Inclusive Language Guide
Guidance, principles and examples to better improve communication with the following attributes:
- Gender, sex and gender identity
- Race, ethnicity and nationality
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
Inclusive Language Guide
We encourage each other to embrace differences and support one another to create inclusive environments. The language we use when we speak to each other is critical to creating that inclusive environment.
Language is always evolving and can vary across cultures. The guidelines in this document are intended to improve communication, rather than give definitive rules on language.DOWNLOAD GUIDE
All about the toolkit...
What is it?
The Inclusive Language Guide is a set of guidance and examples on how to improve communication.
How does it work?
The guide is broken down into individual attributes which consist of examples and tips. Please note the terms used in this guide reflect the diverse identities and lived experiences of people in the UK. In other countries, there may be alternative preferred terms and other language that may be offensive, which may not be covered in this guide.
Once downloaded, the guide will appear in your ‘Downloads’ folder.
Are there any other Toolkits?
Yes! We have other Toolkits available which can be used as mini-training sessions, conversation starters or self-reflection tools. Download the Wellbeing & Mental Health Toolkit or our Manager’s for Remote Working Toolkit.
We believe in brave; in pushing those boundaries; in making a change; and in standing up for what is right. And we want you to be brave too.
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RightTrack Learning is home to a family of Learning & Development specialists who, through the design and delivery of tailormade training solutions, support organisations just like yours to nurture inclusive workplaces, modern-day leaders, and customer service superstars.
RightTrack Learning was founded by Kasmin Cooney OBE in 1988. Today it is led by her daughter Claudia, and RightTrack’s first ever employee Vicci who over three decades, have grown together alongside the business. Supported by a team of experts and professional actors, and guided by a ‘We Believe in Brave’ ethos, we are champions of change.
We are also proud to offer choice. Whether you’re a multinational company, a growing SME, from the private, public or third sector, from the UK or overseas, we are here to work in collaboration with you to turn your people vision into reality.
This would be a good time to share with you our approach but in truth, we draw upon a number of methodologies depending on your wish-list, budget and strategic objectives. What never changes, however, is where we start – and that’s always with you.
Here’s a flavour of some of the elements you can include in your project:
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- Scenarios based on truth or fictional scripts
- We can deliver or train your trainers
- Evaluation reports or ROI analysis
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