UCD’s vision for EDI is to be a leader and role model in equality and diversity in the higher education sector nationally and internationally, and for EDI to be at the heart of all we do. The EDI Training and Awareness Raising Programme was designed with UCD's values and strategic objectives in mind, specifically the values of diversity, excellence and collegiality and core objectives to "provide an inclusive educational experience" and to "attract, retain and develop an excellent and diverse cohort of students, faculty and staff." UCD has also committed to a number of actions around EDI-related training as part of its EDI Strategy 2021-2024 and Gender Equality Action Plan 2020-2024.
The EDI Training offerings, which are additional to the wider People Development training on offer in UCD, are specifically tailored for our UCD community based on UCD's EDI commitments and your feedback. The programme encompasses a variety of EDI-related training and awareness-raising sessions, delivered virtually and/or in person, including dignity and respect, gender identity, cross-cultural communication, unconscious bias awareness, gender equality and more. Some of the workshops are a great introduction to EDI topics to raise awareness, and others have been tailored for a particular audience, like for example people managers.
How to Register
Visit the EDI Training Calendar page to register via the UCD booking system for sessions currently available.
Please note that we will be sharing participant names and email addresses with our external facilitators upon enrolment. This is to allow our partners to share Zoom meeting links and pre-course work as required, and to record attendance for us.
The EDI Training Programme is complemented by all eLearning courses created for the UCD community, which include:
- Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education
- Let's Talk about Race in the Higher Education Sector
- Supporting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Employees
- Inclusive Recruitment and Selection (part of the Inclusive Recruitment Training Bundle)
Don't forget to check out UCD's LinkedIn Learning platform, which also includes a number of EDI collections curated by our specialist.
Great care was taken to plan our EDI programme in line with UCD’s strategic objectives and priorities, but if you believe that a key topic is missing, please do not hesitate to contact our EDI Training and Awareness Raising Coordinator at email@example.com who will look into it and follow up with you.
We encourage you to complete the evaluation survey after each course as your feedback is essential and will enable us to keep building on our programme and ensure that our offerings continue to meet the needs of our community.