Managing equality, diversity and inclusion
What you'll learn
- You will be better placed to manage and promote equality, diversity and inclusion due to having a much fuller understanding of the key issues
- You will learn about the importance of equality and why it is important not to assume that it means “sameness”
- You will appreciate why it is important to value diversity
- You will also learn why it is important to focus on inclusion
- You should first have completed the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion course, as this is a follow on to it
This course has been developed as a follow-on course from the Equality, diversity and inclusion course. It has been produced with two groups of people in mind: (i) anyone interested in taking their understanding of the subject to the next level; and (ii) managers with a responsibility for developing and sustaining a culture rooted in equality, diversity and inclusion. It comprises three video-based lessons:
Lesson 1: Understanding the complexities: PCS analysis This lesson, divided into four parts, presents a helpful framework for understanding how and why the issues involved in equality, diversity and inclusion are so complex. PCS analysis serves as a useful analytical tool for making sense of those complexities. It begins by revisiting the key concepts of equality and diversity.
Lesson 2: Beyond political correctness Many of the difficulties around equality, diversity and inclusion revolve around the use of language. However, the simplistic political correctness approach of simply banning certain words has created more problems than it has solved. This lesson, also divided into four parts, provides a much more realistic approach to the complex relationship between discrimination and language.
Lesson 3: Making it a reality Embedding equality, diversity and inclusion into a workplace culture is a challenging matter, and so this lesson explores steps that can be taken to equip you to rise to that challenge as effectively as possible.
There is also a module companion workbook that you will need to print out before you start the course. It contains space for notes plus an exercise relating to each of the three lessons. This is an important resource for you, as it will help to extend and consolidate your understanding and provide you with a set of notes to act as a reference source for future development.
Who this course is for:
- People with responsibility for managing equality, diversity and inclusion issues and others with an interest in taking their understanding to a more advanced level
Dr Neil Thompson is a highly experienced tutor and trainer. He is highly respected for his ability to explain complex ideas clearly and effectively. His gentle voice and unhurried approach are widely appreciated by online learners as will as attendees at his conferences and workshops.
He is an independent writer, educator and adviser based in Wales. He is also a visiting professor at the Open University in the UK.. He is a well-published author with over 200 publications to his name, including over 40 books, several of which are bestsellers. He has been a speaker at conferences in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Norway, the Netherlands, Greece, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Hong Kong, India, the United States, Canada and Australia.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Society of Arts, and a member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement. He was formerly the editor of the US-based international journal, Illness, Crisis & Loss and now edits the free e-zine, THE humansolutions BULLETIN. His main interests are in the field of well-being: equality and diversity; conflict management; stress; loss, grief and trauma; and reflective practice. He is a sought-after conference speaker, consultant and facilitator.
He also works with Vigoroom UK, a sophisticated employee wellness platform geared towards promoting healthier, happier and more productive workplaces.