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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. For 2021 all workshops apart of the programme will take place online using Microsoft Teams unless communicated otherwise.

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.

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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. 

Dates for the next Calibre Programme

The programme consists of six workshops and individual one to one sessions spread over a few months, all workshops will all be delivered online from 10 am - 1pm. All workshops must be attended in order to successfully complete the programme and receive accreditation. 

Calibre Online workshop timetable
Core Workshop 1 - Introduction to Calibre  14th April 2021
Core Workshop 2 - personal awareness and growth session  16th April 2021
Core Workshop 3 - Disability, Leadership and how to manage change  21st April 2021
Core Workshop 4 -  Disability law and Personal Projects  28th April 2021
Core Workshop 5 -  Career Pathways at  Imperial College  11th May 2021
 Core Workshop 6 - Presentation Skills  18th May 2021
Graduation preparation session  23rd June 2021
Calibre Graduation 30th June 2021
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 There will also be individual one to one sessions available to help assist with personal projects throughout the course and will be arranged between the delegate and lead facilitator. 

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

To apply for Calibre 2021 please fill out the application form which can be found at the top of the page or can be accessed here. The deadline for applications is the 9th April 2021

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