Contents of the Culture and Faith Awareness session

This full day training session is designed for anyone that wants to enhance and enrich their learning on how to interact well with people of different faiths and cultures.

Participants will increase their skills and develop awareness and humility of those from different cultures and faiths. It’s not about getting the right answers – instead the training focuses on building your ability to ask the right questions and see things from a different perspective.

The training will aim to raise awareness of the cultural norms and breakdown barriers to engagement in order to increase participation within minority ethnic communities.

As part of the training session, we can also initiate mini tours if your venue is near faith centres or places of worship. This helps to build and strengthen relationships in your own communities and provide the opportunity to engage in active learning. Additional areas of learning can be added on request.

Meet the trainers

Rehana Begum has been with Diversity Matters since 2009 and has managed several programmes including our Community Health and Wellbeing Programme, Arts Projects, Bengali Women’s Programme, Oral Health Project and subsequent community learning, employability and instrumental in the set-up of our trailblazing volunteer programme. 

She came to us from a local children’s centre and has a PGCert in Business Administration, Foundation degree in HR Management, Level 4 in Leadership and Management, Level 3 in Coaching, Volunteer Management, Community Development, Community Interpreting and PTTLLs.

Rehana is our Company Secretary and job shares the Chief Executive Officers role with Gemma.

Gemma Gaskell started work as our Youth Coordinator in 2012 and went on to manage the Community Development Programme and set up our Women Supporting Women Project. Before joining Diversity Matters North West, Gemma worked for the local authority youth service and within supported housing.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Criminology, Level 5 in HR Management, Level 3 Safeguarding, Level 3 Enhanced Trauma Training, an NVQ level 3 in Community Development and Learning, is a qualified Youth Worker and holds a PTTLS qualification.

Further details

Both training sessions last a full day (6 hours) including breaks and can be delivered at a venue of your choice.

The sessions are suitable for managers, front line staff, practitioners and anyone working – or wanting to work with the public – including volunteers.

The training packages are delivered at a cost of £1000 (incl. VAT) for up to 12 learners. Additional learners are charged at £90 each. Price includes pre-consultation, planning and preparation plus training materials and attendance certificates, which are issued upon successful completion of the training.

Booking and enquiries

Please contact Diversity Matters’ Chief Executive Officers, Rehana Begum or Gemma Gaskell:

0161 368 3268