As part of IADT’s commitment to achieve the Athena Swan Bronze Award we have made arrangements to run a number focus groups with an external facilitator - Olwen Dawe around the topic of Dignity and Respect.
The Institute invited staff to participate in one of two focus groups which took place at the Blackrock Education Centre on 7th and 14th February 2019.
The general topic for discussion was Dignity, Respect and Inclusivity. The discussion was designed to explore staff experiences and perceptions as they relate to IADT’s working environment. This important staff contribution will feed into our Athena Swan action plan and assist us in future policy development.
There were 12 places available to staff on both dates in February. All staff were invited to participate and managers were not present at either of these sessions. We really encouraged all staff to participate in the focus groups.