The University of Amsterdam has established a number of mentoring and talent programmes. These contribute towards two of the objectives set out in the Diversity Policy Document: accessibility and study success for all students, and the recruitment, selection, appointment, promotion and retention of staff with diverse backgrounds.
Diversity has become an integral part of the leadership programmes at the UvA. Interested programme committees are offered support with the desired decolonisation of the curriculum. In addition, the Chief Diversity Officer’s team offers workshops for students and staff members in the areas of equality, diversity, inclusion and social safety.
An overview of diversity training courses has been drawn up to support faculties and services in their efforts to achieve greater diversity and inclusion. The Deans, Heads of P&O, Chief Diversity Officer and Faculty Diversity Officers have received these guides. We will actively monitor the resulting experiences. The same applies to an overview of executive search agencies with diversity-related expertise. Are you a UvA employee and would like to receive the overview of training courses and executive search agencies? If so, email Peter Boelsma at the HR policy and strategy department.
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) would like to equip lecturers to be able to design inclusive study programmes. The following programmes address diversity and inclusion:
The programmes address the creation of a socially safe and inclusive environment. The theme of 'dealing with power' is also discussed and reflected on in relation to each participant's personal background when discussing current educational themes. This professionalisation offer is supplemented at faculty level by peer feedback, training, workshops and knowledge-sharing sessions, focusing on topics including diversity and social safety.
On the employee website, you will find an overview of the various courses and you can read how social safety and inclusion are incorporated in various programmes.