University of Derby sought a provider of engaging, interactive Equality and Diversity Training, to raise awareness across all departments. It was important that the solution was tailored to the University’s development needs, flexible to suit varying levels of existing knowledge and designed to encourage plenty of discussion and debate.
Equality & Diversity Specialist, Lynne Hunt, worked closely with project sponsors at the University and designed content for a suite of four programmes:
Having received fantastic results from the initial pilot programme, the training was rolled out across the organisation. After three academic years of training, we were also invited to work with neighboring academic establishment, Buxton and Leek College, on an additional project.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your constant support and cooperation and say that it has been an absolute pleasure to work with respected and inspirational individuals like you. You have all been instrumental in developing the University’s Equality & Diversity training package which has received excellent feedback from internal colleagues."
Business Partner, University of Derby
By the end of the programme, participants:
"It was not at all what I expected. I really enjoyed that it was so interactive and not overly focused on legislation. The trainer was very good at explaining and she made us feel comfortable to speak freely about our opinions and reflections."
"Well paced, different use of teaching materials; lovely tutor."
"The event was well presented, an effort was made to include all members of staff in the event regardless of their role. This allowed each individual to look personally at where any unconscious bias may occur."
"Excellent discussion and information about the subject."
Lynne Hunt has been Righttrack’s Senior Equality & Diversity since 2005. Very few specialists in the field can match Lynne’s extensive experience and thorough knowledge of current best practice.