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Equality & Diversity

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  1. Equality & Diversity

  2. Equality & Diversity Aim To introduce Equality & Diversity and how it can affect the workplace Objectives – by the end of the session the group will: • understand what ‘Equality and Diversity’ means • identify ways that people are different • show an awareness of personal assumptions and attitudes • understand differing types of discrimination

  3. Equality & Diversity • Equality and Diversity is the current term used for ‘Equal Opportunities’. • It is the legal obligation to protect against discrimination. • Discrimination can be against a person’s sex, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, race or age. • What do you think the definition of Equality & Diversity might be?

  4. Definitions • Equality – ‘equal rights and treatment to all individuals’ • Diversity – ‘difference from what is normal or expected’

  5. Activity Draw one of the following: • A Model • Footballer • Athlete • Doctor’s receptionist • Construction Worker • Engineer • Beauty Therapist

  6. A Model Dawn French has her own clothing range which she models. Jean-Paul Gaultier shook the modelling world in 2006 using outsized models.

  7. Footballers Women’s England Football Team The F.A. supports six international disability squads for players with differing kinds of disabilities. These are: Blind, Partially Sighted, Deaf and Hearing Impaired, Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disabilities, Amputee. The teams all receive official England kit, a physio, a fully-trained technical advisor, and money towards travel costs for attending European and World Championships.

  8. Athlete Sumo Wrestling A competitive contact sport which originated in Japan the only country where it is practiced professionally. Tanni Grey Thomson 9 Gold Medals in the Paralympics, 30 world records 6 London Marathons Oscar Pistorius World record holder in amputee races

  9. Doctor’s Receptionist Frank

  10. Construction Worker Samantha

  11. Engineer Wang Shuming is a disabled engineer working for the Jinlin branch of China Netcom Gemma is an Engineer working for BT

  12. Beauty Therapist Kurt

  13. Diversity • What is diversity? • Diversity means valuing the differences between people and the ways in which those differences can contribute to a richer, more creative and more productive working environment

  14. Diversity is about respecting individual………….. • Religion • Ethnicity • Disability • Ability • Family Structure • Health • Values • Politics • Race • Culture • National Origin • Region • Gender • Sexual Orientation • Age • Marital Status ………..and much more

  15. “Discrimination is prejudices put into action.”

  16. Types of discrimination • Positive Discrimination • Direct Discrimination • Indirect Discrimination

  17. Activity 2Who is affected by Discrimination? Match the pictures to the groups titles – there may be more than one picture in a group!

  18. If you experience discrimination • Don’t put up with it! • Talk to someone – parent, friend, mentor, supervisor, assessor, line manager. • Don’t retaliate. Report it and sort it!

  19. What have you learnt • Please now complete the evaluation exercise handed to you by your trainer

  20. Learning Outcomes Can you now? • understand what ‘Equality and Diversity’ means • identify ways that people are different • show an awareness of personal assumptions and attitudes • understand differing types of discrimination