Introduction to Equality and Diversity

A live, virtual 2-hour training course

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This training session is limited to a maximum of 10 delegates.

Price: £125 + Vat per delegate.

Diversity - the art of thinking individually together

Malcolm Forbes


Equality is about ensuring that every individual has an equal opportunity to make the most of their lives and talents.

It is also the belief that no one should have poorer life chances because of the way they were born, where they come from, what they believe, or whether they have a disability.

Equality recognises that historically certain groups of people with protected characteristics such as race, disability, sex and sexual orientation have experienced discrimination. 
 Equality and Human Rights Commission


Organisations can often feel as though they are treading on eggshells when they talk about equality and diversity issues. Research has shown that the best way of getting the diversity message across is by sharing stories and real-life scenarios.
This introduction to Equality and Diversity demonstrates the value of diversity in the workplace; delegates learn how to recognise inappropriate behaviour so that they can be aware of their role in responding and dealing with it.
Delegates understanding of the key issues and individual responsibilities will be increased so that they can contribute to a positive and inclusive working environment.

This short 2-hour course encourages delegates to learn about the difference between Equality and Diversity.  Delegates are introduced to the benefits of diversity and it's impact on productivity and performance.

Course content

  • Definitions of Equality, Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Diversity and how these relate to our understanding of Equality and Diversity
  • Understand the scope of the Equality Act 2010
  • Distinguish different types of discrimination, bullying and harassment
  • The impact of inappropriate behaviour in the workplace
  • Identifying which behaviours and actions are fair and legal
  • The positive behaviours which demonstrate dignity and respect

Trainer: Dr Karla Benske

Karla is a corporate trainer and coach with 15 years experience during which time she specialised in Widening Participation, Recognition of Prior Learning, Unconscious Bias and Equality & Diversity. She holds certificates in Professional Coaching Practice, in Professional Team Coaching Practice and in Professional Executive Coaching Practice. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation and as such adheres to their Code of Ethics.

Delegate feedback after attending training delivered by Karla:

“Beneficial to how we react and interact with colleagues and listen/reflect more sympathetically"

"This has been a positive reminder on how my behaviour can be perceived by others"

"Informative and well presented"

"Enjoyable, informative, good mix of tools (discussion, videos etc)"

"Interesting, informative and well presented"

"Thought-provoking and clear in actions to follow up"

In Equilibrium

For over 20 years In Equilibrium have been delivering cutting edge training and consultancy to organisations throughout the UK. We specialise in practical, evidence-based training aimed at developing resilience, minimising the risk of stress and enhancing well-being in the workplace. Both our in-house and open courses are delivered by experienced trainers who are subject experts within their field and deliver their training with enthusiasm and sensitivity, a combination delegate feedback confirms is appreciated.

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