Diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias – walking the talk

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Following requests for training and guidance in this area, and in view of the Voice4Change and ACEVO Home Truths report, RVA has commissioned unconscious bias training for the Reading voluntary and community sector, focusing on race and ethnicity.

In this interactive training session, you will have the opportunity to develop a shared understanding of key diversity and inclusion concepts and issues, as well as time for reflection and identifying follow-on actions that you would like to take into your volunteer or paid role in the charity sector. 

The session will be divided into two sessions with a short comfort break in between.

Part 1

The focus will be developing a shared awareness and understanding of key concepts and issues.  The session will enable participants to: 

  • increase their understanding of unconscious bias 
  • familiarise themselves with more recent diversity and inclusion concepts. 
Part 2

The focus will be individual reflection and action. The session will enable participants to begin to:

  • consider the impact of unconscious bias 
  • recognise areas of individual practices that make unconscious bias more likely   
  • identify actions to mitigate personal unconscious bias. 

Participants will be asked to remind themselves of key equalities definitions and concepts.  This information will be circulated prior to the session.  

Who should attend

This session is ideal for anyone working or volunteering in the voluntary and community sector in Reading – you may be a volunteer, staff member or trustee. The training session will be open to up to 12 delegates to ensure each attendee has the opportunity to actively participate.

Please note this training session is limited to organisations delivering services in Reading. If your community group does not offer any services in Reading, please contact us before booking at training@rva.org.uk and we will put you on the waiting list. 


The course will be delivered by Sarah Quashie. Sarah is a very experienced Equality, Diversity and Inclusion professional and has delivered training for both the voluntary sector and other sectors for many years. She also has significant understanding of the voluntary sector and in her spare time volunteers with two charities in the London area. 


We have secured a reduced voluntary sector rate for this training session of £20, which includes an online discount.


Type of event
Event theme
Voluntary sector
Event date
29 September 2020
Start time
End time
01189 372273
Address line 1
Online session. We will send you the link when you have booked your place.
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified