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Valuing Diversity in the Workplace
 
Target Audience:  

There is a large potential market awaiting those organisations prepared to explore the potential of all people in their workforce.  The object of this course is to increase awareness and respect for differences amongst people leading to enhanced organisational performance. Participants will be asked to consider the advantages and difficulties posed by working in a multicultural workplace.

 
   
Objectives:  

As a result of attending the course participants will:

 
  • Gain a clear understanding of diversity and the associated benefits
  • Consider different aspects of diversity
  • Be able to work with people in situations where diversity issues apply
  • Learn techniques to engage people and overcome barriers
  • Be better able to deal with disagreements and group conflicts
  • Help to create a supportive atmosphere in the workplace
 

This workshop offers a combination of formal content and exercises, and seeks to address the issues in an interesting and non-challenging way, that encourages participants to express their views.

 
   
 
       
     
  Duration: 1 Day
  Cost: ¬£250 + VAT
     
 
  Course Date Location
     
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Module One - Introduction

  • What is Valuing Diversity
  • The Advantages of a Diverse Workforce
  • Approaches to Diversity
  • Developing a Policy
  • How Managers Set the Tone for Diversity
  • The Golden Rule
 

Module Two - Gender Issues

  • Equal Opportunities for Women
  • Meetings - Letting Everyone Contribute
  • Getting to Grips with Gender Differences
 

Module Three - Stereotyping

  • Jobs for the Boys or Jobs for the Girls?
  • Women Coming Back to a Future
  • Understanding about the Family
 

Module Four - Ethnic & Racial Issues

  • Employment Prospects Blighted by Prejudice
  • Race & Questions of Selection & Promotion
 
   

Module Five - Ability/Disability Issues

  • The Real Issue is Fitness for Work
  • Adapting the Workplace to Fit
 

Module Six - Sexual & Age Preference

  • Sexual Preference & Overlooked Minorities
  • Too Young to Know or Too Old to Apply it?
 

Module Seven - Bullying & Harassment

  • Weak Leadership
  • Less Hassle Means More Work
  • The Early Warning Signs of Bullying
  • Malicious Accusations & Monitoring
  • Sexual Harassment Affects the Entire Workforce
 

Module Eight - Allegation Procedures 

  • Informal and Formal Procedures
  • Making a Complaint
  • Appeals