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Getting your Equality Impact Assessments right has never been more important. Gain the knowledge and get the support you need at this virtual workshop.

Equality Impact Assessments (EqIAs) are an important tool in assessing policies, projects and decisions, to ensure that they are accessible to all people, such as employees or tenants and customers.

They are thus a vital aid to improving equality, diversity and inclusion practice for housing organisations.

This course is designed to give you a practical walkthrough on how to carry out an EqIAS. It is intended that delegates will go away with the knowledge and confidence to start carrying out EqIAs in their organisation.

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    You will learn:

    • The background and legal basis to Equality Impact Assessments
    • When to carry out EqIAs, who to involve and what to assess
    • How to work through all the stages of carrying out an Equality Impact Assessment
    • Screening
    • Planning what information you need
    • Collecting information
    • Analysing the information and assessing the policy’s impact
    • Making a decision about how to move forward
    • Drawing up an action plan
    • Top tips.

    Who should attend:

    This is essential for anyone leading or involved in undertaking an equality impact assessment:

    • Managers and directors from all departments
    • Human resources
    • Equality, diversity and inclusion
    • Business management
    • Chief executives
    • Operations
    • Policy
    • Rent income and arrears
    • Resident involvement and scrutiny
    • Training.
  • Our speakers

    Colin Heyman has worked in the field of both Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), and Leadership, for over 25 years, and is the Lead Facilitator for HQN’s EDI network. He’s worked with a lot of different organisations, for example Housing Associations, Local Authorities, arts organisations, Universities, the third sector, and small private companies.

    Although not a housing expert, Colin has worked with a lot of different associations over the years so has an understanding of the sector. His wide EDI expertise and external perspective can help you to move forward in your EDI practice.

  • Testimonials
    • “The small group exercises – really helped me to understand how to begin looking at Equality Impact Assessments and to realise the amount of work that is going to be involved.”

      Cassiltoun Housing Association
    • “I would say this has been one of the best and most organised courses I have been on via zoom.”

      Cassiltoun Housing Association
    • “I really enjoyed the structure of the course and the breakout sessions mixing it up and getting to meet others and hear their opinions, views, ideas etc.”

  • 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 - 1 delegate £175.00
    Members of any HQN network - 2 delegates £150.00
    Members of any HQN network - 3+ delegates £125.00
    Non-members - 1 delegate £200.00
    Non-members - 2 delegates £175.00
    Non-members - 3+ delegates £150.00

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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

09 November 2022
9:30am - 1:00pm
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18 August 2022
9:30am - 1:00pm
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