Equality and Diversity Training

Raising awareness of equality and diversity issues through training is vital in embedding an inclusive culture in your workplace. It can also help you defend claims of discrimination. 


Fraser Consulting deliver a range of equality and diversity training courses. Most popular is the General Awareness course, which can be tailored to organisational policies and processes. This is facilitated in an engaging, non preaching manner – a relaxed environment in essential in supporting attendees in meeting the learning outcomes. 

There are certain core objectives, namely:
  • to provide information about the current fundamental principles of UK discrimination legislation and the public sector equality duties in Scotland/ England and Wales
  • to identify the grounds on which discrimination can occur
  • to clarify the many forms that harassment can take
  • to encourage employees to recognise, understand and reject stereotyped assumptions, prejudice and negative attitudes towards certain people or groups
  • to consider the use of inclusive language in promoting a diverse workplace
  • to raise awareness of the employer’s policies and procedures relating to equality and diversity and the prevention of discrimination, and their underlying values.
  • Practical exercises relevant to your workplace, and the issues you face, will be used to familiarise your employees with your equal opportunities policies.

The difference between being “non-racist” and “anti-racist” explained by Marlon James, author and winner of the Man Booker Prize.

DIVERSITY:
the art of
thinking
independently
TOGETHER.

Malcolm Forbes

Equality and Diversity Training
CLIENT EXAMPLES

Law Society of Scotland

Equality Awareness

All staff attended tailored training, which included case studies, discussions, and advice on good practice

GTCS

Mainstreaming Equality

All staff at the General Teaching Council for Scotland attended training which aimed to help participants mainstream equality in policies and processes.

Eden Scott

Equality in Recruitment

This recruitment agency was provided with training on equality in the recruitment process, and how to avoid bias.

SCTS

Quality Assurance

We have been commissioned to provide the internal equality group at the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Services with training to assist them in the quality assurance of Equality Impact Assessments.

Link Housing

EQIAs

Training on how to produce high quality Equality Impact Assessments was delivered to policy and decision makers.

WCS

Making Adjustments

This training was provided to help staff understand how to make reasonable adjustments to internal processes such as Admissions, and to the curriculum itself.

YPeople

Equality and Inclusion

We are currently working with YPeople, developing inhouse training materials to raise general awareness and to ensure inclusion in the provision of front line services.

Education Scotland

EQIAs

6 groups of staff attended Equality Impact Assessment training, which included using the internal template, gathering equality evidence and consulting with stakeholders.

The Inclusion Paradox

Helen Turnbull at TedX, Delray Beach

Training in Unconcious Bias

We often make decision which “feel right”. But what if our decisions aren’t based on the facts? And what if we don’t really know why we make these decisions, or why we have certain preferences?

There is a growing body of scientific evidence who now believe that our unconscious biases play a significant part in how we make decisions about people, and how we engage with them. No matter how fair or unbiased we think we are, we have little control over automatic and unconscious biases.

Unconscious Bias Training asks participants to recognise that all preferences may not be based on objectivity or fact, and provides tools to mitigate the risk of personal and organisational bias.

Take the Harvard Project Implicit Test