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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Different viewpoints, different insights and experiences channelled in the right way can make a big difference.

Pricing

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

Non-members: Contact us for further details

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.

Duration: One half day
Sectors: Public and private
Career level: All career levels
Points worth: 1 point*

*Our courses are all worth a certain amount of points. Your membership package comes with an allocation of points to use throughout the year to suit the needs of your organisation.

Structure

The aim of this course 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. 

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

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

Requirements

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

As always, we encourage participants to:

  • Proactively participate in the course 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

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    Overview

    Different viewpoints, different insights and experiences channelled in the right way can make a big difference.

    What our alumni say

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    A fascinating to step outside of my comfort zone

    It’s been fascinating to step outside of my comfort zone and regular arena of work and see at first-hand how systems are discussed, created, changed & developed and ultimately get rolled out through large organisations.

    Anonymous Change Agents programme attendee

    Informative and useful

    Thanks Aidan, I thought the sessions were indeed informative and useful. Your delivery of the content and the participation of everyone on the course made it enjoyable.

    Personalised Managing and Motivating Remote teams session attendee

    I have an improved skill set and self awareness

    Thank you for facilitating the course; I have genuinely enjoyed it and, more importantly, feel I have an improved skill set and self awareness to utilise in my role.

    Top Talent programme attendee

    A genuine life changing experience

    During the course I came to understand some beliefs I had that were holding me back such as my own independence which meant I viewed asking for help as a sign of weakness.

    Empowering Women programme attendee