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          Possible Diversity & Equality Training Content

The Diversity & Equality Team can provide diversity & equality training for you and
your department, in your department and to meet the needs of your department. Use
this document to identify what type of training you want, whether pre designed or
bespoke and what content you would like to cover.

Once you have completed this form, contact Darren Mooney, Diversity & Equality
Officer to discuss how and when to deliver it. Contact Darren.mooney@liv.ac.uk or
phone ext 55975.

Pre-designed training
The Diversity & Equality Team currently have 4 specific training courses for staff.
These cover generic diversity & equality issues, or specific Protected Characteristics
such as sexual orientation or disability. The titles and length of these standard
sessions in below. The length and content of these sessions can be tailed for your
needs if required.

                                                                                Length       YES

Diversity & Equality in Higher Education                                         2.5hrs

Disability Awareness in Higher Education*                                         6hrs

Managing Diversity                                                               1.5hrs

Sexual Orientation in Higher Education                                           2.5hrs
*This session includes contributions from the Disability Support Team. The time can be reduced by
looking at what content you would like to focus on.

Bespoke Diversity & Equality training
The Diversity & Equality team can provide bespoke training to meet the needs of
your department. Choose from the list below the items that you would like your
session to cover. Remember though, that the more you choose the longer the
session is likely to last.

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If you cannot free your staff up for a long session, why not request a number of
smaller sessions such as 3 x 1hr sessions instead of 1x3hr session.

Introduction to Equality

These topics relate to theoretical aspects of equality based in social theory and
philosophy. These aim to provide wider theoretical background knowledge to D&E
issues that are not based on the legal definitions within the Equality Act 2010.

Definitions of Equality
Definitions of Diversity
Introduction to the International Human Rights Framework
Introductory theories of Gender
Introductory theories of Race
Social Model vs Medical Model of Disability
History of Disability Rights
History of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Rights
History of Trans Rights
History of Race Rights
History of Women’s Rights
Language and meaning – Disability
Language and meaning – Gender Reassignment
Language and meaning – Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual
Language and meaning – Race
Introduction to common religious beliefs

The Equality Act 2010

These topics introduce the main components of the equality act and are the basis of
equality and diversity law in the UK and University Policy. These provide the general
background information that you need to know.

Protected Characteristics – what they are, definitions, examples
Types of Discrimination – direct, indirect, harassment, victimisation etc
Public Sector Equality Duty – promoting equality (also see equality impact
Positive Action
Scope of the Equality Act – Employment, Education, Services

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Types of protected characteristics - in-depth

These topics unpick how certain protected characteristics are defined and use
example of case law and case studies. These provide a greater understanding of the
complexity of categorising characteristics.

Defining a Disability
Defining Gender Reassignment
Defining a Race
Defining a Religious Belief

Types of discrimination – in-depth

These topics unpick how each type of discrimination in defined, how such
discrimination can or cannot be justified and outlines the process of thinking needed
to make these decision. Caveats and exceptions are explained.

What is Direct Discrimination
What is Indirect Discrimination
What is Disability related discrimination
Make a reasonable adjustments for disabled people
What is Harassment (see Bullying & Harassment for further details)
What is Victimisation
What is inducing or inciting discrimination
Liability for discriminatory conduct
What is a Occupational Requirement
What is Positive Action

Staff Examples / Case Studies?
Student Examples / Case Studies?

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Bullying & Harassment

These topics explain in depth what bullying and harassment is, what it looks like for
each protected characteristics, how a decision would be made to decide if
harassment had occurred and an in-depth understanding of the Dignity at Work and
Study Policy.

Dignity at Work and Study Policy and Procedures
Introductory definitions of Bullying & Harassment
Investigating Bullying & Harassment
Ageist Bullying & Harassment
Disability related Bullying & Harassment
Transphobic Bullying & Harassment
Pregnancy and Maternity related Bullying & Harassment
Racist bullying & Harassment
Religious related bullying & Harassment
Sexist bullying & harassment
Homophobic /Biphobic Bullying & Harassment
The Bullying & Harassment Advisor Network
Hate Crimes

Staff Examples?
Student Examples?

Managing Staff Diversity

These topics outline how a line manager, team leader or department manager
managers the diversity of their workforce.

Managing Diversity of Staff (Introduction)
Managing age and retirement
Managing disabled staff, reasonable adjustment processes, access to work
Managing disabled staff (MENTAL HEALTH), reasonable adjustment
Managing the Gender Reassignment Process
Managing Pregnancy and Maternity
Managing Paternity leave

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Managing Adoption leave
Managing religious observances
Managing Black and Minority Ethnic staff, racist stereotypes and career
Managing International staff
Managing women, sexist stereotypes and career progression
Managing gay, lesbian and bisexual staff, homophobic stereotypes and
career progression
Diversity within the PDR
Diversity in Recruitment
Diversity in Recruitment – the Two Ticks Scheme
Challenging discrimination within your departments

Culture and Culture Shock

Cross –Cultural Competence

Who is the University

The student demographic profile
The staff demographic profile
A look at student attainment – does race, gender, disability matter?

University Policies and Charters

These topics provide an in-depth introduction to the University’s policies, action
plans and charter marks.

What is the Diversity & Equality of Opportunity Policy
What is the Disability Equality Scheme & Action Plan
What is the Gender Equality Scheme and Action Plan
What is the Athena Swan project
What in the Mindful Employer Charter
What is the Two Ticks Charter
What is the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme and the Sexual
Orientation Policy and Action Plan

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What is the Age Policy Statement
What is the Religious Belief Policy Statement and Action Plan

University equality governance

These topics outline how diversity & equality is managed in the University. What the
role of each committee is and how it functions. These sessions will show how
decisions are made that relate to diversity & equality.

Council, Senate, Senior Management and Champions
The Diversity & Equality Committee – role, remit and membership
The Disability Sub-Group – role, remit and membership
The Equality Forum – role, remit and membership

Equality Impact Assessments

The Public Sector Equality duty requires the University to have due regard for
equality impact when making decisions. The process by which the University does
this and demonstrates that it has been done is called an equality impact assessment.
These sessions outline this process.

The Public Sector Equality Duty – promoting equality and the specific duties
Having Due Regard –introduction to the equality impact assessment
Conducting Equality Impact Assessments – process from beginning to end
Practical impact assessments – conducting an impact assessment on one of
your policies

University Services and Support

These topics provide practical information about what these support departments are
for and how they can help you. You may want to arrange training directly with
these departments.

Disability Support Service – role and remit                                    YES
International Student Support – role and remit
University Counselling Service – role and remit
Student Mental Health Service – role and remit
Faith Express – role

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Staff Equality Networks (Disability, LGBT, BME) – roles and remits
Faith Facilities on campus


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within the training?

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