Diversity and inclusion

A 90-minute webinar

This webinar is designed to support a proactive approach to managing equality, diversity and inclusion. It covers the moral and legal aspects as well as the business case for diversity and inclusion – the importance of valuing individual differences at work and creating a positive working environment, where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

The webinar is supported by separate webinar sessions on ‘Harassment and bullying’ (which takes a deeper look at how to manage unacceptable behaviour at work), and ‘Breaking bias’.

Learning objectives

  • Understand what is meant by equality, diversity and inclusion and their relevance to organisations and individuals at work
  • Recognise the moral, legal and business case for promoting diversity and inclusion
  • Know the importance of valuing individual differences and treating people with respect, in line with company policies

Audience

Anyone in organisations that need to create more awareness, get more buy-in to these important areas, promote positive behaviours, and minimise risk, including:

  • HR professionals
  • Line managers
  • Employees

Special feature

This programme can be tailored to particular settings.

Expert trainer

This programme was designed and is delivered by Rosanne Bernard, our lead trainer in this area. See her profile here.

Webinar outline

1 Welcome, agenda, overview

  • Objectives and agenda
  • The context – changes in society and drivers for organisations

2 Equality, diversity and inclusion

  • Equality, diversity and inclusion – in practice
  • Treating people fairly and objectively – the moral case
  • The diversity / inclusion matrix – benefits and the business case

3 Organisational perspective

  • What it means to your organisation
  • Policies and procedures

4 Valuing difference

  • Differences and potential conflict
  • The human factor – a model of acceptance

5 Working with respect

  • Dignity and respect at work
  • Responsibilities – individual and organisational

6 Discrimination

  • An overview of discrimination law
  • Minimising risk and liability

7 Managing diversity and inclusion proactively

  • A strategy for success
  • Tackling challenging issues
  • Creating a positive and inclusive culture

8 Action plans and next steps

For a no-obligation discussion about running this session for your organisation on an in-house basis, just give us a call on 01582 463462.