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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Training

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.

Course Context

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.

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.

Evaluation
Key learning points are summarised and individual learning objectives revisited.

Recent Delegate Comments regarding 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.”

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Please get in touch with us if you have any questions.
We are always happy to talk about our courses and help you to work out the best match for your requirements.

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."

— Employee Engagement & Wellbeing Officer, Sophie Holland
AGE UK
 
 

"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."

— The Association of Electoral Administrators
 
 
 
 

"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."

 

— Roger Bullivant Limited
 

"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!"

— Leeds City College
 

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