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Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion: a fair, equitable and inclusive culture - Bethan Evans Governance Training and Consultancy

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Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion: a fair, equitable and inclusive culture - Bethan Evans Governance Training and Consultancy
Title:
Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion: a fair, equitable and inclusive culture - Bethan Evans Governance Training and Consultancy
When:
On demand
Where:
In-house
Categories:
Governance, Management

Description

Purpose of the Module

To reflect on how equalities, diversity and inclusion relate to the role of an elected councillor.
To equip councillors to feel more confident in developing themselves and their authorities towards best practice in this field.

Perfect for

  • Newly elected councillors (ideal as part of an induction programme)
  • Refresher know-how for returning councillors
  • Any councillors involved in specific roles making decisions which require an awareness of equalities, diversity and inclusion
  • Councillors with a particular leadership role in the council e.g. Chair/Mayor, Leaders of groups, portfolio holders, scrutiny chairs.

Module Content

  • Where does equalities, diversity and inclusion impact on the role of a councillor
    • Individual conduct and behaviour
    • Council decision making e.g. service delivery, policy development, partnership working, community leadership
    • The organisational culture of the council
  • The legal and policy framework
    • Equalities Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equalities Duty
    • The LGA Equality Framework for Local Government
      • Knowing your communities
      • Leadership, partnership and organisational commitment
      • Involving your communities
      • Responsive services and customer care
      • A skilled and committed workforce
    • Human rights
    • Code of conduct for members
  • Tackling unconscious bias
  • The moral and business case for equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Current topical and challenging issues in this field
    • Gender pay gap
    • Casey report on community integration
    • Brexit
    • “Me Too”
    • The Prevent Agenda
    • Elections and political debate - strong expressions of views/freedom of expression
  • Particular issues in your council
  • Practical actions to take forward

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Venue

Location:
In-house
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