Presentation on theme: "Equality & Diversity. Aim To introduce Equality & Diversity and how it can affect the workplace Objectives – by the end of the session the group will:"— Presentation transcript:
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
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 persons sex, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, race or age. What do you think the definition of Equality & Diversity might be?
Definitions Equality – equal rights and treatment to all individuals Diversity – difference from what is normal or expected
Activity Draw one of the following: A Model Footballer Athlete Doctors receptionist Construction Worker Engineer Beauty Therapist
A Model Dawn French has her own clothing range which she models. Jean-Paul Gaultier shook the modelling world in 2006 using outsized models.
Footballers Womens 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.
Athlete Tanni Grey Thomson 9 Gold Medals in the Paralympics, 30 world records 6 London Marathons Oscar Pistorius World record holder in amputee races Sumo Wrestling A competitive contact sport which originated in Japan the only country where it is practiced professionally.
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
Diversity is about respecting individual………….. Race Culture National Origin Region Gender Sexual Orientation Age Marital Status Religion Ethnicity Disability Ability Family Structure Health Values Politics ………..and much more
Types of discrimination Positive Discrimination Direct Discrimination Indirect Discrimination
Activity 2 Who is affected by Discrimination? Match the pictures to the groups titles – there may be more than one picture in a group!
If you experience discrimination Dont put up with it! Talk to someone – parent, friend, mentor, supervisor, assessor, line manager. Dont retaliate. Report it and sort it!
What have you learnt Please now complete the evaluation exercise handed to you by your trainer
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