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Disability Equality Training

flip deliver dynamic and comprehensive Disability Equality Training that responds to the needs of each organisation and situation. Training can be tailored to address different areas of activity, staff concerns and outcomes. From customer care and front of house through to the boardroom, flip will guide you through training that builds confidence and knowledge to inform action.

Our clients to date include:  Edinburgh International FestivalFederation of Scottish Theatre and their members; National Theatre of Scotlandengage Scotland and Tron Theatre. Here is an example of the excellent feedback we have received:

“The day was very useful to The Tron as we were able to concentrate on the specifics of our organisation. Both Mairi and Robert were excellent in being able to give examples specific to our organisation which was invaluable.”
Anne McCluskey, Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Training can be tailored to the needs and previous experience of the participants. Areas covered:

  • Facts and figures – contextualising disabled people in society and within the arts.
  • Equalities legislation – how this has developed, the impacts developments have had, how UK legislation compare with other countries and how is it placed within EU and human rights contexts. Including up to date information on THE EQUALITY ACT 2010.
  • Language – origins and how we use it today.
  • Stereotypes – where these come from and what impact they have.
  • Equality planning – the practical steps an organisation can take to embed equality within their working practices.
  • Problem solving – how a range of approaches inform fresh ways to problem solve.
  • Involvement – how arts organisations can involve disabled people in their planning processes to inform practices throughout the organisation.
  • Marketing – the best routes for marketing arts events/projects to disabled people and making it accessible

“The most successful thing was that I felt challenged by some of the exercises and kept thinking after the training was finished. It felt to me that the training really ‘got through’ to me. I also felt inspired and wanted to pass on what I’d learned.”
Participant, training for engage Scotland 2011

Training Examples

  • A three hour training session for front line/customer care/box office staff
  • Full day training with Action Planning component – leave the day with the outline structure of an Equality Action Plan
  • Full day with practical problem solving – address particular issues your organisation faces
  • Organisational training – a series of sessions can cover all staff teams and their respective remits, impacting on front line and service delivery while supporting senior managers and board to develop plans and policy.

Whether booking a half day, full day or a series of sessions, flip tailor activity to respond to clients desired outcomes and is flexible enough to be responsive should issues transpire during sessions.

“Surpassed my expectations. Was able to ask the “rookie” questions that I was afraid I’d have to ask. The atmosphere and openness was truly conducive to productive learning. Excellent value for money.”
Training participant 2010

We are happy to work with individual organisations or consortia who wish to combine their resources.

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