Introducing Calibre

The Calibre Programme is a leadership development programme for disabled staff. It 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 work place. The Calibre Programme imparts knowledge and techniques to overcome and master barriers when operating in the workplace.

The programme is delivered by Dr Ossie Stuart, an international disability consultant and academic, alongside the College's Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Centre.

Calibre information

Focus of the Calibre Programme

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. 

Focus of the Calibre taster sessions

The session is suitable for all staff who have a disability and would like to know more about the Calibre programme and how it can support them with their career development.  

Key areas covered in the session
• What is the Calibre Programme and how it can benefit me
• Hear from a Calibre alumni about their experience of the programme and how it has 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 College and beyond

Who should attend

Staff and their managers from all departments at Imperial who wish to know what the real benefits of the programme are and why their support of it is essential for its future success. This Calibre information session will not last longer than 90 minutes.
In that time you will find out all you need to know about this leadership course and how supporting it will make your job that much easie

Calibre Dates

Calibre Taster Session Dates
Course Dates
11 December 2018 - Book here
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Calibre Programme 2019 
Course Dates
Please note:  these are separate workshops. All Workshops must be attended in order to successfully complete the programme and receive the accreditation.
18 January 2019 – Introduction: Disability to leadership, the fundamentals
25 January 2019 - Disability matters: real-world leadership
06 February 2019 – Authentic Leadership
22 February 2019 – Leading in Practice
27 March 2019 – Leading in Practice Continued
12 April 2019  - Calibre Graduation (TBC)
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Calibre Costs
 Internal  Free
 External  £1750.00
For any queries regarding the costs please email
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How to apply

Applications for the 2019 Calibre programme are now open. If you are interested in the programme or would like to find out more, then please apply below or get in touch with the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Centre (EDIC) through our email address: Please note applications close on the 11th January

Calibre 2019 registration form