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The following training is being provided by the MPLS ED&I Team for MPLS staff and students, but is also open to staff and students across the University. All sessions will be delivered online. Some sessions have been developed and will be delivered in collaboration with colleagues across the University.

Registration is now open - click this link to fill in our form

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.

We will accept bookings from staff and students outside of MPLS but where there may be capacity issues, we will prioritise MPLS. Bookings are now open.

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

 

Programme grouped by session subject

Title Description and intended audience Dates and time

NEW: Trans Awareness, The Basics

Delivered by Gendered Intelligence, this is an entry-level session that introduces the key ideas 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

Audience: All staff and students

Thursday 12 January, 10am-11:45am

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.

Audience: All staff and students

Learning outcomes: To better understand how intersectionality features in our lives. To better understand the role that power and privilege has.

Monday 24 October, 10am-12:30pm

Tuesday 30 May, 10am-12:30pm                                                                                                                                                                         

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 people with lived experience. 

Audience: Group leaders, Supervisors, Managers, HR Leads, ED&I leads

Learning outcomes: To understand how to create a more neuro-inclusive workplace.

Monday 21 November, 10am-12:30pm

Tuesday 6 June, 10am-12:30pm

Supporting disabled staff

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 people with lived experience. 

Audience: Group leaders, Supervisors, Managers, HR Leads, ED&I leads

Learning outcomes: To understand how to create a more inclusive workplace for disabled staff, in particular those with non-visible disabilities.

Tuesday 28 February, 10am-12:30pm

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?

Audience: All staff and students

Learning outcomes: To feel more confident as an effective bystander.

Tuesday 15 November, 10:30am-11:30am

Thursday 16 February, 10:30am-11:30am

Thursday 11 May, 10:30am-11:30am

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.  

Audience: Group leaders, Supervisors, Managers, HR Leads, ED&I leads

Learning outcomes: To feel more confident actively acting as an anti-racist ally. To have a better understanding of the role power, white privilege and white fragility have.

Thursday 20 October, 10am-12:30pm - NO LONGER TAKING BOOKINGS

Wednesday 22 February, 10am-12:30pm

Cultivating resilience and self-care for 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?

Audience: All staff and students

Learning outcomes: To better understand what it means to be resilient. Identify practical tools and techniques to support ourselves and others.

Thursday 17 November, 10:30am-11:30am

Tuesday 14 February, 10:30am-11:30am

Tuesday 9 May, 10:30am-11:30am

Creating an inclusive research culture

How to best create and sustain an inclusive research 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.

Audience: Group leaders, Supervisors, Post-docs

Learning outcomes: To feel confident creating and sustaining a more inclusive research culture.

Monday 16 January, 10am-12:30pm

Thursday 4 May, 10am-12:30pm

Programme listed in date order

Date and time

Title

Description

Thursday 20 October, 10-12:30

NO LONGER TAKING BOOKINGS

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.  

Audience: Group leaders, Supervisors, Managers, HR Leads, ED&I leads

Learning outcomes: To feel more confident actively acting as an anti-racist ally. To have a better understanding of the role power, white privilege and white fragility have.

Monday 24 October, 10-12:30

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.

Audience: All staff and students

Learning outcomes: To better understand how intersectionality features in our lives. To better understand the role that power and privilege has.

Tuesday 15 November, 10:30-11:30

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?

Audience: All staff and students

Learning outcomes: To feel more confident as an effective bystander.

Thursday 17 November, 10:30-11:30

Cultivating resilience and self-care for 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?

Audience: All staff and students

Learning outcomes: To better understand what it means to be resilient. Identify practical tools and techniques to support ourselves and others.

Monday 21 November, 10-12:30

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 people with lived experience. 

Audience: Group leaders, Supervisors, Managers, HR Leads, ED&I leads

Learning outcomes: To understand how to create a more neuro-inclusive workplace.

Thursday 12 January, 10-11:45

Trans Awareness, The Basics

Delivered by Gendered Intelligence, this is an entry-level session that introduces the key ideas 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

Audience: All staff and students

Monday 16 January, 10-12:30

Creating an inclusive research culture

How to best create and sustain an inclusive research 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.

Audience: Group leaders, Supervisors, Post-docs

Learning outcomes: To feel confident creating and sustaining a more inclusive research culture.

Tuesday 14 February, 10:30-11:30

Cultivating resilience and self-care for 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?

Audience: All staff and students

Learning outcomes: To better understand what it means to be resilient. Identify practical tools and techniques to support ourselves and others.

Thursday 16 February, 10:30-11:30

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?

Audience: All staff and students

Learning outcomes: To feel more confident as an effective bystander.

Wednesday 22 February, 10-12:30

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.  

Audience: Group leaders, Supervisors, Managers, HR Leads, ED&I leads

Learning outcomes: To feel more confident actively acting as an anti-racist ally. To have a better understanding of the role power, white privilege and white fragility have.

Tuesday 28 February, 10-12:30

Supporting disabled staff

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 people with lived experience. 

Audience: Group leaders, Supervisors, Managers, HR Leads, ED&I leads

Learning outcomes: To understand how to create a more inclusive workplace for disabled staff, in particular those with non-visible disabilities.

Thursday 4 May, 10-12:30

Creating an inclusive research culture

How to best create and sustain an inclusive research 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.

Audience: Group leaders, Supervisors, Post-docs

Learning outcomes: To feel confident creating and sustaining a more inclusive research culture.

Tuesday 9 May, 10:30-11:30

Cultivating resilience and self-care for 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?

Audience: All staff and students

Learning outcomes: To better understand what it means to be resilient. Identify practical tools and techniques to support ourselves and others.

Thursday 11 May, 10:30-11:30 

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?

Audience: All staff and students

Learning outcomes: To feel more confident as an effective bystander.

Tuesday 30 May, 10-12:30

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.

Audience: All staff and students

Learning outcomes: To better understand how intersectionality features in our lives. To better understand the role that power and privilege has.

Tuesday 6 June, 10-12:30

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 people with lived experience. 

Audience: Group leaders, Supervisors, Managers, HR Leads, ED&I leads

Learning outcomes: To understand how to create a more neuro-inclusive workplace.