Diversity and Inclusion for HR Professionals
Thursday, 8 October 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pmFree
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The business benefits for a more diverse workforce and inclusive workplace is well established and the added value in terms ofemployee retention, engagement, wellbeing and attracting top talent. With Diversity and Inclusion being a top consideration for job seekers today, it’s becoming increasingly important to get this right to become an Employer of Choice. This one day course will give you the skills, knowledge and practical strategies to understand and manage unconscious biases in the workplace, identify simple yet effective ways of building and managing inclusive teams and workplaces and attracting and retaining a more diverse workforce.
By the end of the course you will:
Topics covered in the day
Welcome, introductions and learning objectives
Understanding differences: Why Equality, Diversity and Inclusion matter
Legal Context D&I Quiz
The danger of a single story
Introduction to unconscious bias in the workplace
Fast and Slow Thinking
Types of bias: group discussion
Unconscious bias in action: case study
Tips and hints
Inclusive Workplaces: key features and group discussion
Employer Case Studies
Reflect: Where are your organisation’s bias hot spots?
Inclusive Recruitment and Selection: We’re hiring!
Circle of Trust: activity
What makes an Inclusive Team? group discussion
Diversity Dilemma Group Exercise
This training day will run from 10:00-16:00 with three scheduled breaks throughout the day
Trainer: Victoria Dale
A highly accomplished Diversity and Inclusion Consultant and Trainer with extensive experience working with clients in the public, private and voluntary sector. A strong advocate of an evidence-based approach, Victoria works closely with each client building D&I into their ways of working that fits with their vision, supports and enhances their best asset- their employees and also their products/services.With her background in local government and regional economic development, Victoria has gained a lot of knowledge about the challenges facing employers and businesses across a range of industries from small businesses to large companies and government organisations and what works in terms of addressing challenges around recruitment, compliance and creating an inclusive working culture and designing inclusive products or services that meet the needs of a more diverse customer base.
Victoria has supported clients on strategic and operational programmes and projects including co-producing the Mayor of London’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Evidence Base, designing and implementing robust Equality and Diversity Strategies and Delivery Plans, carrying out an Equality Impact Assessment on a major train station programme as part of the Trans Pennine Route upgrade, designing and delivering bespoke training and advising on practical measures around recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce, unconscious bias and general Diversity and Inclusion courses.
Her enthusiasm, passion and detailed knowledge of Diversity and Inclusion issues as a training facilitator, she uses this to inspire, engage and encourage everyone’s participation and help deliver real positive results. Her approach is described as interactive, supportive, practical and fun. She involves participants in challenging and exciting activities which inspire and empowers people to identify very practical ways to apply what they have learned when back at work.
Previous clients include Greater London Authority, Network Rail, Financial Conduct Authority, Big Lottery Fund, University of Edinburgh, University of Brighton, PPIY Architects, Portsmouth City Council and St.Christopher’s Hospice in London. Key areas of expertise are: Training and Facilitation, Research, Audit and Evaluation.
Victoria is currently studying for her CIPD Level 5 in Human Resource Management which she is due to complete at the end of 2018.