ILM Mainstreaming Equalities
Organisational Development Programme
This Institute of Leadership and Management endorsed training course is designed for Voluntary Sector organisations.
The course is jointly hosted by GCVS and CRER, and takes place over four dates at the Albany Learning and Conference Centre in Glasgow.
Monday 11th August 2014 Monday 15th September 2014
Monday 6th October 2014 Tuesday 4th November 2014
All sessions from 10.00am – 4.00pm.
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- Build capacity to embed equality in everything your organisation does
- Understand legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010
- Share equalities knowledge and experience with Voluntary Sector colleagues
- Practical actions to meet the developing equality requirements of Public Sector funders
- Includes access to extensive training materials and resources
- Subjects include:
- Key equality concepts
- Equality Act 2010
- Equality in employment, volunteering and procurement
- Consultation, involvement and engagement
- Equality Impact Assessment and planning for equality
- Case studies based on Employment Tribunal case law
- Practical tips for embedding mainstreaming and avoiding conflict
The training course itself is free of charge for workers or board members from voluntary and community organisations and it is possible to take the course without receiving ILM certification. For those wishing to gain an ILM certificate, there are a limited number of subsidised places available and the remaining participants will be charged the basic costs required to process ILM certification. See the information on costs further on in this leaflet for full details.
The deadline for GCVS receiving applications is Monday 21st July 2014
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Information for Applicants and their Organisations
Please read this section before completing the Booking Form
This course is designed to support organisations to develop capacity on mainstreaming equality. For this reason, applications must be approved by the organisation’s Chief Executive, Director or Chair. Participants undertaking the course will want to understand the commitment which is required in terms of course work, attendance and creating positive changes within their organisation.
Course participants need to have the authority to make positive changes and the ability to effectively share the knowledge they gain from participation. Participants should therefore ideally be at a senior level within the organisation. However, we recognise the difficulty of time management within organisations and so any person can attend on behalf of their organisation provided they have the delegated authority to take action to mainstream equality.
The level of existing work on equalities within the organisation may be low, moderate or high – the aim is that participants will identify what reasonable, practical improvements could be made and that the organisation (and its members or service users where appropriate) will benefit from these improvements.
It is suggested that two people from each organisation attend if possible; this provides more support within the organisation and minimises any disruption as a result of unavoidable absence. For all participants, we strongly recommend attendance at all four training sessions. Although handouts and materials will be available, these do not replace the experience of participating in learning and sharing knowledge with others.
The training course has a strong focus on the organisation taking action itself. This means that participants will be required to do some work in between sessions as well as prior to the start of the course. This work will include sharing knowledge with others in the organisation and looking at the organisation’s policies, services and functions. The final assessed piece of coursework is an essay which will explore a selection of the topics covered during the training. This is required for participants wishing to receive an ILM completion certificate.
Participants will also be asked to complete a pre-course questionnaire, short evaluation sheets for each training day and a post-course evaluation. These exercises are required to record progress and assess quality of delivery.
If you would like to talk to us about the course before applying, please feel free to contact John Robertson at GCVS:
0141 332 2444