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Our University will develop a learning environment where individuals can share their diverse experiences to increase the organisation’s understanding of diversity and inclusion.

We will build the cultural capacity of the organisation by developing a comprehensive learning and development program that reduces unconscious bias and provides individuals with the skills and tools necessary to address the diverse needs of our communities.

 


Explore the range of Professional Development opportunities
centered around Equity & Inclusion


Workshop Calendar

2022

Workshop Date Facilitator Audience
APRIL

Unconscious Bias 

Wednesday 27 April 

Anna Lee 

All Staff 

MAY

Foundations of LGBTIQ+ 
Fully booked

Tuesday 10 May 

Shine SA 

All staff 

Inclusive Leadership 

Tuesday 17 May

Steve Asnicar 

Staff with direct reports 

JUNE

Unconscious Bias 

Tuesday 7 June 

Anna Lee 

All Staff 

Leading & Embedding Inclusion for Senior Leaders 

Thursday 23 June 

Anna Lee 

Senior Leaders 

JULY

Bystander Learning Conversations 

Tuesday 12 July 

Ananth Gopal & Tom Henderson 

All staff 

AUGUST

Unconscious Bias 

Thursday 11 August 

Anna Lee 

All Staff 

Inclusive Leadership 

Tuesday 30 August

Steve Asnicar 

Staff with direct reports 

SEPTEMBER

Recognising & Responding to Everyday Sexism

Wednesday 21 September 

Anna Lee 

All staff 

OCTOBER

Foundations of LGBTIQ+ 

Wednesday 19 October 

Shine SA 

All staff 

Unconscious Bias 

Thursday 20 October 

Anna Lee 

All Staff 

Bystander Learning Conversations 

Wednesday 26 October 

Ananth Gopal & Tom Henderson 

All staff 

 

Self-paced e-Learning workshops

Workshop Duration

SBS Core Inclusion

2.5 hours (approx.)

 

2022 WORKSHOPS

APRIL

APR
27

Unconscious Bias

Facilitator: Anna Lee 
Target group: All staff 
Date: Wednesday 27 April 
Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm 
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street 

Every day every one of us is taking - or not taking - some action based on thoughts and beliefs that are driven by our unconscious thinking system. The result? Our decisions, relationships and perceptions of others are sometimes driven not by rational observation, but by inaccurate assumptions. 

Our unconscious thinking system is critical to our survival - it helps us to multitask, respond effectively when our safety is compromised and avoid information overload. However, unconscious processes are also prone to errors that can lead to flawed decision-making, significant bias and blinkered thinking. 

Learning outcomes:

This workshop will enable you to: 

  • understand the difference between our conscious and unconscious thinking systems 
  • identify the impact biases have on individual and team performance, engagement and wellbeing 
  • identify the 'Red Flags' that can alert you to bias being at play in communications, decisions and performance assessments 
  • apply Individual and team safeguards that can help minimise the impact of unconscious bias at work. 

REGISTER HERE

APR
21

Inclusive Language

Facilitator: Andrew Maxwell
Target group: All staff
Date: Wednesday 21 April
Time: 9.30am – 11.00am
Location: Virtual workshop (you will receive a separate email with your Zoom registration instructions following workshop confirmation)

Enable everyone in your organization to feel valued and respected

We know from research that inclusive cultures are high performance cultures – they deliver greater performance and productivity. How we speak to and about each other influences how we treat each other, and so it also builds our workplace culture.

Language is a powerful tool for building inclusion or exclusion at work – it allows people to feel valued, respected and one of the team (included) or under-valued, disrespected and an “outsider” (excluded).

This interactive and evidence based knowledge program utilises Diversity Council Australia’s latest research findings across Age, Cultural, Disability, Gender, Aboriginal and LGBTIQ+ diversity dimensions and equips participants with the skills, knowledge and resources to be more inclusive at work and beyond.

Learning outcomes:

  • Explain why #WordsAtWork matter in your workplace.
  • Identify what Inclusive Language is.
  • Describe how to address Non Inclusive-Language.
  • Demonstrate how to locate and use #WordsAtWork Resources

REGISTER HERE

MAY

MAY
10

Foundations of LGBTIQ+

This workshop is now fully booked

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Facilitator: Aymon Spielhagen, Shine SA
Target group: All staff
Date: Tuesday 10 May
Time: 12.30pm – 4.30pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

The Foundations of LGBTIQ+ training is a half-day (4 hour) introductory workshop providing participants an overview of the knowledge needed to understand the importance of LGBTIQ+ inclusivity in their workplace.

Covering topics such as gender diversity, inclusive language and anti-discrimination laws, we will look at key areas of focus for increasing awareness and cultural sensitivity, creating a safe and inclusive environment and where to access further resources and support.

Learning outcomes:

This will workshop will provide you with:

  • Introductory understanding of LGBTIQ+ definitions & concepts
  • Awareness of the impact of discrimination
  • Skills to incorporate inclusive practice into your workplace

MAY
17

Inclusive Leadership

Facilitator: Steve Asnicar, Diversity Australia
Target group: Staff with direct reports
Date: Tuesday 17 May
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Location: Virtual workshop (you will receive a separate email with your Zoom registration instructions following workshop confirmation)

Diversity is reality, but inclusion is a choice. Diversity is all around us but we decide as leaders whether or not to make full use of diversity around us. Inclusive leaders listen, observe and learn from people. In this session, Steven Asnicar, Director of Diversity Australia use experiential learning techniques that challenge traditional mindsets and engage leaders, managers and employees through honest discussion.

This approach ensures that the session is tailored to the needs of the team and the individuals within the team, allowing participants to challenge and adapt their behaviours in a safe environment.

Learning outcomes:

Participation in this workshop will provide UniSA leaders with:

  • Strategies to create high-performance through leveraging diversity of thinking, perspective and backgrounds of team members
  • Knowledge of leadership behaviours and work practices to maximise the benefits of diversity and inclusion
  • An understanding of how to create higher levels of psychological safety for their team
  • Confidence and commitment to create momentum towards a more inclusive workplace and culture

REGISTER HERE

JUNE

JUN
7

Unconscious Bias

Facilitator: Anna Lee
Target group: All staff
Date:  Tuesday 7 June
Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

Every day every one of us is taking - or not taking - some action based on thoughts and beliefs that are driven by our unconscious thinking system. The result? Our decisions, relationships and perceptions of others are sometimes driven not by rational observation, but by inaccurate assumptions.

Our unconscious thinking system is critical to our survival - it helps us to multitask, respond effectively when our safety is compromised and avoid information overload. However, unconscious processes are also prone to errors that can lead to flawed decision-making, significant bias and blinkered thinking.

Learning outcomes:

This workshop will enable you to:

  • understand the difference between our conscious and unconscious thinking systems
  • identify the impact biases have on individual and team performance, engagement and wellbeing
  • identify the 'Red Flags' that can alert you to bias being at play in communications, decisions and performance assessments
  • apply Individual and team safeguards that can help minimise the impact of unconscious bias at work.

REGISTER HERE

JUN
15

Core Attributes in Action

Facilitators: People, Talent & Culture specialists
Target group: All staff
Date: Wednesday 15 June
Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

Our strategic intent is to differentiate UniSA as a true University of Enterprise. To help achieve this ambition, the University has developed a unique set of core behavioural attributes to guide our development as an enterprising workforce culture. 

The University is committed to providing a work, teaching and research environment that supports and nurtures the wellbeing of our staff so that they can flourish and perform at their best. It is important that our people conduct themselves in a manner that is professional and respectful, reflecting and embracing our core attributes.

Learning outcomes

This workshop will give staff an opportunity to understand what Core Attributes in Action look like. Through discussions, activities and toolkits, we will explore: 

  • Background to the development of UniSA Core Attributes and how they support the work you do
  • Ways to expand and improve how you embed the Core Attributes in your workplace, and
  • How to support others in your teams to develop and exemplify the Core Attributes at workplace

REGISTER HERE

JUN
23

Leading and Embedding Inclusion for Senior Leaders

Facilitator: Anna Lee
Target group: Senior Organisational Leaders
Date: Thursday 23 June
Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

As a senior leader at UniSA, you probably know that the challenges of our current environment require a proactive approach to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workforce. And you’re probably all too well aware that for many in your organisation, inclusion is a long way down the priority list.

Unfortunately, role modelling inclusive behaviours in your daily interactions isn’t sufficient to create an inclusive organisation – as a senior leader, you need to be taking a proactive approach at the team, organisation and stakeholder levels. This workshop will equip you with:

 Learning Outcomes

  • Increased awareness of your own Leadership Shadow when it comes to inclusion – what are you doing or not doing, saying or not saying, that will drive inclusion in your organisation?
  • An understanding of the five levels of inclusion that require senior leaders’ attention – intrapersonal, interpersonal, team, organisation and stakeholder
  • A simple model for talking about inclusion, both within and beyond your organisation.
  • A Personal Action Plan for your next steps as an inclusive leader.

REGISTER HERE

JULY

JUL
12

Bystander Learning Conversations

Facilitator: Ananth Gopal & Tom Henderson
Target group: All staff (it is recommended that participants have completed ‘unconscious bias’ training prior to this session)
Date: Tuesday 12 July
Time: 9.30am - 12noon
Location: Virtual workshop (you will receive a separate email with your Zoom registration instructions following workshop confirmation)

This 2.5-hour session forms part of the Equity Diversity and Inclusion program and addresses:

  • Your own relationship to diversity,
  • the impacts felt by people who experience marginalisation,
  • practical strategies to promote workplace cultures that celebrate diversity, and
  • how to stand up for a diverse and inclusive workplace and be an ally.

This workshop focuses on “how groups of people work through their differences”, “what skills are needed to do so with intelligence and compassion?” and “how we celebrate diversity through the practice of learning conversations and conscious conflict”. This workshop provides a vehicle for creating authentically diverse workplaces.

You will learn through a skill-focused and practical approach where participants learn by reflecting, sharing, listening and doing. This workshop is reflective, conversational and active. The facilitators won’t tell you what to think but instead provide opportunities for you to make up your mind by hearing from your peers and exploring your own (default) sense-making patterns.

This session will include experiential learning activities, facilitator input and group discussions.

Learning Outcomes:

By attending this workshop, participants will:

  • Develop a shared understanding of diversity and inclusion
  • Reflect on your relationship to demographic and viewpoint diversity
  • Learn from others’ experiences
  • Learn active bystander communication skills
  • Develop competence intervening in tricky situations.

REGISTER HERE

AUGUST

AUG
11

Unconscious Bias

Facilitator: Anna Lee
Target group: All staff
Date: Thursday 11 August
Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

Every day every one of us is taking - or not taking - some action based on thoughts and beliefs that are driven by our unconscious thinking system. The result? Our decisions, relationships and perceptions of others are sometimes driven not by rational observation, but by inaccurate assumptions.

Our unconscious thinking system is critical to our survival - it helps us to multitask, respond effectively when our safety is compromised and avoid information overload. However, unconscious processes are also prone to errors that can lead to flawed decision-making, significant bias and blinkered thinking.

Learning outcomes

This workshop will enable you to:

  • understand the difference between our conscious and unconscious thinking systems
  • identify the impact biases have on individual and team performance, engagement and wellbeing
  • identify the 'Red Flags' that can alert you to bias being at play in communications, decisions and performance assessments
  • apply Individual and team safeguards that can help minimise the impact of unconscious bias at work.

REGISTER HERE

AUG
30

Inclusive Leadership

Facilitator: Steve Asnicar, Diversity Australia
Target group: Staff with direct reports
Date: Tuesday 30 August
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Location: Virtual workshop (you will receive a separate email with your Zoom registration instructions following workshop confirmation)

Diversity is reality, but inclusion is a choice. Diversity is all around us but we decide as leaders whether or not to make full use of diversity around us. Inclusive leaders listen, observe and learn from people. In this session, Steven Asnicar, Director of Diversity Australia use experiential learning techniques that challenge traditional mindsets and engage leaders, managers and employees through honest discussion.

This approach ensures that the session is tailored to the needs of the team and the individuals within the team, allowing participants to challenge and adapt their behaviours in a safe environment.

Learning outcomes:

Participation in this workshop will provide UniSA leaders with:

  • Strategies to create high-performance through leveraging diversity of thinking, perspective and backgrounds of team members
  • Knowledge of leadership behaviours and work practices to maximise the benefits of diversity and inclusion
  • An understanding of how to create higher levels of psychological safety for their team
  • Confidence and commitment to create momentum towards a more inclusive workplace and culture

REGISTER HERE

SEPTEMBER

SEP
21

Recognising and Responding to Everyday Sexism

Facilitator: Anna Lee
Target group: All staff
Date: Wednesday 21 September
Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

Ever noticed that men and women may be treated differently in exactly the same circumstances?

Sometimes this is due to outdated, sexist, conscious beliefs about the difference between men and women’s abilities, roles, responsibilities and potential.

And sometimes it’s due to our unconscious system’s tendency to categorise people according to gender – which we have no idea it’s doing. As a result, no matter how ardent our conscious desire to treat everyone as
individuals, gender often plays a significant role in how we assess, respond to and communicate with other human beings.

While gender equality has come a long way in recent years, gender can still play a big role in our personal and professional relationships, in our career decisions and in our self-belief and confidence.

In this highly interactive session you'll learn:

  • how to identify – and respond constructively - to ‘Red Flags’ for sexism (both conscious and unconscious) in the workplace
  • how to approach workplace interactions, decisions and relationships through a ‘gender lens’
  • what to do when you inadvertently make assumptions based on gender
  • why challenging traditional masculine stereotypes is every bit as important as tackling traditionally feminine stereotypes.

REGISTER HERE

OCTOBER

OCT
19

Foundations of LGBTIQ+

Facilitator: Aymon Spielhagen, Shine SA
Target group: All staff
Date: Wednesday 19 October
Time: 12.30pm – 4.30pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

The Foundations of LGBTIQ+ training is a half-day (4 hour) introductory workshop providing participants an overview of the knowledge needed to understand the importance of LGBTIQ+ inclusivity in their workplace.

Covering topics such as gender diversity, inclusive language and anti-discrimination laws, we will look at key areas of focus for increasing awareness and cultural sensitivity, creating a safe and inclusive environment and where to access further resources and support.

Learning outcomes

This will workshop will provide you with:

  • Introductory understanding of LGBTIQ+ definitions & concepts
  • Awareness of the impact of discrimination
  • Skills to incorporate inclusive practice into your workplace

REGISTER HERE

OCT
20

Unconscious Bias

Facilitator: Anna Lee
Target group: All staff
Date: Thursday 20 October
Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

Every day every one of us is taking - or not taking - some action based on thoughts and beliefs that are driven by our unconscious thinking system. The result? Our decisions, relationships and perceptions of others are sometimes driven not by rational observation, but by inaccurate assumptions.

Our unconscious thinking system is critical to our survival - it helps us to multitask, respond effectively when our safety is compromised and avoid information overload. However, unconscious processes are also prone to errors that can lead to flawed decision-making, significant bias and blinkered thinking.

Learning outcomes

This workshop will enable you to:

  • understand the difference between our conscious and unconscious thinking systems
  • identify the impact biases have on individual and team performance, engagement and wellbeing
  • identify the 'Red Flags' that can alert you to bias being at play in communications, decisions and performance assessments
  • apply Individual and team safeguards that can help minimise the impact of unconscious bias at work.

REGISTER HERE

OCT
26

Bystander Learning Conversations

Facilitator: Ananth Gopal & Tom Henderson
Target group: All staff (it is recommended that participants have completed ‘unconscious bias’ training prior to this session)
Date: Wednesday 26 October
Time: 9.30am - 12noon
Location: Virtual workshop (you will receive a separate email with your Zoom registration instructions following workshop confirmation)

This 2.5-hour session forms part of the Equity Diversity and Inclusion program and addresses:

  • Your own relationship to diversity,
  • the impacts felt by people who experience marginalisation,
  • practical strategies to promote workplace cultures that celebrate diversity, and
  • how to stand up for a diverse and inclusive workplace and be an ally.

This workshop focuses on “how groups of people work through their differences”, “what skills are needed to do so with intelligence and compassion?” and “how we celebrate diversity through the practice of learning conversations and conscious conflict”. This workshop provides a vehicle for creating authentically diverse workplaces.

You will learn through a skill-focused and practical approach where participants learn by reflecting, sharing, listening and doing. This workshop is reflective, conversational and active. The facilitators won’t tell you what to think but instead provide opportunities for you to make up your mind by hearing from your peers and exploring your own (default) sense-making patterns.

This session will include experiential learning activities, facilitator input and group discussions.

Learning Outcomes:

By attending this workshop, participants will:

  • Develop a shared understanding of diversity and inclusion
  • Reflect on your relationship to demographic and viewpoint diversity
  • Learn from others’ experiences
  • Learn active bystander communication skills
  • Develop competence intervening in tricky situations.

REGISTER HERE

 

Self Paced e-Learning

e-Learn

SBS Core Inclusion

Duration: 2.5 hours (approx.)

UniSA aspires to be a culturally competent and inclusive organisation. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce and creating safe environments where all can thrive. This course has been developed by SBS in partnership with International Education Services. It focuses on the foundational skills and knowledge required to support UniSA to achieve its goal of cultural competence. 

Upon completion of the Core Inclusion course you will be able to 

  • Identify different types of bias 
  • Recognise that you have unconscious biases, and that workplace practices and decision making can be negatively affected by unconscious bias and assumptions 
  • Recall what constitutes unlawful discrimination and the difference between direct and indirect discrimination 
  • Understand the legislative environment and complaints procedure for victims of discrimination 
  • Utilise core inclusion skills or ‘people skills’ - such as curiosity and flexibility 
  • Incorporate your understanding of diversity and intersectionality into your core inclusion skills 
  • Understand inclusive design 

E-LEARN COURSE