Diversity - Leading and Managing Organisational Values

Overview

An Empowering & Challenging Seminar enabling participants to clarify & focus on the organisations Diversity Agenda

Aims & Objectives:

Course Objectives /Aims:

  • The seminar is specifically designed to open a dialogue within the senior management team in developing positive strategies to champion the 'values' and 'strategic vision' within the organisation.
  • The seminar will focus on senior management commitment towards equal treatment & the promotion of best practice within the organisation.
  • To enable participants to better recognise how attitudes to difference, prejudice, stereotype and discrimination can lead to bullying and harassment in the workplace.
  • To effectively manage and value differences within the organisation and explore positive ways of fostering a healthy culture.

Learning outcomes:

On completion of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Achieve a better understanding of the practical implications of diversity and how it impacts on their role as managers.
  • Appreciate the short and long term effects that bullying and harassment can have on the both the victim and organisation.
  • Be equipped with effective strategies and actions to deal pro-actively and positively with bullying and harassment.
  • Gain a clearer understanding of the dynamic role of organisational values within the development of an effective workforce.

Course Outline:

DAY 1

  • Overview of Training
  • Aims & Objectives
  • Organisational Values - The Business Case for Diversity
  • Leadership & values
  • Group Exercise - The Minority Perspective
  • "Bridging the gap"
  • Group Exercise - Attitudes in the workplace
  • Challenging inappropriate behaviour and Language
  • Managing Equality & Diversity
  • Case Studies
  • Strategic Vision
  • Review Key Learning Points

DAY 2

  • Aims and Objectives
  • Re-cap Day 1
  • Definition of Terms
  • Harassment, Bullying, Victimisation
  • How to identify and recognise Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace
  • Implications of Bullying and Harassment in the workplace (for employee and employer) Moral and Legal obligations
  • Current Legislation on Harassment (in particular on Equality grounds)
  • Case Studies
  • Effective strategies and actions for tackling Bullying and Harassment
  • The use of "How?" Why?" "When?" Principle to manage difficult situations
  • Identifying Practical Changes and improvements in the workplace
  • Maintaining Equality and Diversity
  • How! How! How!
  • Identify personal responsibilities and objectives
  • Closing Summary /Evaluations

Interactive, activity based, and involves group discussion.

We aim to incorporate different learning styles in a non-confrontational atmosphere. Training sessions will raise awareness and encourage participants to adopt an open-minded approach whilst positively challenging perceptions and assumptions. The sessions are fun and provide a firm foundation for sharing good practice.

  • Quiz to be used as an ice-breaker
  • Case Studies
  • Role-play
  • Use of Video/Video clips

Participants will gain experience in the following areas:

  • Championing the values and strategic vision within their organisation
  • Recognising the components of Bullying and Harassment
  • Mainstream Equality and Diversity issues within the Organisation
  • Improved Management and Leadership Skills
  • Begin to apply the training within the working environment

Intended For:

  • Senior Managers
  • HR Directors
  • Supervisors
  • Team Leaders
  • Awareness of Level 1 Equality and Diversity Issues
  • Enthusiasm to implement cultural change management issues based upon this topic