Canadian Diversity Learning Circles

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401 Richmond St W

ICA Associates Inc.

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Canadian Diversity Learning Circles:

An action-oriented course to protect and promote diversity and inclusion

Overview of the Course:

  • Using Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) group facilitation methods participants share stories and perspectives; draw from the group's wisdom to come up with a few "keys to success"; and explore what can be done in any group or institution

  • The facilitator engages the group in a series of conversations and utilizes adult learning techniques to create a safe space where there is a "circle" of teaching and learning

  • Some participants become Diversity Change Agents and prepare to lead their own project and facilitate complex discussions to promote diversity and inclusion

Dates and Time: Six Monday evening sessions 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

  • October 23 - Session One: Welcoming your Perspectives and Vision

  • October 30 - Session Two: Concepts and Obstacles

  • November 6 - Session Three: Competencies and Strategies

  • November 13 - Session Four: Creating Action Plans

  • November 20 - Session Five: Presentations and Keys to Success

  • November 27 - Session Six: Prepare to lead your own project on diversity and inclusion

This course is for:

  • Any person who wants to engage and inspire people to protect and promote diversity and inclusion

  • Leaders and Diversity Change Agents

  • Executives, managers, supervisors and staff

  • Consultants

  • Social workers

  • Comedians, artists and writers

  • Students

Each session includes:

  • Shared experiences and reflection

  • Small and large group discussions

  • Exercises

  • Theory

  • Presentations

You will learn to:

  • Be a Leader/Diversity Change Agent for Canadian diversity and inclusion

  • Speak the language of diversity and understand legislation; concepts and definitions

  • Build bridges with those who do not "buy into" the benefits of diversity

  • Facilitate a diversity conversation for small and large groups

  • Prepare and deliver your own Diversity Learning Circles in any group or institution

  • Create an action plan for any diversity and inclusion project

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