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Diversity and Equality Consultancy

Having a diversity strategy has now become integral to the evolvement of many organisations’ vision. The benefits to all are becoming clearer to all - we can support you in achieving that vision from conducting a diversity audit to writing a strategy, training your staff and finally supporting you in putting the strategy into action – often the most difficult.

Diversity is a subject that can be viewed with fear: fear of saying and doing the wrong thing, inadvertently causing offence, losing your job, being seen to be ignorant, being labeled. Our approach is holistic; listening, valuing and guiding; that all are equal and deserve to be heard and that fairness is integral in all that we do.

Services offered:

  • Strategy, policy and procedure writing
  • Equality and Diversity audits
  • Equality and Diversity training design, delivery and evaluation
  • Equality management training
  • Staff awareness workshops – one/two days or more if required
  • Specialised workshops e.g. awareness re: sexual harassment, sexual orientation, disability, race and community relations, region/belief
  • Trainer training for Diversity/Equality internal trainers, consultants and HR personnel
  • Management Consultancy and Coaching – supporting, guiding and advising on how to meet your diversity and equality strategic requirements.

Benefits of equality and diversity training:

  • Compliance with the law reduces litigation and likelihood of costly tribunals
  • Increased productivity and staff retention
  • Seen as good organisation for staff and customers/clients
  • Improves creativity and innovation in meeting the needs of your customers/clients.
  • Seen as an accessible company to all - assisting in recruitment of best staff from the whole of community (in a reducing labour market).
  • Demonstrates being a listening, caring company, impacting on the values, attitudes and behaviour of staff and in attracting customers
  • Shows fairness, respect and trust - reducing conflict internally and externally
  • Knowing how to respond positively where there are cross-cultural needs
  • Better equipped to meet demand of a diverse customer/client base

Facilitators and Clients:

Valerie Fawcett and Jonathan Heath of Syntagm have great experience of working with issues of equality and diversity over the past 15 years. Recent clients have included: Metropolitan Police; Royal Mail; Wiltshire County Council; Youth Justice Board; Kirklees Metropolitan Council; Crown Prosecution Service; Cheltenham & Tewkesbury Primary Care Trust; Haringey Council; Leicestershire Constabulary and City Council; Specialist Aviation Services.

Related courses

In order to provide people with the same opportunities, we often need to provide them with different interventions. The Springboard Women’s Development Programme and the Navigator Men’s Development Programme reflect the gender difference with which women and men approach personal development issues.

In addition we can provide consultancy and training specifically on Gender Equality issues. Please follow the links for more information:

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