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Below you will find some resources to help you promote equality, diversity and inclusion in the IP professions, in particular in your own workplace. We also have dedicated pages on mental health and wellbeing, diversity data for the IP sector, our Careers in Ideas outreach campaign and the “Steps to Inclusion” D&I review for IP Inclusive Charter signatories.

We hope that you find these resources useful. We are always open to suggestions about what else you would like to find here; please contact us with your ideas and feedback.

Please note that information, guidance and ideas provided by IP Inclusive are not intended as legal or HR advice. You should always seek independent professional advice on legal and HR aspects of your equality, diversity and inclusion policies.

“Applying to train as a patent or trade mark attorney” masterclass

A recording of our 27 November 2020 masterclass for Careers in Ideas Week: please also read these accompanying notes on accessibility in the patent a...

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Video about “Cracking Ideas”

A 2-minute video created by the UK IPO to showcase their "Cracking Ideas" schools outreach resources. Made specially to celebrate Careers in Ideas Wee...

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“STEM: Branching Out” webinar

A recording of our 19 November 2020 webinar for Careers in Ideas Week, plus a list of useful links provided by our speaker Dr Catherine Jewell.

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“A career as an IP solicitor – finding your own path” webinar

A recording of our 19 November 2020 Careers in Ideas Week webinar with the Law Society's IP Law Committee. (Please read the accompanying "show more" n...

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“A golden opportunity to learn more about Careers in Ideas” clinic

A recording of the first part of our 18 November 2020 Careers in Ideas Week clinic with IP Futures; plus the delegate information sheet with speaker d...

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“How to interest university students in IP careers” webinar

A recording of our 17 November 2020 webinar for Careers in Ideas Week, plus the presentation slides from Julie Barrett, Ayesha Malik and the UK Intell...

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“National Careers Week training for engagement with schools” webinar

A recording of our 16 November 2020 webinar with National Careers Week, plus the presentation slides from Andrew Bernard and Dr Farheen Khan.

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“The IP Crowd”

Images for you to use in your careers and outreach work, to reflect the increasingly diverse sector that IP professionals work in. Created for Careers...

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Careers in IP template presentation

A careers presentation designed for talks to sixth form science students. The first half is a general introduction to IP, the second more patent-focus...

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Careers in Ideas information leaflet

The original Careers in Ideas information leaflet, with outline information on a range of IP-related careers. You can access more Careers in Ideas res...

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Careers in Ideas sixth form lesson plan

Ideas for a lesson for sixth form science students, to introduce them to IP and IP sector careers. You can access more Careers in Ideas resources, for...

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Careers in Ideas “Intro to IP”

A series of quizzes and resources that make a fun introduction to IP, including examples of famous patents, a trade mark/logo quiz and examples of inf...

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Careers in Ideas poster

The original Careers in Ideas poster, ready-to-print for classroom or noticeboard. Provided as A4 portrait and scaleable to A3 or other sizes as prefe...

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Careers in Ideas panel event slides

Presentation from a panel event originally provided for the University of Law, containing useful information and links, particularly on in-house roles...

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Careers in Ideas presentation

The original Careers in Ideas presentation, providing a 6-slide basic introduction to IP careers, plus the pdf version here. You can access more Caree...

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“Ask me anything”: recordings on better allyship

A series of recordings from our North of England network, where representatives from the IP Inclusive communities explore how to be better allies to t...

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Careers in Ideas universities database

A database of UK universities to help you target your careers outreach work (see here for more information). You can access more Careers in Ideas reso...

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Careers in Ideas schools database

A database of England schools to help you target your careers outreach work (see here for more information). You can access more Careers in Ideas reso...

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Careers in Ideas directory of outreach organisations

A directory of charities and community interest groups you could partner with on careers outreach, to help improve the diversity of people we recruit ...

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Slides from IP Out’s Introduction to Asexuality and Aromanticism event

The slides from IP Out's event "An Introduction to Asexuality and Aromanticism" which took place on 30 October 2020.   You can also view th...

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Steps to improve social mobility and access to the IP professions

The outcomes from our September 2020 think tank, suggesting practical steps that organisations can take to improve social mobility and access to the I...

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“Dyslexia and dyspraxia demystified” webinar

A recording of our 8 October 2020 webinar from IP Ability and CIPA, plus the presentation slides.

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Mental health first aider support network

Information about our support network for mental health first aiders, and how to get involved.

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Practical steps to improve BAME representation

The outcomes from our July 2020 round table, suggesting practical steps that organisations can take to improve BAME representation levels in the IP se...

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The Jonathan’s Voice mental wellbeing guide

Access to the free downloadable mental wellbeing guide for patent and trade mark professionals, produced by Jonathan's Voice, and a recording of an in...

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“Invisible disabilities” webinar

A recording of our 8 September 2020 webinar on invisible disabilities by IP Ability committee member Kerry Russell.

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Disability confidence

A collection of useful links and resources from IP Ability, to help IP professionals and employers become more disability-confident.

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D&I data gathering: making it count

A recording of the panel discussion section of our 3 September 2020 event about gathering and using D&I data. See here for further resources fr...

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“Learning through lockdown” webinar

A recording of our 28 July 2020 webinar with coach Nikki Alderson.

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“Allies & intersectionality” interview series

A mini-series of video interviews with IP sector diversity champions, sharing their thoughts on the theme "Allies & intersectionality"

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Allies and supporters (podcast)

A podcast report of our June 2020 "Allies and Supporters" event (a written version is here).

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“How to say no” webinar

A recording of our 24 June 2020 webinar with career coach Jo Maughan.

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“Attract, include and retain”

Key outcomes from our June 2020 round-table on the impact of D&I in recruitment and retention. The meeting recording is available here.

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“Bullying & harassment in the workplace” webinar

A recording of our April 2020 webinar on preventing and dealing with bullying and harassment, and the presentation slides. Also see the event post ...

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“Mental health first aid: help for the helpers” webinar

A recording of our April 2020 webinar on support for mental health first aiders, and the presentation slides. Also see the event post for a content s...

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“The mental health impact of wfh” webinar

A recording of our April 2020 webinar on the mental health impact of working from home, and the presentation slides. Also see the event post for a...

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“Mental health challenges in the IP professions” webinar

A recording of our April 2020 webinar on recognising and tackling mental health challenges, and the presentation slides. Also see the event post f...

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“Inclusivity and the menopause” webinar

A recording of our February 2020 webinar on inclusivity and the menopause, and the presentation slides. Also see the event post for a content summar...

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“Unconscious bias: the basics” webinar

A recording of our February 2020 webinar on unconscious bias and stereotypes in the workplace, plus the presentation slides. Also see the event post ...

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Actions on banter

Practical ideas on workplace banter, compiled by Focal Point Training from their workshop at our January 2020 diversity conference

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Flexible working (panel discussion)

A recording of our October 2019 North of England panel discussion on flexible working. Also see the event post for a content summary.

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Demystifying coaching (podcast)

A podcast interview with development coach Karen Crawley, on the what, how, who and why of coaching - plus transcript.

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“Inclusive leadership” webinar

A recording and slides from our October 2019 webinar on inclusive leadership. Also see the event post for a content summary.

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“Colleagues on the autism spectrum” webinar

A recording and slides from our September 2019 webinar on inclusivity for people on the autism spectrum. Also see the event post for follow-up informa...

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“Enabling not disabling” webinar

A recording and slides from our July 2019 webinar on disability support networks and disability confidence.

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Recruiting for social mobility

Guidelines for making the recruitment process more accessible to recruits from less privileged backgrounds.

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“Character traits of legal professionals” webinar

A recording and slides from our June 2019 webinar on the character traits that make legal professionals more susceptible to mental health problems, pr...

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“Mental health: time to listen, time to act” webinar

A recording and slides from our May 2019 webinar with Jonathan's Voice on mental wellbeing and mental health first aid, presented by Graham McCartney,...

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Sample mental health at work policy

A template to help you promote and maintain the mental wellbeing of your team members

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Mental health and wellbeing: general support

Information, guidance and resources collated by IP Inclusive and Jonathan's Voice

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Unconscious bias workshop ideas

Suggestions for workshop exercises to use in unconscious bias training, and links to other relevant resources, collated for IP Inclusive Week 2018

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“Dealing with strong emotions at work” webinar

A recording of our November 2018 webinar on managing difficult emotions in the workplace, presented by Jo Maughan (+ webinar report)

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Sample EDI policy

A document to use as a template for creating your own EDI policy

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Work experience event resource pack

A resource pack to help you plan a work experience event for school or university students For more information, see our blog post about these reso...

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“Steps to Inclusion”

A D&I review created for us by Focal Point Training - a useful starting point for addressing EDI issues in your organisation

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“Unconscious bias & the IP professional” webinar

A recording of our September 2018 webinar presented by Andrea Brewster, Ben Buchanan and John Kennedy (+ webinar report)

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Mental wellbeing in the patent profession: 2018 survey report

A report on the 2018 IP Inclusive/CIPA survey on mental wellbeing in the patent profession You might also be interested in our blog post about the ...

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Business case “tube map”

A visual summary of the inter-connected business benefits of D&I, designed to be used as a poster and to spark discussions in meetings

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Business case webinar

A recording of our July 2018 webinar on the business case for diversity, presented by Andrea Brewster, Ben Buchanan, Hannah Edwards, John Kennedy and ...

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“Why looking after your mental health is so important” webinar

A recording of our May 2018 webinar presented by Ann Charlton of LawCare

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“Top tips for studying under pressure” webinar

A recording of our May 2018 webinar for students in the IP professions, presented by Elizabeth Rimmer of LawCare

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Tackling mental health in the workplace

A toolkit based on our May 2018 workshop "Mental health - the last taboo?" (+ workshop report)

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Mental wellbeing framework guidance

Some notes to help you establish a framework for mental wellbeing at work, from our May 2018 workshop (+ workshop report)

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IPO mental wellbeing programme

An IPO presentation from our May 2018 workshop "Mental health - the last taboo?" (+ workshop report)

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Building inclusive workplaces

A list of useful resources for building inclusive workplaces, collated for us by Focal Point Training

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“Managing inappropriate behaviour” presentation

Practical guidelines on managing inappropriate workplace behaviour, by Focal Point Training following their February 2018 workshop (+ workshop report)

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IP Inclusive poster

A poster for you to print and display at work, to raise awareness of IP Inclusive

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Notes on D&I “champions”

A presentation about the role of D&I champions, based on a talk by Focal Point Training at our 2018 AGM, designed to help shape in-house discussio...

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“Mental health matters” webinar

A recording of our December 2017 webinar presented by Elizabeth Rimmer of LawCare (+ webinar report)

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The business case for D&I

A presentation outlining the benefits of D&I in four key areas of a business, created out of our November 2017 workshop

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Unconscious bias toolkit

A presentation on unconscious bias and its impact, with suggestions on how to tackle it, created out of our November 2017 workshop (+ workshop report...

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“Imposter Syndrome” webinar

A recording of our September 2017 webinar on "Imposter Syndrome", presented by Jo Maughan (+ webinar report)

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Careers in Ideas

Our outreach campaign to raise awareness of IP-related careers among students and their advisers

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IP Inclusive logos

Downloadable IP Inclusive logos for our EDI Charter signatories to use in their promotional materials and communications

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Equality, diversity & inclusion links

A list of online EDI resources

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