Learning and development

Our learning and development programme is the cornerstone of the NTU approach to building individual, team and organisational capability in equality and diversity.

To ensure that we are compliant with current legislation and to engender a positive, thriving workplace culture, the Equality and Dignity at NTU introductory module is mandatory for all new staff members and should be undertaken within six months of joining the organisation.

For staff with managerial responsibilities, there is an additional mandatory module - Managing Equality and Dignity in Practice - which should be completed within 12 months of arrival.

Our courses

Find out more and book your place on the CPLD website.

Equality and Dignity at NTU

This course identifies the core principles and legislative requirements which underpin equality and dignity at work and introduces staff to the latest developments in these areas. It enables staff to consider the meaning of equality, diversity and dignity in their individual role, team or service and to identify areas for development. The overarching objective is to equip staff with core competencies which enable them to embed equality and diversity considerations in their day-to-day practice.

Managing Equality and Dignity in Practice

This course explores managers’ responsibilities in relation to equality and dignity and outlines the policies and processes which are in place to support managers in implementing Equality and Diversity. There is also an opportunity to share examples of good practice and seek peer input regarding any concerns or challenging situations.

Dignity at Work: Awareness and Good Practice

This course introduces staff to concepts, practices and behaviours which help to build a culture of dignity and respect in the workplace. It is an opportunity to explore the three positive behaviours identified as NTU Dignity at Work principles:

  • respecting others
  • behaving with integrity and communicating with care
  • thinking about what these mean to you in your role.

Communicating with Care

Communicating with Care looks at what helps and what hinders effective communication. It equips participants with tools for effective and appropriate communication in the workplace.