Promoting Equality, Valuing Diversity PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Promoting Equality, Valuing Diversity free pdf Issues of equality and diversity are complex, difficult and sensitive. Some people believe they have already learned everything. This training manual is designed to help people to build on the strengths and avoid the pitfalls of the past. It dispels some of the myths and oversimplifications around issues like 'political correctness', and shows how dangerous it is to oversimplify and distort some very complicated issues. Writing in the foreword to this manual, Neil Thompson says: 'Promoting equality and valuing diversity is not an easy task - in fact, it is a major challenge. However, it is well worth the time, effort and energy invested in it'. This manual provides a background knowledge base underpinning the work and a series of 22 exercises on: race and ethnicity- gender- age- disability- sexual orientation- and religion. It also contains a guide to further study. It is an excellent resource that will be of immense value to training and development professionals- managers interested in promoting understanding in their teams or staff groups- practice teachers and mentors- and, lecturers and tutors in colleges and universities. Training and learning about equality and diversity are an ongoing process, and in a spirit of encouraging further debate, study and learning about them, the author suggests a series of key issues for trainers to consider, but not to follow unthinkingly: remember that discrimination is more than prejudice- focus on education and learning, not punishment or indoctrination- adopt a positive approach geared towards valuing diversity and promoting equality, rather than encourage a negative, defensive, 'cover your backs' mentality- go beyond the law- do not oversimplify language issues- work together- set the right tone- feature power and empowerment as key themes- make use of self-monitoring- and, be humble. Above all, he stresses that we will all make mistakes, but it is hoped that we will learn from them. As Neil Thompson - author of several books in this area - writes: 'we are now in a position to make the transition from the dogmatic reductionism that has haunted us for some years now and, using the foundations provided by the diversity approach, build a much more positive, more sophisticated and thus more effective approach to tackling discrimination and contributing to more humane workplaces and a more humane society more broadly'.The background material and accessible exercises in this manual can be of help to all of us. Anyone who registers their purchase with RHP can obtain, at no extra cost, the worksheets, case spotlights and presentation slides in PDF and PowerPoint format.

About Neil Thompson

Neil Thompson is Director of Avenue Consulting Ltd (, a company offering training and consultancy across the 'people professions' - that is, the helping professions plus management, supervision and leadership more broadly. He has over 100 publications to his name, including best-selling textbooks, papers in learned journals and training and open learning materials. His website is at

Details Book

Author : Neil Thompson
Publisher : Russell House Publishing Ltd
Data Published : 30 June 2009
ISBN : 190554149X
EAN : 9781905541492
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 176 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Promoting Equality, Valuing Diversity

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • Metaphor and Dialectic in Managing Diversity free pdfMetaphor and Dialectic in Managing Diversity

    The diversity of the workforce and the implications for management continue to be the focus of a great deal of interest. This is partly because of the importance and urgency of the issues that diversity entails and also because of a growing recognition that many of the dilemmas of diversity management are not proving amenable to easy solutions..

  • Valuing Ecosystem Services free pdfValuing Ecosystem Services

    Conserving biodiversity and ecosystem services is critical to promoting human welfare and sustainable development. Valuing Ecosystem Services: Methodological Issues And Case Studies presents the latest research on valuing ecosystem services and case studies by leading experts from around the world..

  • Religion and Equality Law free pdfReligion and Equality Law

    The essays selected for this volume address topics at the intersection of religion and equality law. including discrimination against religion. discrimination by religious actors and discrimination in favor of religious groups and traditions..

  • Gender Equality and Responsible Business free pdfGender Equality and Responsible Business

    This book places gender equality at the heart of the responsible business agenda with the aim of contributing to CSR practice as well as research. Discussion about gender issues in the field of Corporate Responsibility among academics..

  • Supporting Student Diversity in Higher Education free pdfSupporting Student Diversity in Higher Education

    Supporting Student Diversity in Higher Education is a working manual that is designed to help managers. academics and members of the professional service teams within universities. recruit and support a diverse student body across the student lifecycle at the same time as delivering a quality student experience in a challenging and pressured environment..

  • Promoting Equality, Valuing Diversity free pdfPromoting Equality, Valuing Diversity

    . Issues of equality and diversity are complex, difficult and sensitive. Some people believe they have already learned everything. This training manual is designed to help people to build on the stren