Visible and valued - Newcastle

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This presentation was delivered by Seth Atkin and Jafar Mirza at the event 'Managing the interface: sexual orientation and faith equality' in Newcastle on 24 November 2010. The event was organised by the Forum for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Equality in Post-School Education, in partnership with Lifelong Learning UK and the National Council for Faiths and Beliefs in Further Education.

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Visible and valued - Newcastle

  1. 1. Visible and valued Managing the interface: sexual orientation and faith Seth Atkin
  2. 2. Increasing visibility • people and groups • values and policies • procedures and practices • tensions • how do we make these more visible?
  3. 3. What’s going on? • identifying examples from our institutions • responses • outcomes
  4. 4. Responsibilities • leaders • governors • all staff • learners • unions
  5. 5. How can people be valued? • establishing the culture – building respect and trust • accommodating requests • tackling harassment • handling complaints
  6. 6. What resources are available? • legal requirements • guidance • training • staff and learner networks • trades unions and students’ unions
  7. 7. Getting the record straight • clarity on job descriptions and policies • importance of monitoring and recording • what to count and what it means
  8. 8. Next steps • How is your institution doing? • What practical steps could it take next? • Questions for this afternoon’s panel
  9. 9. www.slideshare.net/managingtheinterface
  10. 10. www.slideshare.net/managingtheinterface

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