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Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Planning Support

Supporting development of your Gender Equality Plan (GEP)

Diversity matters. Organisations cannot reach their full potential unless they can benefit from the talents of all. Leadership diversity is associated with holistic growth ambitions, greater social impact, and more satisfied workforces. 

The need for meaningful Gender Equality Plans is increasing, not only because they’re aligned to a range of global funding requirements, but also because they can positively impact on staff satisfaction and create an inclusive environment where all staff can thrive. 

Advance HE has developed this support package to take you through the journey of developing a plan from self-assessment, through to identifying priorities and defining actions. 

Want support with your plan? 

Complete the form by clicking below and we will send you further information about how we can support you to develop your plan. 

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In the 2023 inaugural round of the EU Gender Equality Champions awards, which recognising significant progress in developing or implementing gender equality measures, 75% of the available prizes were awarded to Institutions which have developed Gender Equality Plans as part of their engagement in the Athena Swan Ireland Charter. 

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Structure of the package

The key elements of the training are: 

  • An overview of what a SMART Gender Equality Plan is 
  • Preparing for the self-assessment required to develop your plan 
  • Collecting and analysing the data 
  • Assessing your policies and culture 
  • Identifying issues and developing your plan 
  • Evaluating progress and learning from your plan to enable it to be sustainable. 
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Benefits for your staff and institution

  • Produce a Gender Equality Plan that’s aligned to the requirements of funding bodies 
  • Work towards four of the UN SDGs  
  • Provides recommendations for improving policy and practice that will impact inclusivity and reflect in internal staff and student performance measures. 
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e-Learning courses

Our e-Learning courses have been carefully designed by our sector experts to support staff and students within higher education with EDI.

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