Implementing workplace diversity and inclusion is not only beneficial from an ethical perspective, it also has direct tangible benefits for the performance of your organisation and the engagement of your employees.
The Equality Act 2010 ensures that all workplaces are fair, equal and compliant with the law, however, developing a strategy which champions diversity and implementing a workplace culture of inclusion can help your organisation achieve greater staff retention and motivation, create a happier work environment and cut costs associated with staff turnover.
Join diversity expert Judy Greevy, on this highly interactive one-day training course to learn how to champion diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Gain insight on a number of real-life case studies to receive advice on how to respond to certain diversity-related scenarios, how to apply legislation in real terms and get an update on the ever-developing stance of the law.
Attend to hear from Doirean Wilson, Diversity Lead, at multi award-winning Middlesex University on their diversity strategy. Learn how their strategy and procedures have been developed, the results in terms of inclusion, engagement and business outcomes, and gain practical tips to replicate back at your organisation.
Work with the Chair to create a positive, innovative strategy to implement back at work and reap the benefits of a happier, more inclusive workforce.
|About the Chair: Doirean Wilson
|Dr Doirean Wilson is the Diversity Lead, HRM Senior Lecturer (Community Engagement & Practice) and Chair of Middlesex University’s Race, Religion and Beliefs Forum. She is an award-winning diversity expert who has successfully led nine postgraduate programmes including the Executive MBA. She is a Visiting Professor of Religion & Multiculturalism for the Joint Council of Churches for All Nation’s School of Theology, Leadership and Management. She holds several postgraduate qualifications including a Master’s degree in HRM and a Doctorate in Professional Practice. Doirean is a Chartered CIPD Fellow, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Fellow of the Institute of Spirituality in Economics and Society, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is a former business consultant and journalist, who Chair’s the Nubian Jak Community and advisory board member for the Ghana UK Based Awards (GUBA).
9:45 - 10:00
Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives
10:00 - 11:00
Diversity and Inclusion: The Equality Act 2010 (EqA)
- The nine protected characteristics under the EqA
- Understand the different forms of discrimination
- The Equality and Human Rights Commission
- Public Sector Duty
- Discuss and ask what you know and assess how to fill the gaps in your knowledge
11:00 - 11:15
11:15 - 12:00
Case Study: Championing Diversity and Inclusion at Middlesex University
- Hear from award-winning Middlesex University on the work they have done to increase diversity and inclusion across their organisation
- Know the positive business outcomes which can be gained through establishing inclusiveness as a core organisational value
- Gain practical tips which can be replicated back in your workplace
Doirean Wilson – Diversity Lead, Middlesex University
12:00 - 12:30
Diversity and Inclusion: Decisions in the Courts
- Hear about recent legal decisions in the courts
- Understand the implications of these for diversity and inclusion in the workplace
- Know how these updates can affect you and your organisation
12:30 - 13:00
Case Study – Gender
- Hear from the Chair about a real-life scenario when gender has been a topic of dispute
- Learn from what was done in this instance and the effects of this
- Discuss what could have been done differently
- Know how to champion gender equality in the workplace
13:45 - 14:30
Case Study – Disability
- Hear from the Chair about a real-life scenario when disability has been a topic of dispute
- Listen to what was done well and what could have been done better
- Know how to champion disability equality in the workplace
14:30 - 14:45
Diversity and Inclusion: What is Going to Change?
- Learn about a number of cases still to be decided
- Discuss future Legislation
- Current Consultation Processes
14:45 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:30
Case Study – Transgender
- Hear from the Chair about a real-life scenario when transgender equality has been a topic of dispute
- Learn best practice and how to incorporate positive strategies within your working practices
- Know how to champion transgender equality in the workplace
15:30 - 16:00
Diversity and Inclusion: Creating a New Workplace Culture
- How do you create a culture of diversity and inclusion in the modern workplace?
- What underpins the culture and how to communicate the message
- Develop an action plan on how to champion diversity upon your return to work
16:00 - 16:15
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