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Calibre is a talent development and leadership programme for staff who identify as neurodiverse or disabled, or who have a long term physical or mental health condition.
Calibre aims to develop and implement strategies that reflect the unique challenges and experiences of disabled staff. It has been designed to address the distinct and often subtle barriers disabled staff face in the workplace. The Calibre programme imparts knowledge and techniques to overcome and master those barriers.

The programme has been developed and is delivered by Dr Ossie Stuart, an international disability consultant and academic, in partnership with Imperial's Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Centre.

More information about Calibre

Focus of Calibre

The Calibre Programme builds on 21st-century thinking of disability leadership to ensure we see more disabled leaders in a variety of positions within the workplace.

The programme places the Social Model of disability at the heart of the process. Using the Social Model of disability as the basis for the programme enables participants to see disability a distinctive strength. 

Calibre taster sessions

90 minute taster sessions are offered each year so interested individuals can gain a better understanding of the Calibre programme and how it can support them with their career development. 

Managers of disabled staff who are interested in the programme are also very much encourage to attend.

Key areas covered in a taster session 

  • What is the Calibre Programme and how it can benefit me?
  • Hear from a Calibre alumni about their experience and how the programme made a positive impact for them 
  • How managers can benefit from sending disabled staff on the programme
  • Why Calibre has become so important to Imperial and beyond

Dates for the next Calibre Programme

We do not have planned dates for the next Calibre programme.

The programme consists of six workshops spread over several months. All workshops must be attended in order to successfully complete the programme and receive the accreditation.

Calibre programme workshops
 Introduction: disability to leadership, the fundatmentals  
 Disability matters: real-world leadership  
 Authentic leadership  
 Leading in practice  
 Leading in practice, continued  
 Calibre graduation  
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How much does Calibre cost?

For internal delegates, i.e. Imperial staff, Calibre is free to attend.

We do accept external delegates on Calibre, at a cost of £1,750.00.

For any queries regarding the costs please email

How to apply for Calibre

We do not have dates for our next planned Calibre programme.

If you are interested in the programme or have questions about it, then please get in touch the EDIC team