By law all UK public bodies such as Councils or NHS Trusts must comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED).
The rights and needs of all individuals who work within this sector need to be considered when carrying out day-to-day work regardless of race, religion, gender or physical ability and also regardless of their role within that organisation.
To comply with the organisation’s PSED, all staff have responsibility to have due regard to the need to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other inappropriate conduct
- Advance equality of opportunity
- Foster good relations
For large public sector organisations, this may be a complex issue.
Training is required to ensure that all staff – regardless of their roles within the organisation – are aware of their own responsibilities when it comes to treating people fairly.
With the public sector under intense scrutiny training is essential in promoting diversity. To work with others in a team means having respect for and actively building trust with colleagues, drawing out different perspectives, keeping an open mind and always looking for value in the different ideas and experience that each person brings to the table.
Having the self-confidence to challenge non-inclusive behaviours means having the confidence to express your views assertively and in a non-confrontational way.
Senior Managers - and indeed all staff - need to know how to recognise the differences between people and get the best out of all personnel by creating an inclusive workplace. Everyone needs to contribute and appreciate what equality, diversity and inclusion are, the essentials of the equality act as well as the benefits diversity can bring.
To make a positive contribution to the workplace means being able to recognise issues of equality and diversity and be confident that you can do the right thing.
About Engage in Learning
What we do
Engage in Learning is a UK based supplier of interactive eLearning courses and solutions helping organisations improve their safety, compliance and performance. We sell to businesses of all sizes and our prices offer great value however many employees you need to train.
You can edit our mobile compatible courses to include your own policies, procedures or other information so they are completely relevant for your learners. You can access courses through your own LMS, our free Learning management system (up to 500 learners) or we can supply a dedicated Totara system for you. Courses include features such as built in translation, remote update and the great bookmarking and navigation.
If you have had reliability problems with eLearning in the past try ours, we constantly monitor students connection to the LMS avoiding all the frustration and annoyance of learners losing their place or certifications. Attitudes aren’t changed by courses that preach – by audio tutors telling people that they must change their behaviour and attitude, that this is the right way to behave, that it’s important to behave this way.
Behavioural psychologists support that view and assert that behaviour change is effected by learning experiences that include: Observation and imitation of people participants consider to be good examples. Guided practice with tailored feedback on performance given in digestible chunks. Positive reinforcement. Practice in applying and using the new knowledge in a variety of scenarios. Engage in Learning courses combine all these elements focusing on achieving permanent change in participants’ attitudes and behaviours.