BULLETIN                                                                               December 2016   

Season's greetings

Happy Bodhi Day, Christmas, Hanukkah, Newton's birthday and Yule from everyone at the IEDP, and very best wishes for 2017!

P.S. Please don't forget to follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook As part of our re-branding exercise, we have also started a new LinkedIn group because of the change in our name to 'Institute of Equality and Diversity Professionals' (from 'Institute of Equality and Diversity Practitioners). 
What's new at the IEDP?
Remember to renew
Don't forget that your IEDP membership fee is due on 1 January 2017. You will be glad to hear that we are keeping the cost of membership the same again for next year. Our individual associate membership is £110+VAT, with a reduced rate of £55+VAT for students, retired and volunteers. Don't forget there is also our team membership which is excellent value at just £550+VAT for a team of 6 to 30 people working for the same organisation. Full details of membership fees and benefits are on our website here.

IEDP accreditation dates
If you join the IEDP, or are already a member, you can apply for our accreditation programme. The closing date for expressions of interest for the next round of IEDP accreditation is 27 January 2017. Your application would need to be confirmed (and the fee paid) by 17 February and the deadline for the submission of your portfolio would be 31 March. Further details on the accreditation page of our website
Other news
Vote for your favourite rainbow cake
'Educate and Celebrate' ran a rainbow cake decorating competition (Edu-cake and Cel-a-bake!) for schools to mark anti-bullying week. If you are on Facebook you might like to vote for your favourite. The winner will be announced in February to co-incide with LGBT History Month. Click on the photo to go to the facebook page and see all the colourful cakes.

Robin Richardson's end of 2016 meditation

If you arein a reflective mood at the end of this tumultous year, you may be interested in Robin Richardson's meditation on British values, Brexit and Trump – the states we’re now in. Robin presented his poem and set of images recently at the annual conference of the Consortium of Development Education Centres (CoDec) in Birmingham. Click on the photo to read it on the Insted Consultancy website.

David Isaac's end-of-year reflections
The Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, David Isaac, has also released his reflections on the events of 2016, particularly Brexit. His blog considers what recent events may mean for equality and human rights, and for the work of the EHRC. Click on the photo to read it on the EHRC website.

Look out for our next newsletter 

The next issue of the IEDP newsletter will be in January. It will include:
  • An account of our recent Winter Seminar on mental health in the workplace
  • An article by IEDP advisory friend Bill Bolloten on refugees and asylum seekers
  • An article by Professor Lynn Davies on Integrative Complexity - whether people see the world in black and white terms or shades of grey
  • Our usual features - TED talks, useful statistics, recommended articles and resources
Contact us
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2 Old College Court, 29 Priory Street, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 0DE      
tel:     0844 482 7263
fax:     0844 8225 215

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