Free webinars

We deliver our sessions in a range of formats – full-day workshops, half-day, bite-sized and virtual.

Here’s your opportunity to sample some of the virtual versions completely free of charge.

Make your life easier – register now for any or all of the sessions to pick up some top tips for improving your skills, boosting your confidence and becoming even more effective in your role.

All webinars run on Zoom from 10:00-10:45 UK time (unless otherwise stated). Follow the links to register free of charge via Eventbrite – remember to ‘add to calendar’ and look out for the secure password we will email you an hour before the session begins. We don’t record the sessions. We send out a handout after the session but we don’t share the slides.

Equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace

It is incredibly important for all organisations to take a proactive approach to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). As well as there being a moral case for it there’s also a business case and, of course, it’s a matter of law. So ‘ whether’ is not the issue – it’s ‘how’.

Yet it can remain a challenge in practice since it relies so much on how individuals interact and behave at work. And that means that everyone needs to ‘get it’.

While policies and procedures may cover the fundamentals of best practice, what makes a difference on the ground is how these are applied day-to-day, by all employees – ultimately, on how well we embrace difference and how well we work with respect.

This session is an opportunity to consider these issues and to think about how much more we all need to do in the workplace about this issue – whatever level we’re at within the organisation, whatever our function.

What’s in it for you?

  • Appreciate the importance of EDI, including the business case
  • Recognise what makes this challenging in the workspace
  • Explore what working with respect means in relation to behaviour
  • Reflect on how your behaviour and, if relevant, your team’s behaviour, measures up
  • An opportunity to think about what more you could be doing

Meet the trainer

Rosanne is our lead trainer at Maximum HR. Her sessions get great feedback:

  • ‘Loved the interaction.’
  • ‘Really enjoyable!’
  • ‘Lots of good ideas for how to be creative with appraisals!’
  • ‘Taking away lots of new ideas.’
  • ‘A lot of information was absorbed. I’ve not had SO MUCH FUN on any previous course.’
  • ‘Excellent facilitator. Can draw the audience and get the best out of them.’
  • ‘Thoroughly enjoyable and highly relevant throughout. Very professionally prepared and presented. Thank you.’
  • ‘Really fun, very informative, lots of great ideas.’
  • ‘Excellent course in terms of content, right balance of theory and practical sessions. Rosanne made us feel extremely relaxed and gave feedback to help us learn from the practical sessions.’

Agenda

(10.00 – 10.55)

1 WELCOME

  • Objectives and agenda

2 WHY?

  • The EDI imperative
  • The moral case
  • The legal case
  • The business case

3 HOW?

  • What makes this challenging – the human factor
  • Exercise: A scale of acceptance
  • Exercise: Working with respect
  • Taking responsibility for action

4 ACTION PLAN AND NEXT STEPS

  • Summary of key learning points
  • Reflection on next steps

For more information about Maximum HR, please check out the website, here.

These webinars are all completely free of charge – just make sure you book well in advance to get the ‘joining instructions’ (including a link to the Zoom webinar platform) and to be sure of a place. (And if you haven’t used Zoom recently, and you’re using a work laptop, please make sure you download it well in advance, to avoid a potential problem with your IT department. Alternatively, use a personal laptop.)

They’re all delivered by Rosanne Bernard, one of our most popular trainers and leader of our delivery team. Rosanne gets outstanding feedback, as the following comments show:

  • ‘Fantastic! Extremely helpful and very knowledgeable.’
  • ‘Rosanne’s presentation and knowledge were brilliant.’
  • ‘Excellent course in terms of content, right balance of theory and practical sessions. Rosanne made us feel extremely relaxed and gave feedback to help us learn from the practical sessions.’
  • ‘I don’t think I’ve ever had such a good day’s training – very relevant, good information and the trainer was very good.’
  • ‘A lot of information was absorbed. I’ve not had SO MUCH FUN on any previous course.’
  • ‘Excellent facilitator. Can draw the audience and get the best out of them.’
  • ‘I think that this is the most useful and enjoyable course I have attended so far, not only in content but also in presentation.’
  • ‘Excellent course, valuable info gained and delivered a comfortable pace, especially considering I have had no previous investigation training.’
  • ‘Very credible. Rosanne knows her stuff and holds the attention of the group well. Thoroughly enjoyed the day thanks!’
  • ‘Energetic, experienced, knowledgeable.’
  • ‘Great facilitator.’
  • ‘Vast knowledge and willing to listen and answer all questions.’
  • ‘Unflappable trainer. Great, would recommend.’
  • ‘Great! Well prepared. Asked questions and got delegates to break down their explanations to find out what exactly was required for actions moving forward. Engaging and inviting. Had fantastic conversations at lunch and felt she gave more than just her training tasks. Thank you!’
  • ‘Very good. Clear, informative and an excellent delivery style.  Would recommend for additional training courses’

For more about our training offer, click here or just give us a call on 01582 463462. We’re here to help!