Leading diversity training in the UK, Europe, USA and beyond
Successful modern companies know that they have to take equity, diversity and inclusion seriously, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but also as it leads to better business. For 30 years, EW Group has delivered bespoke equality, diversity, and inclusion training courses for countless large and small organisations.
Suitable for staff at all levels, across every sector, our training will develop your employees’ ability to overcome unconscious bias, bullying and poor wellbeing. What’s more, it will support your business and its leaders in nurturing an organisational culture that understands and emphasises equality and diversity and is up to date with all relevant equality law and diversity principles.
Our diversity training themes
There are many ways to enhance your business’s equality, diversity and inclusion. We’ll tailor a plan to your specific needs and can deliver virtually or in person, backed up with a suite of customisable diversity elearning modules.
Your needs, our expertise
Our practical, positive methodology focuses on real-life scenarios
To truly incorporate diversity training into your business, our experience shows that a collaborative, tailor-made approach is the most effective. We structure our programme around your existing culture and values, with the specific challenges you’re facing acting as our compass.
To do this, we start with a thorough analysis of your training needs, including an inception meeting to agree success criteria and KPIs, followed by telephone interviews with staff and management for a better understanding of your obstacles. We review all of your existing policies, documentation and guidance, as well as your training materials, current frameworks and previous evaluations.
There will always be things that you do exceptionally well, and these will be the foundation of our equality, diversity and inclusion training, allowing you to utilise your strengths for improvement. From here, we use our positive, practical, and solution-focused method to better and build on your successes, creating a bespoke cross-cultural and interdisciplinary programme for your business.
What our clients say
Improve market share
Diverse organisations are 45% more likely to improve their market share
D&I increases performance
85% of the world’s CEOs say a clear diversity and inclusion strategy leads to increased performance
Inclusion & diversity training
A sample inclusion and diversity training course outline
- The business case for equality, diversity and inclusion in your organisation
- The Public Sector Equality Duty – case studies and scenarios
- The Equality Act 2010 – the protected characteristics
- Bullying and harassment
- Cultural adaptability and working with social and cultural differences
- Reasonable adjustments
- Equality of opportunity and positive action
- Recognising unconscious bias in yourself and others
- Working inclusively in teams
- Managing equality and diversity at work
- Responding to change
- Effective mitigation tools
- Identifying and challenging unwanted or unlawful behaviours
What our clients say
Diversity & Inclusion FAQs
What are the benefits of diversity and inclusion in the workplace?
A focus on workplace diversity and inclusion will not only ensure a happier and more engaged workforce, wider perspectives, and better in-depth understanding of customers and their priorities, it will directly affect an organisation’s bottom line.
What’s the difference between equality training and diversity training?
Equality training and diversity training often go hand in hand, but they are not exactly the same. Diversity training is all about understanding the positive nature of the differences between social groups, cultures and people, while equality training is about removing barriers to opportunity based on individuals’ characteristics.
How does diversity affect employee training and development?
From hiring, to training and development, your organisation will have to consciously handle inclusion and promote equality, while showing its accountability and willingness to progress. Your employees will benefit from better culture, more equal chances for development, and training that takes into account the specific challenges they face as individuals, ultimately building a stronger foundation for your business.
How do you get the diversity data you need?
Improving workplace diversity is not just about words — it is hugely reliant on having the right type and volume of data, as well as being able to analyse it correctly to guide your strategies and efforts. In order to collect this data, you need to set a benchmark, work out what you want to measure, create reports, and be able to communicate to gather it.
Dive deeper into diversity, equity and inclusion
Check out our range of posts, resources and thought leadership on EDI at work.
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