Leading Change on Race Training

As part of our ongoing commitment to increasing equality, diversity and inclusion in the sector, SCONUL has partnered with AdvanceHE to bring members subsidised development workshops on ‘Leading Change on Race Equality’.

The two linked workshops are designed to strengthen knowledge, skills and confidence to lead progress on race equality in college, national and university libraries.  SCONUL Executive Board members previously trialled this workshop and found it “thought provoking, challenging’ with ‘facilitators who were very knowledgeable about the library context’ and felt that it was “a very valuable experience”.

In partnering with AdvanceHE, we are able to offer a significantly discounted rate to support participation and development across the membership.  Below are further details.

We have dates coming up on 10 April AM (Session 1) and 24 April AM (Session 2). Costs are £115pp for both sessions. Please contact jenelle.negraeff@sconul.ac.uk to book.


This workshop is comprised of two interactive sessions:

  • Session 1 aims to strengthen understandings of the core issues relating to ‘race’ equality in academic libraries, and explore strategies for tackling racism and racial inequality

  • Session 2 will further prepare participants for leading change, with a focus on the knowledge, behaviours and skills required to be effective leaders of race equality work.  Building on the work of the two modules, you will work together to plan approaches to key priorities for action through creative problem-solving.

The sessions will be facilitated by AdvanceHE Senior Advisor Dr Lindy-Ann Blaize who is experienced in anti-racism training and working with and within universities.


These workshops are being intended for library professionals currently in management roles.

Please note: the workshops are limited to 2 people per institution and designed for those in Senior Leadership roles.

For more information, please contact sconul@sconul.ac.uk