Diversity and Inclusion Labs

Our Diversity & Inclusion Labs use a reflective approach to identify where and how you can make sustainable changes to establish an inclusive organisational culture. Our training highlights the parallels between the creative process and embedding inclusion in your organisation. A culture that values difference encourages staff to express diverse ideas. Diverse ideas lead to greater creativity and innovation.

Read our latest case study – Shining a light on diversity and inclusion – how IVE is empowering cross-sector change here

Our Diversity and Inclusion Labs provide a structured, reflective space for you and your team to:

  • Increase your awareness and understanding of Diversity and Inclusion and how biases can affect daily working lives and impact on organisational culture and performance.
  • Reflect on how Diversity and Inclusion are currently approached in your business/organisation.
  • Develop your own organisational Vision of Inclusion.
  • Identify and adapt your systems, processes and ways of working to ensure Diversity and Inclusion are embedded within your organisation long term.

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Training content includes:

Session 1

  • Drivers of Inclusion
  • The Equality Act
  • Types of Bias
  • Key Concepts of Inclusion

Session 2

  • Organisational Culture and Inclusion
  • Stages of Transformational Change
  • Auditing Your Organisational Culture
  • Visions of Inclusion

Session 3

  • Agreeing a Shared Vision of Inclusion
  • Strategies to Make Change Happen
  • Action Planning

Why Diversity and Inclusion Labs?

With Diversity and Inclusion comes:

  • the ability to better reflect and respond to staff, client and customer needs
  • a greater sense of every team member being valued which leads to more engaged employees and, generally, a happier and more productive work environment
  • improvements to the perception of the business as being fair, having integrity and promoting positive values.
  • a greater understanding and appreciation for existing and potential key stake-holders.

How long does it take?

Delivered in a structured online mix of direct presentation inc. PowerPoint and video, discussion and small group activities, the Diversity and Inclusion Lab runs over three 2-hour sessions. It is delivered via Zoom with a 1-2-month gap in between each session in which participants are required to complete developmental tasks and activities both individually and as a whole group.

Who is it for?

This course is for staff, management teams and leaders in any industry who want to develop their understanding of unconscious bias and work together to fully embed Diversity and Inclusion throughout their organisation.

“A gentle, informative, accessible introduction to a new topic. A good balance of information, group discussion and opportunities to raise specific concerns.”

For further information and to enquire about booking please use the form below, or contact Sarah Mumford: Sarah@weareive.org

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    I am taking away that to make a service diverse takes commitment, passion and consistency and not a token gesture. Also how bias can impact on decision making. A really positive thing I am taking away is that certainly our management team who attended are very keen to develop a diverse culture and I look forward to how we develop this.  I also felt the trainers were very good in facilitating  the sessions and were very knowledgeable and it flowed well.”

    The conversations from the IVE session were referred to and revisited in a wider company’s Strategic Planning Day, which focused on the company vision moving forwards – which will feed into future business plans. The training labs that IVE have delivered have been vastly educational for us, individually and collectively. The sessions have allowed us to reflect, challenge and revise how our company operates, ensuring that we can continue to adapt and grow.”

    Report on the impact of IVE’s diversity and inclusion training.

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