E&D Legislation: Understanding Latest Legislation 2013
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.
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
- Education Providers including
- FE Colleges
- Independent Training Provider Organisations
- Operational and HR Managers
- First Line Managers
- Teachers, Trainers and Learning Support Staff
- Front-line staff who liaise with employers
'An eye opener for all who attended. The trainers knowledge was paramount.'
Head of Equality and Inclusion, New College Nottingham
Excellent course, thought provoking, very motivational trainer. I was hooked from start to end. Thank you.
Principle LED Officer, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
'Trainer has indepth knowledge, some excellent case studies to back up info in session.'
Equalities Manager, South and City College Birmingham
Aims and 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:
- 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)
- 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
The workshop delivery style is lively, participative and sensitive to your needs. Throughout the day a range of activities will be undertaken, including:
- Formal tutorials
- One-to-one Interviews
- Group Workshops
- Open Plenary Debates
- Problem Solving and Sharing
- Open “Surgery” on your policies and practice
- Benchmarking best practice in the public and private sectors
- You the jury – your verdict on real people with real discrimination cases. What should the manager have done? What were the options? What elephant traps were opening up?
- Demographic quiz
- Media observatory
Internal Staff Training and Development
This workshop, as with most of our good practice workshops, can be delivered on your premises. This approach is favoured by many of our clients as it provides a quality, value-for-money and highly effective route for staff development.
Running workshops internally, allows participants explore how key issues will impact on them and their organization and as a team begin to agree development action and priorities.
Typical costs for a one day good practice workshop, excluding VAT, are just £1290 + £30/person. Even with groups as small as 6 costs per person costs for internal workshops are lower than attending our open events and savings increase further when delegate travel-time costs and convenience are factored in.
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Related Equality and Diversity Workshops
- E&D in Education: Narrowing Gaps in Student Achievement - Core & ClassroomTechniques
- E&D Legislation: Understanding Latest Legislation 2013
Certificates of Professional Development.
Formal Certificates of Development will be issued, by post, to participants who complete this workshop. These certificates will detail the key learning aims and the face-to-face learning hours undertaken, enabling participants to update their CPD records and logs accordingly. The workshop also allows time, during the day, for participants to reflect on and record their personal learning development and consider how best to apply the knowledge gained on return to work. This element of the programme is designed to maximise the benefits from attending and enable participants to make better review judgments when recording their CPD activities.