Office of the President and Provost (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion)


Leading on Diversity Program

This course is currently under review


Managers at grades 7-10


Before attending this workshop you should have completed the UCL Online Diversity Training


This event aims to add value to the function of managers by increasing their ability to harness the latent benefits to be found in the diversity of their staff.

Anticipated Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • List benefits to UCL in harnessing the diversity which exists in UCL
  • Ensure diversity contributes to attaining the goal of peak performance in individuals and teams
  • Identify and deal with possible diversity 'flash points' in day-to-day management processes such as supervision, delegation and motivation
  • Tackle complex employee relations situations with diversity implications with confidence 
  • Access and employ existing support mechanisms
  • Instigate and control difficult conversations
  • Tackle diversity-related situations with courage
  • Communicate a personal and professional commitment to fair and robust management practice.


  • Morning: the law and theory of equality and diversity in a management context
  • Afternoon: an interactive scenario-based learning exercise featuring actors

UCL Core Behaviours addressed:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to (and promotes) equality and diversity ensuring UCL is an inclusive environment in which individuals are respected and unacceptable behaviours challenged
  • Encourages personal development and helps others to learn
  • Fosters two-way communication and effective team-working
  • Promotes UCL's values and corporate objectives to colleagues and externally to UCL
  • Manages self and others in accordance with UCL policies and contributes to policy development as appropriate
  • Recruits and manages individuals effectively to create a high performing team 
  • Demonstrate effective self-management and focus.


You will be emailed with a pre-course task which you will need to complete prior to attending.


Femi Otitoju - Training Director - Challenge Consultancy

Femi began training in 1980 when she was involved in management development for a large employment agency. After further developing her skills at The Observer, Femi was finally able to combine her professional experience with her personal commitment to equality for all when she joined the GLC Women's Committee Support Unit as a Community Development Officer. 

After some time in local government as a training officer, Femi founded Challenge and began to offer courses directly to the public, private and voluntary sectors. Femi has been personally involved in the civil rights struggle for race, gender, sexual orientation and disability equality.

Femi has addressed numerous conferences and events as a key-note speaker on a wide variety of equality and diversity issues, she has also been fundamental in reviewing, revising and helping to implement changes to equality policies in many large organisations. Femi featured in Pink List 2010 (The Independent on Sunday's list of the most influential lesbian and gay people in Britain).

Donna Carty - Challenge Consultancy 

Donna's background, prior to working with Challenge, was in housing. She worked in both general needs and supporting housing for over 12 years in both front line and a variety of management positions. Donna's strategic housing management roles focused on service quality, service user involvement, the development and implementation of performance management systems and policy development, as well as delivery of in-house training programmes. 

Donna has developed and delivered equality and diversity programmes for a wide variety of clients, including in the housing and health sector, local authorities, private businesses and non-profit organisations. She has successfully delivered training for frontline staff, middle and senior management and boards. Donna has also successfully delivered conference speeches, facilitated conferences and workshops, and carried out a number of policy audits and harassment investigations.


  • Free for all staff on the UCL payroll
  • £160 for UCL-affiliated/higher education institutions/charities
  • £400 for external applicants

How to book

Booking Form

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The course cancellation and no show fee is £100. This charge is applicable to Organisational Development Courses and supersedes all other information regarding this policy elsewhere on the UCL website and training booking system. Additional charges may be incurred on some courses. Read more about cancellations.