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Building an inclusive workplace has proven benefits to the business. It increases engagement, productivity and loyalty, reducing turnover and personnel issues and helps to create an impressive employer brand that will attract a diverse pool of applicants.

Based around the current legal context this session will help you to understand where our biases are rooted, build the case for an inclusive workplace, explore acceptable and unacceptable behaviours and leave you with a greater understanding and awareness in this area.

Target audience

This course is aimed at all employees, regardless of role.

What’s covered

  • Understanding Bias
    • Values and Beliefs
    • Unconscious vs Conscious behaviours
    • Johari Window
  • Being your ‘whole’ self in the workplace
    • Engagement and connection
    • Productivity and loyalty
    • Penguins in the Polar Bear enclosure – issues that affect being open in the workplace
  • Reputation and Brand
    • Organisational Values
    • Social media comments
    • Attracting candidates
  • Legal Framework
    • Equality Act
    • Human Rights Act
    • Protected Characteristics
  • Unacceptable behaviours
    • Bullying and Harassment
    • Stereotyping
    • Direct and Indirect Discrimination
    • Victimisation
    • Banter – what’s ok?
  • Gender Identity
    • What is gender identity
    • Understanding terminology
    • Supporting transgender people in the workplace
  • Creating an Inclusive Environment
    • Processes, policies, systems, forms
    • Supportive behaviours
    • Imagery

Course Format

This is a one day course which will be a mix of presentation, interactive exercises and discussion designed to help the attendees explore this topic.

Further Information and Booking

If you're interested in this course then please contact us on:

Business Development Unit,
York College,
Sim Balk Lane,
YO23 2BB

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Tel: 01904 770368.

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