Bespoke Workshops

Supporting LGBT people in the workplace

Bespoke Workshops: Supporting Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people

Bespoke Workshops: Supporting Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people

The workshop can be delivered as Bitsize (1 hour), Half Day (3 hours) or Full Day (6 hours) sessions. 


The workshop provides a safe space for people to explore, enquire and discuss how your organisation can become more LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) friendly. Additionally, it will explore ways in which LGBT staff members can feel accepted.

 
The workshop gives an overview of the responsibilities of organisations to LGBT people outlined within the Equality Act 2010. It also looks at terminology and language, what discrimination might look like and its impact on individuals. We will explore how to challenge LGBT discrimination in an effective way.


By the end of the workshop session members will:

  • Understand the main tenets of the Equality Act 2010 as it applies to LGBT people
  • Be familiar with the range of terminology that applies to sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Understand and identify some of the ways in which prejudice and discrimination are directed towards people of differing sexual orientations or gender identities
  • Understand how homophobia, biphobia and transphobia impact on LGBT people
  • Have a practical understanding of how to challenge LGBT discrimination in an effective way.

Bespoke Workshops: Supporting Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people

Bespoke Workshops: Supporting Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people

Bespoke Workshops: Supporting Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people

These workshops can be delivered as Bitsize (1 hour), Half Day (3 hours) or Full Day (6 hours) sessions. 


The course provides members with an understanding of how the values, opinions and prejudices of an individual can influence those around them, and how this can lead to discrimination. Members will gain awareness of the value of being culturally aware.


By the end of the session members will:

  • Understand the organisational benefits of developing a diverse workforce 
  • Understand organisational discrimination and its impact upon the workforce and client base 
  • Understand the legal framework surrounding diversity, in particular the Equality Act 2010 
  • Understand forms which discrimination can take 
  • Appreciate the challenges of communicating in a diverse work team and how these may be minimised 
  • Understand the potential negative impacts of stereotyping.

Supporting Disabled people in the workplace

Bespoke Workshops: Supporting Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people

Supporting Disabled people in the workplace

The workshop can be delivered as Bitsize (1 hour), Half Day (3 hours) or Full Day (6 hours) sessions. 


The workshop explores disability from a human rights perspective. It is effective in helping staff and organisations understand the barriers facing disabled people and more importantly, the steps that can be taken to create inclusive services.


The workshop contents include:

  • Definitions of disability, who is included by the term ‘disabled people’ 
  • Access and facilities 
  • Disability etiquette 
  • Legal content, Equality Act 2010
  • Meeting the needs of all disabled people. 

By the end of the session members will:

  • Be confident working with disabled people 
  • Understand how to create an inclusive workforce 
  • Understand their legal obligations.

Positive Mental Health in the worplace

Positive Mental Health in the worplace

Supporting Disabled people in the workplace

The workshop can be delivered as Bitsize (1 hour), Half Day (3 hours) or Full Day (6 hours) sessions. 


Members will gain an understanding of common mental health illnesses and be given the confidence to promote mental health awareness. The course gives members the ability to spot signs of mental ill health and the skills to support positive wellbeing for themselves and others.


This course is suitable for those who want to gain a greater awareness of workplace mental health issues, to detect early symptoms of common mental ill-health and the skills to support their own and others' positive wellbeing.


By the end of the session members will have a better understanding of:

  • Mental health and stress in the workplace
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Other mental health issues (eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis)
  • Identifying early warning signs of mental ill-health
  • Suicide
  • Trauma
  • Recovery
  • How to build a mentally healthy workplace.

**Please be aware that this course focuses on employees in the workplace and covers subjects that some people may find distressing, including suicide and self-harm. If a delegate feels overwhelmed they can leave the course at any time. However, if you feel in advance that this subject may be too distressing for the delegate please do not book them on without first asking them whether they would feel comfortable attending. Please encourage them to contact me to discuss their concerns. For support with your mental health, please contact Samaritans on 116 123, or NHS 111.*  

Confidence Building in the workplace

Positive Mental Health in the worplace

Confidence Building in the workplace

The workshop can be delivered as Bitsize (1 hour), Half Day (3 hours) or Full Day (6 hours) sessions. 


The Workshop will provide your staff with methods and techniques to communicate with increased confidence and to present themselves more assertively in order for them to make a powerful, positive impression on others.


By the end of the session members will:

  • Be able to define assertiveness and explore the impact they have in the workplace (primarily through language and body language). 
  • Develop personalised strategies for confidence building.

Working with Ex-Offenders

Positive Mental Health in the worplace

Confidence Building in the workplace

The workshop can be delivered as Bitsize (1 hour), Half Day (3 hours) or Full Day (6 hours) sessions. 


This course is aimed at companies and organisations who wish to engage with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. 

Members will gain an empathic understanding of working with ex-offenders and be given the confidence to be able to employ those wishing to reintegrate into society. 


By the end of the session members will:

  • Understand the Human Rights Model for ex-offenders
  • Understand their legal requirements 
  • Have an insight into the benefit of employing ex-offenders
  • Contribute to their organisation’s social responsibility 
  • Be aware of organisations offering advice and support to help with the employment of ex-offenders 
  • Understand how this relates to company policies and procedures.

Advanced Workshops

Unconscious Bias

Unconscious Bias

Unconscious Bias

 The workshop can be delivered as Bitsize (1 hour). This workshop is designed for those who have completed the core equality and unconscious bias training. Additionally, it will explore ways in which staff members can challenge their own unconscious bias.  The workshop gives tools and techniques to overcome unconscious bias. By the end of the workshop session members will:

  • Be able to describe unconscious bias
  • Be able to identify their own unconscious bias 
  • Be able to challenge their own unconscious bias and others

Intersectionality

Unconscious Bias

Unconscious Bias

  The workshop can be delivered as Bitsize (1 hour) or Half Day (3 hours) The workshop is suited for organisations who have completed the core equality and unconscious bias workshops. Intersectionality is a framework and ideology which explores how different identities have similar issues. It explores power and the interaction of power with different identity groups. By using this framework staff can be better at addressing inequalities in the workplace. By the end of the workshops session members will:

  • Be able to explain what is intersectionality 
  • Explain how intersectionality relates to the workplace
  • Be able to address inequalities in the workplace