Inclusion Allies – A Skills 4 developmental opportunity

The Faraday Institution is committed to creating a collaborative, diverse and inclusive environment as we build a world-class energy storage research community and deliver our mission. By celebrating the contribution of people from a multitude of backgrounds, research disciplines and career stages, with the range of ideas, opinions, life experiences and knowledge they bring, we know that research excellence will flourish.

Following the success of the Inclusion Allies programme last year, we are pleased to offer this opportunity to the Faraday community again and Skills 4 will be running 5 workshops in the autumn at various locations in the UK. Each workshop will be a 3-hour morning session with lunch provided afterwards.

About Inclusion Allies and what you will learn:
An ally is someone who actively supports and stands up for the equal and fair treatment of their colleagues.

Creating inclusive, psychologically safe workplaces where we can all bring our best self to work is crucial for both business performance and employee wellbeing.  Everyday allyship is a key factor in creating workplaces where our people feel safe to be their authentic selves and contribute fully to team and business success.

This workshop creates a safe space to have a structured and open dialogue with a diversity and inclusion specialist.

  • Develop a greater understanding of bias, stereotype threat, code-switching and microaggressions that may be affecting colleagues.
  • Learn specific tools and techniques to be an effective ally for anyone who needs support.
  • Support the business in furthering is goal to build and maintain an inclusive culture where everyone belongs.
  • Engage in open dialogue and learn from each other.

All delegates are invited to join the Skills 4 alumni group which provides a platform to network and share best practice across the sector.

For more information on Skills 4 and Inclusion Allies, see their website.

This workshop is open to anyone who is working on Faraday Institution funded grants on a first come, first served basis and would be a great opportunity for anyone keen to learn more about this subject. There is no cost for attending these workshops.

Date and Location details:
5th October – Radisson Blu Hotel, 2 Holloway Circus, Queensway, Birmingham
12th October – Crowne Plaza, Stephenson Quarter, Hawthorn Sq, Forth St, Newcastle
17th October – DeVere Grand Connaught Rooms, 61 – 65 Great Queen Street, London
2nd November – DeVere Grand Connaught Rooms, 61 – 65 Great Queen Street, London
23rd November – Radisson Blu Hotel, 2 Holloway Circus, Queensway, Birmingham
Places are limited to a maximum of 15 delegates per workshop.

To book a place:
Please complete one of the Eventbrite links below:

Bookings will close 2 weeks prior to each course date.

If you have any questions, please email Vicki Harper on

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