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Supporting Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Introduction to equity, diversity and inclusion within charities

09:30, 9 and 10 October 2024
Course length
2 Day
Helen Swatton
Pari Dhillon
Governance and leadership HR, employment and jobs Running your organisation
Course overview

In an exciting new partnership, SCVO and the Social Justice Collective are pleased to offer a brand new equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) course to SCVO member organisations, social enterprises and the wider voluntary sector. This online course will be delivered via Zoom and consists of two sessions:

  • Session 1 - 9 October, 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Session 2 - 10 October, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Overall course aim

This online introductory course with trainers Pari Dhillon and Chaka Bachmann will help you understand and address EDI, and plan how to work towards embedding it into your organisation’s culture, practice and services. 

Designed and delivered with the voluntary sector in mind this course will enable you to:

  • Understand key EDI concepts and terminology
  • Understand the context and need for this work within our sector
  • Assess where your organisation is on its journey towards EDI
  • Explore creating a compelling EDI vision
  • Begin to set tangible goals
Course objectives

Session 1

  • Purpose of both sessions and introduction to session 1
  • Contracting
  • Brief introduction to definitions
  • What is privilege?
  • What are microaggressions?
  • Where is the sector at? Some stats and quotes from the sector

Session 2

  • Contracting EDI work
  • Assessing where your organisation is on its journey towards EDI
  • Creating a compelling EDI vision
  • Setting tangible goals
  • Using these tools with staff or trustee teams
  • Commitment setting
Who is the course aimed at?

This online course is for support staff, senior leaders and trustees from the voluntary sector and social enterprises who want to learn and plan how to work towards EDI in their organisation’s culture, practice and services. 

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

Other Information

Course structure: 2x 3-hour sessions, which include real life examples, practical tools and opportunities to practice challenging conversations. 

Attendance: You must attend both parts of this online course in order to complete it and receive your Certificate of achievement.

Previous delegate comments
  • "Absolutely loved this training! It was so clear, easy to understand and created A LOT of food for thought."
  • "I really enjoyed how interactive the session was as it was an opportunity to learn from others experiences."
  • "At no point did I feel that what we were doing in our organisation wasn't enough and I felt it was a safe space to share experiences."
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£195 (member rate £125)

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