Delivering Race Equality Training Across the Liverpool City Region

Saira and Nasreen delivering training in Liverpool

Since June 2022, EqualiTeach has been working with Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to co-create and deliver a programme of bespoke race equality training to staff across the Combined Authority, and its six constituent local authorities: Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral.

EqualiTeach has worked closely with people in the authorities to ensure that the training reflects the experiences of local people in the Liverpool City Region; addressing concepts including structural racism, positive action, privilege, and micro-aggressions. The training raises awareness of racial inequality and enables employees to better understand and interact effectively with people from different backgrounds. The end goal is to provide practical support to the authorities, so each department is able to provide first-rate services to all the city region’s residents, while increasing inclusivity in the workplace.

Ahead of attending a training session, participants complete a 1-hour e-learning course or pre-training reading to help people to reflect on issues of race inequality and prepare for the session, allowing the face-to-face sessions to be as interactive and participatory as possible, with participants having time to share their experiences and concerns, further develop their understanding of barriers to promoting race equality and how to overcome them and action planning practical changes that they will make to our practice.

Quotes from participants:

“Completing the online training first was a good idea, as the in-person training session helped to embed the learning from the online element.”

“I didn’t know quite what to expect from the session, but it was much more interesting and valuable than I anticipated.”

“The session was excellent. It was delivered in a very sensitive and non-threatening way.”

“A really informative course that allows for open and honest discussions and enhances learning in a safe environment”

“The session was really good, I felt I learnt a lot and it is going to be a huge support within the division as we move forward. Our tutor was first class. Thank you for the opportunity, I will be looking to develop some further work around equality in my business plan for next year.”

Tony McDonagh, Bus Operations Manager

If you have any questions or would like any further information about this programme please contact Saira Hassan:

You can find out more about the training and support we offer to workplaces here.

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