Understand the various steps of inclusive and diverse recruitment practices in this 3-hour training session.

About this event

‘The session usefully removes the naval-gazing of many unconscious bias training and instead goes straight to practical and legally sound approaches to change and to committing to diversity and inclusion through actual organisational behaviour’

Previous training event attendee

We want to help employers introduce changes by shifting the way we approach recruitment and how we might use different entry routes to help us open our doors to a much wider pool of talent, and in doing so support social mobility.This session is focused on helping employers understand recruiting for potential and works to cover:

  • The difference between diversity and inclusion
  • The definition of different work-based entry routes into the sector including Work Experience, Industry Placements, Internships, Apprenticeships, Volunteering and Voluntary Workers
  • The basic legalities associated with each and how understanding the legalities can help improve diversity and inclusion
  • Making a job description more inclusive and understanding the difference between positive action and positive discrimination
  • Introducing a workforce recruitment policy

This session is part of our series of Fair Access Sector Support training which has been tailored specifically for Northern Ireland’s cultural sector and funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s National Lottery fund. It’s designed for anyone that makes decisions regarding recruitment and is accompanied by a Best Practice Recruitment Guide for Creative Leaders.

Duration: 3 hours (including breaks)

Venue: This is an online training session hosted on Zoom, the link to join will be sent to you ahead of the event.

Tickets: This is a free event for employers working in the cultural sector in Northern Ireland. Tickets must be booked through Eventbrite. If you are unable to attend the event, please de-register on Eventbrite or let us know via email so we can open your space up to another organisation.

Accessibility: Live captions will be available on the day using Zoom’s automatic live transcription. If you have any specific access requirements, please email info@ccskills.org.uk

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About Creative & Cultural Skills

We are the UK-wide agency working to create a fair, skilled and accessible cultural sector by shaping skills, education and employment best practice. Visit ccskills.org.uk to find out more and follow us on Twitter for the latest news.

This training event has been supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s National Lottery fund and consequently is only available to organisations based in Northern Ireland. England-based organisations can access our Arts Council England programme here. We are currently exploring funding options to make this available in Scotland and Wales.

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