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Equality & Diversity course timetable

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Fri 29 May – Thu 2 Jul

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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.

Friday 26 June

15:00
Beach Visualisation Exercise new Finished 15:00 - 16:00

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.

Yoga with Valerie new Finished 15:00 - 16:00

Please join the Murray Edwards College Library for Yoga with Valerie. Valerie is a professional yoga instructor who has retrained as a librarian. Combining her skills, she offers the perfect wind down on Fridays at 3pm with Yoga in the library!

Please join us on Friday 26th June at 3 – 4 pm for a relaxing end to the week with some restorative yoga with Valerie – no experience necessary. All you need is a quiet space, Zoom connection, and comfortable clothing.

Joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

15:30

Come and join Dr Susanna Unsworth for an informal discussion on all aspects of the menopause. Topics covered will include:

  • What exactly is the ‘menopause’?
  • When might it affect me?
  • What can I expect?
  • Self-care and HRT options

Followed by an open Q&A session Take the opportunity to find out the truth about the menopause!

Joining instructions will be provide on your booking confirmation email.

Building Wellbeing with LEGO® new Finished 15:30 - 17:00

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

Tuesday 30 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.

The training will be split in two 1h sessions. This will allow us to make space for discussion while not making the zoom meeting too long.

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PLEASE BOOK YOURSELF ONTO BOTH PARTS OF THIS SESSION - Tues 30th June and Thu 02nd July

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

Thursday 2 July

09:00

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, highlight the main changes to the process, 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.

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.

The training will be split in two 1h sessions. This will allow us to make space for discussion while not making the zoom meeting too long.

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PLEASE BOOK YOURSELF ONTO BOTH PARTS OF THIS SESSION - Tues 30th June and Thu 02nd July

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