Calibre Leadership Programme
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.
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.
Calibre taster sessions
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
Please note: these are seperate workshops. All Workshops must be attended in order to successfully complete the programme and receive the accredidtaion.
|28 November 2017|
|15 December 2017|
|17 January 2018 – Introduction: Disability to leadership, the fundamentals|
|24 January 2018 - Disability matters: real world leadership|
|14 February 2018 – Authentic Leadership|
|23 February 2018 – Leading in Practice|
|14 March 2018 – Leading in Practice Continued|
|26 March 2018 – Project Practise Workshop|
|20 April 2018 - Calibre Graduation|
How to apply
How to apply
To apply for the Calibre programme 2018:
- Simply express an interest to firstname.lastname@example.org, which will then be followed up with an informal discussion via email or phone.
- Fill out the online application form, or download and complete the Word application form (please see below)
Please return your completed Word form to the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Centre (EDIC) at email@example.com or online by Friday 12 January at 12.00pm to secure your place.
An example list of disabilities is available.