Must See

CherriesLast week we ran showcase sessions in Manchester, London, and here at The Hub. The topic was Unconscious Bias, but mostly we wanted to give people an opportunity to experience the power of our drama-based approach. Because it’s a ‘must see’ kind of thing. You just won’t get it, unless you do.

I’m delighted to say, they all went very, very well. But don’t take my word for it, check out some of the delegate feedback:

“Style was great. Just right”

“Loved the technology / interactive questions. I really enjoyed the session.”

“Enjoyed the easy going style and delivery on what can be a difficult subject.”

“Engaging, fun, encouraged self-reflection.”

“Useful, thought provoking and innovative approach.”

“Excellent content and delivery.”

“Good group interaction. Relaxed and informative style.”

“Love the methodology. Very powerful.”

“Engaging style, relevant content and appropriate for the audience.”

“Good demonstration of techniques. I understand what you meant by needing to ‘show’.”

“Loved the acting situations and [audience] input.”

“Liked the use of videos instead of all actors.”


Okay, so I know what you’re thinking, Peter’s cherry picking quotes. Well, yes, that’s true. But aside from some requests for a few alternative scenarios, some case studies, a bit more theory, some handouts, and a little more time for discussions, nobody actually said anything negative, at all. It’s true. It was pretty much all cherries!

I’ll give you plenty of notice next time we’re running some public sessions, so you can come along and see for yourself.

Ambassador, You Are Really Spoiling Us!

It’s gratifying when an idea grows and spreads. Last year, we took our Unconscious Bias workshop to York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We worked with members of their board to heighten their awareness of unconscious bias; what it is, and the detrimental impact it has every day in the workplace. (And lo, 9 out of 10 delegates told us it did heighten their awareness. Hooray!)

Well, imagine our delight when they came back and said they wanted to spread the message further into the organisation. Now we are back in York, working with a wide range of employees, training them in two workshops to become Unconscious Bias Ambassadors. It’s bespoke, it’s worthwhile, and it’s very, very rewarding to be involved with a client who takes the organisational development challenges of unconscious bias so seriously.

If they’re happy for me to do so, I’ll tell you more about our work with York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust later in the year.