Becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation usually involves culture change and has many streams. Training and skills development can play a role at different stages of the journey.
There are many many Diversity and Inclusion Training Courses out there, but some can actually do more harm than good – for example Unconscious Bias training courses, when delivered in certain ways, can result in more biased behaviour!
Equasense training courses are developed using 20 years of experience as an educator, and many many experiences of attending diversity and inclusion courses, both good and bad. All training courses will be tailored to your sector, and can include your organisation’s diversity and inclusion goals where appropriate.
Our flagship courses are:
Talking Sense about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: 90 min workshop introducing the language of equality, diversity and inclusion, touching on the business and legal cases and exploring the issues for your employees or sector (a shortened 60 min version can be delivered as a “lunch and learn” session.
Consciously Inclusive – not your normal unconscious bias workshop, but a longer term programme (spread over 8 weeks) that delivers lasting culture and behaviour change. Comprising:
- Introduction to our natural and usefully biased selves: 90 min workshop exploring the how and when of bias, the neuroscience behind it and the ways it is influencing your decisions
- Where are my unhelpful biases? self study programme including suggestions to assess and confront your own biases – supported with individual coaching to start interrupting that bias.
- Noticing and confronting bias in others and in our organisation – 90 minute active bystander workshop providing sector specific scenarios and approaches to reducing the impact of individual and collective bias on decisions.
(Part 1 can be delivered stand-alone, though this is less likely to be effective in the long term. Parts 2 and 3 can be delivered without part 1 assuming that you already have introductory face-to-face or online unconscious bias training in place. Cost depends on number of participants (due to coaching element)).
If you have a different specific diversity and inclusion training or development need, please get in touch for a conversation about how I could develop that with, and for, you.
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