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NAWIC Diversity & Inclusion Training

11/07/2023 @ 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM AEST

NAWIC is proud to announce the pilot program of construction industry specific Diversity and Inclusion Training.

The Tasmanian NAWIC Committee has worked closely with world-recognised expert Caroline Dean to develop the training, funded by the Tasmanian State Government and supported by Master Builders Tasmania. Caroline is recognised as a world-leader in workplace bullying, and specialises in conflict management and prevention, emotional intelligence, effective leadership and interpersonal skills.

What will we cover?

Objectives: To increase participants self and cultural awareness, knowledge, understanding and acceptance of diversity and difference within their workplace or organisation.

Outcomes: Participants will have a further developed understanding of the concepts and definitions of diversity, inclusion, respect, bullying, harassment, and discrimination and be able to apply that information to examples of respectful or inappropriate behaviours. Additionally, participants will recognise and identify risk that limits or constrains inclusive and respectful behaviours and be able to apply strategies to reduce conflict with others. Participants will increase self-awareness into their own unconscious biases and apply that awareness to their communication and interactions with others.

Part 1 – What is Diversity and Inclusion?

Key Content:

• Organisational Leadership

• Creating and participating in a culture of respect

• Appropriate and inappropriate workplace behaviours

• Understanding and defining bullying, harassment & discrimination

• What does a diverse and inclusive workplace look like and why does it matter?

• Bullying, Harassment & Discrimination: Myths/Misconceptions dismantled

• Legal Parameters (Tasmania specific)

• Employee and Employer Responsibilities

• Generational Differences

• Case studies

Part 2 – Developing Self-Awareness

Key Content:

• Impacts of unresolved conflict and developing empathy

• Techniques to de-escalating conflict

• What is unconscious bias?

• Recognising micro aggressions – gender, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, disability etc.

• How do stereotypes lead to prejudice and discrimination?

• Interruptive strategies (e.g. bystander intervention)

• Practicing self-awareness activities

• Case studies

Part 3 – Barriers to Inclusion

Key Content:

• Identifying barriers & intersections that derail diversity and inclusion

• Discerning risk factors to inclusion

• Recognising micro inequities and micro aggressions

• Navigating a complaints system

• Strategies for addressing unresolved conflict

• Self-care during conflict

• Mental health risk factors

• Case studies

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Monique Little – 0407403024 or taspresident@nawic.com.au

Optional Zoom meeting in August to follow up.


8:30 AM - 3:30 PM AEST
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MBT Launceston Office
30 Gleadow Street
Launceston, TAS 7250 Australia