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Equality & Diversity course timetable

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Wed 8 Apr – Thu 25 Jun

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Tuesday 21 April

11:00
New Recruitment Policy and Guidance new CANCELLED 11:00 - 12:00 Judge Business School, Lecture Theatre 1

This session will introduce and promote the new Recruitment Policy, highlighting the key sections of the policy and how this can support Recruitment activity at the University.

The session will also explore the changes to the recruitment guidance, including a demonstration of the key functionality, a summary of the feedback received during testing and some of the new features that have been added.

There will be ample opportunity to ask any questions relating to the policy or guidance during the seminar.

Please note: The seminar will be very similar in content to the HR Forum sessions that will be taking place over Lent term.

Monday 11 May

12:00
Self-mentoring – Using your inner resources to achieve success new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 UIS Online Courses - instructor-led

This interactive webinar will look at different definitions of self-mentoring and how to use it in your personal and professional life to help you achieve your potential. It will also include some self-reflection and an exploration of the four steps of self-mentoring. In addition, Amanda will share some personal experiences and tips for self-mentoring linked to the songs of David Bowie!

Tuesday 12 May

11:00
Effective Staff Review and Development new Finished 11:00 - 12:00 Judge Business School, Lecture Theatre 1

Staff Review and Development (Appraisal) provides the opportunity for supervisors, managers and academics to engage in constructive discussion with their staff or academic colleagues about current and future work and their personal and career development.

This session is to clarify the nature of SRD and its objectives, and consider best practice for individuals and those supporting SRD more broadly in Departments.

Wednesday 20 May

15:00

Our mental health is likely to be impacted in some way by the pandemic and lockdown conditions. Dr Olivia Remes, a researcher at the Institute of Public Health, will explore the nature of depression and anxiety and will suggest practical ways to cope during this challenging time.

Details on how to join this session will be on your booking confirmation email.

Thursday 21 May

11:00

Yvonne McPartland, Deputy Head of the Staff Counselling Centre, will be leading a one hour live event to offer attendees the opportunity to understand how counselling can support personal resilience, especially in the current climate of fear and anxiety.

You will be have the opportunity to safely ask questions to Yvonne and other members of the Staff Counselling Centre team.

Details on how to join this session will be on your booking confirmation email.

14:00

Join Lucy Highton from White Lotus Meditation for a 30 minute Zoom session.

Combining gentle breath work, mindful techniques and guided meditation you'll be led into your own space of inner calm and stability.

A welcome pause for busy, anxious minds.

Details on how to join this session will be on your booking confirmation email.

Friday 22 May

11:00

Yvonne McPartland, Deputy Head of the Staff Counselling Centre, will be leading a one hour live event to offer attendees the opportunity to understand how counselling can support personal resilience, especially in the current climate of fear and anxiety.

You will be have the opportunity to safely ask questions to Yvonne and other members of the Staff Counselling Centre team.

Details on how to join this session will be on your booking confirmation email.

Tuesday 9 June

11:00

Come along to this session if you’d like to develop some practical tools to becoming a white ally and build a strong antiracist identity.

Joining instructions will appear on your booking confirmation email.

Thursday 11 June

11:00
Flexible Working new CANCELLED 11:00 - 12:00 Judge Business School, Lecture Theatre 1

This session is an opportunity to find out more about the work ourcambridge and colleagues in the HR Division are progressing on supporting flexible working opportunities.

You will hear about the different types of flexible working, the benefits, how to overcome barriers and how you can help build a flexible working culture within your area.

Friday 12 June

11:00

Janet Ramdeo and I would like to invite you to join us in discussing a text, article or book that has had impact on you in terms of your identity (with regard to race or intersectionality). You're welcome to join even if you do not have any text in mind.

Joining instructions will be shared on your booking confirmation email.

Tuesday 16 June

11:00

Join us in this conversation with Dr Arathi Sriprakash to hear about experiences, successes and challenges related to career progression and being racialised as BAME, and find out about strategies and suggestions to address the challenges at individual and institutional levels.

Joining instructions will be shared on your booking confirmation email.

Wednesday 17 June

10:00

Come along to this session if you’d like to develop some practical tools to becoming a white ally and build a strong antiracist identity.

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PLEASE BOOK YOURSELF ONTO BOTH PARTS OF THIS SESSION - Wed 17th and Thu 18th

Joining instructions will appear on your booking confirmation emails. Both sessions need to be booked to receive the different Zoom log in details

Thursday 18 June

10:00

Come along to this session if you’d like to develop some practical tools to becoming a white ally and build a strong antiracist identity.

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PLEASE BOOK YOURSELF ONTO BOTH PARTS OF THIS SESSION - Wed 17th and Thu 18th

Joining instructions will appear on your booking confirmation emails. Both sessions need to be booked to receive the different Zoom log in details

Monday 22 June

10:30

In this interactive session, Jonathan Taylor, a Chartered Psychologist from Pearn Kandola https://pearnkandola.com/ will discuss how inclusion contributes to our self-esteem, well-being and our ability to perform at our best.

The session will explore how we can maintain our social well-being whilst physical distancing through inclusive practices and leadership with our colleagues.

Highly recommended for anyone who manages people, or with an interest in Leadership, Inclusion, or Well-being.

Joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

12:00
Building Wellbeing with LEGO® new Finished 12:00 - 13:30

In this 90 min workshop you will explore what wellbeing means to you and how you could enhance yours. This online workshop will use the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitation method to help explore complex topics.

Building with LEGO® bricks and using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitation will make sure that you and the others in the group contribute equally and understand each other. It will stimulate your thinking, communication and problem solving skills, and create an environment with insight, confidence and commitment. Your possibilities for learning are enormous.

Please note that this workshop only has a small capacity and sign up will close on 12 June so that a LEGO® brick kit can be sent to you in the post. If you get a place in the workshop, you will be asked to complete an online form for your postal address.

To get the most from the session, the group will work together using the basic principles of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®:

  1. Question – an issue and a suitable open question is identified

  2. Build – you make LEGO® brick models to answer the question from your own perspective

  3. Share – you all explain your model using it as a metaphor to answer the question

  4. Reflect – the group checks everyone’s understanding, and makes sense of the knowledge that has been unlocked.

You will find the approach useful because:


  • We all have a unique perspective

  • Our brain works better in three dimensions

  • Playing in three dimensions lets us see more perspectives and have more ideas

  • Story-making and metaphors help you communicate more clearly.

Registration form and joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email

14:30

This interactive 30 minute session will be led by Dr Elizabeth English, the University’s Mindfulness Practitioner.

Elizabeth will start by exploring self-kindness through an understanding of human needs and the concept of inner relationship. Drawing on the work of clinical psychologist Marshall B. Rosenberg, and philosopher, Eugene Gendlin, she will include experiential reflections on the theme, and a guided mindfulness practice. The sessions will end with a brief opportunity for questions.

Further reading: Rosenberg, Marshall B. Nonviolent Communication: A language of Life, 2nd Ed (Encinitas CA, 2003). Focusing Gendlin, Eugene T., Focusing, 3rd edn (New York, 2007).

Tuesday 23 June

13:00

A conversation about the ways in which spiritual practices can help us thrive in times of uncertainty and fear — as well as a frank conversation about the ways in which uncertainty and fear make meditation, prayer and spirituality challenging.

In conversation with the Rev'd Devin McLachlan, Associate Vicar of the University Church

Joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

14:00

This interactive 30 minute session will be led by Dr Elizabeth English, the University’s Mindfulness Practitioner.

Elizabeth will start by exploring self-kindness through an understanding of human needs and the concept of inner relationship. Drawing on the work of clinical psychologist Marshall B. Rosenberg, and philosopher, Eugene Gendlin, she will include experiential reflections on the theme, and a guided mindfulness practice. The sessions will end with a brief opportunity for questions.

Further reading: Rosenberg, Marshall B. Nonviolent Communication: A language of Life, 2nd Ed (Encinitas CA, 2003). Focusing Gendlin, Eugene T., Focusing, 3rd edn (New York, 2007).

Wednesday 24 June

12:00
Cycle Maintenance Workshop new Finished 12:00 - 13:00

Learn basic cycle maintenance with Outspoken Cycles via a live online workshop!

Places are limited so booking is essential. If you have any questions, please email travel@admin.cam.ac.uk

Joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

14:00
Beach Visualisation Exercise new Finished 14:00 - 15:00

Many of us are suffering from anxiety at the moment, which is not surprising given the impact on our lives from the Covid-19 pandemic.

This session offers you the opportunity to kick off your shoes, sit back and relax.

You will enjoy a 20 minute beach visualisation designed to take you on a mini-break that will leave you relaxed and refreshed. There will also be some information about the Staff Counselling Centre.

Joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

15:00

Would you like to try some sculpture with materials you already have around the home?

Soap carving is ideal as it is an easy and cheap way to try your hand at some carving. In this very relaxed session, we will be using Barbara Hepworth as our inspiration to create some soap carvings.

No experience necessary – this is a light-hearted, fun session where you are encouraged to take some time out of your day to enjoy yourself.

All you need is:

  • Pencil and paper
  • A bar of cheap soap – or a few bars if you have them
  • Scrapers and peelers – you can use vegetable peelers, scissors, paperclips and any similar objects

Joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email

15:30

Hosted by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations, Professor Eilis Ferran, this session will provide an overview of the University's Academic Career Pathways (ACP) procedure which replaces the previous Senior Academic Promotions exercise, highlight the key features of the scheme, provide an overview of the ACP CV Scheme and address some of the common misconceptions surrounding promotions.

We particularly encourage women and staff identifying as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) to attend as they are currently under-represented at senior academic levels.

Joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

Thursday 25 June

10:00

A Webinar to introduce you to the technical and practical side of living life to the full aged 70 and beyond.

  • Increase your knowledge and gain information to ensure family members and friends who are older than you are able to live their final fifteen years to the full?
  • This presentation will provide you with insight into the common themes that can be prepared for and supported by working together with the elderly person in your life.

The presenter: Beverly Jones is a former senior executive and leadership coach who has been providing workshops for Caring4Elders since 2012. Her enthusiastic, down to earth approach has proved helpful to all participants. She is an engaging presenter, passionate about the need to incorporate the final fifteen as a life stage into our plans.

You will receive information, links and ideas about how to ensure that this stage of life works for everyone. You are never too young to prepare for this stage of life.

www.caring4eldersuk.org.uk

Joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

12:00

Hear the story and see highlights of the largest collection of art by women in Europe with curator Harriet Loffler. Murray Edwards College

Joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

14:00

Dr Petra Boynton, Social Psychologist and author of Being Well In Academia will discuss the key concerns facing the wellbeing of postdocs including; overwork, confidence and career progression, stress, bullying/harassment and exclusion/harm directed at BIPOC, disabled and LGBT postdocs.

@drpetra on Twitter

@petraboynton on Instagram

www.theresearchcompanion.com

Being Well In Academia pre-order https://www.routledge.com/Being-Well-in-Academia-Ways-to-Feel-Stronger-Safer-and-More-Connected/Boynton/p/book/9780367186708

Joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

15:00

Remember when we used to live in precendented times? It seems like it was just yesteryear but it only feels that way because it was.

It has been a time for us to really remember the meaning of words and phrases, like how ‘just managing to stay afloat’ or ‘just keeping my head above the water’ are both overwhelmingly positive achievements (just consider what would happen if you didn’t!).

But living like this is exhausting in so many ways, so at this year’s Festival of Wellbeing, let’s think a bit about just being in this moment and being apart together.

Joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.