Diversity and Belonging Training

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About your Trainer – Bernie

Multiple Award winning Bestselling Author, TEDX Speaker, Business Strategist and Diversity and Inclusion Thought Leader, Bernie Davies, provides strategic business development support and training throughout the United Kingdom and globally. Hundreds of businesses, Welsh Government Excelerator programme participants, Major Banks, universities and Further Education colleges have been supported by Bernie in their entrepreneurship and DEI programmes, from as far back as 2010.
Davies, is a Business Wales Mentor, The Ambassador for the Commonwealth Entrepreneur Club, sits on the Board of the Black History Wales Committee, and has been awarded Swansea Black Icon 2018, Top 100 Woman in Business in Wales 2017, Excellence in Business Award 2017 for Black History Month and won Diversity and Inclusion Award 2021. She is nominated in 2022 as Leader in Chwarae Teg Womenspire Awards, National Diversity and Inclusion Award in the category of Entrepreneur of Excellence and Outstanding Role Model for Gender and Wales Online Diversity and Inclusion Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity

About the Workshops

The workshops  are aimed at anyone who works in entrepreneurship, is an influencer, runs a business with teams and is interested in increasing their knowledge of Diversity and Belonging.

A Word From Our Trainer, Bernie Davies                                                                       

Background

If we remain contained within the walls of our own lived experiences, to the exclusion of an understanding of that of others, we run the risk of falling short of the mark and making peace with mediocrity. Over the years I have supported the Welsh government, major banks, and universities’ entrepreneurship programmes. I’ve trained large and small corporate teams and mentored entrepreneurs. My insider information, is that there is a head knowledge of the importance of diverse teams BUT a failure…for the most part…to truly come to terms with what that should look like. The struggle, is NOT with welcoming diverse talents, origins and expertise!…The disconnect is with recruiting the talent, skill and experience we are looking for…that does NOT share how we view the world, or our religion, sexual orientation, size, race and gender. That unfortunately, becomes a step too far…for most.

The companies that are thriving and boast a wholesome and productive work culture…are the ones that undertake deliberately diverse recruitment and practice allyship within the workplace. Their team leaders are aware of privilege and their responsibility to influence attitudes and are intentional in monitoring and rewarding inclusive behaviours. They are deliberate in ensuring that no one feels undervalued in meetings and all opinions are treated with the same respect. Micro-aggressions are identified AND if not eradicated…they are challenged.

 

These courses are designed to help those interested in achieving deliberate diversity and belonging within the workplace and in their entrepreneurial pursuits.

The Modules

1. Achieving deliberate diversity
  • Challenging our norms / own lived experiences
  • Unconscious Bias-
    • Identifying unconscious bias in the workplace o
    • Gender bias
    • Socio-economic bias and the workplace

  • Understanding the danger of information / Filter Bubbles
    • Information bubbles and micro-aggressions in the workplace
  • Getting lost in the echo chambers-
    • how to escape being excluded from a fuller grasp of what is happening around you by not backing yourself into the corner of your own shared opinions
  • The power of Groupthink-
    • how to manage this threat to cognitive diversity in the workplace

The course will be underpinned with real life examples of experiences of the trainer who spent upwards of 21 years in the corporate sector and a further 10 years supporting corporate initiatives focused on Diversity and Belonging. As a result, relevant case studies will be examined.

Workshop Costs

Deliver one half day workshop (4.5 hours) for a maximum of 30 and minimum of 10 attendees.

Total £1,800.00

Deliver one full day workshop (7.5) for a maximum of 30 and minimum of 10 attendees.

Total £3,000.00

Includes:

  • All delivery
  • 1 trainer
  • Videos (where appropriate)
  • Travel expenses

Training can be delivered online or on location.
Sessions will be interactive and is supported by active role play using videos with professional Actors.

Workshop cost includes a copy of Bernie’s Bestselling Business Book (per attendee), “Your Business Your Way”. This handbook contains valuable insights into creating a business that, not only celebrates who you are and the value you bring to the marketplace, but also underscores the importance of embracing that in others as a vital tool to success. It contains strategies and additional key practical exercises for further learning.

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2. Allyship in the Workplace

    The first half of this workshop, we’re going to focus on developing a shared understanding of allyship. So we’ll learn about:

    • What allyship is—and isn’t
      • Who is responsible for allyship in the workplace
      • Identifying the barriers to effective allyship
    • Unpacking our personal privilege in and outside of work
    • Learning about the inequities that impact people with less privilege at work
    • How to engage and learn from those who need to belong During the second half, we’ll jumpstart your allyship journey by
    • Discovering what power we have to enact change at work
    • Learning specific actions to practice allyship
    • Closing by reviewing the Active Allyship Framework—a framework that we’ll explore throughout the program and that you’ll use in the follow-up sessions. The course will be underpinned with the trainer’s first hand experiences, having spent upwards of 21 years in the corporate sector and a further 10 years supporting corporate initiatives focused on Diversity and Belonging. Relevant case studies will also be examined. This program does not end in this workshop, in your follow-up sessions, you’ll continue meeting with your small group to explore new allyship strategies and practice filling out your own Active Allyship Framework.

    Workshop Costs

    Deliver one half day workshop (4.5 hours) for a maximum of 30 and minimum of 10 attendees.

    Total £1,800.00

    Deliver one full day workshop (7.5) for a maximum of 30 and minimum of 10 attendees.

    Total £3,000.00

    Includes:

    • All delivery
    • 1 trainer
    • Videos (where appropriate)
    • Travel expenses

    Training can be delivered online or on location.
    Sessions will be interactive and is supported by active role play using videos with professional Actors.

    Workshop cost includes a copy of Bernie’s Bestselling Business Book (per attendee), “Your Business Your Way”. This handbook contains valuable insights into creating a business that, not only celebrates who you are and the value you bring to the marketplace, but also underscores the importance of embracing that in others as a vital tool to success. It contains strategies and additional key practical exercises for further learning.

    Book your Workshop Now!

    3.Diversity and Entrepreneurship
      • The potential challenges that diverse groups face in entrepreneurship
      • The value of diversity in entrepreneurship

      A look at The British Business Bank 2020 report- Alone Together, Diversity and Entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom-

      • A look at Gender
      • BAME groups
      • Grey entrepreneurs An overview of the Rose Review by Natwest CEO, Alison Rose-
      • Focus on female entrepreneurship and benefits to the UK economy
      • Marginalisation of women
      • Funding for women
      • A look at case studies

       

      Workshop Costs

      Deliver one half day workshop (4.5 hours) for a maximum of 30 and minimum of 10 attendees.

      Total £1,800.00

      Deliver one full day workshop (7.5) for a maximum of 30 and minimum of 10 attendees.

      Total £3,000.00

      Includes:

      • All delivery
      • 1 trainer
      • Videos (where appropriate)
      • Travel expenses

      Training can be delivered online or on location.
      Sessions will be interactive and is supported by active role play using videos with professional Actors.

      Workshop cost includes a copy of Bernie’s Bestselling Business Book (per attendee), “Your Business Your Way”. This handbook contains valuable insights into creating a business that, not only celebrates who you are and the value you bring to the marketplace, but also underscores the importance of embracing that in others as a vital tool to success. It contains strategies and additional key practical exercises for further learning.

      Book your Workshop Now!

       

      4.Society and Diversity
      • A look at social connectivity and its impact on / relevance to diversity
      • Cognitive diversity
      •  Social Connectivity
      • Unconscious Bias
      • Emotional intelligence
      • Understanding endemic micro-aggressions
      • The power of diversity and group dynamics The course will be underpinned with real life examples of experiences of the trainer who spent upwards of 21 years in the corporate sector and a further 10 years supporting corporate initiatives focused on Diversity and Belonging. As a result, relevant case studies will be examined.

      Workshop Costs

      Deliver one half day workshop (4.5 hours) for a maximum of 30 and minimum of 10 attendees.

      Total £1,800.00

      Deliver one full day workshop (7.5) for a maximum of 30 and minimum of 10 attendees.

      Total £3,000.00

      Includes:

      • All delivery
      • 1 trainer
      • Videos (where appropriate)
      • Travel expenses

      Training can be delivered online or on location.
      Sessions will be interactive and is supported by active role play using videos with professional Actors.

      Workshop cost includes a copy of Bernie’s Bestselling Business Book (per attendee), “Your Business Your Way”. This handbook contains valuable insights into creating a business that, not only celebrates who you are and the value you bring to the marketplace, but also underscores the importance of embracing that in others as a vital tool to success. It contains strategies and additional key practical exercises for further learning.

      Book your Workshop Now!

      5. Unconscious Bias
      • Groupthink
      • Echo Chambers and Information Bubbles
      • Understanding Micro-aggressions
      • Social Connectivity & Cognitive Diversity
      • Allyship and its power in combatting unconscious bias
      • What does unconscious Bias look like?
      • How to become aware of our own Privilege The course will be underpinned with real life examples of experiences of the trainer who spent upwards of 21 years in the corporate sector and a further 10 years supporting corporate initiatives focused on Diversity and Belonging. As a result, relevant case studies will be examined.

      Workshop Costs

      Deliver one half day workshop (4.5 hours) for a maximum of 30 and minimum of 10 attendees.

      Total £1,800.00

      Deliver one full day workshop (7.5) for a maximum of 30 and minimum of 10 attendees.

      Total £3,000.00

      Includes:

      • All delivery
      • 1 trainer
      • Videos (where appropriate)
      • Travel expenses

      Training can be delivered online or on location.
      Sessions will be interactive and is supported by active role play using videos with professional Actors.

      Workshop cost includes a copy of Bernie’s Bestselling Business Book (per attendee), “Your Business Your Way”. This handbook contains valuable insights into creating a business that, not only celebrates who you are and the value you bring to the marketplace, but also underscores the importance of embracing that in others as a vital tool to success. It contains strategies and additional key practical exercises for further learning.

      Book your Workshop Now!

      6. A case for Deliberate Diversity

      1. Achieving deliberate diversity

      • Understanding the danger of information
      • Filter Bubbles Getting lost in the echo chambers
      • Groupthink

      2. Allyship in the Workplace

      • unpacking our personal privilege in and outside of work

      • learning about the inequities that impact people with less privilege at work

      • discovering what power we have to enact change at work

      • learning specific actions to practice allyship

      3. Diversity and Entrepreneurship:

      • The value of diversity in entrepreneurship

      • A look at Gender

      • BAME groups

      • Grey entrepreneurs

      • Focus on female entrepreneurship and benefits to the UK economy

      4. Society and Diversity-

      • A look at social connectivity and its impact on / relevance to diversity

      • Cognitive diversity

      • Emotional intelligence

      5. Unconscious Bias

      • Understanding Micro-aggressions

      • Social Connectivity & Cognitive Diversity

      The course will be underpinned with real life examples of experiences of the trainer who spent upwards of 21 years in the corporate sector and a further 10 years supporting corporate initiatives focused on Diversity and Belonging. As a result, relevant case studies will be examined.

      Workshop Costs

      Deliver one half day workshop (4.5 hours) for a maximum of 30 and minimum of 10 attendees.

      Total £1,800.00

      Deliver one full day workshop (7.5) for a maximum of 30 and minimum of 10 attendees.

      Total £3,000.00

      Includes:

      • All delivery
      • 1 trainer
      • Videos (where appropriate)
      • Travel expenses

      Training can be delivered online or on location.
      Sessions will be interactive and is supported by active role play using videos with professional Actors.

      Workshop cost includes a copy of Bernie’s Bestselling Business Book (per attendee), “Your Business Your Way”. This handbook contains valuable insights into creating a business that, not only celebrates who you are and the value you bring to the marketplace, but also underscores the importance of embracing that in others as a vital tool to success. It contains strategies and additional key practical exercises for further learning.

      Book your Workshop Now!

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      Expert endorsement

      “In my opinion EVERYTHING we do in life is about sales but ultimately it’s about understanding yourself, other people and having the skills to sell yourself. The YOU PRINT is a fantastic model to use not only to build your personal brand, but ultimately your relationship skills and confidence. Bernie Davies, lives and breathes what she has created; this is a book not to be missed.” Alison Edgar MBE, The Entrepreneur’s Godmother 2020.

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