A joint research project commissioned by the Equality Challenge Unit and Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, exploring the experiences of disabled staff working in and employed by higher education (HE) institutions in the UK, identifying effective practices to develop more inclusive working environments for disabled staff to improve career development and equal opportunities.
The Leadership Foundation's Diversity Advisory Forum has a strong desire to give pragmatic support to leaders and practitioners in diversity. Preliminary research suggested that many training and learning resource materials existed but that they are not always shared across the higher education sector. As a result the Leadership Foundation commissioned the Diversity Resources Project, with the aim of compiling the numerous diversity resources used in the sector.
The project has been led by Knowledge Perspectives, a social research company experienced in equality and diversity issues. The resulting report which was written by its director Dr Diane Bebbington has been compiled as a reference directory and we hope that you will find it to be an easy to resource.
David Ewens, Christine Nightingale, Caroline Law, Suzi Challenger and Kate Byford
A joint publication from the Equality Challenge Unit and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
A number of articles have appeared in our quarterly news magazine ENGAGE and InPractice which covered diversity issues. These include:
New laws: new opportunities, by Diane Bebbington and Simonetta Manfredi In Practice, Issue Twenty-five
‘We need more women trailblazers’ An interview with Professor Nirmala Rao, by Diane Bebbington, Engage, Issue Twenty
Diversity Provision in Higher Education: Changing Practice, by Diane Bebbington, InPractice, Issue Eleven
University of Manchester: Women in Leadership Project, by Professor Katherine Perera, Engage, Issue Nine
Where are the female role models? Diana Warwick on Diversity, in interview with Professor Jose Chambers, Engage, Issue Five
A number of Leadership Foundation Fellowships have covered Diversity issues. Further details can be found via the links below.
Cultural Understanding in Leadership and Management [Culm] - Professor Uduak Archibong, Chair in Diversity/Race Equality, University of Bradford (see also Archibong, U. and Burford, B (2007) ‘The cultural understanding in leadership and management (CULM) project: phase 1’ in: S. Marshall (ed.) Strategic Leadership of Change in Higher Education: What’s new?, Routledge: London)
Enhancing Equality and Diversity Procedures within the University - Professor Teresa Rees, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff University (see also Rees, T, and Young, H. (2007) ‘Embedding equality and diversity in the university’ in: S. Marshall (ed.) Strategic Leadership of Change in Higher Education: What’s new?, Routledge: London)
Wider Management Mentoring Programme for Women and Ethnic Minority Managers in particular - in partnership with the Public and Private Sector - Dr Peter McCaffrey, Pro Vice-Chancellor, London South Bank University
For more information on the Leadership Foundation's diversity work, please contact:
Dr Diane Bebbington