A practical guide to Equality Action Planning
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 from 10:30 to 16:30 (GMT)
Don’t worry, help is at hand in the form of this practical session, designed to give you the tools and the confidence to develop a plan that is right for your organisation.
Participants will be introduced to the legal responsibilities of public sector organisations relating to the protected characteristics, and how these affect museum staff on a day to day basis. They will then explore the principles of a good equality action plan, examine examples of good practice, and lay the foundations for a plan that is relevant and meaningful for their organisation.
The day will be a mixture of practical activities and group discussion with plenty of time for questions.
Who should attend?
Anyone with responsibility for developing an Equality Action Plan, or who is involved in the process.
What will you learn?
- An understanding of why funders ask for Equality Action Plans
- The characteristics protected by law
- How legal responsibilities affect museum staff on a day to day basis
- An understanding of what good practice looks like
- The tools to put together an effective and meaningful plan that is relevant to your organisation.
It could be useful to bring a copy of your existing plan if you have one, together with an articulation of your organisation’s vision and mission.
Ruth Kapadia is the Relationship Manager for Diversity at Arts Council England, South West where she was responsible for the delivery of the Impact programme, and is currently developing an Agents for Change project to help funded organisations become more inclusive.
After a career in commercial marketing she moved to the cultural sector working as Marketing Director at South West Arts Marketing, and Project Manager for the RDA funded Skills Development Programme for the cultural sector. She has been delivering training courses to the cultural sector since 2000.
The South West Museum Skills programme is delivered by the South Western Federation on behalf of the South West Museum Development Partnership, funded by Arts Council England.
When & Where
The South West Federation of Museums and Art Galleries (SWFed)
The South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries is the 'voice' of museums and art galleries across the South West of England.
As an independent membership based organisation, we have supported the region's museums and art galleries and the people that work in them - for over 80 years!
We deliver the South West Museum Skills programme on behalf of the South West Museum Development Partnership, which is funded through Arts Council England.