Becoming Anti Racist: from awareness to action

A session for all staff

We’re very excited to launch our new anti-racism training which we have developed with our associates Marilyn Bryan-Jones and Helen Armstrong.

This course builds on the awareness raised throughout the Black Lives Matter movement, ties in with our Deeds Not Words pledge to action  and supports organisations to achieve the Anti Racist Wales Action Plan (ARWAP) requirement for all staff to undertake anti-racism training.

About the Training

This course incorporates positive and interactive content to engage with participants on their role in creating an anti-racist workplace.    The training supports understanding of racism, privilege and inequality.

It will identify ways in which racism occurs on a daily basis through systemic discrimination such as microaggressions and institutional racism.

Group discussions a give participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding of issues relating to racism and creating a culture of inclusion and belonging.

Objectives – The Learners will be able to:

🏠 Recognise the importance of Anti-Racist Wales Action Plan (ARWAP)

🏠 Obtain knowledge of Historical Perspective

🏠 Identify what is meant by the term “Racism”

🏠 Recognise the influence of Bias

🏠 Define Anti-Racism in the Housing Sector

🏠 Take Personal responsibility to take action

About the Facilitators 

Marilyn Bryan-Jones has a background in housing at both operational and strategic level and has undertaken many roles in the voluntary and private sector and she is an independent panel member on the Anti Racist Wales Action Plan panel.   Equality and diversity has always been Marilyn’s main priority in the workplace. She is passionate about training and believes it is a vehicle in which to effect change in both individuals and organisations.



Helen Armstrong is a successful, creative senior executive with over 20 years in the housing sector with direct experience of leading programme implementation and culture change. She graduated from Cardiff Business School in 2011 with an MBA having focussed her dissertation on organisational culture and programme delivery. Helen works collaboratively and in partnership to set objectives and achieve organisational goals. As a change maker, Helen, challenges the status quo and has the energy and enthusiasm to push forward and persuade colleagues to get on board. Driven by values of integrity, openness and transparency, she works best in an environment where she can make a difference to people’s lives.


Target audience

All staff who want to increase their understanding of race and racism, take positive action and affect change in their organisation. This course assumes some prior awareness of racial inequalities (if not then see our EDI for Staff course.


  • Half day introductory course
  • Full day in-depth course
  • Or a bespoke approach if required

How delivered?

  • In person at a venue of choice
  • Virtually via Zoom Pro

If you would like to book our this training or want further information please contact or call 029 2105 7957

What attendees say:

“Enjoyable, thought provoking  and well paced”

“Keep it up, this is an excellent course”

“Marilyn was absolutely fantastic. A very sensitive topic that she delivered brilliantly”

“I really enjoyed the training and the trainer who delivered the session was brilliant. The trainer was very inclusive, patient and open to discussion whenever someone wanted to.”