MARC (Men Advocating Real Change) Leaders Workshop Update
The University of Limerick was successful in receiving part-funding to host the MARC (Men Advocating Real Change) highly acclaimed Catalyst Programme in September. The MARC Leaders programme is an example of a unique ‘best practice’ leadership development programme. The 1 ½ day workshop was aimed at men and women holding senior management positions in the HE Sector, particularly Presidents of Institutions, Vice Presidents, Members of Executive, Professors, Division Directors etc.
The programme is most effective with a broadly 80/20 gender mix (i.e. 80% men and 20% women). 51 delegates (16 females/35 males) were in attendance (pictured below). President Des Fitzgerald opened the event welcoming all his fellow Institution Presidents and Graham Love CEO of the HEA, to UL.
MARC stands for Men Advocating Real Change and the aim of the workshop is to achieve gender equity in the workplace. The HEA National Review of Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education Institutions (2016) showed that there is significant under-representation of women at senior levels in Irish higher education institutions (HEIs). The achievement of gender equality in higher education needs to be led from the top, with the ultimate responsibility for its achievement sitting with the HEI president, or equivalent.
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MARC Leaders Workshop (l-r) Prof Andrew Deeks UCD; Prof Philip Nolan NUIM; Dr. Des Fitzgerald UL; Prof.Patrick O’ Shea UCC; Prof Brian Norton DIT; Dr Graham Love HEA; Mr Paul Hannigan Letterkenny IT; Dr Brendan McCormack IT Sligo - (Missing from the picture is Prof Brian Mac Craith DCU)