A huge number of online training resources on equality matters are available online. For Trinity staff who wish to improve their understanding of this area from the convenience of their own desk, the following free resources are recommended:
- Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education (EDI in HE) eLearning Programme: training by the Irish Universities Association Equality Network, which replaces the former LEAD (Living Equality and Diversity) programme
- "Unconscious Bias: From Awareness to Action" by Catalyst (requires registration)
- From LinkedIn Learning: "Developing Cross-Cultural Intelligence" (requires sign-in with Trinity username and password)
- Delivering Equality in Public Services: an Introduction for Frontline Staff by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
- National Disability Authority's training resources including an eLearning module on providing public services to people with disabilities
EDI in HE
The EDI in HE programme aims to
- raise awareness of how equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights issues permeate organisational culture, and
- understand what staff responsibilities are under Irish equality and human rights legislation
It replaces the former LEAD (Living Equality and Diversity) programme and has been developed by the Irish Universities Equality Network, of which Trinity is a member.
Who is EDI in HE training for?
All staff are invited to take the training, as we all have a part to play in making Trinity a more equal and inclusive place. Staff with management responsibilities are particularly encouraged to take the training, and it is compulsory for all staff sitting on recruitment interview panels.
What is the requirement for interview panellists?
Trinity is committed in its Equality Policy to compulsory EDI training for all staff members on recruitment interview panels, in order to ensure a fair appointment process. HR and the Equality Office monitor compliance with this requirement.
The programme consists of 4 separate modules (details below), each of 30-45 minutes duration, which can be completed either as an entire programme, or as a series of modules allowing participants to build up their knowledge over time.
Accessibility options are used throughout the module, and learners can access the material online, or via workbook or an audio podcast.
- Module 1 an introductory module gives you a comprehensive overview of the importance and benefits of EDI and Human Rights and the legal landscape in which Higher Education Institutions operate.
- Module 2 covers Recruitment and Selection and is essential for any staff member involved in the selection process.
- Module 3 looks at meeting the needs of diverse students and best practice tips on fostering equality in teaching and learning settings.
- Module 4 looks at putting policy into practice.
The Irish Universities Equality Network is made up of: Dublin City University, NUI Galway, Maynooth University, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin, University of Limerick and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.