Comfortable Being Uncomfortable with Race: Livestream Showcase, 9 Jun 2022

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.
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a showcase

On Thursday 9 June 2022 we will be showcasing elements from our Comfortable being Uncomfortable with Race virtual training and learning development workshop via livestream.

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 present a selection of highly engaging, immersive learning experiences that blend drama, theoretical models, and live interactive content.

the programme

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

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’s brilliant – Very informative, challenges your thinking and behaviours.”
“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 engaging, empowering and brought to light so many interesting conversations.”
“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 Thursday 9 June 2022 via livestream. Places are limited to 24 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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