Through a wide range of presentations and interactive techniques, we provide practical diversity and integration training for staff in organisations, schools and universities. We work with schools to support them in building curricula that more fairly reflect and build upon our diverse society. We lead classes of children and young people to celebrate the differences and seek the commonalities between us. With all organisations and ages we use the stories of refugees and other migrants to help build cohesive communities characterised by creativity, achievement, collective well-being and personal fulfilment .
What we offer
Our training model is enhanced by wide range of creative activities aimed at demonstrating the value of diversity, sharing and applying inclusive values and developing through these activities strategies to generate new knowledge and understandings and sustain a supportive, motivated, creative workforce. Our workshops will provide participants with a broad introduction to inclusive culture and how this can contribute to a secure, dynamic and cohesive team.
“Education that develops cultural understanding and recognises diversity is crucial for the future well-being of our society”
UK Qualifications and Curriculum Agency, 2007
We challenge the corporate management theory based on the idea that everyone can be competent in everything or that faults, failings and weaknesses are the growth points in an organisation. Instead, we help both organisations and schools to capitalise on strengths and differences in thinking and experience. To achieve this, we focus on creating a more humane and humanising working environment that invests in every kind of diversity.
We offer tools to identify and genuinely invest in each other and search for opportunities to discover the unique strengths and motivational stories represented in every life. Our experience is that the interventions we offer help create a more inclusive working culture and generate a sense of belonging which leads to Personal satisfaction + Collaborative Consistence + Organisational Success and that this results in Increased Individual and Institutional strength.
Among the benefits we see in organisations that fully embrace diversity are:
A greater sense of community and cooperation
Isolation and alienation are minimised
A thriving sense of creativity
Service and support becomes a driving force among in the community
The strengths and perspectives of all staff are recognised and valued
Capacity is built
People feel fulfilled
"A Diverse Workforce Is a Valuable Source of Innovation. An Inclusive Culture Is an Incubator for Innovation."
Donald Fan, Senior Director, Walmart
Our unique arts-based and practical approach to diversity training is often informed by the personal and values-based stories shared by participants (see video below). This personalised approach can be tailored specifically to any organisation’s needs. It includes opportunities to explore through conversations with people from diverse backgrounds the implications and opportunities of inclusion and participation in a values-led ethos.
“With guns you can kill terrorists, with education you can kill terrorism.”
The students in this video represent 13 different countries. Some have escaped violence, threat, persecution and poverty and sought safety in the UK as unaccompanied minors. Others are from economic migrant families seeking greater financial security or are the children of refugees - all need to build fresh understandings of trust and responsibility within a new langauge and culture.
Education4Diversity training for business organisations
We offer three negotiable options:
Purchase a bespoke staff diversity training package involving presentations, arts based and practical activities exploring diversity and workshop opportunities for discussion, decision-making and planning. (Cost between £600 and £1000 a day).
Receive free and negotiated staff diversity training package involving presentations, arts based and practical activities to explore diversity and workshop opportunities for discussion, decision-making and planning, on condition that you sponsor diversity training in one or more local schools (cost between £600 and £1000 per school).
Donate to Education4Diversity to support us in helping build a more cohesive, socially healthy and caring society through our work in schools and other organisations.
Contact us on: Education4Diversity@outlook.com
Education4Diversity work in schools and other education settings
We offer five negotiable options:
Assemblies, conference inputs, one-off lectures on refugees, migration, diversity for schools and other educational organisations (cost £250 plus travel)
Staff Development diversity or refugee/ forced migration training (1 -2 hours) involving presentation, workshop activities and structured discussion on curriculum (cost £300 - £350 )
School diversity workshops (whole day) involving presentation of new knowledge, arts inputs, story, age-appropriate practical activity and discussion (cost between £600 and £1000)
Education conferences (whole or half day) involving opportunities to gather new resources, meet and'/or hear the stories of recent refugees, arts inputs, workshop activities and presentations on current issues (cost £1000 - £1500)
Regular school inputs (throughout a six week term) involving staff and student training and mentoring and subsequent interaction with small groups of young refugees and unaccompanied minors in sport and/or arts activities (in association with the Naznin Coker Foundation, cost on application).
Contact us on: Education4Diversity@outlook.com