London (UK), October 2019 - Marshall E-Learning and Dan Robertson from Vercida Consulting are delighted to announce the creation of a new training programme "Becoming an Inclusive Organisation". This next step after unconscious bias training is vital to creating inclusion throughout the organisation.
The programme was launched recently at the Diversity Leaders exhibition in London. All participants at the event were given a single complimentary licence to this new training programme.
With over 80 organisations using Marshall E-Learning for unconscious bias eLearning, they have partnered with Dan Robertson from Vercida Consulting to write the next step for clients who want to move beyond raising awareness and on to implementing inclusive practices within their management practices.
Dan Robertson speaks on the journey behind the making of the new course: “I was delighted to speak at Diversity Leaders this week and launch this new training programme with Marshalls. So many companies ask me for a road map for inclusion, so we have created a resource that helps managers, who after all create the culture in an organisation, to become more inclusive”.
David Marshall of Marshall E-Learning: "It is one thing for us to be aware we are all biased and another to realise this has an impact in the workplace, particularly if we are in a position of influence. Our clients asked us for guidance on practical steps to mitigate bias in the workplace, and we believe this eLearning module provides exactly that".
The new course delves into several areas that can be influenced through unconscious bias and that play a part overall in becoming an inclusive organisation. Topics covered include the need to trust all team members; provide equal opportunities to everyone; recruit inclusively; and use emotional intelligence to manage inclusively as well as to reduce conflict. The course aims to demonstrate how organisations need to be aware of their bias and also need to become inclusive throughout the organisation in order to grow to their potential.
Organisations with above-average gender diversity and levels of employee engagement outperform companies with below-average diversity and engagement by 46% to 58%, demonstrating the change possible with a more inclusive organisation.