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Workshops, Team Development and Coaching

The individuals who work and study at the University of Bayreuth differ from each other in many ways, e.g. in their age, their gender and sexual identity, their origin and socialisation, their physical and mental abilities, or even in their ideological orientation.

In co-operation with qualified instructors and coaches, the Diversity Service Centre offers various learning opportunities to promote an appreciative approach to diversity and to counteract discrimination in the university context.


Workshops: Diversity, Anti-Bias and Non-Discrimination

We regularly organise workshops for staff of the University of Bayreuth. They cover

  • the conscious, respectful and constructive handling of diversity
  • the examination of implicit bias, and
  • the identification, elimination and prevention of disadvantages (non-discrimination).

The workshops are aimed at professors, academic and non-academic executives and employees with coordinating and advisory tasks.

NEW: Digital Live Workshop „Diversity, Anti-Bias and Protection against Discrimination in the University Context

on Friday, 7 October 2022, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, via Zoom
with Dr. L. Narku Laing (Vielfaltsprojekte GmbH)

Further information and registrationHide

Contents of the workshop

  • Diversity in practice: What role do the discrimination categories of ethnic origin and racism, gender, religion and belief, disability, age and sexual identity play in the university context?
  • Self-reflection: What is my position within these categories? What structural privileges and disadvantages are associated with them?
  • Anti-bias strategies: How can stereotypes distort my perception and affect my professional communication? How can I avoid disadvantaging others in everyday university life? How can I communicate with colleagues, students and employees in a diversity-sensitive way?

Lecturer

Dr. L. Narku Laing is the managing director of Vielfaltsprojekte GmbH and a dynamic and humorous diversity trainer with a vast experience in advising academic institutions and training executives. He will discuss the workshop topics with you in an academically profound way.

Read a short vita of Dr. Lorenz Narku Laing on his website (please scroll down for the English version).

Registration

Please send an email to diversity@uni-bayreuth.de by 16 September 2022.

Trainings on the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG)

The General Equal Treatment Act regulates the legal protection against discrimination in the field of working life.

The University of Bayreuth offers a 60-minute online training course "AGG for Executives" in English. Please contact us if you are interested!


Team Development for Heterogeneous Teams

Within departments and teams, the differences between the people involved can pose major challenges for cooperation. At the same time, this diversity holds great potential for productivity, creativity and innovation.

If you perceive yourselves as a heterogeneous team and if you want to connect and grow together, we will organise a tailor-made workshop for team development in German or English together with you. Please contact us!


Diversity Coaching

Coaching is a umbrella term for resource- and solution-oriented counselling and change processes. Diversity coaching creates space to address individual change topics related to diversity and disadvantage in one's own professional biography, work situation and career development.

The offer is aimed at academic and non-academic executives. It includes five individual sessions of 90 minutes each with an external, qualified coach. Please contact us if you are interested!


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