Cultural Inclusion@UNSW

All current professional and academic staff are welcome to attend this workshop to contribute to the cultivation of an inclusive environment at UNSW. 

Managers, supervisors and academics are especially encouraged to attend.  


2024 schedule and registrations:

Term 1

Thursday 21 March, 10am-12pm, on-campus - Register

Term 2

Tuesday 18 June, 1-3pm, on-campus - Register

Term 3

Tuesday 8 October, 1-3pm, online - Register

Please note that due to the interactive, confidential nature of in-person training sessions, recordings are not available.

In 2024, Cultural Inclusion@UNSW training will be completed as a 2 hour, in-person or online workshop. Workshops will run once per term (three times during the year) and are open to all current UNSW staff.

UNSW is committed to delivering diversity training as a critical tool that supports staff capacity to build and promote a respectful and inclusive culture. Diversity training helps promote awareness of issues related to equity, diversity, and inclusion including understanding different cultures, identities, and experiences and how they may impact interactions and relationships in the UNSW community.

Training offered by Diversity and Inclusion develops participants' capacity to adjust behaviours and to challenge harmful stereotypes. As this is an introductory module, the practical guidance offered will be general and concise in nature.

The workshop is organised into three sections which are interactive and participatory:

  • Cultural competence
  • Unconscious bias
  • Inclusive practice

Learning outcomes include:

  • Participants have an understanding of the benefits that different cultural backgrounds, perspectives, and practices bring to UNSW
  • Participants are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to incorporate cultural inclusivity in their work practice
  • Participants understand their own role building an inclusive culture at UNSW and feel motivated to do so 

Participants feel supported in their efforts to contribute to building an inclusive culture at UNSW

  • All in-person training sessions will be held in wheelchair and lift accessible CATS rooms at UNSW Sydney Kensington campus (if not otherwise specified).  
  • Facilitators and panellists will speak using lapel or wireless hand-held microphones. 
  • Online training will have closed captioning enabled and transcripts can be provided upon request. 
  • PowerPoint slides can be provided in advance of the training upon request. 
  • Please indicate any further accessibility requirements in the registration form.
  • Attendance for this training is capped at 50 participants to ensure physical distancing can be maintained. 
  • Masks are strongly encouraged in all indoor areas at UNSW.
  • Do not attend training if you feel unwell, have recently experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms or are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.

More on cultural inclusion at UNSW

UNSW is a vibrant, multicultural campus with students and staff from over 120 different nationalities. We are deeply committed to respect and accept cultural diversity on campus, and in our society.