Training on gender equality and institutional change
The national training of the CALIPER project took place 1st and 10th of June 2020 as an online training of 4 sessions.
The total of 21 staff members (16 females and 5 males) of the Yaşar University participated in training. While some of the participants were members of the CALIPER GEP Working Group, there were also staff of Human Resources, Public Relations Departments and Central Planning Office. The academic staff members from Department of Communication, International Relations, Engineering, Art and Design, Law and Business were also present.
Scope: The one-day-and a half online training sessions were designed and carried out by Smart Venice, the gender expert organization of the CALIPER consortium, with the goal of creating a common knowledge base and a shared vocabulary on gender equality in research presenting and discussing problems at stake, policies, and potential interventions.
The learning objectives were focused on supporting the process of institutional change, aimed at addressing gender unbalances in recruitment, retention, career progression of researchers, and in decision making positions, and integrating a gender dimension in research content and gender-sensitive communication.
The approach was based on participatory methodologies and, although it was originally planned as a face to face setting, interaction and participation were highly fostered in the online version of the training too. This training has also allowed the participants to establish a collaborative group dynamic, setting the first steps of the project.
Feedback: The overall impression of the participants was very positive. Participants expressed their satisfaction with the training content, methodologies used and the expertise of the trainer. The group discussions and use of examples and statistical figures from both national and European contexts were very well appreciated by the participants. The majority of the participants indicated that the training reached its learning goals (86%) and overall, they were satisfied with the training (95%).