Equality & Diversity: Understanding Latest Legislation 2013/4
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
'Very relevant, up to date and entertaining!'
Director, West London Training Limited
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 training workshop, along with most of our other best practice training workshops, can be delivered as an internal training course at your premises. Even with groups as small as 6-8 delegates, the course fees per person for internal training workshops can be lower than for open events. The potential savings are even greater, if the travel time and the travel costs of the delegates are included.
Running training workshops internally is very convenient and it allows the participants to explore how key issues will impact on them and their organization. Then as a team they can begin to agree upon a development action plan, with priorities. This approach is favoured by many of our clients as it combines a high quality service with excellent value for money and is a highly effective route for staff development.
Related Equality and Diversity Workshops
- E&D in Education: Narrowing Gaps in Student Achievement - Core & Classroom Techniques
- Equality & Diversity: Understanding Latest Legislation 2013/4
Certificates of Professional Development.
This course is recognised for CPD purposes by most professional institutes and associations including the Law Society, the CIM, the CMI, the ICAEW, the Institute of Learning and the CIPD. Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued by email to participants who successfully complete this course. These certificates will enable participants to evidence the update of their CPD records. The workshop will consider how to best apply the knowledge gained by the delegates upon their return to the workplace. This element of the programme is designed to maximise the benefits of attending and enable participants to make valued judgments when recording CPD activities