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

CityFribourg, North Romandie, Switzerland
CategoryResearch Management
Date Thursday - until

Self-empowerment: Discover how to build your power to act

Académique ou spécialiste
03.10.2024 09:00 - 08.11.2024 13:00

Description and objectives
  • How could you feel more competent, worthy, valuable, and capable of doing things? What would enable you to address adversity with calm and resolve?
  • How could you create conditions around you that would foster your ideas and projects?
  • How could you develop courage to fight for what is important to you and to say No to what is not?

Although these questions seem very personal, they are actually widely shared and universal. Most people have doubts and struggle at times with their self-image, self-acceptance and confidence. Research shows consistently that developing these aspects is highly correlated to coping with life challenges, and emotional well-being.
This workshop is designed to help you identify ways to foster positive self-image, to transform limiting beliefs into self-compassion, and to increase your "power to act".
Through experience sharing, discovery of tools like cultivating self-care and mindfulness, as well as via the analysis of concrete situations, each participant will be able to make another step on her/his path of professional and personal growth.


Date limite: 01.10.2024


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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