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Ally training for men: How to stand up against discrimination, sexism and bias

CityFribourg, North Romandie, Switzerland
Date Tuesday - until

Design your future: How to make professional choices

Académique ou spécialiste
03.09.2024 09:00 - 10.09.2024 17:00

In all professions including academic careers, satisfaction and a sense of fulfillment are not always at hand, leading sometimes to questioning professional choices. Are you unsure of what is professionally right for you? Have you wondered how you could find it out which pro-fession or career will make you feel truly fulfilled? Do you lack orientation to decide on the next step in your career?

In this workshop, you will be provided with proven orientation models and tools that will guide you in your career decisions. We will implement them. They are based on an authenticity-ori-ented perspective aiming at a fulfilling work and self-realisation experience.

Workshop objectives
  • You understand what is the formula for sustainable satisfaction and fulfilment in your profession
  • You obtain tools to find a reliable and secure orientation in your professional life
  • You understand that you can achieve your potential through different career models
  • You get knowledge about how to increase your own competitiveness in the field

  • A proposed model on which to base our professional choices
  • Talents, strengths and values
  • The different career styles
  • Your personal career design

Interactive, practical and reflexive seminar comprising group, pair and individual exercises, plenary discussions, body work, personal preparatory and process work between the dates, coaching via e-mail, feedback, as well as theoretical input on the relevant topics.

Date limite: 01.09.2024


CYCLE d’événements:
Ally training for men: How to stand up against discrimination, sexism and bias

Description and objectives
Has it ever happened to you that you witnessed a situation where somebody got treated
unfairly and you felt bad because you did not know how to react? Or did a female or
minority colleague of yours complain about being discriminated and you did not know
how to support them?

In this workshop participants will explore how they can stop being passive bystanders and become active upstanders and allies in situations where others are confronted with discrimination, sexism and bias. In this workshop participants will learn that they can have a positive impact in challenging situations and leave with a toolbox of smart intervention strategies. Knowing how to speak-up for others will also help you to learn to speak up for yourself with courage and confidence.

The workshop will focus on three elements:
  • Awareness: How to recognize (subtle) discrimination and understand why it is harmful not just for the targets, but the entire team or organization.
  • Obstacles: Why is speaking up difficult.
  • Skills: How to listen, learn and engage towards positive change of behavior without creating aggression and defensiveness.

Approach This workshop is highly interactive. We will play a simulations game to kick off an open discussion on participants’ own experiences. They will learn from each other and get introduced to various techniques like centering or active listening, that will help them to become fearless and skillful allies for a more human workplace of dignity, equality and innovation.

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