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If you think equalities training is boring, you have haven’t been on a brap course. Here’s what some of our participants have said about their experiences.

We deliver a variety of courses in a variety of ways. Board development, train-the-trainer, coaching, mentoring - just let us know what's best for you. 

 

Here's a selection of our courses. But remember, we want to understand how we can make equality and human rights useful to you. Most people don't buy our courses off the shelf - instead, we work together to create training programmes that are just right, based on participants' job roles, existing knowledge, and the time they have available. 

We offer a range of courses, including:

 

We also have one or two surprises up our sleeve...

 
EQUALITY FOR BUSY PEOPLE

 

Equalities training. Huge yawn. You don't have to be polite - we know the two phrases normally go together like rhubarb and custard. Well, we believe the basics don't have to be boring - and we've got the feedback to prove it.

 

This programme can be delivered as a one or half-day course. 

 

TYPICAL CONTENTS

  • equality basics: ensuring staff have a baseline understanding of equality and human rights, including (legal) definitions of bullying, discrimination, and harassment, and the recourse they have available to them

  • theory to practice: using case studies and discussion to explore what all this means for how staff need to act in the workplace, including discussion of how to resolve tricky equality issues

  • getting practical: thinking about the demographics of your local community and what it means for service provision

 

OUTCOMES

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • get an update on the Equality Act 2010, including understanding the main types of discrimination and how these might manifest in our daily interactions

  • increase their confidence and ability to understand their entitlements and responsibilities as contained in legislation

  • become more aware of the importance of creating and sustaining a safe, challenging and inclusive culture where everyone can flourish

 
UNCONSCIOUS BIAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hold your breath; we're going to get something off our chest... Unconscious bias training is not a silver bullet that will solve all your equality issues. There, we said it.

 

That might be a strange thing for unconscious bias training providers to say, but we really do believe bias training is only effective when it incorporates other equality tools as well. In the past, we've combined unconscious bias training with training on values-based recruitment, human rights, and bullying and harassment. So while this is a flavour of our 'standard' intro to unconscious bias training, remember that we don't really do standard...

 

This programme can be delivered as a one or half-day course. 

 

TYPICAL CONTENTS

  • introducing unconscious bias: if it's unconscious, how do we know it exists?

  • different kinds of bias and how they help the formation of 'in' and 'out' groups

  • how might bias affect you and the way you interact with people

  • next steps: potential ways to catch yourself acting on unconscious bias

 

 

OUTCOMES

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • have a better understanding of bias and how it can help to address issues of inclusion and inequality

  • understand how bias is reproduced and maintained

  • know how to apply strategies which can help them and others to de-bias

 

We evaluate all our training. Here's how people who have attended our unconscious bias training say they've benefited...

 
AM I A BULLY?

 

What role do staff play in creating a workplace culture that permits and even supports bullying behaviours? Despite a raft of policies and procedures, bullying and harassing behaviour is on the increase. Resources are lost through sickness absence and time and money spent on tribunal cases - and that's not to mention the general distress experienced by both staff and clients. So if eliminating bullying and harassment isn't on your agenda, maybe it should be. 

 

This programme is typically delivered as a one-day course. 

 

TYPICAL CONTENTS

  • understanding workplace culture (bullying behaviours and their impact)

  • the psychology of bullying behaviour

  • practical strategies (how to challenge and change behaviour)

  • elements of a healthy, positive workplace culture

 

 

OUTCOMES

By the end of the workshop participants will have:

  • explored different types of workplace bullying and harassing behaviours and their impact

  • understood more about the psychology of bullying behaviour within the workplace

  • explored their role in establishing a healthy workplace culture

  • considered and practised how they might manage, challenge, and prevent staff engaging in inappropriate behaviour

 

 
BLACK BELT IN EQUALITIES

 

Step into our equalities dojo, where good managers become great leaders. Being well led means organisations are better able to capitalise on the talents of all staff and enhance their motivation and commitment. This programme offers participants the space to work on their own issues and dilemmas in relation to managing and leading teams and exposes them to thinking tools and strategies which they can use to enhance the productivity of team relationships. 
This course doesn’t shy away from tricky issues, and we spend some time exploring the unintended consequences of diversity and how to move beyond political correctness by using human rights principles to re-establish professional boundaries.  

 

This programme is typically delivered as a two-day course. 

 

TYPICAL CONTENTS

  • an overview of how we have approached equality issues in the past and why they have had only a limited impact in organisations 

  • human rights and how they can change organisational culture

  • leadership development

  • challenging unacceptable behaviour

  • resolving conflict

 

OUTCOMES

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • explore and understand the consequences of poor equality practice within organisations

  • appreciate some of the challenges of managing teams/individuals from a different culture or background

  • explore the challenges of dealing fairly/professionally when people are not performing and when ‘culture’ is thrown in the mix

 
AND FOR OUR NEXT TRICK...

 

We don’t just do equalities training.

 

We’ve always been interested in tackling the issues that affect people’s lives. From unemployment and gang culture to management training and parenting skills, our facilitators have delivered training on a range of issues. Here’s just a flavour.

 

GUNS AND GANG CULTURE
Helping young people think through the causes and motivation behind gang culture, this series of sessions empowered young people to tackle discriminatory behaviour by giving them a thorough understanding of equalities issues and developing their confidence through participation in interactive sessions.

 

PARENTING SKILLS

Dealing with the dilemmas of managing children from toddlerhood to teenagehood, we have supported parents and carers to review, reconsider and develop their skills as parents. Working with parents We’ve worked with staff in children’s centres to help them help parents deal with difficult and challenging issues, such as obesity and anorexia, having a gay child, dealing with suspicions of abuse or violence, and many, many more.

 

ENTERPRISE SUPPORT AND EMPLOYMENT

Giving young unemployed people the skills and confidence to pursue their own entrepreneurial ambitions, our support in this area has not been limited to training courses, but includes mentoring and over-the-phone advice.

 

EFFECTIVE COACHING
Our qualified and experienced facilitators have delivered a number of courses on the secrets of effective coaching, including active listening, providing challenge, making requests, and reframing and reflection.

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