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Looking beyond labels

How can you contribute to an inclusive working environment where everyone feels seen and valued? And how do you interact with colleagues from different walks of life? For example, how do you discuss sensitive issues related to diversity and inclusion and make sure that you don't avoid uncomfortable conversations? The Looking Beyond Labels training programme addresses all these questions.

Target group
Non-academic staff
Ruth Nahumury

The programme will help you to gain a better understanding of how you have learned to look at the world and the people around you. It will also help you to create space for people who have learned to look at things differently. This programme is relevant for all job groups and levels. The workshop is offered both in person and online.


During the Looking Beyond Labels training programme, you will start to develop – within a safe online learning environment – six inclusive skills from the No Labels RUIMTE model™ (reflecting, stepping out of your comfort zone, looking at things from an intersectional perspective, putting your opinions aside, using inclusive language, developing empathy. In Dutch: Reflecteren, Uit je comfort zone stappen, Intersectioneel kijken, Mening parkeren, Inclusieve taal spreken, Empatisch vermogen ontwikkelen).

Workload and number of participants

Duration: 4 hours. Dates will be finalised in consultation with the participants. A maximum of 15 participants can register for this programme.

The training programmes offered by the Diversity Office are geared towards fostering good conduct and encouraging dialogue and constructive communication within teams and units and between colleagues with similar functions. Any managers, chairs or directors interested in participating in these programmes should send an email to diversitytraining@bb.leidenuniv.nl to discuss the possibilities. Information about the costs is available upon request. The training programmes are scheduled to take place at a time that is most convenient for the unit.

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