Diversity and Inclusion Training for Businesses

Access to tailored training resources from inclusive employment specialists  - for businesses of all sizes.

Having championed diversity and inclusion for all of its 10 years, AAI has the knowledge and experience to help businesses improve their engagement with a diverse range of individuals.

Our workshops involve people with lived experience and can be adapted to the requirements of particular teams or staff members. 

Workshops could cover some or all of the below: 

  1. unconscious bias and racism 
  2. barriers to the development of a diverse and inclusive workplace 
  3. barriers to employment and inclusion faced by marginalised groups 
  4. recruiting and retaining diversity in the workplace
  5. creating action plans to ensure forward momentum

 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, all workshops can be delivered virtually.

Diversity & Inclusion Workshops

Focused on racial and gender diversity, AAI’s Diversity Works events bring together employers and ethnically diverse individuals to discuss barriers to inclusive employment, representation and workplace culture in facilitated one-day workshops.

This approach draws on the integral value of face-to-face conversations. Many employers experience ‘lightbulb moments’ regarding their hiring practices that hadn’t previously occurred to them. Hearing employers talk about their change in perception is an invaluable tool for the jobseekers and support groups that participate.

If you are interested in this offering please contact team@aai-employability.org.uk

 

Disability Masterclasses

AAI’s Disabling Barriers programme focuses on demystifying the employment of talented disabled and neurodiverse (ADHD, autism spectrum, dyslexia, dyspraxia) individuals, as well as the various schemes available to employers to support in this process. It is a specialised, inclusion-coaching project aimed at staff awareness plus the empowering of employers to better recruit and retain these job seekers.

Historically, the narrative has been that if you skill people up enough, they get into work. This, by and large, has not worked for neurodiverse and disabled graduates, as they still face systemic barriers during recruitment, some of which are hidden and unknown to employers. 

Disabling Barriers works with employers to look at why those barriers exist and how to overcome them, as well as challenging perceptions of neurodiverse and disabled people, which harm individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

If you are interested in this offering please contact team@aai-employability.org.uk

Government support for hiring candidates with disabilities can be found via Access To Work and you can apply to become a Disability Confident employer here.

   

 

 


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