To give managers and employees at all levels of an organisation an understanding of the key issues and individual responsibilities in positively promoting equal opportunities and diversity.
Creating a culture in which diversity is valued and employees feel comfortable expressing their differences will undoubtedly improve employee engagement, wellbeing, job satisfaction, productivity, performance and staff retention.
Awareness of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the workplace is essential to avoid discrimination and ensure fairness and transparency. Company-wide EDI training helps to develop an inclusive workplace by embedding these values at the heart of everyday working life.
Our equality, diversity and inclusion training in the workplace gives managers and employees the opportunity to explore what valuing diversity means in practice and how we can all play a part in creating an inclusive workplace. This training adopts a supportive, pragmatic approach; it creates an atmosphere where issues can be openly shared, discussed and managed effectively to achieve positive outcomes.
The training is highly participative, interactive and it includes discussions based on real-life scenarios. By sharing best practice, delegates build confidence to effectively recognise and deal with inappropriate attitudes and behaviour in the workplace.
- 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
Who is it For?
Equality, diversity and inclusion 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 course content and capacity can be customised for individuality and to ensure organisations’ specific learning criteria are met. Consultancy in equality, diversity and inclusion is also an option either as a standalone service or in conjunction with training.
Please note that the content of the training can be adapted to meet the objectives of your organisation and include references to your organisation’s policies and procedures.
What do we mean by Equality Diversity and Inclusion?
- How it impacts on interactions and service delivery
- The value of diversity in the workplace
Context, Business Case and Key Legislation (Equality Act 2010)
- Implications of the Equality Act 2010
- 9 protected characteristics
- Organisation and employee responsibility
Challenging and Addressing Inappropriate Behaviour, in relation to:
- Unconscious Bias
Exploring scenarios and best practice to improve interactions in the workplace
- Importance of early intervention and prompt action
- Effective communication
- Practice in difficult conversations
- How to respond appropriately to unacceptable behaviour
Action planning to create a positive and inclusive working environment
- Participants assess and reflect on how far their behaviour supports diversity in the workplace and consider the next steps for action.
Delegate Comments for the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion course:
“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.”
"We covered many aspects of diversity and were given a great understanding of each aspect."
"The Trainer was a positive role model - they have walked the walk. Very informative, well delivered and engaging."
Related Training Courses
This 1-day course demonstrates the benefits of tackling the effects of unconscious bias to avoid discriminatory acts in business and the workplace. It is particularly suited to those involved in leadership, recruitment, selection and promotion but can also be targeted at employees, chiefly those who have a front-line customer service role.
For those employers looking to create a diverse and inclusive workplace which complies with current equality legislation, we can offer a range of consultancy services. These include diagnostic analysis, strategy and policy development, action planning, project evaluation and stakeholder engagement & partnership working.
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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
"The quality of the training has been fantastic and our employees are really engaging with the trainer and getting something out of it. Also In Equilibrium makes the whole process very easy to arrange."
"We wanted to provide a course that taught useful and practical coping strategies that our members could put into place straight away. In Equilibrium’s experience showed us that they could provide this, and they tailored the course perfectly."
"In-Equilibrium recently presented Mental Health Awareness to Managers in all of our area offices. The training was really well received and all of the trainers were praised for their in-depth knowledge and understanding."
"The training was very well received by staff who now all intend to implement the session’s practical tips and techniques into their existing roles. A large proportion of the staff rated the facilitator and their delivery as excellent and their only recommendation was for a further and longer session!"
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