Equality, diversity and inclusion in universities is changing. Moving away from a siloed tactical or functional approach, evidencing EDI in practice and behaviours is becoming essential for leadership and governance across the breadth of universities’ missions.
Equality, diversity and inclusion work is fuelled by a dream of a more inclusive and just world – a world that universities are uniquely positioned to help shape. But given that world is not yet a reality, the work can also be fraught with competing opinions, power struggles, scepticism, culture wars – and burnout. A reset is needed, and a change of approach that builds coalitions, communities of practice and collective priorities across issues, characteristics, departments, and professional roles in universities.
At this half day online event, in partnership with Advance HE, we’ll think about how whole-institution strategy and expert leadership combines with staff and student voice and lived experience to create real change on the ground. We’ll take a first look at the latest sector wide equality data, and tackle the concept of intersectionality and what the practical response should be. And we’ll explore the potential for a fresh sector-wide approach to creating inclusive universities through an integrated equalities charter.
Join us if you are a leader, an expert, passionate about the issue, or just curious about the role you could play. We are offering a discounted rate to EDI practitioners, those working on or engaged in EDI initiatives from any area of the institution.
09.30 Strategic leadership of equality, diversity and inclusion
10.10 From data to action: interrogating intersectionality in equalities data
11.10 Breaking down silos: working across the university community
12.00 Supporting leadership at every level
12.45 Exploring the potential for an integrated equalities charter