Training OpportunitiesNUS-USI Diversity & Equality Training Prejudice Awareness Training
Based on informal discussion and interactive exercises, this training is useful for everyone seeking to develop a better awareness of their own attitudes and identity, and how these can influence our perceptions and behaviour towards different groups and individuals we meet in our personal and professional lives. This is not about telling people what to think, or judging, but about exploring our differences through open dialogue in a safe setting.Understanding Diversity within Society (OCN Accredited)
This course will cover the meaning of the term ‘diversity’, raise awareness of diverse groups and practices look at similarities between groups and encourage participants to become aware of respecting diversity. The training is interactive and the exercises, where possible, will be tailored to specific context of the participants.Leaders of Change in a diverse society (OCN Acredited)
This course will develop current leaders and potential leaders into forerunners for equality and diversity. It looks closely and the vital need for leaders, political and managerial to be on board with equality in order for diversity to work within the community and the workplace.*Please contact NUS-USI for more details of costs and content of the above courses Short Courses (delivered free to membership)
This course aims to raise our awareness about the needs of different groups represented on campus and in the wider community that are sometimes excluded or discriminated against. It also looks at ways in which you can work to create a campus in which all staff and students can feel welcome regardless of race, religion, age, ability/disability, sexual orientation etc through development of effective policies, campaigns and events. It will also look at how you can communicate to a wider audience, and represent a diverse student body
This course aims to raise awareness of our own personal conflict styles, looks at the pros and cons of different approaches, and explores how conflict can be managed constructively as a positive force for change in our personal lives, college life, and the wider community. The training approach includes group problem-solving exercises, and dynamic discussions on campus-based case studies and conflict scenarios
Making your events more inclusive
This session is aimed at students and officers planning to organise events and campaigns. It will enable you to run events and campaigns which attract a wider, more diverse audience. For example, what messages do you actually convey to different groups? How does this differ from the message you’re trying to communicate? How accessible are your events for students with disabilities? Do you meet the needs of students from black and minority ethnic groups in your SU? Having problems brining some political and religious groups on board with your campaigns?
Developing Equality and Diversity Policies for your SU
This event will give advice and support to students’ unions and other student representatives trying to develop more effective policies on a range of equality and diversity issues in your union. Questions which will be considered include: What do we mean by ‘policy’? Why is policy important? How can we help create ‘a campus for all’ through paperwork? How can we ensure that policies are put into practice? What are our rights and responsibilities in relation to equality and diversity under existing government policy?
For more information contact the Training and Development Advisor of the Diversity Programmes on 9024 4641 or email email@example.com