LGBTIQA+ awareness briefings and ally training
Want to learn more about the importance of LGBTIQA+ inclusion and how to be a good ally? The University of Melbourne offers Pride in Diversity endorsed LGBTIQA+ awareness briefings and ally training.
The aim of awareness briefings is to provide participants with an overall understanding of why LGBTIQA+ workplace inclusion is important to an organisation as well as to provide a level of comfort around terminology, explore challenges often faced by LGBTIQA+ employees and provide awareness on the impact that a culture has on the lived experiences of its employees.
More information: https://staff.unimelb.edu.au/pride-in-action-network/training
Indigenous Cultural Competency Workshop
This three-and-a-half hour workshop focuses on supporting the development of cultural competencies in non-Indigenous members of the Faculty. Topics covered include traditional Aboriginal cultures, past Government policies that have affected Aboriginal peoples, and how these still affect people today, statistics affecting Aboriginal peoples today and cultural protocols for engagement.
For more information, please contact Meiling Tan from the MDHS People and Culture team.
About the artist and the artwork
Dixon Patten is a proud Yorta Yorta and Gunnai man who has family bloodlines from Dhudhuroa, Gunditjmara, Wiradjuri, Yuin, Wemba Wemba, Barapa Barapa and Monaro. He has worked with the University on its Cultural Awareness Training program and other projects.
Staff-only online training
A non-exhaustive list of Diversity and Inclusion-related sessions available through TrainMe for University of Melbourne staff.
Managing Unconscious Bias
Unconscious bias can lead to discrimination, which is not tolerated in the workplace. This course has been developed to help us understand what unconscious bias is and how we can actively address it.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) – Supporting Students
This Blended Online MHFA course is suitable for staff wanting to learn more about common mental illnesses, practise applying mental health first aid skills, and better support students experiencing mental health problems.
Mental Health First Aid Training for Staff
Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offer a range of mental health training for staff, including a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course and Tailored Mental Health Training.