Polykala’s Diversity & Inclusion training offers ways of cultivating inclusive workplaces through conversation, reflection and compassion. We believe diversity comes in two categories: demographic and viewpoint.
We create a robust learning environment where participants can: (a) reflect on own relationship to diversity, (b) understand the impacts felt by people who experience marginalisation and, (c) enact practical strategies to promote workplace cultures that celebrate diversity.
Embracing diversity can be hard; it might involve accommodating views and practices that you don’t agree with. After all, the word ‘difference’ is a synonym of diversity. We therefore ask, “how do groups of people work through their differences”, “what skills are needed to do so with intelligence and compassion? and, “what forms of behaviour will not be included?”
Our Diversity and Inclusion training is skills-focussed and practical. We offer every participant the opportunity to learn by reflecting, sharing, listening and doing. We are committed to supporting workplaces and communities that value diversity and are committed to having frank discussion about its benefits and limitations.
- 1. Develop a shared understanding of diversity and inclusion
- 2. Reflect on your relationship to demographic and viewpoint diversity
- 3. Learn communications skills to be more inclusive
- 4. Develop competence intervening in tricky situations
Intention & Impact
Direct & indirect intervention techniques
Forum Theatre dynamic roleplay
Diversity & Inclusion trainingBook a session for your workplace or organisation
- Workshop length: Half day (3-4 hours) or Full day (4-6 hours)
- 2 expert facilitators
- 10-25 participants
- Participant evaluation