Training the trainers to sustain change


Last week, MINDtheGEPs organised a two day training workshop to build capacity for sustainable change in partner organisations. Between 7-8 June, Around 50 people met in Vigo to discuss basic concepts and tools to promote organisational change, and how situated knowledge can support the implementation of gender equality plans.  

The first day focused on raising awareness on gender equality in research and academia, and equipping participants with the skills they need to design, negotiate, implement and monitor a gender equality plan, or GEP for short. This part of the workshop also dealt with resistance to gender equality.

The second day of the workshop focused on how situated knowledge can support the implementation of gender equality plans. The session aimed to engage participants in a personal and professional capacity, using their own experiences as a starting point to tailor GEPs for their own work environments.

The workshop is the first in a series of train the trainer events. It was hosted by CTAG – Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia, bringing a perspective from gender in research and development in the private sector.

Participants in the Train the Trainers event 7-8 June

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The train the trainers workshop was facilitated by Paula de Dios Ruiz, Angela Balzano and Kriszia Nardini

Paula de Dios Ruiz from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, who is currently programme manager for the SUPERA project, aiming to support the promotion of equality in research and academia.

Angela Balzano is coordinating a master programme in gender studies at the RomaTre University. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Bologna and fellow at the University of Turin, where she has been engaged in the MINDtheGEPs project.

Krizia Nardini is a researcher, consultant and trainer in gender justice, feminist epistemologies and sexual health. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Public Health at the University of Alicante.

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Last modified: 2023-08-25