We live in a multicultural society, a fact that both enriches our lives as well as potentially creates misunderstandings. Legislation is in place to help businesses navigate diversity and inclusion, but we also need a greater understanding of the implications of the diverse world we live in and how the workplace reflects that community.
Yet, many managers feel that they are walking on eggshells when it comes to their diverse workforce, and haven’t got a clue as to how to do it.
This interactive workshop is in three parts. In the first part, we’ll define inclusion, diversity and discrimination, as well as have a look at stereotypes.
The second part is a facilitated group discussion around people’s fears and the barriers to open discussion about inclusion. This will include thinking about if the approach should be the same at work and outside work.
The third part is a self-assessment. We’ll assess the validity of the golden rule – “treat others as you’d like to be treated” (hint: it’s not a good rule!), and identify what fairness is really about. The group work here is about understanding how we might be perceived by others.
Benefits / Outcomes
The benefits of inclusion training include:
An increase in innovation through access to new ideas and ways of thinking
Helps people to have difficult conversations so workplace politics are lessened
An inclusive workplace is more likely to attract diverse clientele and employees
The learning objectives for this interactive workshop are to:
Develop a basic understanding of what the Equality Act (2010) says
Understand what diversity, inclusion and discrimination are
Identify strategies for minimising bias
Tools and techniques necessary to overcome fears, identify boundaries, and to have the confidence to manage your team well