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A diverse group of people sitting by a table and chatting, pointing at a laptop

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Valuing Diversity

Learning why strength lies in differences, not in similarities.

Pricing

Socitm members: Places included in your membership, subject to availability

Non-members: Contact us for further details

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Overview

We all want our organisations to get the best results possible.

Great results are achieved when people are focused, motivated and engaged. These have been turbulent times for many, and research shows that the ability to innovate is a crucial factor for any organisation that wants to not only survive but thrive in the future. Innovation naturally occurs in organisations where there is a culture of inclusion, belonging and valuing diversity. Different viewpoints, different insights and experiences channelled in the right way can make a big difference.

Workshop details:

Duration: Half-day

Sectors: Public and private

Career level: All career levels

Certification: CPD certified

In-person or virtual: Virtual

Workshop structure

The aim of this workshop is to provide attendees with practical insight to the real value diversity brings to a team or organisation. We will look at the many ways diversity can show up within a team and how to harness that diversity to become more effective in achieving success. It will also include examining the difference between equality and inclusion, recognising certain types of unconscious bias and how to avoid them. 

Detailed breakdown

One half-day session, answering the following questions:

  • What is diversity? 
  • What is equality? 
  • What is equity? 
  • What is inclusion? 
  • The diversity iceberg 
  • Diverse intelligence & team roles 
  • The legal points to consider 
  • Neurodiversity benefits and challenges 
  • Recruiting and interviewing 
  • Unconscious bias 
  • We’ve come far…work to be done 

Benefits for the individual

  • Learn how to recognise diversity in others
  • Appreciate your own strengths
  • Avoid unnecessary conflict
  • Better understand and appreciate differences
  • A useful reminder of some key legislation

Benefits for the organisation

  • A better-informed workforce
  • A greater ability to leverage strength and weaknesses
  • Improved collaboration
  • More innovation
  • Higher morale and sense of well being

Attendee requirements

The workshop is open to all roles and services; it is not limited to personnel working within ICT or digital services. 

As always, we would encourage participants to: 

  • proactively participate in the workshop through sharing their ideas and experiences
  • undertake group exercises
  • be open to learn about the tools and techniques that are used
  • follow-up on any actions and apply them to their own workplace

To register, choose from upcoming training dates

Courses

    Overview

    Learning why strength lies in differences, not in similarities.

    What our Alumni say

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    The visual material was very well put together

    The visual material was very well put together and presented with Aidan providing plenty of additional thoughts and insight into the subject.

    Valuing Diversity workshop attendee

    Fantastic trainer, very engaging and makes you feel less nervous

    Fantastic trainer, very engaging and makes you feel less nervous about saying a wrong answer. Very good at putting the whole group together at ease.

    Valuing Diversity workshop attendee

    How to challenge unconscious bias

    The different types of diversity, and the roles in a team, and the time to reflect on my thinking around diversity and how to challenge unconscious bias.

    Valuing Diversity workshop attendee

    A safe space

    It’s a good safe space to consider this important subject.

    Valuing Diversity workshop attendee

    Got me to think differently

    The concept of having different intelligence was really interesting and has got me to think differently.

    Valuing Diversity workshop attendee

    Great use of time and provided a great chance to learn from each other

    Great session, very informal and interactive. Great use of time and provided a great chance to learn from each other.

    Valuing Diversity workshop attendee

    Adaptable to the levels of audience

    I feel this course was great and adaptable to the levels of audience.

    Valuing Diversity workshop attendee