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An inclusive leadership programme and a career development programme for professional services staff will help the University to better support its staff and tackle issues of inequality, including pay inequality.

A new Inclusive Leadership Programme for professional service leaders and research leaders will begin in Michaelmas Term 2019, with a launch event this July. Each leader and manager has a key role to play in supporting progression, ensuring pay equality and shaping a positive working environment. It is critical that those with responsibility for others understand the impact of their decisions and know how to reduce the risk of explicit or implicit sex, race or other discrimination when making decisions on recruitment, allocation of work or projects, access to training, and approaches to flexible working and career progression.

In partnership with Pearn Kandola, experts in inclusive leadership development, the University is offering targeted programmes for academic, research and professional service leaders to support best practice and development of skills in these areas. Managers and leaders are invited to a launch event in July to find out more about the aims and scope of the programme. You can book a place at the launch event online.

To book a place on the Inclusive Leadership Programme or register your interest, follow one of the links below.

Courses starting in September 2019, suitable for all managers and leaders

Course starting in October 2019, especially for academic and research leaders

Further dates will be added shortly.

The first set of workshops for the new Professional Services Career Development Programme will take place in June. This programme to support career development and progression is open to all professional service (i.e. non-academic) staff. Women, BAME staff and other under-represented groups are particularly welcome to take part. The programme will provide career development workshops and one-to-one coaching to help individuals develop strategies for identifying and achieving their career goals. It will also highlight tools and networks to support further career development. You can book a place or register your interest by going to the programme page and clicking on one of the course dates. Further dates for the academic year 2019-20 will be released in August.

Professor Eilís Ferran, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations, said:

“Achieving equality for all is of fundamental importance to the University and its employees. It is clear both from the equalities data we collect, and from staff feedback – for example in the Vice-Chancellor’s mycambridge consultation and in the recent staff survey – that we need to do more to actively promote an inclusive culture, ensure good management practice and support our staff with their career development.

“In response to this feedback, and in line with its People Strategy, the ourcambridge initiative, and the Vice-Chancellor’s priorities, the University is working hard on a range of initiatives to help create a thriving and positive work environment that supports all employees and values diversity. I fully endorse these new development programmes and encourage you to take the opportunity to participate and support others to do so as well. This is an exciting opportunity for us to take a frank look at how inclusive we currently are and how, by working together, we can make progress towards achieving equality of pay and opportunity at the University.”

Published

07 May 2019