Diversity is not a luxury … not in today’s world! It is a necessity for every brand and organization that wants to be profitable, remain relevant and lead their market in the future. If that is you, book your no obligation strategy call today!

WHY DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION?

Apart from the obvious moral obligation on every organisation to create a diverse and inclusive work place, research shows a lack of diversity across organisations of all sizes has created a $3.7 trillion gap for businesses globally! The opportunity to improve the culture AND bottom line for proactive companies is undeniable.

When people feel included, they are engaged and so bring a discretionary goodwill to the business. They are more committed and give more. When people don’t feel included, they disengage. In fact they might as well have quit, are just showing up for work each day, and keep getting paid.

Negative Effects of Not Being Inclusive:

  • Cost of high staff turnover
  • Cost of inability to attract new talent
  • Loss of discretionary goodwill and effort where people are just doing enough to retain their job
  • Loss of the diversity of ideas and knowledge
  • Cost of settlement for discriminations cases
  • Cost to business operations by way of lost time and the other disruptions
  • Loss of reputation for you as a business
  • DIVERSITY OF THOUGHT REQUIRES DIVERSITY OF REPRESENTATION

    Raise Your Awareness:

    • Cultural Background
    • Race or Ethnicity
    • Religious Beliefs
    • Age
    • Gender and Identity
    • Sexual Orientation
    • Abilities

    This is not about asking people to change their values or core beliefs, but rather a conversation on diversity and inclusion is about holding space for difficult-but-necessary conversations and being open to ideas, perspectives, and experiences outside of your own. Diversity and Inclusion means allowing others to have a seat at the table.

    ANOTHER SEAT AT THE TABLE

    Our SHRM compliant, CPD accredited, engaging and interactive Diversity and Inclusion training programme, Another Seat at The Table, not only satisfies statutory and regulatory requirements but enables individuals and organisations engage in this dialogue in a manner that allows them to identify and take actionable steps that will create lasting positive change. Participants also get the added benefit of obtaining CPD points evidencing their commitment to continued professional development.

    OVERVIEW OF CONTENT

    MODULE 1: AWARENESS AND EMPATHY –The objective of this module is to create awareness in participants that each one plays a role in the organization's Diversity and Inclusion culture and to help each participant self-identify their role using our unique PCIHO (Pioneer, Champion, Influencer, Hesitator, Obstructer) Model

    MODULE 2: WHY DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION – We look at why Diversity and Inclusion is relevant today and the benefits to any organisation of having a diverse and inclusive workforce.

    MODULE 3: UNPACKING COMMON STEREOTYPES – In this module we not only unpack the various stereotypes, but also examine the difference between a stereotype and implicit bias. We also look at how they show up and how raising individual awareness of stereotypes and unconscious bias is crucial to creating a truly inclusive workplace.

    MODUE 4: THE ART OF COMMUNICATION -In this module we examine internal vs external customers, the difference between being a ‘thermostat’ and a ‘thermometer’, how personalities affect our communication style, what it means to be an effective listener, why it is important and how this skill can be developed.

    MODULE 5: UNPACKING KEY LEGISLATION– In this module we gain an understanding of the key legislation undergirding Diversity and Inclusion and the protected classes

    MODULE 6: INCIDENT REPORTING – In this module, we cover documentation and reporting of incidents if they do occur, the procedures to be followed and steps both Employee and Employer should take when an incident is reported.

    MODULE 7: DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AND COMPLAY CULTURE – It takes a team to change the culture of any organisation. In this module we look at the role of the Team, Team Dynamics and planning and investigating to create an inclusive workplace.

    MODULE 8: FOSTERING PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY –In this module, we cover why we are better together, why we should look beyond the surface, and how to create an inclusive environment by fostering psychological safety.

    We use a combination of videos, teaching sessions, discussions, and participation exercises to ensure all learning preferences are utilized and participants remain engaged. Your employees will be provided with their own Participant Guide and you will also receive leave-behind materials so you can continue to reinforce important concepts afterward.

    Participants are given a pre and post training test, gauging their awareness and understanding on diversity and inclusion, so that you can see the measurable results at the end of the training. We will also have a short debrief meeting after the training, to share any observations and takeaways for you to consider going forward.

    Training can be offered on site (government covid-19 guidelines and requirements permitting) or can be done virtually. The full course is delivered in a 4 hour training session, however we are able to tailor the programme to individual requirements.

    EXPECTED OUTCOMES

    Our Diversity and Inclusion programme will enable and empower the building of a diverse and inclusive workforce, creating a culture of inclusion and belonging where employees feel safe to bring their real authentic selves to work without fear of prejudice or judgement and enables staff to engage with customers and other stakeholders in a manner that builds confidence in their organisation. Expected outcomes include:

    • Raised awareness on the need for Diversity and Inclusion and the benefits both to the employees and the organisation
    • An understanding of the legal framework that undergirds Diversity and Inclusion
    • An understanding of unconscious bias, how to recognise it and mitigate its effects
    • Improved communication and better working relationships within teams as trust levels increase
    • A strong culture of an inclusive and engaged workforce as staff feel valued and safe in their working environment, leading to increased productivity and efficiency in service delivery
    • Reduced number of complaints and discrimination related grievances
    • Increased staff and customer retention
    • Improved team cohesion, with everyone feeling like they belong and are eager to work together to achieve organisational objectives.
    • Reduced conflicts and stress, leading to maximising of time and resources to increase efficiency, productivity, and profits

    ABOUT YOUR FACILITATOR

    Mary Eniolu is a Certified Trainer and Coach and founder and owner of Can Do Academy, a professional training and coaching company dedicated to helping organisations grow and achieve peak performance and profits by developing the people in the people in the business and creating productive cultures where people thrive. Utilizing bespoke training and coaching solutions that inspire and create change, the Company helps organisations increase their greatest competitive advantage, staff cohesion. Our approach to training is interactive and engaging, creating a relaxed yet professional learning environment that ensures an optimum learning experience.

    Mary have over 30 years of legal experience, including over 15 years running her own Lexcel accredited law firm in Maidstone and brings her years of legal and lived experiences to her training. She is extremely passionate about Diversity and Inclusion because she truly believes for us to continue to innovate and grow and expand, we need diversity of thought, and diversity of thought can only truly come from diversity of representation and even more so, a culture of inclusion.

    Mary has facilitated Diversity and Inclusion sessions for several organisations, including major banks like the NatWest Group.

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