Culture and inclusion courses for elected members

Become a better leader through valuing difference and creating an inclusive culture via our free learning courses.

Location: UK
Audience: All doctors
Updated: Monday 18 January 2021
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BMA valuing difference programme

Join our free, one day, CPD-accredited programme developed for the BMA and a medico-political setting. The programme will equip elected members with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to uphold values of equality and inclusivity and create a culture of respect and collaboration in committees and across the BMA.

Having launched in September 2015, the course has proven to be popular, with nearly 400 members trained to date. Participants learn how to:

  • improve leadership and team performance by recognising the benefits of differences between people in our diverse workplaces
  • understand how the law supports a diverse workplace
  • identify how prejudice unintentionally creeps into our workplaces
  • discover how to address intentional and unintentional bias, and the consequences of failing to address them.

Exceeded expectations, made me more aware of my own thought processes and how I can make the committee a better place

Committee member

Interactive workshop approach

The programme is interactive and scenario-based. Sessions are provided by an external facilitator and take place throughout the year at BMA House in London and in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

How to apply

This programme is open to all BMA committee members.

When dates have been confirmed, we will contact committee members directly via email to advertise the programme.

To register email [email protected].  Places for sessions are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

I thought the facilitator was very skilled at listening, challenging and valuing. He was inclusive. I felt increasingly confident because of his style.

Committee member

BMA active bystander programme

This programme will empower all elected members to challenge any poor behaviours they may encounter in their work as a BMA representative, and bring about change by reinforcing messages which define the boundaries of unacceptable behaviour.

This training aims to give you the skills to challenge unacceptable behaviours, including those which may have become normalised over time.

Interactive workshop approach

The programme is interactive and scenario-based. Sessions are provided by an external facilitator and take place virtually. 

How to apply

This programme is open to all BMA committee members.

Places for sessions are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Email us to register. We will contact committee members directly via email once dates are confirmed.

 

An inclusive culture – working together at the BMA

The BMA aims to create an inclusive and fair culture where everyone is able to perform at their best, feel safe and contribute to the overall success of the association.

As part of this work, we have created 'An inclusive culture – working together at the BMA' - a bespoke online learning programme for elected members and BMA staff.

The programme includes several modules which each take between 15 – 40 minutes to complete, and explore the following topics:

  • the importance of civility and the impact of poor behaviour
  • how we can create an inclusive and diverse culture where everybody feels safe to speak up and contribute
  • living our behaviour principles
  • how to raise concerns at the BMA, plus additional tools and tips.

How to apply

If you are interested in registering for the programme, please complete the registration form. Once this form has been submitted and approved, you will receive access to the modules.

 

Contact us

Please get in touch with BMA corporate equality, diversity and inclusion if you have any questions about the programmes.

Call us on 0207 383 6708 or email [email protected].

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BMA network of elected women

The BMA’s network of elected women (NEW) is a BMA-wide group which supports elected women members.

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