EnhanceIDM Closing Conference

Our final event is approaching. Due to COVID-19 it will be held in a virtual environment on May 14th from 10:00 to 15:30 CET. The project outputs will be presented to an international audience. The event is designed as an interactive experience. Rather than focusing on one-directional input and results, the session intends to foster an active exchange on issues of diversity management and inclusion in higher education between participants.

EnhanceIDM was set up to enhance diversity competences of programme leaders at higher education institutions to make study programmes more inclusive.


During the project-life-span, several measures were developed and implemented at four universities in Europe:


A sneak preview into the conference programme: facts & figures about programme leader’s attitudes and needs towards diversity management, the best out of blended-learning training programme and toolbox, multi-media resources uncovering implicit biases, etc. 

You will be provided with a link to the virtual meeting space ahead of the conference.

Detailed information on the format and programme of the final conference will follow.


10:00 – 10:15

Welcome – Introduction to the meeting

10:15 – 10:50

EnhanceIDM – Reflections from intercultural project work on diversity management and inclusion (IDM) in higher education, a round table discussion introducing participants to the project and its outputs

10:50 – 10:55

Short break

10:55 – 11:25

Attitudes on inclusion in HE – What’s your take?

Survey results on attitudes and approaches to IDM are presented and discussed  in an interactive format that lets participants vote in.

11:25 – 11:30

Short break

11:30 – 12:15

IDM is not a minority issue

The need to ensure that students with protected characteristics are properly supported can sometimes mislead people into thinking that IDM is a minority concern. It is not. This workshop asks you to consider the proposal that only by ‘mainstreaming’ our responses to the needs of students with protected characteristics can we maximise student outcomes overall.

12:15 – 13:00

Lunch break

13:00 – 13:45

Find out how diverse you are

Draw your own diversity profile and learn how to make best use of the HEAD Wheel.

13:45 – 13:50

Short break

13:50 – 14:35

E-Learning Diversity:  Dealing with Unconscious Bias

As a vital part of the e-Learning that has been developed throughout the project critical diversity incidents based on the experience and questions of teachers will be discussed. Possible options for actions in the classroom will be developed together.

14:35 – 14:40

Short break

14:40 – 15:25

IDM Toolbox

The Toolbox provides hands-on approaches to address inclusion and diversity issues.  Get a sneak peak into the practical repository in progress and join the discussion of best practices and other micro measures to tackle IDM issues in HE.

15:25 – 15:30

Closing of the conference