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Code: BH/21/0847 Anti racism and white privilege (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. For 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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1 07 September 2021 14:00 - 16:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/21/0791 Fair and Inclusive Mandatory Virtual Staff Briefing

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.

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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1 08 September 2021 14:00 - 15:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/1207 The Bystander Effect


There could be several reasons why people don’t get involved when they witness a threatening or uncomfortable situation they don’t want to get involved or think others will intervene, fear reprisals or becoming a target.

Failing to address bystander effect contributes to a toxic culture and gives tacit permission for bullying and harassment.

In this new course, we will look at 5 ways to take action and protect targets of bullying and harassment. We will also help you consider your options if you witness bullying, harassing or abusive behaviour and share tips and techniques for intervening promptly.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 October 2021 13:00 - 15:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/21/1397 Fair and Inclusive Mandatory Virtual Staff Briefing

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 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 01 December 2021 14:00 - 15:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0022 Anti racism and white privilege

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. For 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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 January 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Zoom Map