Welcome to Corporate Training
Equality & Diversity

East Sussex County Council recognises the diverse needs of our community and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and diversity in employment and service delivery.

We will challenge discrimination and encourage respect, understanding and dignity for everyone living, working and visiting East Sussex. We will do this through our influence in the community, strategic planning and policy formation in employment and service delivery and through all our other day to day work.

There are a number of courses available to employees of the Council to assist you in fulfilling your responsibilities in this area and we are continuously developing more learning resources. If there is anything that you would like to see then please get in touch with corporate.training@eastsussex.gov.uk

 

eLearning modules

Equality & Diversity eLearning - In this course we’ll give you examples of how to behave in a way that reflects equality and diversity practice. We don’t expect you to memorise any legislation, but it helps if you are aware of some of the key points that impact on our services. This training is to set you on the right path to understanding how you can make a difference.

Unconscious Bias eLearning - This course is different to most unconscious bias e-learning modules. We’re not going to pretend that after 30 minutes of e-learning and clicking through scenario slides – you are going to be magically cured of your unconscious biases. No, instead, we want to take you on a kind of unconscious bias journey. We’ll provide you with some actionable advice and take away challenges that can help to combat unconscious biases where you work. We really hope you enjoy discovering how your brain works.

 

Training courses

Equality & Diversity and Equality & Diversity for Managers coursesIt is the responsibility of all to act and lead by example in ways that support equality and diversity.  Successful organisations are the ones that reflect the richness of diversity in their workforce that exists in their local community. To be successful an organisation must first look to and understand its organisational culture. These face to face courses will explore that culture, one module from a managers' perspective and the other module is suitable for all staff.

Mitigating Unconscious Bias course - This course invites participants to query their own perceptions and perspectives and examine the impact on their relationships and working practises. Learn to recognise and identify unconscious bias, understand its effects, and explore strategies for effectively managing personal biases. 

 

Further courses and resources

The pages below offer more information and courses on specific areas of equality:

Racial equality - including information on how to be anti-racist and understand white privilege

Gender and sexual orientation equality

Disability equality - including information about understanding neurodiversity