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Code: BH/20/1365 Anti racism and white privilege (library staff only) (EVENT FULL)

Brighton & Hove City Council has made a commitment to becoming an anti-racist council.

As a predominantly white council we must recognise what we don’t know, what we don’t experience and see. We need to openly discuss the language we use and understand what different words mean to different people.

To support this, we want to educate staff on white privilege, language and structural racism, As a starting point, we are offering this training for staff.

This anti-racism session has been designed to:

  • support staff to strengthen their understanding of race equality and develop the knowledge and skills to identify and address racism in their workplace
  • Introduce participants to the main concepts of race equality, such as privilege and structural racism within a safe, open and reflective space

The course will be delivered by Lesley Aitcheson, from training company Ceruleanblu. Over the last 19 years, Lesley has provided training to range of well-respected organisations.

Lesley is a qualified and experienced organisational and learning development specialist, working with particular focus on leadership, equality and inclusion, organisational development, management skills, and personal development. 

Lesley is experienced in working in public, private and third sector organisations, including councils, universities, finance, retail, travel and space industries, the City, and in several well-known blue-chip organisations. She is also a a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist with a part time practice in central London.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 October 2020 14:00 - 16:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/20/1045 Emergency First Aid - Adult Social Care

This course is for Adult Social Care staff and enables first aiders to give emergency first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill. It includes both theory and practical sessions and is designed to boost confidence.

There are a number of practical assessments throughout the course that delegates will have to complete. There is also a multiple choice assessment paper at the end of the course. Certificates, valid for three years, will be issued to those who have met the required standard.

NB: Suitable clothing taking some physical activity into account should be worn.

The programme has been amended due to the Covid-19 outbreak and infection prevention control measures and special instructions for attending this course are detailed below in the additional information. Please ensure these are read and understood before applying and attending the programme. Delegates can also request a full copy of the risk assessments that cover this training course

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 October 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Centre Syndicate Wing Map

Code: BH/20/1416 Fair and Inclusive Mandatory Virtual Staff Briefing (EVENT FULL)

The council is committed to being a fair and inclusive employer and service provider to the city. This means all staff must understand their role in understanding diversity within the workplace and community, and how they embed equality and inclusion in everything they do.

The council has been working to deliver and continually develop our Fair and Inclusive Action Plan as our response to inequality and in particular racial inequality and disability discrimination.


We had planned to deliver this session in venues earlier in the year but this has been delayed by Covid-19.

We are now delivering this 90 minute mandatory briefing on Microsoft Teams. It is for all council employees and all staff must attend so that they are aware of:

  • Our Fair & Inclusive Action Plan & its background & the four key workstreams
  • Our anti-racism pledge
  • Concepts frequently used when discussing race
  • Our responsibilities and actions we can take

This session is being delivered by Ododo Dafe, Head of Housing Income, Supply & Customer Service

Please note that registration and attendance is being monitored and reported to the Chief Executive and the Executive Leadership Team on a regular basis. Regular reminders will be communicated to services to ensure maximum take up of these briefings.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 October 2020 10:00 - 11:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/20/1245 Mindfulness for Social Work - 6 week programme (Microsoft Teams)

This new 6-week programme provides an introduction to Mindfulness for Social Work and will enable you to both learn how mindfulness may support your work with children, young people and families and to try out daily mindfulness practice as a 6-week experiment.

The course consists of live hour-long weekly teaching sessions using MS Teams, plus self-guided learning activities using a multi-media course website.

Daily home mindfulness practice is a core part of the course and you will be asked to schedule in 2 x 10 minute daily guided mindfulness practices (at a time that suits you) for the duration of the 6 week programme.

There are three short reflective assignments within the course but this is primarily an experiential programme which will enable you to explore for yourself whether practising mindfulness is something you would like to pursue beyond this introductory programme.

Estimated Time Commitment:

  • 20 minutes mindfulness practice per day for a minimum of 5 days per week (which can be completed in 2 x 10 minute sessions)
  • 1 hour per week live webinar session including guided meditation
  • 1 to 2 hours per week to complete self-guided learning and reflective exercises on the course website

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 September 2020 09:00 - 10:00 Microsoft Teams Map
2 14 September 2020 09:00 - 10:00 Microsoft Teams Map
3 21 September 2020 09:00 - 10:00 Microsoft Teams Map
4 28 September 2020 09:00 - 10:00 Microsoft Teams Map
5 05 October 2020 09:00 - 10:00 Microsoft Teams Map
6 12 October 2020 09:00 - 10:00 Microsoft Teams Map