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School of Divinity: Equality and Diversity

School of Divinity: Equality and Diversity

News and events supporting and promoting equality, diversity and respect at the School of Divinity, New College, University of Edinburgh

Virtual workshop: The Secret Lives of Working Dads, Tuesday 26 May 2020, £25

The Roslin Career Development Committee, in collaboration with Fathers Network Scotland, is offering a virtual workshop on The Secret Lives of Working Dads, Tuesday 26 May 12.30 -2pm.

The interactive workshop aims to provide all dads the opportunity to discuss their own context of their own personal beliefs alongside societal norms and the behaviours they witness around them.

Facilitated by Sam Pringle, Head of Research at Fathers Network Scotland.

Please note: as our numbers are limited to 15, and in effort to discourage people from signing up but not participating, potential attendees will be asked for a cost centre and job code when signing up and to confirm that their manager has agreed to them participating. Any non-shows £25 will be charged to that job code if written justification is not provided by their line manager for non-attendance.

Why attend?

Integrating work and family life has never been so real as it is now, with the majority of families thrown into working, caring (and even teaching) from home during the Covid Crisis. Families have been flung into new routines, roles and responsibilities. Previously dads may have experienced what researchers term Father Forfeits which depicts how fathers are perceived when they don’t fit the gendered stereotype of breadwinner, full time working male. Many men aren’t aware that they share similar concerns and internal conflicts because it’s not something which is routinely shared at work. Until now!


12.30pm Introductions from dads in the virtual room

12.50pm What does being dad mean to me? Pair work

1.15pm Group discussion of differences and similarities

1.30pm What’s important for mums, families and dads themselves

2pm Feedback & Finish

Fathers Network Scotland

Fathers Network Scotland deliver workshops for the public, private and third sector to enable families, workplaces and dads themselves to integrate all of their life for the benefit of society. The intention of running this workshop is to provide a safe space for dads to explore the personal and institutional barriers and enablers of balancing work and home commitments.


Please sign up to register here.



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