Utrecht University organises several training courses on diversity and inclusion for staff and students throughout the year.
The training courses for employees focus on subjects such as unconscious prejudice, dealing with undesirable behaviour and intercultural cooperation.
Inclusion and social safety training
Utrecht University stands for a socially safe and inclusive work environment. How do you personally contribute to that? And how can you, as a team, discuss your cooperation and interactions with one another. How do you have a constructive conversation about what is desirable or undesirable behaviour? This training will provide you with methods to discuss social safety and how everyone can contribute. But you will also reflect on how inclusive your team is.
Objective and inclusive recruitment & selection
As a university, we want a fair recruitment & selection process so that we select the best candidates, do not discriminate and are a reflection of society. How can you recruit & select more objectively and inclusively? How do you limit your own biases and select the best candidate?
As a manager, you have an important role to play in cultivating a culture where everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential and contribute to the success of the organization. How can you contribute to a socially safe working environment, how do you start a conversation about inappropriate behaviour, how do you give feedback? In this training of 5 hours, divided in two sessions, you will work with an actor to develop your leadership skills. Between sessions you will practice and experiment.
On the online platform Goodhabitz you can also follow courses like:
EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion)
Social safety training courses
The Dilemma Game
How would you react to someone making an offensive remark about your country of origin? What would you do when someone disrespects your privacy? These situations may very well sound familiar to you, either from your professional or your private life. To make sure we treat each other with due respect and dignity, it is important to be open about issues and to create a safe space for a constructive dialogue. The goal of the game is to spark fruitful discussions among participants about issues related to diversity and inclusion, and to help them find solutions together.
The Dilemma Game is especially relevant for employees in the (higher) education sector. Some of the dilemmas are also generic so they can easily be used within other sectors. Play the game during a team outing, team building, theme meeting, workshop, lecture or as part of a training course (e.g. recruitment & selection, (un)conscious bias).