The Educational Program
Promoting Inclusion Competence Sustainably
We promote inclusion competence in companies and organizations in a sustainable manner. Therefore, we develop a six-month, occupational educational program aimed towards employees who want to anchor and drive the topic forward in their companies (human resources managers, inclusion representatives, CSR & Diversity Managers, etc.). The initiator of the educational program is Dr. Andreas Heinecke, founder of Dialogue Social Enterprise GmbH. The program is conducted in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences for Social Design.
The program fosters the participants‘ self-reflection skills and self-efficacy. They reflect on their own attitudes towards inclusion, increase their interpersonal competence in peer groups and learn in a network. In doing so, they build knowledge on how to initiate complex change processes in their organisations in order to create framework conditions for more people with disabilities in the working world. Following the program, the participants can use their gained competences to set up initiatives for participation-oriented structures, processes, strategies and cultural changes in their companies. After the education program, the participants are empowered and encouraged to initiate and accompany a transformation in their company towards inclusion. They will be able to convince others of the added value of an inclusive working environment, the employment of people with disabilities and the conformity of legal requirements, overcome resistance and build alliances within and outside their companies and organisations.
The learning objectives are divided into three levels:
- Conveying factual knowledge
- Building knowledge and understanding
- Practical application in their own organisational context
The educational program combines best practices with state-of-the-art research findings, thereby creating a stable foundation for deriving coherent organisational and cultural development measures and transformation in the short and long term. In face-to-face and online modules, participants are provided with a comprehensive overview of social, economic, scientific and legal issues related to the inclusion process. Trainers lead through the three classroom modules, which last several days, and provide the framework for the educational program. The classroom modules cover the following main topics:
- Module 1: Introduction Inclusion Management
- Module 2: Accessibility
- Module 3: Inkluthon
The classroom modules are accompanied by six online modules which, with the support of speakers, delve into individual key topics such as change processes, invisible and psychological disabilities or transformation processes.