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Diversity & Inclusion for Communicators

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Event Date
12th Jun 2019
Time
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Standard Price
£485.00 + VAT
Members Price
£375.00 + VAT
Speaker(s)

Charlotte Butler

Details

The world around us is changing fast. Forward-thinking businesses are prioritising diversity & inclusion to ensure their employee bases reflect customers, and connect with the future. What does this mean for you as a communication or engagement professional? How can you help drive the D&I agenda and ensure your skills are ready to engage intersectional employee audiences?


This course will explore the purpose of a diverse and inclusive workplace with respect to the role of communication and engagement professionals. You will learn how to build empathy with the topic of diversity and inclusion amongst employees, how communication can support an inclusive culture and practical tools to help day-to-day engagement with diverse audiences.

 

The course will cover:
  • The business case for inclusion
  • Building empathy for inclusion amongst employees
  • How unconcious bias can affect our communication and messaging
  • Taking the lead as communicators with inclusive language
  • How to communicate around protected characteristics
  • The role of leadership communication in creating an inclusive workplace culture
  • Practical communication tips for increasing workplace inclusion at a micro and macro level

 

Course outline
  • Why include? Understanding how to communicate the business case behind diverse and inclusive workplaces
  • What do we mean by intersectionality? Exploring difference, authenticity, moving workplace diversity from ‘2D’ to ‘3D’
  • Unconscious bias and the barriers to inclusion. An overview of the phenomenon, exploring the effects of unconscious bias on our roles as communication and engagement professionals.
  • Building empathy with employees around diversity and inclusion. The crucial step for meaningful inclusive change.
  • The use of inclusive language to create a culture of respect. What are the UK’s protected characteristics and how can we effectively communicate them in the workplace? 
  • Practical tips to help you drive the diversity and inclusion agenda in your business. As a group we workshop actions to take back to your day-to-day roles. Come away with a meaningful action plan you can implement right away.

 

About the trainer

With over fifteen years experience in employee engagement and HR, in 2015 Charlotte Butler founded Altogether Different, a consultancy specialising in building empathy amongst employees to drive genuine, inclusive action. Described as ‘revolutionary’ by clients, Altogether Different’s immersive and innovative approach to diversity training provides an ‘active ingredient’ that creates meaningful change, fast. Results include gender pay gap reduction, inclusive hiring, better leadership communication, improved retention and even product innovation. 

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