This programme introduces your teams to the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. It challenges them to consider their biases and think about, and demonstrate equity and empathy.
Creating a workplace that is inclusive is everyones responsibility, which is why we recommend this programme for anyone and everyone in your organisation.
After completing this programme, your team will be able to:
Each course is self-paced and will take you about 10-20 minutes to complete. Short videos will help illustrate the concepts of diversity, inclusion, equality, equity, bias and provide you with some thought-provoking actions that your team can implement. Questions, activities and resources will help your team remember the key learning points.
This course focuses on empathy and why it’s important to be able to demonstrate this in your workplace.
Being empathetic is not about giving your opinion or telling people what they should do. Instead, it’s about recognising and acknowledging the feelings of others. When you understand the three main types of empathy and identity the things you can do to improve or develop this essential skill then you can contribute to a supportive environment that values individuals.
This course will help you understand the difference between equality and equity and recognise the importance of demonstrating both in your workplace.
The goal of equity is to help achieve fairness in treatment and outcomes. When this happens equality is achieved. When you work in an organisation that embraces this ethos then everyone is treated and valued as an individual. People are supported to develop their skills so that they can do their job to the best of their ability. Onboarding, communication methods and ongoing support, among other things, are adapted to suit their needs. Barriers that can make it difficult for individuals to progress are removed and people feel truly listened to. This leads to a workforce that is more engaged, committed and productive in their work.
This course is designed to get you thinking about the biases that you may have and consider how these may impact or affect others in your workplace and your life.
Biases are influenced by a person’s background, cultural environment and personal experiences and shape beliefs, actions and behaviours every . . . single . . . day. When biases are removed from the workplace, prejudices, stereotyping and discrimination will no longer feature. Everyone will have the same opportunities, regardless of their gender, race, age or background. Diversity and inclusion become part of your workplace culture and are a way of being, rather than something to aspire to.
This course will help you understand and explain what diversity and inclusion are and how they contribute to a feeling of belonging when they are part of workplace culture.
A diverse workplace, where everyone is treated as individuals and feels like they belong, encourages people to be genuine and share their different perspectives.
When people feel included, accepted and valued, then they’ll feel comfortable and confident to be fully involved at work.
All of this leads to a stable team of happy people, which in turn creates a positive team culture, increased productivity, creativity, and innovation.