Making sexual consent matter: one-off courses are unlikely to help

The Conversation, February 15, 2018 6.05am AEDT

In the wake of the findings of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) 2017 national report on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities, a number of universities have introduced mandatory courses on sexual consent for new students.

Of all students who participated in the AHRC inquiry, 26% experienced some form of sexual harassment in a university setting in 2016. Just over half had experienced sexual harassment at least once in the year prior to the survey.

Still places left in Foundations of LGBTI Inclusion half-day training

SHINE SA, 25/01/2018

Creating and sustaining a workplace that values and celebrates sexual and gender diversity has far reaching benefits for all of the stakeholders in your organisation. By providing a culture of safety and respect for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) employees, clients or other stakeholders, your organisation as a whole will benefit from a culture that values and upholds diversity of all kinds. Our Foundations of LGBTI Inclusion training is a half-day (4 hour) workshop that gives participants an overview of the knowledge needed to create an inclusive workplace.

It is low cost ($75 inc GST), and covers topics such as gender diversity, inclusive language and anti-discrimination laws. We will look at key areas of focus for increasing awareness and cultural sensitivity, creating a safe and inclusive environment and where to access further resources and support.

SHine SA was the first  outh Australian organisation to be awarded
Rainbow Tick Accreditation for LGBTI Inclusive practice. We are also respected
for our education and training, making us ideally placed to train your staff on
LGBTI Cultural Safety and Respect.

 

Why Inclusion and Diversity Matter – SHINE SA’s new video & training options

SHINE SA, August 2017

Increasing your organisation’s inclusivity and recognition of diversity will benefit employees, clients, stakeholders and your organisational culture as a whole.

Watch SHINE SA’s new video below to find out more about how LGBTIQ inclusion benefits your organisation and creates more productive, engaged and positive employees.

SHINE SA offers several training options, so you can choose the one that suits your organisation’s needs.  Our next Foundations of LGBTI Inclusion session is on October 10th!

Our Foundations of LGBTI Inclusion training is a half-day overview of the knowledge needed to create an inclusive workplace. It is low cost and covers topics such as inclusive language, anti-discrimination laws, key areas of focus for creating a safe and inclusive environment and where to access further resources and support.

HOW2 Create LGBTI Inclusive Services is an in-depth, practical program which helps organisations reach their inclusivity goals and potentially achieve accreditation as an inclusive service. Delivered over 4 separate days interspersed with time to implement practical improvements to your workplace’s inclusivity, this program will provide immediate benefits to your organisation.

The program is based on a set of 6 national standards developed by Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria (GLHV), in conjunction with QIP (Quality, Innovation & Performance), known as Rainbow Tick Accreditation.

SHine SA was the first South Australian organisation to be awarded Rainbow Tick accreditation for LGBTI inclusive practice and is proud to support other organisations to create safer and more inclusive workplaces and services.

HOW2 Create LGBTI Inclusive Services: 2017 dates announced

SHINE SA, April 2017

The 2017 round of SHINE SA’s HOW2 Create Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Inclusive Services program commences next month.

By enrolling your organisation in this program, key staff in your organisation will gain the knowledge and skills to drive organisational change to become safer and more inclusive for LGBTI clients, staff and communities. Your organisation will benefit immediately from the implementation of practical exercises in the workplace and completion of the HOW2 program will lay the foundations for successfully achieving Rainbow Tick Accreditation.

One of our 2016 round participants, Kay Goodman-Dodd of Eldercare, told us of the impact the program has had on her organisation:

“The action plan that we developed over the course of the HOW2 program has enabled us to raise awareness, educate staff, consult community and promote our service as LGBTI inclusive. As participants, we felt supported to go back to our organisations and identify, promote and support manageable change. We are excited to be working toward our commitment to undertake Rainbow Tick accreditation and will continue to benefit from the networks we established during the program.”

The HOW2 program is based on a set of 6 national standards developed by Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria (GLHV), in conjunction with QIP (Quality, Innovation & Performance), known as Rainbow Tick Accreditation.

  • The 2017 HOW2 program commences on 18 May. Please click here to find out more and enrol.

 

Exciting new program starts this month: HOW2 create a LGBTI inclusive service

SHine SA, September 1 2016

Have you heard all the buzz around Rainbow Tick Accreditation or ever considered how your organisation ensures it is inclusive of diversity? Perhaps you have organisational goals or targets regarding diversity and inclusion and are looking for ways to achieve these? Are you looking for ways to improve the safety and quality of your services to the community?

The HOW2 program was created to guide organisations through a range of practical steps and activities to increase their knowledge, capacity and understanding in relation to LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) cultural safety and inclusion. It also supports organisations who are looking to achieve Rainbow Tick Accreditation, joining the growing number of organisations who are taking up this opportunity across the nation.

South Australia’s first How2 program starts this month on 22nd September: we still have places left!

HOW2 create a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) inclusive service

SHine SA, August 2016

EXCITING NEW PROGRAM FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA: HOW2 create a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) inclusive service 

Have you heard all the buzz around Rainbow Tick Accreditation or ever considered how your organisation ensures it is inclusive of diversity? Perhaps you have organisational goals or targets regarding diversity and inclusion and are looking for ways to achieve these? Are you looking for ways to improve the safety and quality of your services to the community?

The HOW2 program was created to guide organisations through a range of practical steps and activities to increase their knowledge, capacity and understanding in relation to LGBTI cultural safety and inclusion. It also supports organisations who are looking to achieve Rainbow Tick Accreditation, joining the growing number of organisations who are taking up this opportunity across the nation.

South Australia’s first program starts in September, book your organisation’s place today!