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Industry Event: Othering
Tue 24 November, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
What? In this virtual workshop Interculture CIC’s Founding Director Lisa Whitehouse explains the concept of othering and addresses issues of ‘othering’ in organisations and the workplace.
In this session participants will:
- Be encouraged to reflect on their own experiences to identify ‘othering’
- Address issues of ‘othering’ within organisations in which cause social inequality and diversity
- Be given a safe space to share thoughts, experiences and ideas
- Reflect and review experiences of diversity development practices in the creative industry
- Be encouraged to analyse information/media sources to recognise forms of ‘othering’
- Understand the importance of using appropriate language and terms
- Reflect on how and where did it go wrong and what we can do better
- Discuss ways of reducing ‘othering’ on an individual and organisational level
- Set points for future positive actions to work through
The session will be mostly discussion based with design and delivery of relative concepts, ideas and statistics. Come with an open mind, ready to share and participate.
Interculture’s definition of othering:
“Treating people from another group as essentially different from and generally inferior to the group you belong to. Creating an identity is part of a process of othering, and this brings with it certain dangers.”
There is a linked session on Unconscious Bias.
How do the unconscious bias and othering sessions fit together?
Unconscious bias is when we let stereotypes govern our perceptions of a person or group. Othering is when we act on those assumptions. These are two cycles of unconscious and conscious thought, but are intrinsically linked. Working on active awareness is key to breaking these cycles.
Who’s it for?
Aimed at decision makers/ senior managers in creative SMEs in the West of England. These sessions are designed for individuals to begin learning about the subject area and for those who feel they need to revisit the topic.
If you are interested in signing up for this workshop and taking part in the Creative Workforce for the Future programme, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org