REGARD Workshop: Ally Training for men: How to stand up against discrimination, sexism, and bias

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Date 13.04.2022 09:0017:00  
Speaker Dr. Bettina Palazzo, expert in ethical leadership, Palazzo Ethics Advisory
Location
Category Internal trainings
Registrations open on 2.03.22

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.  


Target audience
Male Phd Students & Postdocs ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Registration & Participation fee
Participation is free for members of partner institutions. Registration is done online and opens 6 weeks before the course begins:  http://www.unifr.ch/regard 
The REGARD programme is addressed to young female academics of the next generation and for women professors of the universities of French-speaking Switzerland, HES-SO and EPFL. The REGARD programme is organized by the gender equality offices those institutions. 
The objective of the REGARD program is to develop skills and offer concrete tools for career management and supervision. These workshops also create spaces for discussion and exchange of experiences among researchers. They also aim to increase awareness of gender equality issues in academic careers.

Practical information

  • Informed public
  • Registration required

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