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Online course (live) – in English

Diversity & inclusion at work

Online course (live)  – now in English!

Length: 4 half-day sessions

Start: April/May, 2022

Are you looking to increase your knowledge of diversity and inclusion in the workplace? Then join us at our Diversity & inclusion at work course in April/May 2022. The course will be taught by Gabriella Fägerlind who has been consulting on gender equality, diversity and inclusive culture in the workplace since 1999. The course was originally offered in Swedish in October and November 2021 and we’re happy to now offer it in English! The main focus of the course is diversity and inclusion in Swedish working life, but much of the literature and research referenced in the course is international.   

The course is digital and will be held live. Lectures will be recorded so you can watch them later on the course site if you want to review or if you are unable to participate in a live session. 

This course is aimed at people working in human resources or sustainability as well as anyone involved in projects or task forces on diversity in the workplace. It’s also ideal for consultants who want to enhance their knowledge of diversity and inclusion.inclusion

Course outline: (see below for a more detailed description of each session)

  1. Key concepts, building a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture, research on diversity in groups. Deep dive into key concepts. Key steps to building and sustaining a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. What can we learn from research on diversity in groups?
  2. Unconscious bias. What is unconscious bias? How can we reduce the risk that unconscious bias impacts decision-making negatively at work? What is “noise” and how does it affect decision-making?
  3. Inclusion and psychological safety in the workplace. How can we create and maintain an inclusive culture and psychological safety so everyone in an organization can nurture and benefit from each other’s differences?
  4. How do you build and sustain a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture in practice? What are the main areas and activities to focus on? What common pitfalls can we avoid? How can gender, diversity and inclusion be measured?

Included in each of the four sessions: 

  • Lectures (recorded and available for 6 months on the course site).
  • Discussion and Q&A.
  • Group discussions (whole group and smaller groups).
  • Practical exercises.
  • Tools to use in work to promote gender equality, diversity and inclusion. (available for 6 months on the course site, downloadable).
  • Documentation (presentation slides, downloadable pdfs).
  • Suggested reading, links and listening tips.
  • Each session is 3 hours.

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Session 1 – Concepts, “how-to” & research

During the first session, we’ll cover important concepts and the key steps involved in building a diverse and inclusive culture at work. We’ll also look at research on diversity in groups.

  • We’ll start by examining the concepts you’re likely already familiar with to establish a common ground. These include equality, gender equality, diversity, inclusive culture, discrimination, gender, intersectionality, racism and more.
  • Important steps when working toward gender equality, diversity and an inclusive workplace culture. The importance of clarifying the organization’s “why” (the business case). The importance of activities with different focuses to maintain a long-term perspective when working to build a more diverse and inclusive workplace.
  • What does research say about diversity in groups? What can we learn from it? How can we use the lessons we learn in our work with diversity and inclusion?

Session 2 – Unconscious bias

During the second session, we’ll delve into unconscious bias and examine how it affects us at work. We’ll also look at how unconscious bias is closely linked to gender equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

  • What is unconscious bias? How does the brain work and how can it can subconsciously influence us to make (significantly) worse decisions in a variety of situations at work? What is “noise” and how does it affect decision-making?
  • ”Brain pitfalls” to avoid.
  • Tips, activities and checklists to reduce the risk of making decisions based on unconscious bias – as it relates to non-discrimination, gender equality, diversity and inclusion.

Session 3 – Inclusive culture & psychological safety

Session 3 focuses on the importance of having an inclusive culture and ensuring psychological safety, key prerequisites for drawing benefits from diversity.

  • What is psychological safety and how is it related to inclusion? What can we learn from research on inclusive culture and psychological safety in groups?
  • How can we create and maintain an inclusive culture and psychological safety? How can we support this? What counteracts or destroys it?
  • Leadership for inclusion and psychological safety.

Session 4 – Gender equality, diversity & inclusion in practice

The final session focuses on how to carry out work to ensure gender equality, diversity and to build an inclusive culture in practice.

  • What are important activities and areas to focus on and take action in? What are important aspects to consider?
  • What are enablers in this work and what common pitfalls should we avoid?
  • How can gender equality, diversity and inclusion be measured?

Times & dates

Session 1: 

Session 2: 

Session 3: 

Session 4: 

Practical information

The course will be held on Teams. Participants will receive a meeting invitation when they sign up and login information to the course site at the first session. Materials on the course site will be updated continually during the course. 

The course will be held in English. Maximum number of participants: 12 people

For questions, comments or more information, please contact Gabriella Fägerlind at gabriella@implementdiversity.com or +46 70 99 03 714

Price

8,900 SEK (excluding VAT) *

Pay by invoice.

For group discounts, contact Gabriella Fägerlind at gabriella@implementdiversity.com or

+46 70 99 03 714.

* Includes 4 online sessions and access to materials on the course site for 6 months. 

Also included (worth ca 2,300 SEK):

  • 30 minutes of private consultation with Gabriella Fägerlind.
  • The book ”Mångfald i praktiken” by Gabriella Fägerlind (latest edition, winter/spring 2022)
  • The report ”Mångfald, lönsamhet och arbetsgrupper – sammanställning av forskning”, by Gabriella Fägerlind (2019)
  • The book ”Räkna med jämlikhet” by Christina Ahlzén (2015)
  • 2 sets of the discussion card game #atourworkplace (available in Swedish, English, German, Spanish, Finnish and Polish)

About Gabriella Fägerlind

Gabriella Fägerlind has been working as a gender equality and diversity consultant since 1999. Clients include workplaces in both the private and public sectors.

 

Assignments include seminars, training and consulting organizations on how to promote gender equality, diversity and build an inclusive culture. The latter includes, for example, carrying out current situation analyses, providing support to ensure that organizations fulfill the requirements to work with the active measures outlined in the Swedish Discrimination Act, quality assuring recruiting processes from a gender equality and diversity perspective, leadership development, developing KPIs for gender equality, diversity and inclusion, starting up and supporting project groups for gender equality and diversity, developing policies for gender equality, diversity and inclusion as well as conducting compensation surveys based on gender according to the requirements in the Swedish Discrimination Act.

 

Gabriella has developed the card game #atourworkplace, a tool for discussing and developing gender equality and diversity in the workplace (available in physical and digital formats and as an app in Swedish, English, German, Spanish, Finnish and Polish).

 

She is the author of the books ”Mångfald i praktiken – handbok för verksamhetsutveckling” (Diversity in Practice – A Handbook for Business Development) and ”Jämställdhet i praktiken – så utvecklar ni er arbetsplats” (A Practical Handbook for Developing Gender Equity in the Workplace). She has also written a number of reports and articles. 

 

Gabriella holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology and a Licentiate Degree in Operations Management and Work Organization from postgraduate studies at Chalmers University of Technology. She is currently an industrial doctoral student in organization, management and change at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm.

 

Read more about Gabriella Fägerlind and ImplementDiversity AB at www.implementdiversity.com