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Diversity & Inclusion for HR Professionals

Thursday, 6 June 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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:

Be able to clearly articulate the business case for Diversity and Inclusion and why it matters to your organisation

Recognise the impact unconscious bias has in the workplace and in your day to day role

Develop practical strategies, tools and action plans for addressing unconscious bias in the workplace, develop more inclusive talent and resourcing practices and creating more inclusive working environments

Topics covered in the day

Session 1

Welcome, introductions and learning objectives

Understanding differences: Why Equality, Diversity and Inclusion matter

Business Case

Legal Context D&I Quiz

The danger of a single story

Session 2

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

Session 3

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!

Top tips

The Interview

Session 4

Circle of Trust: activity

What makes an Inclusive Team? group discussion

Diversity Dilemma Group Exercise

Top tips

Case Study

Action Planning

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.

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Thursday, 6 June 2019
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hampton by Hilton Waterloo
157 Waterloo Road
London, Lambeth SE1 8XA United Kingdom
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020 7231 5100