What does inclusion mean for engineers?

Sometimes it can seem a long way from the nuts and bolts of what you do.

Sometimes it seems so complex it’s impossible to know where to start. Talking is often the best place. We want to help you start a conversation. 

If the unconscious bias module left you curious, but not sure what to do, we can share some conversation ideas. 

If you want to empower your team, design a better curriculum, or engage more diverse students. We’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to.

At Katalytik we love to gather information and then pull it apart and reassemble it into a structure that makes sense. We have a Manifesto for inclusive engineering and a four-pillar model. 

Our four-pillar model provides a neat framework to begin chunking down the things you do. Underpinning the pillars are over 90 statements grouped as conversation starters. Find out where the good practice is, who is making a difference, and the critical next steps that you can take. 

We think you might be surprised at actually how much you are doing. 


Our Manifesto

We know excellence is important for you. So we started our hierarchy of needs with excellence. That’s where your conversation on inclusion will start. 

And we’ll take you through the stages to build belonging all the way to being innovative because you are inclusive and know how to value diversity and think about people and their needs.

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A discussion framework. A planning tool. An evidence collector.

Developed by Katalytik CEO Jan Peters, the Peters Model for inclusive engineering education has been developed through six years working with UCL Engineering. It informs our proprietary methods and tools.

Inclusion isn’t about awards. Or about doing the right thing. It’s about doing things right.

Use this to consider what you are doing, what you can do more of, and what you aren’t doing. Let us be your facilitator in your department or faculty with team discovery workshops, staff development training and consultancy support.

Inclusive Engineering education workshop

Sometimes you need someone from outside to see things differently. Create some space to change the conversation on inclusion to belonging. More about awards and more about rewards.

You can select from our off-the shelf workshops and coaching or we can design a programme bespoke to your needs.

Now on-line you can join a forthcoming discussion group or one of our mastermind groups. 

Inclusive engineering education

Our inclusive engineering education model was developed through our leading the Set to Lead project at University College London and subsequent involvement in the design of the UCL Integrated Engineering Programme. Good practice from across 25 employers was collated as part of Set to Lead to create guidance for inclusive assessment centres to boost recruitment of women into engineering roles.  Read more about Set to Lead.

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