Are you ever unsure of the right way to talk about people’s identity (such as race, disability, gender or sexual orientation) or their situation (including migration status, poverty or substance use)? Words matter. When we use them thoughtfully, we can include people and make them feel safe. When we use words carelessly or aggressively, we can harm people and exclude them. This course explores language in relation to people with protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, as well negative terms used to describe common situations people find themselves in.
Through practical activities, participants will gain increased awareness of inclusive language, and understand the benefits to their service users, colleagues and organisation. This training is delivered in partnership with Fighting Talk Communications.
What you’ll learn:
Appreciate the role of language in discrimination
Understand the link between inclusive language and an inclusive culture, helping to attract and retain diverse staff, volunteers and members
Learn how to be deliberately liberatory and empowering in your language choices, rather than excluding
Who it’s useful for:
Trustees, staff and volunteers
Online or face-to-face
How to book:
Book for courses here
Other RedbridgeCVS training
- Details of all our courses from October 2021 to February 2022 are available here