Book your place on a New Year EDI training session

A number of EDI training sessions are available to University staff during January and February .

Sessions available to book include:

Domestic Violence Awareness (28 January 2021, 10.00-12.00 or 13.30-15.30)

People from all walks of life are affected by domestic abuse, so if you have the confidence and knowledge to talk about abuse and where someone can seek help, it will make all the difference! Rising Sun Domestic Violence and Abuse Service is offering Kent two free training sessions around domestic abuse, in partnership with Clarion Housing.

This two-hour training session covers:
• the definition and dynamics of domestic abuse
• how it impacts survivors’ lives
• the barriers to seeking help
• how to respond if a survivor discloses abuse
• how to seek ongoing support

To register to attend a session, please use the Eventbrite links below
Session A 10.00 – 12.00
Session B 13.30-15.30

Trans Awareness: The Basics (Thursday 11 February 2021, 14.00 – 15.45)

This session will:
• explain what ‘trans’ means and describe the diversity of those who might use the term
• introduce key concepts crucial to understanding trans people
• list the main legislation relating to trans identities
• outline ways an organisation can work towards being trans-inclusive
• provide links to further resources and help

Managing Mental Health (February 4 (pm) and 12 February (am) – times to be confirmed

To support ‘Time to Talk Day’ on 4 February, this online workshop is being offered for all managers, team leaders and supervisors

The aim of the workshop is to enable and encourage managers to develop a management style that strikes the right balance between the needs of the individual/team and the needs of the business.

Content will include:
• signs that might indicate that a staff member is struggling
• impact of the Covid-19 pandemic – issues to be aware of
• two golden rules for managing stress and mental health at work
• practical problems for managers
• a good practice framework for managing mental health at work
• clarifying the role of the organisation, individual staff and the manager
• guidelines for managing sensitive conversations about stress and mental health
• practical support – ‘reasonable adjustments’ during and after the Covid-19 pandemic
• sources of support for staff and managers

How to book

To arrange to attend any of these sessions, please contact Talent and Organisational Development by emailing