Public sector offer
Diversity matters. Public sector bodies not only have the moral responsibility to advance equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) but a legal one. The Equality Act 2010 stipulates that public bodies have the duty to eliminate unlawful discrimination, equalise opportunities and foster good relations between people with protected characteristics. Moreover, there is a business case for it, with companies and institutions that make strides in advancing the EDI agenda seeing positive economic effects (BIS, 2013; McKinsey, 2018).
We combine rich practical experience of delivering EDI solutions, with robust research underpinnings and knowledge of policy and legislative environment. We always start by getting to know you, your institution and needs. We know that the most effective programmes are sustained engagements over a period of time, with robust thorough evaluation frameworks. This is why we always encourage and support our clients to think about EDI in a strategic way in four key areas: policies and practices, leadership, structures and organisational culture. We represent and work with people who have diverse lived experiences, which provides us with an additional layer of assurance, beyond legislative requirements, that our solutions are designed to support the wellbeing of everyone in your institution.
EDI strategy development and implementation
We can help you to embed EDI into the fabric of your institution. Starting with in-depth assessment of your current culture and practices, we can help you gain crucial insights into areas for improvement. We then can help with the development of solutions and programmes that respond to your needs. And finally, setting measurable goals, tracking progress and regularly evaluating strategic impacts.
Audit and drafting of inclusive policies and practices
DJC Training can help your institution identify the best policies and practices for building inclusion. Using an employee life cycle approach we can help you overcome potential biased in recruitment, diversifying your hires, improve appraisal and promotion processes that may be holding back the diversity and success of your employees. For universities, we also offer services that can support the development of inclusive policies and practices for students.
Whether it is collecting demographic data, designing and conducting staff surveys or facilitating focus groups and interviews - knowing your workforce is crucial to improving EDI. We offer a range of services that can help you understand the needs and experiences of your employees and identify the best solutions for improving EDI.
Training through dynamic and impactful workshops online or in person
Our workshops, whether in person or via Zoom, are dynamic and impactful, engaging participants in thought provoking exercises and discussions and eliciting deep learning. A variety of methods of delivery used, such as small group work, videos and thought experiments, makes the training highly interactive. The focus is not only on raising awareness of EDI issues, but most importantly on how institutions and individuals can address them and build supportive cultures.
Bespoke e-learning package development
E-learning can be a great way to support the introduction of EDI knowledge in your institution. Perfect for raising awareness of legal aspects, rights and obligations, our e-learning packages are bespoke to each organisation and can bring to live and help understand a variety of inclusive procedures and policies, through a use of tailored scenarios.
Areas of expertise:
Equality Act 2010 in the public sector
inclusive leadership and allyship
LGBTQIA+ issues (with a focus on trans equality)
Unconscious and implicit biases
Intercultural intelligence and competencies
Anti-harassment and bullying (including sexual harassment)
Equality in higher education: inclusive teaching and assessment, including empowering pedagogy and decolonising the curriculum