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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for Managers

Course Overview:

Equity, diversity and inclusion are evolving subjects that can feel tricky to navigate. Although most people see the benefits of a diverse and inclusive working environment, many lack the understanding and confidence to be proactive and play a positive role. 

This course focuses on providing learners with the skills and confidence to not only comply with legal requirements but to be allies and help make the workplace a more supportive and inclusive environment.

Learners will be able to:

Equity and Diversity

  • Learn how to discuss equity and diversity issues confidently
  • Define protected characteristics
  • Identify different types of discrimination
  • Explain the benefits of a diverse workplace
  • Describe how people can play a positive role and be an ally

Challenging Diversity 

  • Understand why making assumptions can be problematic
  • Recognise that we all have biases
  • Follow a model for challenging biases and staying objective
  • Articulate the benefits of diverse perspectives and contributions
  • Discuss emerging D&I issues ie, gender fluidity, trans rights and neurodiversity
  • Respond effectively when offence is unintentionally caused

Inclusive Management

  • Understand their responsibilities as managers for promoting Equity and Diversity
  • Identify bias in selection and recruitment
  • Describe how employees and candidates are protected by the Equality Act 2010
  • Promote difference (rather than pretending it doesn’t exist)
  • Dispel neurodiversity myths
  • Respond effectively when mistakes are made relating to ED&I issues
  • Recall and use top ED&I tips for managers
  • Understand the benefits of creating a culture of inclusion within their teams

Target Audience

All employees and managers