The LEAD Living Equality and Diversity eLearning programme is an innovative learning resource. It was developed by six members of the IUA Equality Network: DCU, NUIG, TCD, UCC, UCD and UL in collaboration with Aurion Learning and with the support of the Equality Authority.
LEAD aims to provide University staff with an awareness of the key equality and diversity issues across the nine equality grounds in Irish legislation in a University context.
The LEAD programme is available to all TCD staff. It takes between one and two hours to complete.
Get started on LEAD - simply register with your short form TCD e-mail address.
Who is LEAD for? The LEAD programme has been designed for use by all University staff: academic, professional and support. LEAD will be of particular relevance to staff with management or recruitment responsibilities. All TCD staff participating on interview panels are now required to have completed this programme.
LEAD eLearning Programme content and features
The LEAD Programme is a modular learning tool. It has five core modules:
Each section contains:
Participants can save their progress and return at any time to complete the five modules. The estimated time for completion of the programme an hour and a quarter.
By using this interactive and multimedia resource, staff will have the opportunity to consider and reflect on the part they play in building an inclusive culture across the university sector.
LEAD was launched in March 2012 by Minister Fergus O’Dowd. It is being implemented across the sector as part of a blended approach to generating staff engagement with equality issues, with the potential of reaching 16,000 staff. LEAD is being rolled out to all staff in College and is supported by the Equality Committee, HR Committee and Board.
LEAD Pilot feedback
The LEAD programme was piloted across the 6 Universities with 264 staff participants.
LEAD Programme Awards
The LEAD programme was awarded Outstanding Achievement in the category of Most Innovative Use of Technology at the IITD National Training Awards 2012.
About the IUA Equality Network
Under the auspices of the IUA, the Irish Universities Equality Network was established to:
Member institutions: TCD, UCD, NUIG, UL, DCU, UCC and NUIM.
Further training resources
If you have equality training needs that are not addressed by the LEAD programme, please contact the Equality Officer to discuss. Face-to-face diversity training, or other training based on specific equality issues or groups, can generally be made available on request.