Rising to the challenge of inclusiveness: the path to intersectional GEPs

3 Sep, 2021

This workshop will introduce participants to intersectionality as a concept & approach to institutional change processes in HE organisations

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Under, WP2, Task 2.3 “A beacon for gender and race equality”, the project EUt+ will deliver three intersectionality workshops held across all EUt+ institutions.

The overall objective of this learning programme is to build capacity among staff engaged in the design, implementation and evaluation of intersectional equity plans (IEPs) by supporting the development of the skills required in the adoption of an intersectional approach that takes into consideration the intersections between gender and race with dis/ability, sexuality, age and socio-economic status.

This intersectionality training programme will encourage participation so that knowledge, experience, skills and attitudes are created for, by, and with the participants. All three workshops sessions seek to promote a circulation and sharing of knowledge rather than just a top-down process of knowledge transfer, in a non-hierarchical mode which empowers participants to apply their new and pre-existing knowledge and skills.

10.00 - 10.15 Welcome by hosts from TU Dublin / Self-introduction of the facilitator
10.15 – 10.40 Setting the stage (1): Some basic definitions about gender & diversity
10.40 – 11.10 Setting the stage (2): universities and the challenge of inclusiveness
11.10 – 11.20 About unconscious bias
11.20 – 11.40 Introduction to the new EU standards for intersectional GEPs
11.40 – 12.20 Break
12.20 – 12.50 Buzz sessions: identifying challenges and resources at EUt+ partner institutions
12.50 – 13.25 Feedback in plenary
13.45 -14.00 Takeaways and wrap-up