Understand how Allyship can help to promote an inclusive culture in organisations at this 90-minute workshop.

For many years housing organisations have been trying to improve equality, diversity and inclusion. This has been given new impetus in the last 18 months by the unequal effects of the pandemic and by the Black Lives Matter movement. This workshop will look at the part allyship has to play in supporting inclusion.

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    Allyship is central to creating inclusive cultures, where discrimination and disadvantage is challenged and tackled. By supporting marginalised individuals and groups, allyship can improve engagement and productivity and foster a culture of better understanding and awareness, and the ability to move forward on issues of equality, diversity and inclusion.

    Although the session will focus mainly on race, the principles are applicable to all protected characteristics.

    There will be plenty of time for you to ask questions.

    What will be covered:

    • Why allyship? What is allyship?
    • What do terms like ‘privilege’, ‘white privilege’ and ‘underprivilege’ mean anyway?
    • What gets in the way of being allies?
    • A model of allyship and anti-racism
    • What we can do as individuals
    • What organisations can do
    • How to challenge in a constructive way.

    This workshop is essential for anyone who wants to promote an inclusive culture in their organisation and take action to support people from under-represented/marginalised groups.


  • Our speaker

    Colin Heyman has worked as a trainer, consultant and coach in equality and diversity for over 20 years, and has worked with small companies, large public sector organisations, and third sector organisations, including housing associations. Colin is the Lead Consultant for the HQN Equality, Diversity and Inclusion network. Amongst other things, Colin specialises in supporting a network of Diversity Champions to be change agents, and bring about change within their organisation, and in work on white privilege and allyship. Through his work, Colin hopes to bring about improved practice in equality and diversity, help people to realise that equality, diversity and Inclusion (EDI) permeates most of what we do, get the issues discussed and enable people to feel comfortable about debating these important issues.

  • Price and booking


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    * Please note that all prices are subject to standard VAT. Byte Size members do not qualify for member discounts. Please call 01904 557150 for more information.

    Ticket Type Price Spaces
    Members of any HQN network £49.00
    Non-members £49.00

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  • Cancellations and substitutions

    If you are unable to attend an event or public training course, please let us know in writing (email is fine) at least 48 hours before. Please email [email protected] Otherwise, a cancellation fee of £60 plus VAT will be chargeable. If you are using a package place to attend and do not inform us within the agreed time frame, then a place will be taken to cover your non-attendance. Cancellations must be made in writing, and will be acknowledged by HQN Limited.

Dates and prices

07 December 2022
10:30am - 12:00pm
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