Equality and Diversity UK

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Training • Resources • Network

Equality and Diversity: Training • Resources • Network

From short-term tactical help to more strategic assistance, we work with your organisation and staff to have a systematic approach to implementing good equality and diversity practice. Our services include coaching, mentoring, training, consultancy, facilitation and assessment. These are often delivered in combination and are always tailored to your organisation’s specific needs.

We produce resources and publications covering all issues relating to equality and diversity and we run the Equality Network, a National Network committed to equality, diversity and social inclusion, supporting organisations and practitioners to develop awareness, understanding and skills to promote equality and tackle discrimination.

About Us

Equality and Diversity UK is a specialist training company focusing on equality and diversity in the private, public and voluntary sectors. We provide training courses, seminars, resources and we run the Equality and Diversity Network. Please look at the evaluations we have received

If you are an organisation looking to improve your image or extend your workforce to make it more diverse then contact us and we will provide you with a free initial assessment of your organisation's needs and tailor‑make any training or consultancy to match and fit your context and organisational culture.
In-House Training | Open Training Courses

As well as our off the shelf range of training resources, we can design and produce bespoke resources for your organisation, including help with equality policies and impact assessments.
Resources

The Equality Network offers members access to hundreds of resources, all available to download from the Network website. Amongst other benefits, members have access to: free telephone and email support on any equality, diversity and inclusion matters affecting your organisation and a forum to start or join debates, promote activities or share practice.
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Who We Are and What We Do
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In-House Training

Our training programmes have been developed and refined since 1997.
We believe our training is effective because it is

tailored for your specific requirements,
challenges attitudes towards diversity and equality without being confrontational,
broad in coverage
sector specific-: ensuring that components of the training, such as case studies and policy and procedural matters, are relevant to you
• delivered by experienced facilitators

We will discuss and agree the precise content of the training programme (we offer pre-training questionnaires to all staff to help this process). All training is then genuinely tailored to your needs and circumstances, whether you want a single workshop or a full in-house programme. All our training is supported by high quality hand books. Pre-course activities are used to encourage delegates to consider the issues before the training and to ensure that the programme is tailored to specific needs.

All programmes have a set day/half day rate and we are able to negotiate costs for registered charities. If an organisation requires several days' training we will negotiate the cost of training. All our work is evaluated and changes made where necessary to ensure quality and relevance.


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Open Training

We are specialists in the design and delivery of cost effective, face-to-face equality, diversity and inclusion training. We deliver a wide range of courses, such as an Introduction to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Managing Equality and Diversity in Recruitment and Selection, Unconscious Bias, Embedding Equality into the Curriculum as well as our flagship course - Train the Trainer.

All of our courses are tailored to the partiticipants by use of a pre-course questionnaire that explores the specific requirements of all delegates and ensures that their individual needs are met on the day.

We run courses around the country - London, Manchester and Birmingham are our main venues -  meaning easy access for most people with timings designed to meet your parental and caring needs.

At the end of each course, delegates are given a pack of materials to go away with to use back in their organisations, and all delegates are given a free six month membership of the Equality Network.


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Resources

We produce a range of equality and diversity resources and materials for personal and professional development that you and your organisation can use. Our resource CDs, which have all been updated with the changes brought about by the Equality Act 2010, contain information, publications, statistics and resources to improve understanding of issues relating to equality and diversity.

Included are PDF files, quizzes and activities to use in colleges, schools and work based learning organisations, as well as other public and private sector organisations. These resources also support other providers who work with diverse groups of people and individuals.

Please take a look at our Resources Page where you can view samples of all the packs.  Packs are available for purchase on CD, download or we can send by email.

We can also write bespoke materials for your specific requirements - please contact us to find out more



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Network

The Equality Network is a National Network committed to equality, diversity and social inclusion; supporting organisations and practitioners to develop awareness, understanding and skills to promote equality and tackle discrimination.

Membership of the Network offers members access to hundreds of resources, all available to download from the Network website. Amongst other benefits, members have access to:
  • free telephone and email support on any equality, diversity and inclusion matters affecting your organisation. We will are available to answer any questions you have from a teaching, learning, management or training perspective.
  • free download of any of our Equality and Diversity Posters
  • the Equality forum to start or join debates, promote activities or share practice.


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Equality Training for the Private Sector

Race equality training and Social inclusion training.

equality and diversity trainingDelivering race equality training and promoting social inclusion is one of the main challenges for all businesses, learning providers and employers, and is a key part of the Government's wider agenda to build a strong civil society. We are able to offer specific training on the Equality Act 2010,

Code of Practice and Equality Impact Assessments, disability discrimination training, inclusive learning.

 We provide disability discrimination training, advice and guidance on equal opportunities and race equality issues and we help organisations to write and review more effective equality policies, action plans and schemes. We can help your organisation to ensure that your services are equitable and accessible to all, and relevant to a diverse range of people. If you require help with developing the new Equality Duty, we can help you by providing both training and support to write the scheme. To find out how we can help your organisation, click here

Free assessment of your organisation's needs

If you are an organisation looking to improve your image, extend your workforce to make it more diverse then contact us and we will provide you with a free initial assessment of your organisation's needs and tailor-make any training or consultancy to match and fit your context and organisational culture.

Equality and diversity training - Our approach

Equality Act trainingOur equality and diversity training approach involves innovative and interactive techniques that enable people involved in social inclusion training to learn and to address the challenges of rapid change in a participative way. All of our equal opportunities training is tailor-made to match the training needs of organisations and all delivery is relevant to current Equality Act legislation.

Equality training allows social inclusion organisations to mainstream equality and diversity training into their everyday business practice. Key services we offer include training on:
  • Social inclusion training
  • Race equality training
  • Disability discrimination training
  • Diversity training
as well as training on: Inclusive learning, Social cohesion, Equality legislation, Legislation Implementing Change and Organisational Development, Mainstreaming Diversity, Employment law, Disability, Race, Sexuality and religion, Training of equality champions, Establishment of mentoring schemes for staff, Tackling organisational issues in relation to race, Developing organisational values, Changing organisational culture, Curriculum and race equality, Curriculum and the educational implications of disability, Policy writing and review and development of action plans, Evaluation of provision and services, Development of whole service professional development programmes, Development of good practice guides, Support to establish black staff groups within organisations, Writing specific organisational briefing sheets on equality issues, Developing equality and quality assurance manuals, Coaching staff, Weekend workshops, Training workshops and events, Audit Surveys, Train the trainer, Evaluation/monitoring/quality assurance, 1-1 and group specific methods and Interactive workshops
bullying and harrasment training

Training Consultants and Associates

We work with a number of equality and diversity training Associates and Consultants who are selected for their particular areas of knowledge and expertise, and who are all familiar with our standards and practices. All diversity training Associates and Consultants receive organisational specific social inclusion training on a project by project basis.

As part of our own commitment to equal opportunity training, we ensure that our Associates and Consultants come from a diverse range of backgrounds with a broad range of experiences, such as Social inclusion training, Race equality training, Disability discrimination training, Diversity training, Equality training, Inclusive learning, Equality legislation. In particular, we seek to identify, mentor and develop consultants from under-represented groups.

If you are interested in becoming an Associate Trainer, please contact us

Training Methods

interactive diversity trainingOur training methods has been developed and refined since 1997. Our training is effective because it is:
 
  • Participative: using activities such as, formal delivery, participants activities, shared knowledge, case studies, videos, role plays and small group work to ensure involvement and interest.
  • Lively, enjoyable and non-threatening: challenging attitudes towards diversity and equality without being confrontational, so that participants question their own beliefs, assumptions and behaviour.
  • Behaviourally based: concentrating on behaviours which are required by your organisation's policy, by high standards of business conduct and by the law.
  • Broad in coverage: covering legislation, diversity and 'difference' in its broadest sense, and gender, ethnicity, disability and other specific areas in your policy, in employment and service delivery.
  • Customer focused: ensuring that components of the training, such as case studies and policy and procedural matters, are relevant to you.
  • Delivered by experts: our consultancy team offers you not just subject expertise, but senior management experience, so we understand management issues and are authoritative and credible.

Tailored, Bespoke Training

We will discuss, listen and agree with you the precise content of the training you require. It will be genuinely tailored to your needs and circumstances, whether you want a single workshop or a major training programme. All our training is supported by high quality documentation. Pre-course work is available to encourage participants to consider the issues before the training and to maximise the benefits of the time spent at the workshops. In the course of our work we have encountered all types of audience, a range of emotions and reaction - from enthusiasm to scepticism, indifference and, on occasion, outright hostility. We are used to managing all these situations and turning them to constructive action.

What can be included in your equality training programme?

race equality training
  • An explanation of the organisation's approach to equality and why it is important
  • What your equality policy means in practice along with background information; for example, dealing with facts, myths and preconceived ideas about equality, challenging stereotypes and bias
  • The business, moral and legal case for equality, in relation to both customers and staff.
  • The roles and responsibilities of staff in implementing policies and practice
  •  Relations with colleagues and dealing with discrimination, victimisation, harassment and bullying
  • Providing staff with resources/ materials that they can use to reinforce and support the training.
  • Specialists training for staff that are responsible for recruitment, selection, appraisal, and supervision, etc. on how to effectively apply equality principles in these areas
  • Customer service training (this is accompanied by a handbook)
  • The opportunity for employees to raise/share concerns.

Equality and Diversity: Training • Resources • Network


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