ABOUT ALTOGETHER DIFFERENT TRAINING + EXPERIENCES

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Whether you’re trying to convince a reluctant team about the benefits of diversity and inclusion or hoping to break down the effects of unconscious bias, Altogether Different aims to break away from the traditional ‘classroom’ format to encourage a more creative, engaged atmosphere. Through the use of films, artworks, unconventional spaces or immersive theatre we encourage conversation, helping your team find common ground around diversity issues. This empathy-building, inclusive approach is at the heart of everything we do.

ABOUT CHARLOTTE BUTLER

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With over 15 years’ experience in employee communication, community building and HR consultancy, Charlotte Butler set up Altogether Different in 2016 to help workplaces become more diverse and inclusive. More inclusive of gender, sexual orientation, age, caring responsibilities, under-represented racial groups and physical ability. Essentially less ‘corporate monoculture’ and more reflective of the world we live in today. Because in 2020, inclusive teams are prosperous teams.

Together with a wide network of creative partners, from installation artists to FTSE CEOs, Charlotte and her team work closely with organisations to bring about positive and practical changes to increase workplace equality.

TEAM & ADVISORS

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Damian Lynch

Since graduating from the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, Damian has worked extensively on stage, screen and radio. From live primetime TV to BBC Shakespeare productions to Spielberg blockbusters, Damian’s work is extensive and impressive.

With a BA Hons in French & German from the University of Nottingham and an MA in Technical and Specialised Translation, Damian’s multilingual skills, together with his drama-led approach to diversity and inclusion workshops, enables him to lead workshops in businesses across Europe.

An advocate of workplace equality, particularly amongst the dramatic arts, Damian is a senior training consultant for Altogether Different specialising in Language, Communication and Leadership behaviours.

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Whitney Berry

Whitney Berry is former head of diversity & inclusion at ustwo London, a global digital design studio. California born-and-raised, she graduated from UCLA with a degree in Sociology.

Alongside previous business roles, Whitney worked for several years volunteering with School On Wheels, a Los Angeles organisation dedicated to helping homeless children stay focused on education. Coupled with her strong sense of social mobility is Whitney’s impressive commercial acumen in the fast-changing tech industry.

Whitney’s commitment to workplace equality resulted in her becoming ustwo‘s first head of diversity & inclusion, a pioneering move to focus on removing barriers to inclusion and increase innovation. Whitney advises Altogether Different on workplace trends in entrepreneurial businesses and is at the very centre of the conversation around increasing diversity and inclusion in tech – and beyond.

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Jade Desumala

Jade is an expert in the overlap of social justice and the arts, working with a broad range of high-profile arts institutions in marketing and communication roles. As former Head Film Programmer for Rooftop Film Club, Jade Desumala was responsible for cinema programming globally, devising creative experiences to delight and inspire audiences around the world. Working with international partners in Barcelona, New York, Los Angeles and London, Jade has a deep respect for the arts and bringing powerful stories to new global audiences.

Having studied Media and Communications at Goldsmiths College and a further Masters in Cultural and Creative industries at King’s College London, Jade brings her desire to inspire to bear, not just professionally, but also by curating community events such as free film festivals in and around South London.

A social media mastermind, Jade advises Altogether Different on engaging audiences digitally but more importantly, how to help people connect with human stories through the arts. Jade particularly loves animated film because of its ability to liberate stories, sometimes confined in a more traditional film medium, to inspire people and create meaning.

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Doug Harper

Doug Harper is Director of Finance and Operations for Development Media International. DMI  delivers scientifically designed mass media campaigns to change behaviours and save lives in developing countries. DMI successfully concluded its first multi-country campaign, acting in Burkina Faso, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Niger, Mali and Mauritania. It was part of UNFPA’s Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD) project, and focused on promoting family planning. The animations have reached 277 million African television viewers and prompted 8 million views on Facebook since August 2018.

Prior to his roles within the Charity sector, Doug served as a Commissioned Officer with The Corps of the Royal Engineers, managing teams to deliver diverse military engineering capacity and construction tasks in complex conditions around the world.

A key part of the Advisory Board for Altogether Different, Doug brings a grass-roots global outlook, experience of partnering with CEOs and Leadership teams as well as an ingrained passion for equality and social mobility.

Latest Posts

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TRUE COLOURS AT WORK

Blog 20.08.2018 No Comments

Heard the one about the gay footballer coming out at the World Cup? Possibly not. Even in 2018, the bravery…

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Five hopeful predictions on the future of workplace inclusion

Research 22.01.2018 No Comments

At the start of 2018, here are some thoughts about what’s new in the world of workplace inclusion – and…

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PORTRAITS AND GIFTS

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PORTRAITS AND GIFTS Last Autumn I worked with the talented artist, Heather Agyepong as part of a forward-thinking collective at Seen…