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A Day with an Imam Training Course

Practical approaches to tackling Islamophobia in schools, colleges, universities and workbased learning.

Course Outline

Since the Brexit vote, there has been an unprecedented increase in specific Muslim hate crime of 200% since 2015 (The Huffington post, 2015) as well as a 57% increase in Islamophobic attacks on the public reported to the police (The Guardian, 7 Sep 2016).

With the British Muslim population totalling 2.1 million it is imperative both as a duty under The Equality Act (2010) and a Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) for public bodies, schools, colleges and universities to combat such issues.

Organisations with the PSED therefore, need to ensure that robust measures are in place, staff are suitably trained and students act responsibly and are safe from such concerns.

This course aims to address these issues. It will be led by a qualified Imam who has studied at a traditional British Islamic seminary with experience of chaplaincy at British schools, colleges and universities.

This practical experience is essential for successful discussion and reflection during the sessions and workshops. The course will establish the definition of Islamophobia and locate it within its current British context.

A Day with an Imam Training Course
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Forms of Islamophobia within educational establishments will also be explored and the phenomena will be grounded within current legislative and policy frameworks.

The course will present a three-pronged model that educational establishments can practically adopt to ensure that they have conducive and safe learning environments where value, respect and tolerance are upheld for all.

The course will establish inter-agency collaboration as well as third party engagement as viable tools to tackle Islamophobia and will further consider practical issues that could fuel unnecessary friction if not handled sensitively such as Muslim dress, worship and prayer facilities.

Good practice methods to adopt will be suggested to ensure inclusion when dealing with such sensitive issues. Through the use of innovative case studies modelled on real life scenarios, delegates will be able to apply the theory they have learnt to their front-line roles.

What are the aims of the training?

  • To gain an understanding of the definition of Islamophobia.
  • To explore the legislative and policy framework within which it must be tackled.
  • To discuss confidently the three-pronged model to successfully ensure Islamophobia is being addressed across your organisation.
  • To raise awareness of external agencies and their roles in helping to tackle Islamophobia.
  • To evaluate a range of approaches to sensitive issues such as dress code, worship and prayer facilities
  • To explore approaches to teaching and learning to ensure inclusion.
  • To discuss the role of professional reflection and experience when addressing sensitive issues relating to Islamophobia.

Proposed Outcomes

By the end of the course delegates will:

  • Have gained an understanding of the definition of Islamophobia.
  • Have explored the legislative and policy framework within which it must be tackled.
  • Have discussed the three-pronged model to successfully ensure Islamophobia is being addressed across their organisation.
  • Have raised their awareness of external agencies and their roles in helping to tackle Islamophobia.
  • Have explored a range of approaches to sensitive issues such as dress code, worship and prayer facilities
  • Have explored approaches to teaching and learning to ensure inclusion.
  • Have discussed the role of professional reflection and experience when addressing sensitive issues relating to Islamophobia.

Who is this course aimed at?

  • Frontline teaching staff at schools, colleges and Universities.
  • Senior Leadership Team staff members at schools, colleges and Universities.
  • Staff tasked with pastoral care responsibilities at schools, colleges and Universities.
  • Organisation partners - police, assessors, governors and anyone closely associated with the organisation
  • Front line staff in youth work and social work settings who have regular interactions with young people.

Cost

The course cost is £395. This includes lunch, refreshments and course pack to take away

This is reduced to £355 per delegate for Network members and where more than one person from an organisation books on to the same course



Course Dates and Venues

2017 Dates Venue
19 June Manchester
26 June Manchester
28 June Manchester
13  July Manchester
14 September Manchester
19 September Manchester
28 September Manchester
5 October Manchester
18 October Manchester
30 October Manchester

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Terms and Conditions

This booking constitutes a legally binding agreement. If you have not heard from us within 7 days prior to the event please contact Registrations on 0161 763 4783.

Cancellations notified more than four weeks in advance of the Course will incur no charges. Cancellations made less than four weeks before the event will be charged in full. Substitutions will be accepted right up the date of the event. We will not be held liable for the non-arrival of registration information.

For booking information please email: seminars@equalityanddiversity.co.uk or telephone 0161 763 4783. Event Programme and address will be sent on receipt of completed booking form.

Thank you for undertaking your staff development training with Equality & Diversity UK. We hope you will find this event enjoyable and useful