Comfortable Being Uncomfortable with Race: Livestream Showcase, 19 Oct 2021

get comfortable: a free livestream event showcasing training developed to support colleagues in having more open and honest conversations around racism, prejudice and inequality.

“A creative and innovative way of discussing something that doesn’t always want to be discussed.

a showcase

On Tuesday 19 October 2021 we will be showcasing elements from our Comfortable being Uncomfortable with Race virtual training and learning development workshop via livestream.

Having open and productive conversations about subject matters such as racism and inequality means having to bypass our own internal defence mechanisms. Our training is designed to facilitate collaborative conversations, healthy debates, a challenging of bias and a growth mindset, and encourage delegates to push themselves out of their comfort zones.

In this 1½ hour ‘taster’ showcase, you’ll explore how the programme we’ve put together helps tackle workplace inequality and support staff in having open cultural conversations to build more inclusive working environments. The session will deliver highly engaging, immersive learning experiences that blend drama, theoretical models, and live interactive content.

learning outcomes

We’ll take you through how our clients have been using our dynamic blend of interactive simulations and group exercises with actors, video, and electronic voting to achieve the following learning outcomes in online sessions:

  • Encourage open and productive conversations about racism and inequality
  • Explore the barriers to having open cultural conversations and the importance of bypassing our internal defence mechanisms or ‘fragility’
  • Consider the power that comes with privilege and how that power can be shared through allyship
  • Identifying systematic and organisational discrimination
  • Practice challenging inappropriate behaviours in a safe and supportive environment
  • Identify practical actions to create a healthier, more inclusive working environment

Please note, this isn’t a full training session. It’s an opportunity for Human Resources, Equality & Diversity, and Learning & Development professionals to try out elements of the programme, learn more about our work in this area, and to consider whether it’s something that they would be interested to run in their organisation.

what learners say

“Very useful session which stimulates personal reflection on behaviours and how to provide greater allyship in the future.”
“It gave practical strategies to help facilitate conversations with white people around issues relating to race and microaggressions.”
“You will learn about areas that most do not want to talk about and this will support you in how to approach certain factors on race discussions.”
“It was a useful and inspiring session with real life examples that helped me understand the issues.”
“It made me feel uncomfortable, but was thought provoking and essential for many more of us to experience.”

book your place

The event will run from 10.00am to 11.30am on Tuesday 19 October 2021 via livestream. Places are limited to 20 in total and just two per organisation.

Click on the Save me a seat button and enter your details to book your place now.

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You can check out which other organisations are attending here.

Any questions at all, feel free to contact Graham Coleman via email or call 01484 310234.

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