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Equality & Diversity Training

Tree with different coloured hands for leaves depicting diversity

1 Day Course

Course Objective

To give managers and employees at all levels in an organisation an understanding of the key issues and individual responsibilities in positively promoting equal opportunities and diversity.


Organisations face the challenge of implementing an Equality and Diversity programme to ensure that they are not only complying with legislation, but also valuing diversity within the workforce.  Creating a culture in which diversity is valued and employees feel comfortable in expressing their differences, will undoubtedly improve productivity and performance.

Our equality and diversity training in the workplace adopts a supportive, pragmatic yet fun approach – creating an atmosphere where issues can be openly shared, discussed and managed effectively to achieve positive outcomes.

Research shows that training in diversity is most effective when it is based on real life scenarios.  Our equality and diversity training courses are highly participative and interactive focusing on practical issues participants encounter in their everyday work.

  • Course Duration: 1-day course
  • Course Capacity: 12 delegates max (for optimum benefit)
  • Availability: All our courses are delivered in-house throughout the UK and Europe
  • Customisation: The content can be tailored to meet an organisation’s individual requirements

Who Is It For?

Equality and Diversity training is suitable for both managers and employees at all levels of an organisation.  It includes issues relating to working with diverse teams and customers and covers all the equality strands.

The 2010 Equality Act is the most significant piece of equality legislation for many years. It makes it easier for employers and companies to understand their responsibilities by simplifying and streamlining the law.  It also sets a new standard for those who provide public services to treat everyone with dignity and respect.

Key Benefits

  • Creates awareness that diversity includes everyone in the organisation
  • Highlights the advantages of diversity to an organisation – its impact on the business, productivity and performance
  • Increases understanding of how diversity is essential to reducing any risk of legal challenges
  • Raises awareness of individual prejudices and judgements and the impact these can have on others
  • Builds confidence in handling diversity issues
  • Highlights how to recognise and respond to inappropriate behaviour
  • Focuses on how to treat people with dignity and respect and create a positive working environment

Course Content


What is Diversity?
A common understanding of the concept of diversity and how it differs from equal opportunities.

The Value of Diversity in the workplace
The business case for diversity.

Diversity Legislation Quiz
Roles and responsibilities in relation to the organisation’s diversity policy and practices and the key equality legislation, including the Equality Act 2010.

Dignity and Respect
What constitutes inappropriate behaviour and how we can create a positive and inclusive working environment.

Diversity Scenarios
Positive and practical approaches to support the prevention and handling of discrimination in the workplace.

Responding to Inappropriate Behaviour
The role of staff and managers in responding to and dealing with inappropriate behaviour.

Manager’s and Team Self Assessment
Participants assess and reflect on how far their behaviour supports diversity in the workplace and consider the next steps for action.

Key learning points are summarised and individual learning objectives revisited.

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If you would like to discuss any aspect of our Equality and Diversity training, please call us on 0131 476 5027 or drop an email to – [email protected]

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Sheffield City Council

“The training exercises and quality of the course handouts have also been consistently high. We would not hesitate to recommend the services of In Equilibrium to anyone who is wanting to commission either training/workshops around the management of stress in the work place.”

Delegate Comments: Equality and Diversity Training

“I now have a better understanding of the term ‘diversity’ and how to cater for individual needs.”
“Very in-depth course that was made interesting and engaging.”
“I feel more confident that I would deal with a situation effectively and efficiently.”

Welsh Refugee Council

“Very good guide for our own particular needs and good advice.”

Delegate Comments: Equality and Diversity 2014

“The trainer answered questions fully and tailored the course to our group.”
“Gave me practical tips on how to handle various situations.”
“The trainer allowed everyone to share their point of view.”

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