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FLOURISHING TOGETHER
A SERIES OF CONVERSATIONS

NTL Europe, ODN Europe, EODF

 

Please find below a schedule of dates for various sessions. These are all designed to be spaces for dialogue and inquiry. Some of these will also have a small amount of input to initiate collaborative inquiry amongst those present. Each of us will be at different stages in our knowledge, learning and contribution to anti racist practice in our work and craft in the field of Organisation Development and Design. These conversations are for all of us. Our work separately and together is to grow in our knowing, doing and being with regards to anti racist practice. The conversations are being hosted by community members who have worked in Diversity and Inclusion as a part of their main stream work. The key item to note is that these are not broad Equality, Diversity and Inclusion conversation. There is work to be done there and on this occasion the focus is on anti racism and associated intersects.

Each conversation space will be 1.5 hours via Zoom. They will be hosted by two colleagues. They will not be recorded. Registration and access will be via Zoom

You are welcome to attend multiple sessions to get multiple perspectives and continue to deepen your thinking and practice.

There are multiple sessions on purpose to recognise the challenge of diary space. All times are for British Summer Time (BST) after 25th Oct times are GMT

We recognise that any discussion of racism will be sensitive and potentially triggering or traumatic for some colleagues. So we encourage you to do what you need to take care of yourselves during and after the sessions.

Space for People of Colour to speak to our experiences as OD practitioners, to share coping strategies, our contributions within the communities and organisations we are a part of and stories of what is working to support anti racism.

Date Time Host
23 October 2020 14.00-15.30 Shelly Hossain
29 October 2020 15.00-16.30 Shelly Hossain
Satwant Kaur
4 November 2020 14.00-15.30 Val Tomlin
Satwant Kaur
9 November 2020 14.00-15.30 Satwant Kaur
Shelly Hossain
17 November 2020 15.00 – 16.30 Ola Lagunju
Shelly Hossain
23 November 2020 14.00-15.30 Ola Lagunju
Shelly Hossain
1 December 2020 14.00-15.30 Shelly Hossain
9 December 2020 10.00-11.30 Val Tomlin
Ian Phillips
16 December 2020 10.00-11.30 Val Tomlin
Ian Phillips

Space for white people to do their own work. This is often not considered and spoken of. These conversation spaces give opportunity to be curious and gritty about and to own your whiteness and what that means in being an ally and showing up in anti racist work. As well as opportunity to learn about for example -white fragility, power and privilege and inter-sectionality, there will opportunity to discuss the difference between being non – racist and anti racist. For those of you already working in this space, we welcome you sharing about your work.

Date Time Host
20 October 2020 10.00-11.30 Julian Walker
Alison France
27 October 2020 10.00-11.30 Julian Walker
Michael Ciszewski
5 November 2020 10.00-11.30 Alison France
Michael Ciszewski
12 November 2020 10.00-11.30 Alison France
Sarah Bond
17 November 2020 10.00-11.30 Gilly Shapiro
Michael Ciszewski
26 November 2020 14.00-15.30 Julie Beedon
Sarah Bond
1 December 2020 10.00-11.30 Alison France
Julian Walker
10 December 2020 10.00-11.30 Sarah Bond
Gilly Shapiro
15 December 2020 14.00-15.30 Julian Walker
Michael Ciszewski

These conversations are about sharing and discussing what we can do as OD practitioners to support our various client systems to begin or enhance their anti racism work and also how we integrate this orientation into every day practice when we intervene. These conversations are for both internal and external practitioners. It gives us a chance to consider how bold we want to be and at the same time recognise how organisations and leadership might be uncertain how to do this work or how easy it is to lose focus on anti racism when grouping together Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the same frame. How do we help organisations to know the difference between these frames and stay focused for this purpose.

Date Time Host
22 October 2020 14.00-15.30 Gilly Shapiro
Satwant Kaur
28 October 2020 14.00-15.30 Val Tomlin
Gilly Shapiro
3 November 2020 10.00-11.30 Julian Walker
Michael Ciszewski
10 November 2020 10.00-11.30 Julian Walker
Michael Ciszewski
19 November 2020 14.00-15.30 Alison France
Gilly Shapiro
25 November 2020 10.00-11.30 Val Tomlin
Julian Walker
30 November 2020 14.00-15.30 Michael Ciszewski
Jess Taylor
8 December 2020 10.00-11.30 Shelly Hossain
Julian Walker
14 December 2020 10.00-11.30 Sarah Bond
Jess Taylor

For further details on how to join these conversations please contact info@odneurope.org

Webinars

There will be 3 Flourishing Together webinars details to follow shortly

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