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Race in the Workplace


With the UK’s most diverse workplaces outperforming others, it is becoming obvious that a culture of acceptance and inclusivity can profit your organisation. As such, employers need to re-examine their diversity and inclusion policies and ensure they are up to speed with the Equality Act 2010. It is also essential that employers understand their specific obligations towards Asian, Black and other ethnically diverse employees.

The programme content can be adapted to meet your specific organisational challenges and training needs. The course runs for approximately 6.5 hours and can be adapted for a briefing or half-day session. 

This training programme explains how you can design and embed an advantageous new ethos to support change and examines essential policies to counter discrimination.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme you will:

  • Be aware of the cost of discriminatory practices on the UK economy
  • Be aware of the impact of issues such as isolation and underrepresentation
  • Understand which terminology could be construed as offensive.

Course Overview

What specific challenges are Asian, Black and other ethnically diverse employees currently facing in the workplace? Racism on a personal and institutional level from/ within organisations, management, colleagues and clients; being seen and heard within their organisations; barriers to progression and representation in leadership and management positions; health issues and mental health issues linked to the frustration and resentment of experiencing racism and anxiety.

Why race equality matters to your business - diversity is a business imperative, not a choice; the effects of discriminatory practices on the UK economy; how the untapped potential of Asian, Black and other ethnically diverse employees costs the UK billions per year; how the UK’s most diverse workplaces consistently outperform others; promoting a culture of acceptance, support and inclusivity can profit your company; diverse environments help employees maximise their potential; challenging bias in recruitment and promotion; is change accelerating since June 2020? 

Equity vs Equality – creating a racial equality policy that counts – going beyond the tick list and tackling the grass-root problems; protecting the rights, dignity, and opportunities of Asian, Black and other ethnically diverse employees; are you up to speed with The Equality Act 2010 and ‘protected characteristics’?; creating a formal policy to reduce racism; outlining your expected behaviours organisation-wide; responding swiftly and appropriately to instances of racism; tackling underrepresentation and isolation in the workplace; strategies for providing cultural and educational support.

The pillars of parity – effective strategies to recruit and retain racially diverse talent; addressing the pay gap; creating opportunities for all.

How to have conversations about race in the workplace – the language to use and not to use; reducing anxiety around talking about race.

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