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The following training is being provided by the MPLS ED&I Team for MPLS staff and students, as well as staff and students across the University (although where there may be capacity issues, we will prioritise MPLS staff and students). Some sessions have been developed and will be delivered in collaboration with colleagues across the University. More dates will be added in the coming weeks.

The training programme is displayed in two tables. The first table groups the training by subject (so you can see all available dates for that specific subject), starting with the soonest date. The second table is in date order. Both tables display exactly the same information but arranged in different formats so you can view either by subject or theme depending on your preferences.

Those sessions that we already have dates for are available to book via this Microsoft Form. We have also advised where future dates will be added in the first table. We will accept bookings from staff and students outside of MPLS but where there may be capacity issues, we will prioritise MPLS. 

If you have any queries or are unable to use the booking form, please get in touch on diversity@mpls.ox.ac.uk 

 

BOOK HERE VIA OUR MICROSOFT FORM

Programme grouped by session subject

Title Description Dates available for booking

Being an effective bystander

What does it mean to be an effective bystander? How do we best challenge behaviours and practices which disadvantage staff and students, particularly those from minority and/or marginalised groups?

ONLINE: Tuesday 25 January, 10:30-11:30

ONLINE: Tuesday 15 February, 10:30-11:30

ONLINE: Tuesday 31 May, 10:30-11:30

Intersectional allyship

We will look at what intersectionality is and how it plays out in our everyday lives and we will consider how many of us intersect and what that means for building an inclusive society. We will look at how power and privilege play their part and identify ways in which we can use both to support one another.

ONLINE: Monday 31 January, 10:00-12:30

IN-PERSON (Covid-permitting): Monday 25 April, 10:00-12:30    

ONE MORE DATE TO BE CONFIRMED.

Creating an inclusive culture

How to best create and sustain an inclusive culture and identify practical steps to make this happen. 

How to create an environment where we can all feel supported and how we can best support others.  

IN-PERSON (Covid-permitting): Wednesday 9 February, 10:00-12:30

IN-PERSON (Covid-permitting): Tuesday 24 May, 10:00-12:30 

ONE MORE DATE TO BE CONFIRMED.

LGBT+ Role Models (for EDU)

What does it mean to be an LGBT+ role model?

What barriers might there be and how best to overcome them.

Have the opportunity to meet some other role models in a supportive and safe space.

ONLINE: Monday 14 February, 10:00-11:30   

To register for this session, please email the EDU directly on: equality@admin.ox.ac.uk                                                                                          

Supporting neurodivergent staff 

We will consider the whole neurodivergent umbrella and identify some practical ways in which we can better support our staff who fall under this umbrella. This session will be led by and informed by those with lived experience. 

IN-PERSON (Covid-permitting): Thursday 12 May, 10:00-12:30  

ONE MORE DATE TO BE CONFIRMED. 

Supporting ourselves and others

What does it mean to be resilient, what does self-care really mean and how can we best support ourselves and others?

ONLINE: Monday 28 February, 10:30-11:30

ONLINE: Tuesday 10 May, 10:30-11:30

Anti-racist allyship

We will look at what it means to be an Anti-Racist Ally, by considering the role that power, privilege (especially white privilege), and white fragility have and to feel confident using bystander interventions when needed.  

ONLINE: Thursday 16 June, 10:00-12:00

ONE MORE DATE TO BE CONFIRMED.

Supporting disabled staff (visible and non-visible) 

We will identify a range of ways in which we can all support our disabled staff, including those with non-visible disabilities. The session will be led by and informed by those with lived experience. 

IN-PERSON (Covid-permitting): Monday 6 June, 10:00-12:30

ONE MORE DATE TO BE CONFIRMED.

Introduction to Trans Awareness

Run by Gendered Intelligence, ‘Introduction to Trans Awareness’ is an entry-level session that introduces the key information people need to know to support trans colleagues or to work with trans clients or pupils. At the end of the session, delegates will have:

  • An appreciation of how sex, gender and sexual orientation interact
  • Improved understanding of trans identities, terms and language
  • A basic grounding in the key laws relating to trans people
  • Increased awareness of trans issues and ways to be trans inclusive
  • Increased confidence in working with trans colleagues/clients/students
  • Information about helpful resources

IN-PERSON (Covid-permitting): DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

Spaces on this course will be limited to 15 people. 

Trans Awareness: The Basics

‘Trans Awareness: The Basics’ is an entry-level session that introduces the keycideas and information people need to know about trans-related matters. The session will:

  • Explain what ‘trans’ means and describe the diversity of those who might use the term
  • Introduce key concepts crucial to understanding trans people
  • List the main legislation relating to trans identities
  • Outline ways an organisation can work towards being trans-inclusive
  • Provide links to further resources and help

ONLINE: DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

Programme listed in date order

Date and time

Location

Title

Description

Tuesday 25 January 2022

10:30-11:30

ONLINE

Being an effective bystander

What does it mean to be an effective bystander? How do we best challenge behaviours and practices which disadvantage staff and students, particularly those from minority and/or marginalised groups?

Monday 31 January 2022

10:00-12:30 

ONLINE

Intersectional allyship

We will look at what intersectionality is and how it plays out in our everyday lives and we will consider how many of us intersect and what that means for building an inclusive society. We will look at how power and privilege play their part and identify ways in which we can use both to support one another.

Wednesday 9 February 2022

10:00-12:30 

IN PERSON (Covid-permitting)

Creating an inclusive culture

How to best create and sustain an inclusive culture and identify practical steps to make this happen. 

How to create an environment where we can all feel supported and how we can best support others.  

Monday 14 February 2022

10:00-11:30 

ONLINE

LGBT+ Role Models (for EDU)

What does it mean to be an LGBT+ role model?

What barriers might there be and how best to overcome them.

Have the opportunity to meet some other role models in a supportive and safe space.

To register for this session, please email the EDU directly on: equality@admin.ox.ac.uk    

Tuesday 15 February 2022

10:30-11:30 

ONLINE

Being an effective bystander

What does it mean to be an effective bystander? How do we best challenge behaviours and practices which disadvantage staff and students, particularly those from minority and/or marginalised groups?

Monday 28 February 2022

10:30-11:30 

ONLINE

Supporting ourselves and others

What does it mean to be resilient, what does self-care really mean and how can we best support ourselves and others?

Monday 25 April 2022

10:00-12:30 

IN PERSON (Covid-permitting)

Intersectional allyship

We will look at what intersectionality is and how it plays out in our everyday lives and we will consider how many of us intersect and what that means for building an inclusive society. We will look at how power and privilege play their part and identify ways in which we can use both to support one another.

Wednesday 4 May 2022

10:30-11:30

ONLINE

Being an effective bystander

What does it mean to be an effective bystander? How do we best challenge behaviours and practices which disadvantage staff and students, particularly those from minority and/or marginalised groups?

Tuesday 10 May 2022

10:30-11:30

ONLINE

Supporting ourselves and others

What does it mean to be resilient, what does self-care really mean and how can we best support ourselves and others?

Thursday 12 May 2022

10:00-12:30

IN PERSON (Covid-permitting)

Supporting neurodivergent staff 

We will consider the whole neurodivergent umbrella and identify some practical ways in which we can better support our staff who fall under this umbrella. This session will be led by and informed by those with lived experience. 

Tuesday 24 May 2022

10:00-12:30 

IN PERSON (Covid-permitting)

Creating an inclusive culture

How to best create and sustain an inclusive culture and identify practical steps to make this happen. 

How to create an environment where we can all feel supported and how we can best support others.  

Tuesday 31 May 2022

10:30-11:30

ONLINE

Being an effective bystander

What does it mean to be an effective bystander? How do we best challenge behaviours and practices which disadvantage staff and students, particularly those from minority and/or marginalised groups?

Wednesday 1 June

9:15-13:15

IN-PERSON

Spaces on this course will be limited to 15 people. 

Introduction to Trans Awareness

Run by Gendered Intelligence, ‘Introduction to Trans Awareness’ is an entry-level session that introduces the key information people need to know to support trans colleagues or to work with trans clients or pupils. At the end of the session, delegates will have:

  • An appreciation of how sex, gender and sexual orientation interact
  • Improved understanding of trans identities, terms and language
  • A basic grounding in the key laws relating to trans people
  • Increased awareness of trans issues and ways to be trans inclusive
  • Increased confidence in working with trans colleagues/clients/students
  • Information about helpful resources

Monday 6 June 2022

10:00-12:30 

IN-PERSON (Covid-permitting)

Supporting disabled staff (visible and non-visible) 

We will identify a range of ways in which we can all support our disabled staff, including those with non-visible disabilities. The session will be led by and informed by those with lived experience. 

Tuesday 7 June, 10:30-12:15

ONLINE

Trans Awareness: The Basics

‘Trans Awareness: The Basics’ is an entry-level session that introduces the keycideas and information people need to know about trans-related matters. The session will:

  • Explain what ‘trans’ means and describe the diversity of those who might use the term
  • Introduce key concepts crucial to understanding trans people
  • List the main legislation relating to trans identities
  • Outline ways an organisation can work towards being trans-inclusive
  • Provide links to further resources and help

Thursday 16 June 2022

10:00-12:00

ONLINE

Anti-racist allyship

We will look at what it means to be an Anti-Racist Ally, by considering the role that power, privilege (especially white privilege), and white fragility have and to feel confident using bystander interventions when needed.  

 

The following sessions are being developed but have not yet had a date confirmed. We will update this page as soon as they are.

Title

Description

Mental Health Awareness for Managers and Supervisors 

How to have effective conversations about mental health and identifying practical steps for supporting others.