Different but equal

Different but equal

Living and Working with Diversity

Course details

This course is designed for employees of commercial organisations providing products or services to people from diverse social and ethnic backgrounds.

The aim of this course is to:

How does the course work

Group Training

The course consists of four 2-hour modules for groups of no less than ten participants who will be working with one of our expert Institute of Wellbeing facilitators.

Practice

The activities within the course are designed to highlight the importance of responding positively to social and ethnic diversity in the workplace. 

Participants take part in focussed discussions and small group tasks, using the scenarios, case studies, checklists and other handouts to stimulate ideas, encourage debate, raise individual awareness and review the key learning points.

Duration

The modules can be completed over:

  • One day
  • Two half days
  • Four consecutive sessions at a time to suit the employer

What you will learn

By taking this course your employees will gain imperative knowledge on the importance of responding positively to social and ethnic diversity.

Course Outline

Module 1 - Make the case

Explore the business case for promoting Equality & Diversity in the workplace and what Equality & Diversity should mean in practice.

Module 2 - Talking the Talk.

Raises awareness of what is/is not legal, clarifies the meaning of key words and increases participants’ understanding of the power and use of inappropriate language.

Module 3 - Meeting the Challenges.

Uses role-play to generate discussion about stereotyping and ways of responding to inappropriate attitudes, both of which are key challenges when working with diverse colleagues and customers

Module 4 - Walking the Walk.

Gives employees individual and company-wide strategies for mainstreaming Equality & Diversity and promoting a more inclusive ethos at work.

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Partnership In Practice

Partnerships in practice

A course for people entering into long-term relationships

Course details

This course is designed for heterosexual or same-sex couples who are committed to voluntary or arranged marriage, civil partnership or a less formal long-term relationship.

The aim of this course is to:

How does the course work

Group Training

This course consists of four modules for couples planning marriage or long-term relationships. 

Delivered by one of our expert Institute of Wellbeing facilitators you will be working with a group of eight couples.

Practice

The activities encourage participants to explore what it means to enter into a healthy, loving, long-term partnership while promoting communication and a sense of shared commitment.

Participating couples take part in a series of structured discussions and tasks, using self-analysis, mutual reflection, life-planning and creative visualisation to raise their awareness of what it means to share their life with another person.

Duration

Each module requires a minimum of four hours. They can be completed at a time to suit participants over:

  • two separate or consecutive days
  • four half-days
  • eight two-hour sessions

What you will learn

Strong relationships needs transferable qualities such as, effective communication skills, conflict management skills, self-confidence, accountability, respect, tolerance, ability to listen, hear and empathise in order for a relationship to flourish, be successful and be productive. This style of equality plays an important role in a loving partnership and works best when shared.

Course outline

Module 1 - Partnership & Commitment

Couples are encouraged to explore the meaning of partnership, trust and commitment and to consider the qualities of an ideal partnership.

Module 2 - Partnership & Communication

Couples investigate what helps and hinders effective communication in a relationship and use role-play to practice the use of assertive, non-confrontational and non-verbal language

Module 3 - Partnership in Health

Couples explore what it means to be healthy in mind, body and spirit and how to achieve a mutually healthy partnership

Module 4 - Partnership in Love

Couples focus on what loving another person entails, and consider how well they know their partner’s values, dreams and aspirations.

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Fathers for life

Fathers for life

Positive Fathering course to enhance relationship and parenting sk

Positive fathering, a course to enhance relationships and parenting skills

ills

Course details

This course is targeted at biological fathers, paternal relatives and men who encounter similar issues as carers or significant father-figures in the lives of their partner’s or relatives’ children. 

It’s primary target is fathers from African Caribbean and other Black or Minority Ethnic (BME) communities, and this is reflected in the nature of some of the activities. However, it can be used or adapted with men from all social or ethnic groups, including:

  • Natural, adoptive and foster fathers
  • Guardians and carers
  • Grandfathers, uncles and other paternal relatives
  • Single parent fathers
  • Men who are acting ‘in loco parentis’ (on behalf of a child’s biological parents)

The aim of this course is to:

How does the course work

Group Training

The course consists of four learning modules for groups of up to sixteen fathers, paternal relatives or male carers working with one of our expert Institute of Wellbeing facilitators.

Practice

The activities are designed to highlight the importance and practice of positive fathering.  The activities can be completed with men from a variety of different social or ethnic backgrounds, although some of the activities will be of particular relevance to BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) fathers.  

Participants engage in focussed discussions and small group tasks, using images, case studies, scenarios, checklists and quotes about fatherhood to stimulate their ideas, encourage debate, raise individual awareness and promote learning.  A comprehensive list of web-links provides considerable scope for research and follow-up. 

Duration

Each module takes at least two hours to complete.  The modules can be completed over:  

  • One day 
  • Two half days  
  • Four consecutive sessions at a time to suit the employer

What you will learn

By taking this course you should:

Course outline

Module 1 - Exploring Fatherhood

Participants are encouraged to explore their childhood experiences and role models; review the positive qualities they bring to fatherhood; identify aspects of their fathering they would like to change or improve; and consider the importance of seeing themselves through their children’s eyes.

Module 2 - Fathering Skills

Participants explore some essential parenting skills; consider the benefits of pro-active fathering from the moment of conception; focus on the challenges and requirements of respectful co-parenting and explore the benefits of passing on positive cultural traditions.

Module 3 - Fathering Challenges

Participants consider the challenges of raising children; explore how well they communicate with them; consider issues of discipline, behavioural boundaries and sexuality; and identify ways of encouraging honesty and trust.

Module 4 - Trials and Rewards

Participants are encouraged to share the trials and rewards of fatherhood, and their hopes and fears for their children; explore ways of coming to terms with being a ‘weekend dad’; thought about ways of improving their communication with teachers and ex-partners; and reflected on the meaning of unconditional love.

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Life Choices

Life Choices

A course in personal growth

Course details

This course is designed to explore aspects of personal growth focusing on self-management, self-assertion, coping with stress and self-acceptance. Participants are encouraged to take part in focussed discussions, self-leadership and personal reflections, using the resources to consider ways to develop a more positive self-image and explicit life goals/plan.

The aim of this course is to:

How does the course work

Group Training

The course consists of four 2-hour modules for groups of no less than ten participants who will be working with one of our expert Institute of Wellbeing facilitators.

Practice

The activities are designed to explore aspects of personal growth focusing on self-awareness, self-assertion, coping with stress and self-acceptance. 

Individuals are encouraged to take part in focussed discussions, small group tasks and personal reflection, using the resources provided to consider ways to develop a more positive self-image and explicit life goals.

The activities are designed to explore aspects of personal growth f

ocusing on

self-awareness, self-assertion, coping with stress and self-acceptance.

Individuals are encouraged to take part in focussed discussions, small

group

tasks and personal reflection, using the resources provided to consider

ways

to develop a more positive self-image and explicit life goals.

Duration

The modules can be completed over:

  • One day
  • Two half days
  • Four consecutive sessions at a time to suit the employer

The activities are designed to explore aspects of personal growth f

ocusing on

self-awareness, self-assertion, coping with stress and self-acceptance.

Individuals are encouraged to take part in focussed discussions, small

group

tasks and personal reflection, using the resources provided to consider

ways

to develop a more positive self-image and explicit life goals.

What you will learn

By taking this course you should have:

Course outline

Module 1 - Self-Awareness

Participants are encouraged to explore issues of identity, self-awareness and positive self-esteem

Module 2 - Saying what you mean

Participants are given opportunities to practice self-assertion and effective communication

Module 3 - Life Challenges

Participants consider ways to overcome the challenges in their lives and manage their stress

Module 4 - Life Choices

Participants are helped to identify available life choices and develop individual goals

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Introduction To Counselling Skills

Introduction To Counselling Skills

How to develop your interpersonal skills

Course details

Being able to provide guidance, advice and counselling is a valued asset for any career, especially when it involves helping others to improve the quality of their life. Introduction to Counselling Skills will enable that process by offering a well-informed foundation into this successful and rewarding discipline.

What you will learn

By taking this course you’ll gain imperative knowledge on some key counselling skills and how to use them.

*Know your limits: this course will not train you to be a counsellor.

Course outline

Module 1 - What is Counselling ?

What is counselling and what is the counselling process?

Module 2 – Conducting Interviews

Explore how to conduct interviews showing the use of a wide variety of counselling skills.

Module 3 – Setting clear boundaries

Learn why observation is important and how to set clear boundaries and structure.

Module 4 - Walking the Walk

Being able to provide guidance, advice and counselling is a valued asset for any career, especially when it involves helping others to improve the quality of their life. Introduction to Counselling Skills will enable that process by offering a well-informed foundation into this successful and rewarding discipline.

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