Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Valuing diversity and equality of opportunity (inclusion) in all of its forms is an essential part of business life. Awareness of the challenges, opportunities, rights and responsibilities afforded by diversity and inclusion - in terms of age, gender, culture/ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation - is essential for both employers and employees in contemporary Britain.
Current legislation in respect of diversity and inclusion provides for identification of, and robust response to, incidences of discrimination, harassment or victimisation. While ensuring that delegates are informed of relevant legislation, this course is based on the view that training in diversity and inclusion is better received and acted upon when the emphasis is placed on the benefits of compliance – in terms of business outcome, enhanced equal opportunities and a better working environment.
At the end of this training delegates will be able to:
• Understand their rights and responsibilities under current UK/EU diversity and inclusion legislation
• Appreciate the importance of vicarious liability and its potential impact on budgets and core aims of the organisation
• Understand the impact of assumptions, prejudice and stereotyping on fairness in the workplace
• Recognise how important communication is with respect to identifying and challenging inappropriate behaviour
• Identify the 4 ways in which our personal dislikes can be manifested in unfair treatment of others and which of these is acceptable
This course is for all staff and managers
• Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace – Defining Terms and Business Case
• Discrimination, Harassment, Victimisation & Vicarious Liability
• Positive Action & Positive Discrimination
• Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace – Competing Equalities and a Fair Working Environment
• Demographic Reality & Challenge – Principles for intercultural interaction
• Assumptions, prejudice and stereotyping
• Advantage, Disadvantage & Inclusion
• Saying what you mean – Communicating advantage and disadvantage
• Culture and communication
• The power of micromessaging
• Communicating for inclusion
• Tools for action
• Action Plan
Price and Format
This 1 day workshop commences at 9.30am and finishes at 4.45pm (including lunch and tea breaks)
Due to the participatory group work nature of the course, the course runs best with 8 - 18 delegates. Each course participant receives their own training manual.
Our price for Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace as in-house training is just £795 per day.
This includes all materials, facilitator fees and expenses - UK price only. Pricing for courses outside the UK is available on request.
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