EQUALITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION in the Workplace
- Face-to-face (Half or full day for <15 people)
- Live virtual (3hrs for <15 people)
- Conferences and events (<500 people)
- Webinar (1hr for <1000 people)
- With or without actors
- Fully customisable
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace
This interactive, hands-on workshop explores and celebrates Equality, Diversity and Inclusion by showing these are matters that affect us all and go beyond the protected characteristics…
No matter which programme format you take, we will engage participants emotionally, logically and practically. By the end, delegates leave with knowledge, skills and confidence to proactively champion inclusion. Most importantly individuals will have found their personal motivation and a set of specific actions they can implement to play an active part.
Why are we here?
Introducing Diversity and Inclusion in the context of your organisation’s vision and values. We highlight that not only is this relevant to us all, it goes beyond the protected characteristics or just complying with legislation.
Understanding our legal obligations
Real thought-provoking case studies are used to examine the consequences when the legal process is brought into play and the reasons for and benefits of complying. This covers the impact on individuals and the organisation. Issues covered include:
- The ‘have to’ and the ‘why we want to’ of complying with The Equality Act
- A focus on all protected characteristics
- How legal obligations transfer in practice to our roles
- Linking to your policies and values
The business case for diversity and inclusion
Sharing the established research
Defining inclusion and an inclusive culture
Exploring, understanding and agreeing what this means to us as group. What will it look like within our workplace?
How inclusive are we as a team?
Exploration of how diverse the team(s) is/are. Taking a step back to consider situations when we could have been more inclusive. Discuss examples of when we were very inclusive. What is the impact on individuals and the business of a non-inclusive working environment?
Discrimination, harassment, bullying & banter
Understanding the fine lines between behaviours and how they impact. An activity that explores the definitions and develops understanding.
Creating an inclusive environment and role modelling inclusive behaviours
Group activity with trainer input.
- What are the qualities of inclusive people?
- What behaviours do we need to change?
- How can we role model inclusive behaviours?
- How do we become an active bystander?
- How will we measure success?
Speaking out and unacceptable behaviour
Explore a three step technique which supports and encourages staff to call out inappropriate behaviours in the workplace.
Looking for Something Different?
How we arrive at the core learning depends on which road you want to take, how many people are on the journey and your reasons for embarking in the first place. Drop us a note with your availability for a call and together, we can create a roadmap to your next Diversity & Inclusion milestone.
What About Actors?
Through clever script writing, goose-bump inducing delivery and professional facilitation we can bring so much to life. We stimulate emotion, penetrate the long-term memory and create lasting change.
When we use live drama, we are able to have the actors play out the scenario and then be hot seated for the audience to ask them questions whilst they remain in character. Hot seating works so well because actors work with a pre-rehearsed backstory, so they are able to respond in character. They progressively reveal unexpected elements of their story that will not have previously been told. It can bust assumptions that the audience might have made based on the scenario (situation) but not fully understanding the impact at first sight.
Using actors in this programme enables us to bring to:
- Bring both the subtle, and not so subtle, inappropriate behaviours to life, literally
- Provide attendees with an opportunity to explore the fine line between what is and isn’t acceptable
- Give attendees a chance to challenge the actors whilst they are still in character
- Demonstrate that things aren’t always what they seem at first glance
- Provide delegates with an opportunity to test out alternative ways of approaching what can often be sensitive situations
- Create a goosebump-inducing learning experience that sticks in the long-term memory
Don't Just Take Our Word For It
Kass HawkleyLearning & Development Adviser, University of Portsmouth
“Paula was brilliant – very helpful, very knowledgeable and very inclusive in her approach, making sure that everyone was taking part and getting something out of the session. All-round, really enjoyable and engaging session and I feel like I came away heaving learnt some stuff”.
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