Training • Resources • Network

Equality Champions Training Course

Equality/Diversity Champions are recognised as playing a central role in disseminating good practice and encouraging the promotion of equalities within organisations and should be formally represented on the Board of Trustees /Equality and Diversity Committees.

As an Equality Champion, you will be able to demonstrate that the organisation is one where the culture is to embrace core values such as respect, positive attitudes, behaviours and good communications.

The Equality and Diversity Champion Role

  • Raise awareness of Equality and Diversity
  • Raise awareness of relevant EDI policies
  • Encourage individuals to speak up regarding EDI issues and concerns
  • Demonstrate positive behaviours to colleagues, partners and service users
  • Constructively challenge those who discriminate, harass, speak or behave inappropriately.
equality champions training manchester london
Online booking form Download booking form Training Calendar Course Outline
We also offer this course as in-house training.
A full day course for up to 20 delegates is £795 - less than £40 per delegate.
Find out more

Skills Required for an Equality and Diversity Champion

  • Listening skills
  • Communication skills
  • The ability to be objective
  • Act in a professional manner at all times
  • Work within your code of professional conduct, if applicable.

Knowledge to be gained on Equality Champions course

  • Understanding of relevant legislation
  • Understanding of relevant EDI policies, practices and procedures
  • Understanding of your own limitations
  • Awareness of the support and guidance available to Champions.

Who is this course aimed at?

This Diversity Champions Training Course is suitable for anyone with responsibility for promoting equality, tackling discrimination and fostering good relationships between diverse groups.

It is aimed at anyone who wants to better understand how to build equality and diversity into their everyday practice and deal more effectively with equality related issues. Ideal for support staff, managers, employees with an interest or brief in equalities.

Planned Outcomes

  • Increased knowledge of legislation
  • Increased confidence/skills in offering of colleagues advice and guidance on this topic
  • Increased knowledge of advising organisations to develop Equality Action Plans
  • Acquired a definitive set of skills, knowledge and understanding to undertake the EC role effectively
  • Better able to promote equality, tackle discrimination and foster good relationships amongst diverse groups right across corporate activities

What's Covered?

  • Understanding of relevant legislation
  • Understanding of relevant EDI policies, practices and procedures
  • Understanding of your own limitations
  • Awareness of the support and guidance available to Champions
  • Equality Act 2010
  • Managing diversity at work
  • Do's and don'ts

Course Programme

10.00 Welcome and introduction to the day
10.15 Equality and Diversity needs:
  • What is an equality Champion?
  • Qualities and skills I have/need to do this role
  • My current achievement in this area?
10.30
  • What does the Equality Act mean for you as a champion?
  • Defining discrimination
  • Equality Analysis/Developing EA Plans
  •  Challenges - Dealing with staff that have deep rooted views (racist, sexist, etc.)
11.00 Activity
  • Sharing good organisational practice
  • Developing Equality Action Plan
  • Identifying organisational needs
11.30 Coffee Break
12.00 Reflection on session so far- learning and action points
12.15 Actions summarised and next steps
12.30 Lunch
1.00 Summary of the morning
1.15 Review of Terms of Reference
1.45 Feedback
2.00 Challenging Behaviours
2.15 Scenarios
2.30 Feedback
2.45 Strategies for reporting/referring
3.00 Learning and action points highlighted
3.30 Close

Session Benefits:

  1. You will gain essential knowledge about the Equality Act 2010 and its impact on your role as the Equality Champion
  2. Practical hints, tips and techniques for the role of Equality Champion
  3. Clear understanding of good interview behaviour/actions and its benefits.

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

2016 Dates Venue
14 August London
17 August London
25 August London
13 September London
22 September Manchester
25 September London
8 November London

More info

Need more information? Enter your email address and we'll send full details.

@

Other Open Courses

Train the Trainer

One day in-depth training on the effective delivery of equality and diversity. This workshop will enable you increase your effectiveness in designing, planning and delivering Equality and Diversity within your own and other organisations

Read More

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

This course covers the principles of Equality and Diversity in the workplace including both awareness and responsibilities. This course explores attitudes, values and belief in a safe and fair environment taking it far beyond the legislation. We look at the business, moral and legal case for equality.

Read More

Equality and Diversity in the Workplace

This course is for all line managers at both operational and strategic levels. It will help delegates understand issues relating to discrimination, victimisation and harassment in the workplace - and the confidence to deal with them if they are alleged.

Read More

Unconscious Bias

The training is intended to alert participants to bias that could affect decisions regarding recruitment, promotion and attitudes to others in the workplace.

The programme includes flexible working initiatives and mentoring

Read More

Embedding Equality into the Curriculum

This course will help you learn more about embedding equality and diversity into both leadership and curriculum development and the competencies needed to achieve this. It provides a starting point for identifying your skills and areas for your own and others’ professional development

Read More

Equality Impact Assessments

Starting at the very beginning, this course takes delegates step by step through all the key elements of the Equality Analysis process.

We will demystify the EA process, assume little or no prior learning and focus on giving delegates time to debate issues, ask questions and then put into practice what they learn.

Read More

Equality Champions

Equality Champions (often known as Diversity Champions) are recognised as playing a central role in disseminating good practice and encouraging the promotion of equalities within organisations. Equality Champions should be formally represented on the Board of Trustees and/or Equality and Diversity Committees

Read More

Single EDI Policy Development

Training for Managers and HR Professionals to consider the key elements of designing and developing a single equality policy.

The course will cover the different stages in developing a single EDI policy and will develop practical skills in how to write, review, monitor and action your new single equality policy

Request More Information

Tackling Islamophobia and Radicalisation: Prevent Duty

An introduction to the core beliefs and practices in Islam - with a view to tackling Islamophobia and radicalisation

The UK Government has placed a legal duty on schools to have due regard for the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism

Read More

Gender Variance

Appreciating the phenomenon of gender variance and discovering how informed good practice can overcome the exclusion or suppression of gender variant people.

Aimed at helping employers to gain an understanding of Gender Variance good practice

Read More

Shared Parental Leave

This training will help employers to better understand Shared Parental Leave. 
  • Who qualifies for shared parental leave and pay?
  • How to deal with requests to change patterns of leave.
  • Developing a policy and rules to manage the process.
Read More

Managing Pregnant Staff - Basics

This one day workshop will focus on the key areas that prove the most problematic to understand. We give tips and clear guidelines on how to avoid the most common mistakes.

Read More

Pregnant staff and maternity returners

Advanced course covering:
  • Employer obligations
  • Pregnancy entitlements
  • Attitudes and behaviours
  • Implementing your maternity policy
  • Hiring maternity cover
  • Maternity returners action plan
  • Flexible working requests
Read More

Developing a flexible working policy and managing multiple requests

  • The characteristics of a flexible working policy
  • Employer and employee benefits
  • Addressing practical concerns around managing flexible working
  • Preparing a process to review multiple flexible working requests
Read More

A Day with an Imam

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

This course aims to address these issues.

Read More

Course Booking Form

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