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22 May 2017 - 26 May 2017

Including diversity and preventing discrimination

22 May 2017 - 26 May 2017

Including diversity and preventing discrimination

Including diversity and preventing discrimination
Deadline for application: 09 April 2017
English
A9010465
Turin Centre
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Course Information

22 May 2017 - 26 May 2017

English

Turin Centre

Code: A9010465

English

Deadline: 09 April 2017

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Workplaces are becoming increasingly diverse and this can bring benefits to organizations, individuals and societies. But diversity inclusion presents challenges that must be understood and addressed. In this training course, we will analyse the various aspects and root causes of discrimination in the world of work and discuss strategies for overcoming barriers to workplace equality, promoting diversity inclusion and helping organizations identify common values and purpose.

Description

Description

Workplaces are becoming increasingly diverse and this can bring benefits to organizations, individuals and societies. But diversity inclusion presents challenges that must be understood and addressed. In this training course, we will analyse the various aspects and root causes of discrimination in the world of work and discuss strategies for overcoming barriers to workplace equality, promoting diversity inclusion and helping organizations identify common values and purpose.

Target audience

Target audience

Trade unions, leaders and managers at all levels in the public sector, aid organizations, UN organizations, the private sector and the non-profit sector.

Objectives

Objectives

The workshop aims to provide tools for participants to address exclusion and discrimination in its various forms, so that to create inclusive and productive workplaces.
At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • recognize the various forms of discrimination in the world of work, including systemic, multiple and intersectional discrimination;
  • describe strategies to address discrimination and exclusion in the world of work;
  • identify tools and methods to create more inclusive workplaces.

Content

Content

Societies and organisations are now required to anticipate change, adapt to and invest in the untapped talent of many different social groups.
Inclusiveness and non-discrimination are clearly not only a priority for social cohesion and fundamental human rights, but also for economic sustainability.
Managing diversity in the workplace brings many benefits but is not without efforts. Potential biases and discrimination related to gender, national extraction, religion, disability, sexual orientation must be recognized, understood and addressed, including in their intersections and inter-actions. Different groups may have different needs and potentials. This has to be managed, if individual talents are to be valued and employed for the benefit of the organisation.
Key ILO Conventions such as C111 offer rich guidance for analysis and action. During the course we use C111 as a lens through which to will look at the different facets of diversity. We will look at ways and processes to build an inclusive organization through relevant policymaking and new approaches for workplace organisation, which can be useful for anyone working in diverse environments.
Participants will also examine concepts related to culture, diversity and gender and discuss the different types of discrimination that are still present in today’s organizations. They will understand how to actively work towards critically assessing situations that may lead to discrimination and draw solutions to ensure that workplaces are safe spaces. Participants will learn to pay attention to silent and silenced individuals and groups and bring about processes in which everyone’s voice can be heard.
The workshop provides an opportunity for participants to identify and explore steps they can personally take in their day-to-day work as well as collective action required within their respective institutions. Topics will include:

  • diversity in the world of work: what and why;
  • discrimination and equality: ILO Convention no. 111 and no. 1000;
  • managing diversity and preventing discrimination: strategies, workplace policies and measure (E.g. reasonable accommodation);
  • focus on disability;
  • focus on gender;
  • focus on LGBTI.

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

Training methods are highly participative and draw from participants’ experience and knowledge, to enable participants to apply the concepts to their own professional environments.
Expert guests will present leading edge research and successful practice and facilitate reflections in group discussions to identify key actions.

Contact us

ilsgen@itcilo.org

Tuition cost: 1580

Subsistence cost: 600

Total cost: 2180

 

International Training Centre of the ILO

Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
10127 Turin - Italy

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