Visible and valued

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This presentation was delivered at the event 'Managing the interface: sexual orientation and faith equality' in Peterborough on 17 February 2011. 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

  1. 1. Visible and valued Managing the interface: sexual orientation and faith Carola Towle and Jafar Mirza
  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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