Diversity Day 2023

Tuesday 3 October 2023, 10 am - 5 pm

This year Radboud University is proud to continue to promote its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion [DEI] initiatives in the form of systemic, cultural and direct interventions. We are certainly walking the talk and happy to invite you to play your part. Please join us as we celebrate Diversity Day 2023 in the spirit of equity and inclusion, honouring the essence of our 100 years anniversary. Together we are creating a safe and inclusive campus for everyone. Please sign up for any of our excting workshops!


Why Diversity & Inclusion and how can we contribute to it?

The SER workshop at Radboud University aims to include a mix of staff and students. This workshop will include a 20 min. presentation about Why D&I and how can we contribute to it? 

This will be followed by a 10 min. time for Q&A and discussion.

Thereafter the participants will be divided into 3-4 groups to discuss ideas how to promote D&I (with a stress on inclusion as diversity as an aspect of HR) with regard to staff and students. These ideas and suggestions will take into account the existing D&I program of Radboud University and the question how can we (staff and students) improve and promote it.  Experiences and suggestions of other organizations of higher education participating in this workshop are also very welcome of course.

About this event

Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am
For: Students and staff
Language: Dutch
Facilitator: Leyla Hamidi of SER

No. of participants: max. 25 persons
Erasmusplein 1, Erasmus gebouw, room 2.64, Rode Laars

Coffee, tea, light refreshments provided

Everyone wants to belong

"The need to belong" describes one of the basic needs of us as humans: to belong, to matter, perhaps even to be needed. Not only at home, with family and friends, but also at work. "The loss of work was the hardest part of the grieving process surrounding my illness," says Occupational and Organizational Psychologist Kathi Künnen. She experienced what it did to no longer be able to matter in a very important context, her job, because she became ill and her employability was no longer at all a given. After three cancer diagnoses, she is now in palliative treatment, as well as back at work. "Cancer is not just bald, chemo and not being able to do anything anymore. Work is an important way for me to give meaning to my life, and I wish that to everyone." Kathi Künnen coaches and trains leaders and teams to be meaningful at work. 

When people are at their most vulnerable, it touches on meaning. A serious illness or life-event brings many people insights, which, while unsolicited and unwanted, nonetheless help in guiding them in or to their work. At the same time, these insights make the conversation about actual inclusion easier and the conversation can help teams make a difference through their work together in the most beautiful way. Kathi Künnen takes the listener into her story and invites an open conversation. Want more info on Kathi in advance? Then check out the short story NOS made about her a few years ago.

About this event

Time: 1:15 - 2:45 pm
For: Students, staff
Language: Dutch

Facilitator: Kathi Künnen
No. of participants: max. 60 persons
Location: Thomas van Aquinostraat 1, room 1.0.02

Coffee, tea, light refreshments provided

Introduction to Disability Studies

During the first half of this workshop, you will be introduced to the academic field of Disability Studies. What are Disability Studies? What is the difference between Disability Studies and disability? Or disability and impairment? You are invited to actively question the idea and social constructs. This is about how we (you, me and others) actively construct disability and I opted for this term to avoid creating a standard sentence that allows us to distance ourselves from this process of disability. In other words, first we are going to look at the theoretical and contextual framework of Disability Studies. In the second half of the workshop, we are going to ‘flex (newly) acquired Disability Studies muscles’ by considering the experiences of visually impaired students.

Active participation is encouraged! The session will be as interactive as possible, so you are very welcome to ask any questions and voice any and all thoughts that you have. We will have short group discussions about disability: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/factor-in

What does identity have to do with disability? And: why is this discussion a relevant one to have?

About this event

Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm
For: Students and staff
Language: English

Facilitator: Nusi Cornelissens, chair of the disABILITY and Accessibility Committee
No. of participants: max. 60 persons
Location: Thomas van Aquinostraat 1, room 1.0.02 

Coffee, tea, light refreshments provided

Seminar Responsible Organization (ResOrg) - Footfalls and heartprints for Indigenous inclusion

Dit seminar is Engelstalig

Geographies of inclusion have largely been ignored in Management & Organization Studies (MOS), which tend to be encased within global white Western power over knowledge production. In this seminar, Prof. Edwina Pio (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand) contributes to how non-Western contexts can serve as a counterpoint, yet avoid sharp dichotomies, concerning hegemonic Western discourse in geographies of inclusion. Through ethnography, prof. Pio seeks to provide some answers to the question: How does inclusion happen and how can it be theorized in non-Western contexts? Prof. Pio makes no claim to a sole interpretation, rather prof. Pio offers a guiding framework, grounded in an empirical contribution, for a nuanced understanding of Indigenous inclusion. This framework for geographies of inclusion has three interrelated dimensions: accompanying the inclusive subject, praxis of contemplative action and discernment for faith and justice, in order to invite other adaptations and traditions to further enrich and unveil understandings of geographies of inclusion for MOS.

About this event

Time: 11.30 – 13.00, including lunch
For: Staff
Language: English
Organizer: Dr. Simone Ritter, Associate professor at Nijmegen School of Management
No. of participants: max. 15 persons
Location: to be announced
Registration: please send an email to Simone Ritter (simone.ritter [at] ru.nl

Toxic Masculinity Workshop

This workshop is a result of Radboud University’s proud partnership with the regional Police and will be attended by police staff. It is Not open for registration. This workshop will be hosted by one of our student DEI Ambassadors, Lennart Schäfer.

If you are interested in this theme and you also want to host this workshop, please contact DEI student ambassador Lennart via inclusion [at] ru.nl (inclusion[at]ru[dot]nl).

Tuesday 3 October 2023, 10 am - 5 pm
DEI Office
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