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Friday, 24th March 2017
 

WHY TRAINING MATTERS

 

The whole area of embracing diversity in the workplace is complex. People are different, cultures are different, skills and passions are different, the world itself where organisations operate is different and changing. Hence training is key to ensuring that workplaces are both diverse and harmonious, productive and creative. Also, training is a legal requirement as staff and managers should be aware of the law and its implications for their management. Here are some suggestions:

  • Develop a training strategy with target objectives and goals
  • Think what method would be most suitable, and as far as possible, target creative approaches and methods, as these have been proven to be the most effective in this complex area
  • Choose the right trainer and supplier who understands the complexity of diversity and the benefits
  • Measure the results of your training through assessments

Very often, the driver for training is legal. However, if done properly, training can meet both the legal requirements as well as stimulate the staff to new possibilities in their performance by positively embracing equality and diversity.

 Examples of training courses we have successfully delivered include:

- e-learning (RSPCA; Vegetarian Society)

- bespoke training for front-line staff on the implications of different cultures on their work performance (RSPCA; Procter & Gamble; Mann Group)

- Culture Tours for Executives (Imperial War Museum; Museums, Libraries & Archives Council: Victoria & Albert Museum; RSPCA; Essex County Council; Metropolitan Police Authority)

- Borderless Mind training for innovation staff (Procter & Gamble)

Article added on 1st December 2009 at 10:30am

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