The topics of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are an ever-changing landscape and an on-going journey of aspiration and development for all organisations; recognising the things that are already done well… but how they might be done even better.
In its role of supporting Sandwell’s Voluntary and Community Sector to grow and develop, SCVO is very pleased to be able to offer two workshops that aim to support organisations to be more confident and well-equipped to talk about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; both within their own organisations and with the communities they support.
We know that one of the major strengths of Sandwell is the diversity of its communities and so a key aspect of this delivery is to support groups to better develop their thinking around Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and how it can be embedded in everyday practice; including areas such as recruitment, service delivery, Trustee Boards/Management Committees etc.
For example, how can we be better at treating everyone well and with empathy, and leading with integrity and authenticity?
Whether you’re new to such topics, or you’re simply looking to update your current knowledge and practices, these workshops are for YOU!
Two 90 minute online sessions are being offered on the topic of inclusive practice, which encompasses a conversation about unconscious and conscious biases.
The training offered aims to:
● increase confidence in the areas of equality, diversity and inclusion;
● consider what is done well now and what could be done better;
● create a safe space to talk about equality and inclusion together;
● explore inclusive language and what it means;
● have an opportunity to discuss and understand allyship, microaggressions and biases4;
● explore how to broaden the recruitment of more diverse volunteers, trustees and staff.
SCVO has engaged the services of Diverse Minds UK to deliver these workshops. Leyla Okhai, the CEO, is a coach, mediator, inclusion and wellbeing practitioner with over seventeen years’ experience and who has worked with ASOS.com, Science Museum Group, International Rescue Committee, Engineering Firm WYG, North East London NHS Trust and the University of London to name just a few. Leyla is also a MHFA England Instructor Member.
The two online workshops will take place on Tuesday, 8th and Thursday, 10th December from 10.00 – 11.30am.
The cost for each workshop will be £25, but you can book BOTH workshops for the discounted price of £40.