Workshops & Talks

Because of the coronavirus outbreak, all face-to-face activities have been suspended.

AEA-hosted Equality Legislation Training Workshops

AEA training focuses on the complex interplay between ‘protected characteristics’ and the ‘single-sex exception’, as defined in the Equality Act.

Participation in these 3hr workshops is limited to a maximum of 12, in order to maximise individual engagement.

Ideal for key people in your organisation.

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Next Workshop – Cancelled due to Covid 19

Venue: Central London, TBC

‘Balancing Rights and The Single-Sex Exception’

Because of an inherent potential for conflicts of interest between protected characteristics, achieving a fair balance of rights is complex. The application or non-application of the ‘Single-sex exception’ can be especially contentious.

Includes group-work, with scenarios to explore complexities and resolutions.

Attendees will:

  • Gain a clear understanding of current law
  • Learn to fairly balance the rights of protected characteristics
  • Understand the single-sex exception
  • Be equipped to promote inclusion and mitigate discord

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Future Workshops Cancelled due to Covid19

February 2020, Central London
March 2020. Manchester
April 2020. London
May 2020. TBC

More dates to follow

Past Workshops

Nov 2019. Central London.
‘The Equality Act and the Single-sex Exemption’
‘A Nation Confused’

June 2019. Birmingham
‘Sex’ and ‘Gender’ in the NHS’
‘Protected Characteristics – UK Case Law’
‘Schools and Safeguarding’

March 2019. Central London
‘Understanding the Equality Act and the Single-sex exception’
‘Handling Tricky Situations – Scenarios’

Attendee Comments

‘Really useful and informative day, packed itinerary. Very educational.’


Charity worker, Shropshire

‘This was a very useful event. Excellent trainers – knowledgeable, well-researched and great at imparting information. Thankyou.’


Social Worker, London

‘Fascinating to learn about safeguarding policies and practises in schools.’


Psychologist, Midlands

’Very useful, especially in regard to legalities.’


Researcher, London

‘Shared learning and experience was uplifting and inspiring!’


HR, Cambridge

‘I learned so much about how the NHS treats data on sex and gender.’


Solicitor, Liverpool

‘Excellent training session. Informative presenters who were able to show timeline and issues within their areas.’


Accounts Assistant, Cambridgeshire

Very helpful to understand case law behind legislation, so that equality laws can be effectively implemented in schools and sexism challenged.


Chair of Governors, Cambridgeshire

Enjoyable and empowering!


IT Manager, West Midlands