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Diversity Champions Programme 2019

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By West Midlands Museum Development / Posted on Thursday 4th July 2019

If you are responsible for leading change in your organisation you need to have a clear understanding of how Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) impacts on your business; legally, morally and commercially.

Participants in this training programme will gain a greater understanding of EDI and the Equality Act 2010, develop the skills to create a SMART Equality Action Plan, and be equipped to deliver a short EDI training session in their own museum through a ‘Train the Trainer’ approach.  A demonstrable commitment to EDI is also increasingly important to funders; Wendy Parry, Relationship Manager, Arts Council England (ACE) will outline the relevance of EDI and the Creative Case for Diversity to Project Grants.

The Diversity Champions programme is suitable and relevant to all museum types and sizes.  Previous participants in the Diversity Champions programme from Birmingham Museum Trust, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum and Tudor House Museum will provide case studies detailing their approach to creating more inclusive organisations.

This training programme has been designed for managers, trustees and decision makers working in museums, galleries and heritage sites.  Organisations must commit to attending all four sessions. Attendance at events can be shared between colleagues.  Priority will be given to non NPO museums who are Accredited or Working Towards Accreditation in the West Midlands region.

Participants in Diversity Champions programme 2018/19;

71% said that they understand how to get their senior management team and board to ‘buy in’ to EDI.

“It is already prompting me to address issues that have been lacking examination for years”

For more information and to apply click here.

Please return completed application form by email to wmmd@ironbridge.org.uk no later than
5pm Monday 26 August.

 

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