Equality and Diversity
Colin Heyman has been working as a trainer, consultant and coach in the field of equality and diversity for over 20 years. I have experience of working with a wide variety of organisations and groups, including organisations in the public and third sectors, and small companies.
One of the things I hope to achieve through my work is to get the issues discussed and enable people not to feel like they are treading on eggshells all the time when it comes to equality and diversity.
I cover a wide range of equality and diversity training and consultancy, including:
Equality and diversity are key issues in many organisations. Our practice has these principles:
- We place the equality and diversity issues the organisation needs to address in the context of organisational goals, and integrate them with other current issues in the organisation.
- Our programmes are designed for the organisation and people we are working with. We take into account customer requirements, but also (amongst other things) the culture of the organisation, their experience of the issues, and the backgrounds of the individuals with whom we are working.
- We believe that diversity and equality in organisations is brought about not only by implementing policies and procedures, but by approaches that incorporate organisational and personal development. We work with organisations to develop a culture that promotes equality and diversity, and with individuals to develop their management style.
Our interventions on equality and diversity range from introducing the legislative framework and using case studies to explore good practice, to awareness raising, to developing diversity further by integrating it with personal and organisational development and enabling organisations and individuals to see diversity as a positive asset rather than a difficulty. Within this we encompass all differences, including age, sexual orientation as well as ways of working and thinking, interpersonal styles and so on.
To find out more about our approach to equality and diversity, you might enjoy doing our Diversity Quiz, which will both give you an idea of what we are about and help you to explore your own thinking about diversity and equality.
You might also like to look at our model of Diversity, the Diversity Diamond.