How our Inclusive Sport team can support you
We support organisations to make sport and physical activity more inclusive for everyone. Where leaders, colleagues, volunteers, participants and athletes from all backgrounds feel valued, welcome and able to make important contributions.
We have a successful track record of working with a variety of sports and physical activity organisations, using our sector-leading expertise to help guide their inclusion journey.
Below you will find a summary of some of the support on offer, however, if you don’t see what you’re looking for, please contact us so we can explore your particular needs.
As an Inclusive Sport member you will have access to a wide range of benefits including expert consultancy and advice on tap from a dedicated account manager with specific expertise in the field of sport and physical activity.
You will also be able to access to our weekly webinar programme (see more below) and a comprehensive and expanding bank of inclusion and diversity resources the full spectrum of inclusion topics, including sport-specific resources, toolkits and guides.
Corporate members receive a half day ‘inhouse’ consultancy or training as part of their package, whilst for Partnership members this increases to 7 days of ‘inhouse’ support.
Inclusive Employers offers an extensive webinar programme to all members and non-members covering a range of foundation inclusion and diversity topics through to those that are more niche and thought-leading in the field.
Members receive 5 free places on each webinar, with additional places for members and places for non-members available at a charge.
Launching in October 2022, the Inclusive Sport Team will be adding to this established programme with a series of monthly webinars specifically for organisations working in sport and physical activity.
Inclusive Cultures in Sport programme
Our Inclusive Cultures in Sport programmes provide tiered learning to a broad cohort of people from across your organisation tailored to their role/area of influence. Attendees will have access to resources for self-directed learning and then come together as a group at key stages for facilitated meetings/action learning sets to identify learning and commit to action at an organisational level leading to transformational change.
The Leading for Renewal programme is an example of this. A yearlong programme for Sport England funded systems partners that build their inclusion capacity and are helping to meet the aspirations of Uniting the Movement. The programme was carefully evaluated and has led to significant impact and change.
“The Leading for Renewal programme has been a significant vehicle for change. I would say as an organisation and as an individual, going from unconsciously to consciously putting inclusion on the agenda of everything we do.”
“The single biggest change is that everybody is talking about it and working on it. And I feel much more liberated, empowered and informed, to do it. We’re all on a journey where we’re learning more and more.”
Find out more about our Inclusive Cultures in Sport programmes here.
We provide bespoke training and workshops on a wide variety of topics to suit the needs of different audiences including Board members, athletes, senior leaders, managers, colleagues, coaches, officials and volunteers.
Whether you’re looking for a one-off piece of training or a long-term plan, we’ll work with you to develop outcome-focused learning that includes blended learning and innovative techniques to engage delegates.
Popular topics include:
|Inclusive culture and behaviours||Inclusive leadership||Banter and bullying in sport and physical activity|
|Active bystander, allyship, micro-aggressions||Understanding and minimising the impact of unconscious bias||Inclusion for board members|
|Inclusion and a volunteer workforce||Inclusion and coach education||Inclusion in talent and workforce pathways|
|Attracting and retaining a diverse workforce||Inclusive social media and communications||Inclusion by design – building inclusion into everything that we do|
|Creating meaningful connections with diverse communities||Measuring and evidencing the impact of inclusion||Trans inclusion in sport and physical activity|
|Disability inclusion in sport and physical activity||Mental health and well-being in sport and physical activity||Tackling racism in sport and physical activity|
|Inclusion-focused action learning or coaching for senior leaders|
Contact us to discuss your learning and development needs.
‘Thank you so much to Michelle from Inclusive Employers for such an informative session on Conscious Inclusion. At TASS, our staff and practitioners know that this is a subject that we always need to know more about, enabling us to challenge ourselves and others. The session is delivered without judgement, providing practical action points that we can all take away and use.’
Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme
As part of our learning and development offer, we also have an inclusive sport and physical activity webinar package that allows you to purchase a combination of in-house webinars to be delivered throughout the year, tailored to the priorities of your organisation.
We have experience of offering a breadth of inclusion consultancy to sport and physical activity organisations. Common requests include:
|Development of diversity and inclusion action plans (DIAPs)||Anti-racism strategy development||Organisational culture audits / reviews|
|Inclusion surveys – development, hosting and analysis||Individual policy review (for example talent pathway, social media, DIAP, engagement)||Facilitated strategy workshops and focus groups|
|Inclusive recruitment audit (covering paid and unpaid workforce, board, participants)||Talent pathway audit||Inclusive communications audit and advice|
|Trans inclusion support, including:
Policy review & development
Development of guidance for different levels of activity such as school sports, competitions, talent and performance)
Contact us to discuss your consultancy needs.
Accredited inclusion qualifications
We offer CMI-accredited qualifications in inclusion, levels 4-6. The Level 6 is for inclusion practitioners and is equivalent to degree level.
To meet the sport and physical activity sector’s demands for these skills, we have launched a Level 6 CMI inclusion qualification in sport and physical activity. This qualification is aimed at those leading or delivering their organisation’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) strategy, for example, the EDI officer/manager/practitioner.
Contact us if you would like to find out more.
Inclusive Employers Standard
The Inclusive Employers Standard is a tool to help your organisation assess and shape its inclusion strategy. It is robustly assessed and participating organisations receive an in-depth feedback report and feedback meeting to help them identify areas of strength and growth across their inclusion activities.
Find out more about the Inclusive Employers Standard.