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Visible and valued

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This presentation was delivered by Carola Towle of UNISON, at a series of events titled 'Managing the interface: sexual orientation and faith equality'. These events were organised by the Forum for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Equality in Post School Education in partnership with Lifelong Learning UK and the Council for Faiths and Beliefs in Further Education.

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Visible and valued

  1. 1. Visible and valued Managing the interface: sexual orientation and faith Carola Towle
  2. 2. Increasing visibility <ul><ul><li>people and groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>values and policies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>procedures and practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tensions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how do we make these </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>more visible? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What’s going on? <ul><ul><li>identifying examples from our institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>responses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>outcomes </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Responsibilities <ul><li>Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Governors </li></ul><ul><li>All staff </li></ul><ul><li>Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Unions </li></ul>
  5. 5. How can people be valued? <ul><ul><li>establishing the culture – building respect and trust </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>accommodating requests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tackling harassment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>handling complaints </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What resources are available? <ul><ul><li>Legal requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LLUK guide and references </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>staff and learner networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>trades unions and students’ unions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mediation services </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Getting the record straight <ul><ul><li>clarity on job descriptions and policies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>importance of monitoring and recording </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>what to count and what it means </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Next steps <ul><ul><li>How is your institution doing? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What practical steps could it take next? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions for this afternoon’s panel </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. [email_address] www.unison.org.uk/out www.slideshare.net/managingtheinterface

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