Viv Nelson, myself and the Nelson Training team have had a passion for workplace equality and diversity training for many years. We have had considerable success with our different take on this subject through our company, Nelson Training Ltd. At Nelson Training we bring all the power of the performing arts to our subjects using comedy, drama and a wealth of interaction. This has meant that we have been able to engage and enthuse many people who do not respond to traditional training. This has been particularly important for subjects such as equality & diversity and bullying & harassment training where many delegates believe that they are going to be preached at. Instead they find scenarios that reflect life in their own workplace. These can often be quite funny but the net effect is to let people explore how those involved might see things differently.
In our research for our training, we draw on many sources. Many of our delegates have asked for links to these resources so they can further explore the issues raised and in many cases get help. We decided that this might be useful to anyone with an interest in training for equality & diversity as well as those who might have been discriminated against or bullied or harassed in their workplace. We also know that many HR professionals would appreciate a central resource.
So we decided to build a site where anyone could come and find a whole series of useful links on equality and diversity in one place. We intend the site to grow and hope that people will use the comments section on each page to suggest sites that others might find useful too. We believe that with the contributions of others we can build a site that will enable anyone to draw on its resources.
The site is fairly simple at the moment but contains links to many of the organisations that are publishing relevant material, from the UK government with the Equality Act 2010, to ACAS who publish much information to the benefit of employers and employee. There are also many organisations and charities set up to help those with particular protected characteristics and to those who are victims of hate crime.