Enhancing your organisation’s approach to equality, diversity and inclusion

  • 1 day
  • HR
  • Volunteer management
  • Management
  • Leadership
Over the past few years, increasing attention has been drawn to the lack of diversity in the charity sector both at senior leadership and board level. This course will help you consider the concepts and language used and what it means for the sector, its effectiveness and impact.


 By the end of the course you will:

  • Have a basic understanding of protected characteristics, and the legal requirements of The Equality Act 2010 on discrimination and equality.
  • Feel comfortable with the language and descriptors used to describe protected characteristics.
  • Have enhanced knowledge and deployment of concepts including unconscious bias, equality, equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Have a deeper understanding of how these issues can enhance your environment, effectiveness, campaigning and delivery.
  • Reflect on the importance of these issues for your organisation, staff, beneficiaries and your interaction with and in the sector.
  • Learn from successful examples and take away an action plan for your next steps. 


 Anyone who wants to enhance their organisations approach to equality, diversity and inclusion. 


Dr Wanda Wyporska, FRSA, is Executive Director at The Equality Trust, the national charity that campaigns to reduce social and economic inequality. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of York, a trustee of ACEVO (Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations) and Governor of a primary school. She is a regular keynote speaker and sits on or has advised a range of bodies, such as the ACEVO race advisory panel, the Fight Inequality Alliance Steering Group, the Sheila McKechnie Foundation Social Power review, NUS Poverty Commission and the Sex Education Forum Advisory Group.

Wanda has over a decade of experience working in the trade union movement, leading on equalities, social mobility and education policy and is an experienced campaigner. She is a TEDx speaker, has spoken at the United Nations, York Festival of Ideas, and chaired a panel at the Women of the World Festival. She regularly comments in the media, having appeared on Newsnight, BBC Radio 4's The Moral Maze, Sky News, and BBC 1's The Big Questions.


The training will run from 09.30 until 16.30.


Email or phone (020 7520 2587) the training team with any questions or queries you may have on our training courses. 


Have you considered applying for NCVO’s Trusted Charity Mark award? Trusted Charity is a quality standard specifically for charities and is designed to help organisations run more effectively and efficiently. Trusted Charity’s 11 quality areas cover all aspects of what an organisation needs in order to be able to operate to a high standard. The Trusted Charity journey will help you feel confident about your governance practices, systems and procedures. Having the Trusted Charity Mark allows you to show others that they can put their trust in you. Achieving the award also gives funders a clear indication of the quality of your work and can help you successfully bid for public sector contracts.


Our pricing structure is based on your organisation’s gross annual income. NCVO members also receive a 30% discount off training prices. Organisations with a gross annual income of less than £30k can join NCVO for free and will then qualify for the discount.

Below £5 million £5 million or above
NCVO member £204.00 £362.00
Non-NCVO member £291.00 £517.00