Six Reasons to Include Mediation Principles When Diversity Training

How do you include mediation principles when diversity training?The need to train our people regularly on diversity principles and practices is well established. The law requires that we do so, and it is especially needed also if we want to build and nurture an inclusive culture that welcomes all.

Can the core principles of mediation assist us when we are planning and delivering our training?

It is suggested they can add significantly and positively to the message of diversity and open our minds further in the process.

These principles of self-awareness and reflection, a readiness to compromise, looking at situations from the viewpoint of others, adopting a positive approach and an openness of mind, surely resonate completely with the message of diversity: that each individual is unique, and our individual differences should constantly be recognised.

Here are six reasons, therefore, to include mediation principles in your diversity strategy, messaging and training:

  1. The principles share foundations with equality and diversity and are a consistent message;
  2. They resonate with the key expectations of good people behaviours and standards;
  3. Their inclusion reinforces the expectations of your organisation’s policies on equality of opportunity and diversity and the law;
  4. They can influence leadership change and organisational development, and help to set the right changes in your culture;
  5. They strengthen your organisation’s core values;
  6. They are principles we would all do well to embrace in our everyday lives and in our dealings with each other.


Please contact us for more information if you think we can assist.

Michael Farrier

Hexagon Mediation

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