Upcoming Diversity & Inclusion workshops

Upcoming Diversity & Inclusion workshops

Upcoming Diversity & Inclusion workshops

Improve your knowledge and skills so you can play your part in building a positive, welcoming and respectful culture for everyone at Macquarie.

Workshop places are limited so please register to attend below.

LGBTIQ+ inclusion in the workplace -  Facilitated by Workplace Diversity & inclusion

In this 1.5 hour workshop we will discuss why LGBTIQ+ inclusion is important to the Macquarie university community and explore the impact of heteronormativity, homophobia, transphobia & prejudice. There will be an opportunity to learn a little more about some of the ways that people identify within the LGBTIQ+ communities and the difference between sex, gender and sexuality.

Who should attend this workshop? Any staff who have an interest in learning more about sex diversity, gender diversity and sexuality and how to make MQ an inclusive place for all staff, students & visitors.

September 4, 12:30pm - 2pm, (light lunch included), register here

Cultural Intelligence workshop - Facilitated by Charlotta Oberg from PRISMA Cross Cultural Consultants.

Higher education operates at the forefront of the global village. Staff play a key role in ensuring students and services are equipped for success in the new multicultural reality. This 1.5 hour workshop provides a Cultural Intelligence toolbox for connecting well across cultures, avoiding mistakes and supporting others to do so too. Interactive, practical and research-based, the session equips you to achieve your objectives and thrive when engaging across cultures. There are two dates available for this training - you'll only need to attend one session.

Who should attend this workshop?: Anyone with an interest in diversity and inclusion and building their skills to work in a culturally diverse environment.

November 28, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, (light lunch included), register here

Disability confidence for managers and supervisors - Facilitated by the Australian Network on Disability

Being able to confidently manage people with disability within your teams will support you to develop an inclusive and enabling workplace culture. Disability Confidence for Managers & Supervisors will provide an open environment for participants to ask questions and has the potential to challenge your thinking and give you practical ways to increase inclusive behaviour and attitudes in your team.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Have greater awareness of what disability is in the Australian society
  • Be confident in using the right language and doing the right things
  • Have awareness of the legislative requirements and considerations to the management of risk
  • Understand the key concepts, such as workplace adjustments, essential requirements and sharing information

October 4, 12pm - 2pm, (light lunch included), register here

Envisage, create your future - Facilitated by RiseSmart.

Envisage – Create your future is a powerful seminar program for those well into their careers, generally those aged 45+. The program has been designed to engage mature workers and assist them in owning and planning for a positive and productive late career and future retirement.

Based around a holistic framework focusing on identity, money, career, health and relationships, Envisage is a platform for creating the future. This workshop gives you the opportunity to be guided by a facilitator to explore where you are now and what career and retirement options lie ahead. Envisage is a holistic and adaptive framework supporting individuals through transition to:

  • take a ‘whole of life’ approach to the next part of work or retirement
  • make positive changes in key areas impacted by change
  • set goals, ignite action and create the future participants envisage.

October 10, 10am - 2:30pm (lunch included), register here

November 7, 10am - 2:30pm (lunch included), register here

Confident Conversations for Managers to create Mentally Healthy Teams - Facilitated by the Australian Network on Disability

According to the Black Dog Institute, one in five (20%) Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental illness in any year. As such, many employees in Australian organisations will experience or are experiencing a mental health issue.

This training assists you to understand the context of mental health in the workplace and identify ways to develop Macquarie's culture to be more inclusive and drive positive workforce well being. Barriers for people with mental health are discussed and an understanding of workplace adjustments is developed.

Confident Conversations for Managers to create Mentally Healthy Teams will provide an open environment for participants to ask questions and has the potential to challenge your thinking and give you practical ways to increase inclusive behaviours and attitudes.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Understand and be able to recognise some of the barriers people may experience in the workplace and how to overcome these
  • Increase confidence in opening up conversations to create mentally healthy teams
  • Looking after your own mental health and well being
  • Know where to find further information and assistance

November 21, 12pm - 2pm, (light lunch included), register here

Please cancel your registration if you are unable to attend a confirmed workshop, ensuring you do so at least three days prior to the course date so that your allocated place may be offered to others. To cancel your registration, email the course name and date to katrina.hizo@mq.edu.au

*If you would like to organise any of these D&I workshops for your whole team or area outside of these dates offered, or if you'd like training on a different diversity topic please contact Jo Hatton, Manager, Workplace Diversity & Inclusion at jo.hatton@mq.edu.au

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