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Implementing workplace diversity and inclusion is not only beneficial from an ethical perspective, but also has direct tangible benefits for the performance of your organisation and the engagement of your employees.

Attend this practical and interactive Championing Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace course to gain best practice on responding to certain diversity-related scenarios, how to apply legislation in real terms and get an update on the ever-developing stance of the law. Learn to develop strategy and procedures and understand the results in terms of inclusion, engagement and business outcomes.

Leave the day with practical tips to replicate back at your organisation and create an innovative strategy to implement back at work to reap the benefits of a happier, more inclusive workforce.

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David Pearson
Leadership, Change and Inclusion Expert - Leadership Insight

David Pearson is an award-winning inclusion & diversity expert with extensive global experience in culture transformation, leadership, change management and employee engagement.

He has advised a wide range of clients from different sectors and sizes and has experience in EMEA & ASPAC, including leading a culture transformation programme for 18,000 people, providing subject matter expertise on inclusion & diversity in KPMG’s People Consulting Practice and, as Director, Global I&D for KPMG International, delivering diversity & inclusion for 200,000 people in 154 countries.

Some of David’s accomplishments involved a received honour and reward for ‘Top 10 ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Know how a strategic, robust diversity strategy can benefit your workforce
  • Gain insight into several real-life case studies on how to apply diversity and inclusion in practice
  • Develop an action plan on how to champion diversity and inclusion across your organisation’s workforce
  • Understand current legislation surrounding diversity and inclusion, including an update on the Equality Act 2010 and the implications this has on your organisation
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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer's Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Implementing the Equality Act 2010 (EqA)

  • The nine protected characteristics under the EqA
  • Understand the different forms of discrimination
  • Define the role of The Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Know the main characteristics of the current Consultation Processes
10:45 - 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 - 11:45

Best Practice: Championing Diversity and Inclusion

  • Learn how to start the conversation on diversity and inclusion
  • Gain practical tips which can be replicated back in your workplace
  • Understand the relationship between the EqA and diversity and inclusion strategies
  • Know the positive business outcomes which can be gained through establishing inclusiveness as a core organisational value
11:45 - 12:15

Diversity and Inclusion: Decisions in the Courts

  • Hear about recent legal decisions in the courts
  • Define the difference between diversity and inclusion
  • Know how these updates can affect you and your organisation
  • Understand the implications for diversity and inclusion in the workplace
12:15 - 12:45

Workshop – Gender at the Workplace

  • Discuss what could have been done differently
  • Know how to champion gender equality in the workplace
  • Learn from what was done in this instance and the effects of this
  • Hear from our trainer, David Pearson about a real-life scenario when gender has been a topic of dispute
12:45 - 13:30


13:30 - 13:45

Workshop – Reflection Session

Delegates will work together to reflect on the material covered in the first part of the day and think how it can apply to specific experiences.

13:45 - 14:15

Workshop – Thinking About Disability at the Workplace

  • Hear from our trainer David Pearson about a real-life scenario when disability has been a topic of dispute
  • Know how to champion disability equality in the workplace
  • Listen to what was done well and what could have been done better
14:15 - 14:45

Workshop – Talking About Race at the Workplace

  • Hear from our trainer David Pearson about a real-life scenario when race equality has been a topic of dispute
  • Know how to champion race equality in the workplace
  • Learn best practice and how to incorporate positive strategies within your working practices
14:45 - 15:00

Afternoon Break

15:00 - 15:30

Diversity and Inclusion: What is Going to Change?

  • Discuss future legislations
  • Learn about several cases yet to be decided
  • Identify current trends in diversity and inclusion and their implications
15:30 - 16:00

Diversity and Inclusion: Creating a New Workplace Culture

  • Define what underpins the culture and how to communicate the message
  • Develop an action plan on how to champion diversity upon your return to work
  • Identify how to create a culture of diversity and inclusion in the modern workplace
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Discussion, Evaluation & Close