Neil Thompson

Promoting Equality, Valuing Diversity

Spiral Bound

Learning from Practice Series

A learning and development manual (2nd edition)



The challenge of developing forms of practice that are effective in tackling discrimination and oppression remains a major one. In Promoting Equality, Valuing Diversity, internationally renowned author Dr Neil Thompson explores a wide range of issues relating to equality and diversity. Topics include the case for equality and diversity, understanding and challenging discrimination in relation to age, race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability and religion.

Promoting Equality, Valuing Diversity is part of the Learning from Practice Series. Find out more about the whole range here.


ISBN: 9781912755431

Publication Date: June 2019

Contents include:

Part One: Settings the context
Part Two: Training and development

General exercises
Race and ethnicity
Sexual orientation

Part Three: Conclusion





Contents list:


Tackling Bullying
Section 1: Why bother?
Section 2: What are bullying and harrassment?
Section 3: What does the law say?
Section 4: Resisting the bully
Section 5: Resisting temptation
Section 6: Positive leadership
Section 7: Sexual harassment
Section 8: Racial harassment
Section 9: Other forms of harassment
Section 10: Dangerous organisations
Section 11: Policy and practice
Section 12: Taking staff care seriously
Guide to further learning

PowerPoint slides


Dr Neil Thompson is an independent writer, educator and adviser. He has qualifications in social work; training and development; mediation and alternative dispute resolution; and management (MBA), as well as a first-class honours degree, a doctorate (PhD) and a higher doctorate (DLitt).

In his current role as sought-after trainer, consultant and conference speaker Neil offers:

  • Training, consultancy, mediation and expert witness services
  • E-learning courses
  • The Avenue Professional Development Programme, a subscription-based online learning community based on principles of self-directed learning and geared towards developing critically reflective practice
  • Online survey services to help organisations gauge how well they are doing in their people management efforts
  • Coaching and mentoring.


Find out more about Promoting Equality, Valuing Diversity in this video interview with series editor, Dr Neil Thompson.

Learning from Practice series

This exciting new series of learning and development manuals brings together a team of highly experienced writers, practitioners and learning facilitators with series editor Neil Thompson, a well-respected author and educator. Together, they ensure that these manuals offer an effective way of bridging academic content with the challenging world of practice. As such, they will be invaluable for training presenters and tutors wanting to host events addressing the important range of issues covered by each manual.

Each one provides all the resources you need to provide a high quality learning experience, including helpful background material to set the scene, a range of exercises and worksheets to encourage participant involvement and associated PowerPoint slides to aid the clear and effective presentation of key elements of knowledge and practice. These expertly written resources will provide a foundation of understanding and confidence that will enable even the most inexperienced of trainers to provide high-quality training.

Find out more about the other titles in the Learning from Practice range here.


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