, you're not alone. Offering hope and understanding, author Elizabeth Gilbert reflects on how to stay present, accept grief when it comes and trust in the strength of the human spirit.

Event Planning Checklist

We hope you found this checklist helpful in getting started with event planning. Use this as a starting point to identify or assign activities to various volunteers or staff; or print this off so you can literally checkoff items as they are assigned or accomplished.

Quick Tips for Radio and Television Interviews

As a recipient of the Diana Award, you may be invited to speak on radio or television about yourself and your work. Interviews are such an exciting opportunity to spread awareness of your cause and reach a wider audience. Now that you’ve got the interview, what do you do next?

How to Deliver an Engaging Speech

A short guide on how to keep your audience engaged when delivering a speech or presentation. Learn top tips from Legacy Award recipient Mercy who is a seasoned public speaker and social activist.

How to Write a Successful Cover Letter

A cover letter is a document that you would send alongside your CV when completing a job application. It’s a great opportunity for you to tailor your skills and expertise directly to the job your are applying for, whereas a CV can be more generic.

Preparing for a Speech or Presentation

Before you begin to craft your message, consider who the message is intended for. Learn as much about your listeners as you can. This will help you determine your choice of words, level of information, organisation pattern, and motivational statement.

How we can navigate the coronavirus pandemic with courage and hope

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks offers thoughts on how we can navigate the coronavirus pandemic with courage, hope and empathy. With wisdom and clarity, he speaks on leadership, fear, death, hope and how we could use this moment to build a more just world.

Top Tips for CV Writing

Your CV never need to be longer than 2 pages. An employer will never spend more than 8 seconds looking at the CV.

Easy steps to prepare yourself for a public speaking event!

Check out this video by the Diana Award Youth Board sharing some easy steps

How to Write a Successful CV

When applying for a job, the CV is usually the first time your future employer will learn and hear all about you and your skillset.

Why sleep matters now more than ever

A good night's sleep has perhaps never been more important. Sharing wisdom and debunking myths, sleep scientist Matt Walker discusses the impact of sleep on mind and body

The 4 Key Steps to Self Care

Sleep is important. We all know this but how many of us actually get our recommended 7-8 hours every night?! You need to prioritise sleep. A lack of sleep can affect us both mentally and physically, impacting on our mood and our ability to function in our daily activities.

Entrepreneurship and Setting Up a Business with Ben Towers Webinar Recording

In this webinar Ben shares with you his journey as an entrepreneur and shares tips on how to set up a business.

Interview Top Tips

First impressions matter. If appropriate, ask ahead of time about what to wear, but the safe bet is to dress professionally. Wash and Iron your outfit.

Connected, but alone?

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication -- and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.

How to be your best self in times of crisis

"Life's beauty is inseparable from its fragility," says psychologist Susan David. In a special virtual conversation, she shares wisdom on how to build resilience, courage and joy in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Competency Based Interviews

Employees use behavioural questions to dig in to past achievements and predict future performance. Prepare answers to match your skill set to the employer’s requirements. Try to relate your answers to the role that you’re interviewing for.

How to make pandemics optional, not inevitable

What can past pandemics teach us how to tackle the current one? Tracing the history of contagions from cholera to Ebola and beyond, science journalist Sonia Shah explains why we're more vulnerable to outbreaks now than ever before, what we can do to minimize the spread of coronavirus and how to prevent future pandemics.