Overview

26 Jan, 20229:00 am-12:30 pm27 Jan, 20229:00 am-12:30 pm
Online Training Course
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The Designing an Effective Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy in Higher Education Training Course will provide a 2-day interactive breakdown of how you can develop and deliver a high-quality EDI strategy at all levels of a higher education institution.

Through live workshops and expert guidance this course will provide you will the tools you need to design a strategy, evaluate its effectiveness, embed co-production and ensure effective practice is reflected across the student experience, teaching and learning provision and staffing policies.

Lead Trainer

Claire Herbert photo
Claire Herbert
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
Advancing EDI

Agenda

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
9:00 am
Online Login and Registration
9:05 am
Welcome, Introductions and Ice Breaker

Focus on the breadth of EDI issues within the higher education sector, and how to prioritise and not be overwhelmed.

Claire Herbert
Claire Herbert
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
Advancing EDI
Confirmed
9:45 am
Legislation, Compliance and Equality Impact Assessment

An overview of the legislative requirements for public sector bodies as employers and service providers, including the need to show ‘due regard’ to EDI.

Through plenary conversations and smaller group activities, we will look specifically at:

  • The benefits and challenges of equality impact assessments
  • Using and publishing data
  • Reporting (and supporting) incidents of discrimination or harassment
  • EDI inductions for staff and students
Claire Herbert
Claire Herbert
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
Advancing EDI
Confirmed
10:30 am
Break
10:40 am
Evidence-Based Actions: Data, Involvement, Consultation and Lived Experience

This session will focus on how to get buy-in from different groups of stakeholders, how to ensure we listen to different groups, and how to empower different groups to advance equity, diversity and inclusion.

We will look specifically at:

  • Quantitative and qualitative data
  • Staff and student disillusionment
  • Avoiding a deficit approach
  • Building trust
  • Remuneration for involvement in EDI
Claire Herbert
Claire Herbert
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
Advancing EDI
Confirmed
11:25 am
Break
11:35 am
Positive Action, Characteristic-Specific Actions and Intersectionality

This session will look at how positive action initiatives can be used to advance EDI and how they can be used strategically, along with characteristic-specific actions and charter marks.

Claire Herbert
Claire Herbert
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
Advancing EDI
Confirmed
12:25 pm
Summary and the Next Session

Before the next session, delegates are asked to identify and reflect on one situation where they have enacted change and had a positive impact. It could be something small, something big, something operational or something strategic. It might inside work or outside work.

Reflect on what you did, and what impact you had. How to did you achieve that impact – what did you do to make it happen?

Claire Herbert
Claire Herbert
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
Advancing EDI
Confirmed
12:30 pm
Close of Day 1

*Programme subject to change

9:00 am
Online Login and Registration
9:05 am
Appreciative Enquiry and Reflections on Day 1

Our second session will begin with a look at instigating change and reflecting on what works. Delegates will look for commonalities in their different examples, and we will also reflect on discussions from day 1.

Claire Herbert
Claire Herbert
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
Advancing EDI
Confirmed
9:30 am
Creating Inclusivity in the Student Lifecycle

Using a case study, we will break into smaller groups to discuss the different EDI issues related to the student life cycle, and how to begin tackling them. We will look at:

  • The different stakeholders involved in teaching, learning and student experience
  • Data and evidence-based discussions
  • What inclusivity looks like
  • Collaborative working
  • Challenges to engagement
Claire Herbert
Claire Herbert
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
Advancing EDI
Confirmed
10:25 am
Break
10:35 am
Implementing EDI in Staff Recruitment, Development, Progression and Experience

Using a case study, we will break into smaller groups to discuss the different EDI issues related to staff recruitment, progression and success. We will look at:

  • Data and evidence-based discussions
  • Implicit bias and the myth of meritocracy
  • Reluctance to engage
  • Collaborative working
Claire Herbert
Claire Herbert
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
Advancing EDI
Confirmed
11:30 am
Break
11:40 am
Leadership and Governance in EDI

We will discuss:

  • Different governance models for EDI within higher education institutions and the different aims and objectives
  • Reporting mechanisms and accountability at different levels
  • Benchmarking and measuring success

In small groups, delegates will discuss how EDI governance works within their institution and the positives and negatives of the different models.

In the plenary session we will work through the challenges identified through the padlet, and the small group discussions.

Claire Herbert
Claire Herbert
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
Advancing EDI
Confirmed
12:15 pm
Networking, Resilience and Celebrating Success

The last session of the training will focus on self-care and maintaining energy and confidence while navigating EDI. We will discuss the different networks and support that are available to EDI practitioners within higher education and how we can collaborate with and support each other.

Claire Herbert
Claire Herbert
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
Advancing EDI
Confirmed
12:25 pm
Final Comments and Questions
Claire Herbert
Claire Herbert
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
Advancing EDI
Confirmed
12:30 pm
Close of Day 2

*Programme subject to change

Audience

This Conference is specifically designed for the Higher Education sector. Those in attendance will include:

  • Heads of EDI
  • Head of Teaching and Learning
  • Inclusion and Diversity Managers
  • Directors of Student Experience
  • Directors of HR
  • Directors of Student Support
  • Directors of Student Services
  • Pro-Vice Chancellors

Pricing

For group discounts and enquiries about your registration please contact us on 020 3770 6580 or [email protected]