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How to Make Diversity and Inclusion Real

In the backdrop of the covid-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) global protests which have highlighted persisting systemic inequalities across society, many organisations are rightly reviewing their structures, practices, and cultures to test and ensure alignment with their espoused values across success indicators such as race and class.  However, there is often a wide gap between desiring change and having the necessary awareness and knowhow to drive tangible results.

This 3-series workshop aims to be a starting point for participants to gain the confidence and language to embark on a shared journey towards making workplace and community-facing diversity and inclusion real in their organisations. 

Session 1: How to practice intentional inclusion.

Session 2:  How to attract and retain diverse talent. 

Session 3: Finding growth: supporting your volunteers, clients and service users from diverse backgrounds.

What will I learn?

The course will cover:

Session 1: How to practice intentional inclusion.

In this session, participants will learn how to use their personal power to co-create an environment where people from all backgrounds feel like they can belong and thrive in.  

Session 2:  How to attract and retain diverse talent. 

In this workshop, participants will learn about what works, what gets in the way, and how to create and sustain diversity in a team.

Session 3: Finding growth: supporting your volunteers, clients and service users from diverse backgrounds.

In this workshop, participants will participate in a real-time lived experience roundtable and strategy session to get a feel of how to meet the actual as opposed to merely perceived needs of various stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.

Trainer profile

About Dumi Senda

https://www.dumisenda.com/

Dumi Senda, widely known as Coach Dumi, is an Oxford educated global Diversity and Inclusion expert and career coach with an extensive record of designing and delivering high-impact programs at top firms and organisations such as the UN, Houses of Commons, Commonwealth Office, Bank of England, Google, and Goldman Sachs, among others. He is renowned for inspiring people from underserved backgrounds to aspire for greater career and life outcomes, drawing on his social mobility experience of going from a life of menial labor with little prospects to global leader.

Dumi has shared the stage with world leaders such as the President of Zambia, King of Lesotho, MEPs, and FTSE 100 company executives. In 2020, he was invited to No. 10 Downing Street, the official residence of the UK Prime Minister, in recognition of his impact in broadening access to career opportunities for people from under-served communities in the UK.

Dumi has worked with organisations across a wide range of sectors on workplace and community-facing diversity and inclusion. He currently consultants for companies that lead the corporate sector on driving up workplace diversity and inclusion such as Diversity Practice and Black British Business Awards (BBBAs). He was formerly Head of Outreach and Alumni Engagement with SEO London, a not-for-profit company that helps students of ethnic minority backgrounds to break into and succeed in competitive industries like finance, banking, law, engineering and consultancy at elite firms such as Goldman Sachs, Google, Rolls Royce and several others.

Dumi currently serves in a voluntary c-suite executive role as Chief Partnership Officer for Abantu Impact Foundation, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to eradicate poverty in Africa through supporting SMEs to create jobs and end charity dependency. In this role, Dumi oversees the building of Abantu Connect, a global community of 5 million people, consisting of Africans, African Diaspora, and Friends of Africa (non-Africans) who are invested in ensuring the success of the African business sector.

Dumi is also a notable motivational speaker and multi-published author and poet. His debut children’s book entitled The Day the Sun Promised to Smile FOREVER! was published by Ariel Foundation International in German, English, and French to raise funds for a UNICEF initiated international Foundation called Innocence in Danger that supports victims of child sexual abuse in more than 32 countries. He also recently contributed to a book entitled Everyday Ubuntu, published by Penguin and foreworded by global Human Rights icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Benefits to you

Session 1.

Participants will leave having gained an awareness of their personal and shared capacity to embody and uphold values of inclusion in their sphere of influence, whatever their position or level of seniority in the organisation.

Session 2.

Participants will leave having gained awareness and knowhow to co-create and uphold a team environment where difference is actively sought, valued and used for the benefit of all employees, service users, the organisation, and wider society.

Session 3.

Participants will leave having gained practical knowledge on how to support their colleagues and service users as well as having the confidence and knowhow to communicate their own needs to get support from others.  

Who should attend?

The workshop is open to anyone who wants to learn more about workplace and community-facing diversity and inclusion. 

To maximise the learning journey, you are encouraged to enrol for all 3 sessions. However, any number of sessions you attend will take you further on your learning journey and equip you with the necessary awareness and knowhow to tap into and unlock the benefits of diversity and inclusion in your role and organisation. You are also encouraged to invite others to enrol who could benefit from being on the learning journey.

Dates:

Session 1     Thursday 8th April 2021 

Session 2     Thursday 15th April 2021

Session 3     Thursday 22nd April 2021

Time

2.00 pm – 4.00 pm. (2 hours) Each session will include 30 minutes for questions

All sessions will run online using zoom

Cost

  • OCVA Members – £25 for one session/ £45 for two sessions/ £60 for three sessions
  • Charitable organisations who are not OCVA members – £45 for one session/ £60 for two sessions / £75 for three sessions
  •  Non-charitable organisations – £60 for one session / £75 for two sessions / £90 for three sessions

Registration

Please note there are two steps to this process and both steps of the process will need to be completed to secure your place.

  1. Complete the Google bookings form and register your details
  2. Make payment via PayPal within two working days of registering for the course. We’re using PayPal for this event. Select ‘pay with a debit or credit card ‘ if you don’t have a PayPal account (there’s no need to sign in to PayPal).

Step 1: Use this form to book for one session, two sessions or all three. You only need to complete the one form. 

Step 2:

Choose payment type:

OCVA
Members
(one session)
£ 25.00
  • Pay with PayPal
OCVA
Members (two sessions)
£ 45.00
  • Pay with PayPal
OCVA
Members (three sessions)
£ 60.00
  • Pay with PayPal

Charitable Organisations

£ 45.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Charitable Organisations
£ 60.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Charitable Organisations
£ 75.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Non charitable rate (one session)
£ 60.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Non charitable rate (two sessions)
£ 75.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Non charitable rate (three sessions)
£ 90.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Course details at a glance

Dates:

Session 1     Thursday 8th April 2021 

Session 2     Thursday 15th April 2021

Session 3     Thursday 22nd April 2021

Time:  All sessions will run from 2.00pm – 4.00pm via Zoom


Cost: £25 – £90

Enquiries contact

When contacting us please state the name of the course your correspondence is in relation to.

Email training@ocva.org.uk or call us on 01865 251946

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