Equality & Diversity: Understanding Latest Legislation 2013/4

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Equality and Diversity have long been important dimensions for all organisations but especially so for those working in or with the Public Sector where Inspection Frameworks, Performance Monitoring, Tendering and Contractual Renewal all require staff to be kept well informed and the latest legislation and regulation met promptly. 

This workshop is delivered by an equality and diversity professional. It updates participants on the latest, planned and key legislation for 2013 but equally importantly, grasps the nettle of what effective implementation really looks like providing a rich fund of highly practical ideas.

The workshop also explores the very real ways in which political correctness can go astray and demonstrates that many initiatives instigated in good faith are, far too often, fundamentally flawed because of a lack of real knowledge about good and effective practice.  In doing so the workshop helps reduce the perceived burden of implementation whilst simultaneously helping to improve its effectiveness.

Who would benefit from attending this workshop?

The workshop is designed to help participants understand and apply equality and diversity legislation effectively. It is suitable for representatives from all organisations and businesses, especially those involved in the management and/or the delivery of teaching and training. Including:

  • Representatives from
    • Commercial Business of all sizes
    • Public Sector Bodies
    • Charities
    • Education Providers including
      • FE Colleges
      • Independent Training Provider Organisations
      • Schools
  • Operational and HR Managers
  • First Line Managers
  • Teachers, Trainers and Learning Support Staff
  • Front-line staff who liaise with employers

Learning Objectives

As a result of this workshop delegates will:

  • understand the potential impact of equality and diversity legislation
  • understand individual and organisational responsibilities
  • be in a better position to challenge unacceptable behaviour
  • be in a position to clearly articulate the considerations which have shaped, and which continue to shape, equality and diversity including:
      • Legal
      • Business
      • Demographic
      • Cultural
  • be able to relate more easily to academic concepts and models used in the study; to the definition and application of equality and diversity strategies
  • be equipped with practical and tangible ideas to audit and develop best practice within both the workplace and from a service delivery perspective
  • understand better thebasic components of the Equality Act
  • understand better the specific duties placed on schools and colleges (optional)

Delegate Feedback

' Good foundations for anyone wanting to learn the basics or progress.'
E&D Coordinator, John Leggott College

'Trainer has indepth knowledge, some excellent case studies to back up information in session.'
Equalities Manager, South and City College Birmingham

'Excellent course, thought provoking, very motivational trainer. I was hooked from start to end. Thank you!'
Principle LED Officer, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Content

This course:

  • examines the economic, legal and demographic drivers which are currently shaping equality and diversity issues
  • discusses how these three drivers are impacting upon service delivery, employment and your stakeholders in the public and private sector
  • revisits prevailing legislation on discrimination with signposts about the impact of both recent judicial decisions and those in Parliament
  • defines new concepts and terms on discrimination and allied issues
  • reconciles these drivers with your existing employment and service delivery policies, protocols and procedures
  • key Components of The 2010 Equality act and the 2011 Specific Duties Regulations
  • changes to the 2010 Equality Act under consideration for 2013
  • examines prevailing best practice in the public and private sector on equalities and diversity
  • highlights what external scrutiny regimes are looking for when they inspect your existing provision on equalities and diversity
  • provides opportunities for problem solving and sharing issues from your workplace
  • highlights prevailing and expected changes within the equality and diversity legislative framework
  • signposts the gradual shift from an individual to an organisational focus upon these issues
  • signposts sources of external information and advice on all these issues
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Workshop Style

This training course is delivered in a workshop style. It is highly participative with a blend of presentation, group exercises and debate.  A comprehensive delegate pack is included. .

Numbers

To ensure effective levels of delegate participation, involvement and interaction, delegate numbers are restricted.  This workshop is suitable for groups of 2 to 20 delegates.

Certification

Formal CPD certificates are provided after the event in a form which is acceptable as CPD evidence to many professional bodies and institutions.

Facilitator

The facilitator for this workshop is a highly experienced trainer with in-depth subject knowledge.