Ask an American what Diversity and Inclusion means, and they will often think race; a Nigerian person might think LGBT and many in Europe will think religion. However, what would the Irish think about Diversity and Inclusion?
To find out what Irish people think, we talked with D&I experts and we also went out into the field and spoke with real people in real workplaces. While numerous issues came up we found that Irish people still think a lot about the issue of gender balance.
We have designed a course that looks at gender balance as a priority but that also goes further and looks at what inclusion really means.
Obstacles in Irish workplaces
Diversity and Inclusion is a broad area and can mean different things to each of us. However, without doubt there are a number of fundamental benefits that can be achieved by all. However, it is important to highlight that there are a number of stumbling blocks that we should all be aware of.
We chose not to shy away from looking at these hurdles that can cause issues for both individuals and organisations alike. Just because some of the fears around diversity in the workplace seem irrational to you or me does not mean that we can just ignore them. We address the obstacles head on. Some are small and subtle while others are big and obvious. The good news is that we have found the best ways to make sure that you can get over all of them.
If this sounds like it could be for you and your colleagues you can now register for our suite of Diversity and Inclusion courses. We have put together five compact modules (10 minutes each) that provide you with a new perspective on Diversity and Inclusion in the Irish workplace.