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National Inclusion Week 2023

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
LinkedIn Learning

National Inclusion Week, founded by Inclusive Employers, is dedicated to celebrating inclusion and taking action to create inclusive workplaces. This year’s theme ‘Take Action, Make Impact’, aims to get us thinking about what actions we can take and what positive impact these actions could and should have for marginalised colleagues. 

As part of the week, Inclusive Employers are running a series of virtual events open to all, and you can also listen to their Talking Inclusion podcast. 

In addition, we have highlighted a collection of LinkedIn Learning courses around the theme of inclusion. All staff can access these via their free LinkedIn Learning University of Leeds account.  

LinkedIn Learning Courses: 

Inclusive Mindset (52mins)

Join instructor Dereca Blackmon to find out how to cultivate safer, more inclusive spaces by promoting allyship, building a culture of empathy, and acknowledging common challenges such as privilege, ignorance, human error, and cultural insensitivity. Along the way, Dereca draws examples from her own personal journey to help you put your new principles into practice. 

How to Be More Inclusive (1h 12m)

In this course, Kelsey Bardfield explores common biases in the workplace and tangible ways to shut them down. Kelsey explores privilege and equity, and illustrates the key differences between equality and equity and the importance of doing so. She also discusses key topics like identity, microaggressions, hiring practices, allyship, and inclusion best-practices. 

Leading Inclusive Teams (59m)

In this course, learn how to create a shared understanding of why inclusion is important for your team, as well as revamp your own leadership and communication practices to ensure that your diverse team continues to thrive.  

Inclusive Learning Design (46m)

Accessibility and inclusion are vitally important to learning design, but how can you incorporate these considerations effectively? In this course, Samantha Calamari explains inclusive learning design and shows you practical ways to apply inclusive design methods to your process. Explore why inclusive learning design (ILD) is central to creating learning experiences, then learn about the cyclical five steps of ILD. Discover your own learning identity, who your learners are and how to address their needs and preferences. Learn to recognise learning gaps and apply the four pillars of ILD: personalisation of learning, responsive learning development, flexible instructional approaches, and communities and social learning. Finally, explore ways to integrate ILD into your learning practice and evaluate your designs to measure your impact and apply to future iterations. 

Unconscious Bias (28m)

In this course, through compelling examples that explore the most common forms of unconscious bias and its implications, diversity expert Stacey Gordon teaches you to recognise and acknowledge your own biases when making decisions, engaging with colleagues, and working effectively in today's organisations.  

Foundations of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (39m)

The world of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) can be both empowering and overwhelming at times. How can someone get started in this space? In this course, Dereca Blackmon highlights how you can play an important role.

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