Being Inclusive
Duration 2 days
Team Staff Development

Covid-19 Response
This course will be run as an two online webinars combined with self-directed learning.

Course overview
This session is open to all staff but is particularly relevant for those who have significant influence over other employees: managers, leaders, mentors and coaches. This training has been designed to help identify actions that they can take to progress an inclusive culture at the University, in the context of their role.

During the workshops we will introduce all delegates to the ‘bigger picture’ of EDI, how the University strategy is addressing this, and the external drivers that have an impact on it. We will encourage open discussion with each other to share our understanding and learning from the training, including what delegates will do differently and/or challenge in order to be positively disruptive, and what they can do to help develop a more inclusive culture. Delegates will learn practical approaches, tools and actions to make positive changes for themselves, and for their colleagues and staff.

What we will cover

  • Increase your understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion and challenge you to reflect on where you think the University is in terms of EDI
  • To reflect on how individual advantage and disadvantage can have an impact in the workplace; how we can look at allyship to support our colleagues; and identify what we can do to help amplify underrepresented voices.
  • Building your confidence to be able to identify overt and covert discrimination and other unacceptable behaviour and address it when it arises
  • How you can progress diversity and inclusion in your role and influence others to do the same

Who this course is aimed at: This course is open to all academic and professional services staff, but those with management responsibility are strongly encouraged to attend.


Course structure
This course is made up of 3 parts:
1. An introductory workshop (45 mins) 
2. A self-study workbook
3. A ‘Review of Learning’ workshop (1 hr 30)

Please make sure you can attend both workshop dates before signing up, and add these to your calendar as soon as you've booked a place.

What you need to know
Cancellation fee: Your Division/Faculty will incur a £50 charge should you fail to attend on the day or cancel your place any later than three full working days before the course.

Sickness: If you are unable to attend the course due to sickness, please can you or a member of your team notify us by email (sd-course@bristol.ac.uk) as soon as possible on the day of the course, if not before.

Waiting list: Staff Development will operate a waiting list should this course become full. Because of this, places are non-transferable between colleagues.

How you book
Development courses should be discussed as part of a development plan agreed with your manager.

Each course will be open for bookings at 9 am on the day 8 weeks prior to the course date. If this date falls on a University closure day, the course will be released on the next working day.

Please note that if there are no course dates, we are in the process of planning and will update this page as they are scheduled. For any updates, please refer to our monthly Staff Development bulletins and our Staff Development Yammer group.

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