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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 and our Careers in Ideas outreach campaign.

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.

“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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“How to be a workplace ally” webinar

A recording of our March 2017 webinar presented by Andrea Brewster and Lesley Evans

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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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