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We’re not big on PowerPoints and flip charts. We like to really engage the group in discussion around diversity and inclusion issues so that by the end of the session everyone shares a sense of connection and empathy. We do this through a variety of workshops, events and immersive experiences.

WORKSHOPS

BUBBLE-BURSTING AWAY DAYS

CONSULTANCY & PARTNERSHIP

Workshops

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Exploring Unconscious Bias & Microagressions

Everyone has unconscious biases. Throughout human evolution, the snap judgements our species have made in order to survive have led to hard-wired thought patterns based on seeking safety in what reminds us of ourselves. In a modern day context, this means we often miss opportunities as we unconsciously disregard that which is ‘unknown’ or different. Limiting stereotypes are born of unconscious bias when we, often unknowingly, group people into rough and inaccurate categories based on their physical characteristics. Microagressions arise when we inadvertently categorise someone by our own biased comments or behaviours.

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Exploring Unconscious Bias is a training workshop for teams to understand what unconscious bias is, the science behind the phenomenon, how it limits our opportunities and our thinking and how we can start to overcome it. All organisations face diversity issues, be that around gender equality, LGBT representation, age, ethnicity, physical ability or socio-economic background. Exploring Unconscious Bias creates a level playing field for discussion about the equality issues we might not otherwise feel comfortable discussing.

The workshop builds empathy and guides the group through a facilitated, positive conversation that results in practical and personal accountability for change. From this exchange comes the opportunity to shape progressive company policies, more considerate of the nuances of a fully representative workplace.

NEW: Inclusive Leadership with Empathy

Suitable for: Leaders, Team managers, all industries, all professions

Outcomes: Understanding the crucial role Leaders have in creating an open and inclusive workplace. Role modelling skills, how to build a culture of inclusion, understanding respectful language and removing microagressions.

Leadership commitment to creating an inclusive organisation can be  difficult to achieve especially if leaders themselves have never felt ‘in a minority’ in a workplace. Despite the irrefutable evidence showing the business benefits of a diverse workforce, traditional methods of discussing diversity have left a legacy of dry, ‘2D thinking’, based on company make up and physical characteristics alone. It’s time to take conversations into 3D, to consider how diversity of thought and life experiences can drive innovation in a rapidly changing world. Talk to us about how we’ve helped leadership teams drive innovation and boost performance by becoming active, empathetic advocates for diversity and inclusion.

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Inclusive Leadership workshop focuses on:

  • Building a shared understanding of the positive benefits of a diverse workforce/wider organisational network
  • The compelling business case for diverse workforces – examples and data linking employee diversity to increased profits
  • Engaging in a thought-provoking discussion about what ‘diversity’ means and uncovering current barriers to inclusion
  • Your role in building an inclusive team culture, with practical tools to build empathy
  • Suggesting practical solutions to overcome these barriers, both as a leader and as an organisation

INCLUDE TO INNOVATE – An Empathy-building approach

Suitable for: all levels, all industries, all professions

A two-hour interactive workshop to unlock the power of diversity and inclusion within your team. Designed for groups of 5-25 people, this workshop is like no other diversity training you’ve completed before. At its core, this workshop helps to build empathy amongst participants to help them perceive the topic of workplace inclusion in more tangible, personal way resulting in genuine practical actions. This is Altogether Different’s signature workshop, completed by hundreds of people across UK & Europe.

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Including:

 

The purpose of an inclusive workplace

Case studies showing how inclusion leads to success

Barriers and your role in removing them

Empathy-Building exercises to understand how to be more inclusive

Practical action and commitment setting

Participants will engage in empathy-building exercises, to help understand each other better, and work collectively to explore and encourage a culture of inclusion. Each participant will come away with practical tips to encourage better cross-cultural collaboration and personal authenticity.

To find out more about any of the above, please get in touch with charlotte@altogether-different.com

Bubble-Bursting Away Days

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GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

Get in touch with charlotte@altogether-different to learn what you and your team could do to boost inclusion whilst having fun, as part of  your next team away day.

“Chances to interact with the others on real life experiences, it was a real eye opener and took people out of their comfort zone to do something they would not ordinarily do.”

Group HR Director, FTSE 100 FOOD COMPANY

Exhibitions

Art helps people to engage in complicated issues on their own terms and with an enduring sense of meaning. Altogether Different has partnerships with a number of galleries and artists: if you’d like to discuss ways that your organisation could start proactive conversations about diversity and inclusion, internally and externally, we can work with you to develop the ideal setting and theme. Sometimes the best way to engage is through doing, so you can even involve your team in creating the art, from taking pictures on a smartphone to creative writing.

Film Screenings

Altogether Different regularly partners with independent filmmakers and cinemas to run screenings on diversity related topics. Why not get the team together to watch an inspiring film about the world around us, followed by a Q&A with the Director?

Consultancy & Partnership

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Bring the outside in.

Consultancy

Sometimes the best place to start is through one-on-one conversations with someone you can trust. Delivered by Charlotte Butler, Altogether Different offers flexible consultancy to suit every budget, to help talk through your unique situation and suggest ways to turn your diversity challenges into a culture with inclusion and innovation at its heart.

Get in touch to arrange an introductory chat.

Can we help you?

Email us at
charlotte@altogether-different.com

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