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Equality & Diversity (Cancelled)

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Event/course Code BSS 19/007
Event/course type Training course
Event Introduction Ask the question 'What is Equality and Diversity' and you will get a variety of answers. There is much confusion, it is often obscured by myths and most people are wary of dealing with Equality and Diversity issues for fear that they may do or say something wrong.

The workplace today is more diverse than ever. This workshop is designed not only as an introduction to diversity and cultural awareness, but also as a practical guide to making the organisational culture an inclusive one. It combines a focus on personal and organisational beliefs, values and behaviours and have the impact they have in our interactions at work.

The course is suitable for AfC staff and colleagues from other partner agencies.
Event Content This half day course will provide participants with a safe environment to explore different attitudes and the impact they have as well as encouraging attendees to consider changes they can make to work more successfully in a diverse culture.

Equality and Diversity can often be compromised by people’s own values, opinions, and prejudices, which can negatively impact the working environment. Statistics show that there are still issues surrounding prejudice in the workplace, even though it has become more diverse. For example: in a survey of nearly 25,000 British workers (Race at Work, 2015), 30% said they had witnessed or experienced racial harassment or bullying at work; 59% of workers in another survey had heard the term ‘gay’ used as an insult in the workplace, and 28% of LGBT+ respondents had experienced offensive or inappropriate comments being made about their gender or sexuality at work (Construction News, 2018).

This course explores how prejudices develop and how they may influence people. Candidates will gain an awareness of discriminatory practice and gain knowledge on how to promote equal opportunities for all and recognise the value of diversity.

The session is interactive, drama-based and will be delivered using professional actors to introduce the topic and explore attitudes and related issues in a creative and engaging way.

The course will focus on the following key points:
• To raise awareness of patterns of communication that can be influenced by prejudices and stereotypes.
• To investigate the use of language and encourage engagement around different cultures, styles and backgrounds.
• To help participants to recognise the moral, business and legal case for Equalities & Diversity.

This workshop has been commissioned by Kingston HR service. The trainer will use a variety of teaching methods to ensure the session is interactive, practical and meets delegates’ needs.
Event Learning Outcomes By the end of the session delegates will be able to:

• Demonstrate confidence in dealing with issues of diversity.
• Explain and recognise how language and behaviours can cause offence.
• Explain about aspects of their own culture and background in relation to equality and diversity.
• Use language in an appropriate and professional manner.
Trainers Learning & Development Team Kingston Hr
Course categories Business and Management Skills
Age Ranges
0 - 5 yrs No 5 - 7 yrs No 7 - 11 yrs No 11 - 19 yrs No 19 yrs No 
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Thursday 7 March 201913:30 - 16:30Guildhall - OD Training Room, Hall Road, KT1 1EU