Kia ora koutou
I’ve been thinking a lot about inclusiveness over the last few months and the events of the 15 March have increased my desire to support UC as a welcoming and inclusive community. This means our working and learning culture is one where we all feel safe, respected and comfortable to be ourselves. A place where we can share our sense of belonging.
From an Organisational Culture perspective, three of the constructive (blue) cluster of styles directly talk to this:
- Self-Actualising: people should feel comfortable to be themselves at work,
- Humanistic-Encouraging: people are expected to be supportive of each other, and
- Affiliative: people are encouraged to place a high priority on constructive interpersonal relationships and to be friendly, open and sensitive to the needs of others.
There are many opportunities for us to continue building UC into an inclusive environment. Here are some links I know of:
- Equity and Diversity resources
- Development Programmes:
- Tangata tū, Tangata ora
- Te Reo Māori for the workplace
- Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: From Theory to Practice
- Pasifika Talanoa Development Day
- Cross-Cultural Interactions
- Watch this space -Gender Diversity Workshop.
Supporting our Rainbow Community, two workshops will soon be promoted on the L&D page to support UC’s plan to obtain the Rainbow Tick.
I know there are lots of people doing heaps of great work in this space so feel free to add a comment about initiatives you are involved in or aware of.
Support – take care of yourself and others
- Self-care events to be held at the end of April – look out for the special events we’ll be promoting very soon
- Staff Support
- Student Support
Find out more
- See UC’s Culture Development Programme website for more information on the UC programme.
- Previous blogs.
Ngā manaakitanga (with best wishes),
Organisational Development Manager