This course is an online/virtual version of our popular and innovative Hobart Human Library workshop. The Hobart Human Library is the starting point for diversity and inclusion training for staff at all levels of the workplace and the first stage of our unique Feel, Think, Do Diversity and Inclusion Training program for workplaces. Other courses include Unconscious Bias and Inclusion Strategies.
The course is unique in being co-designed and co-delivered by community experts (people with lived experience of prejudice or discrimination who have trained as community educators) and professional inclusion trainers.
The Hobart Human Library uses the art of storytelling to break down barriers and build empathy. It provides a comfortable space for participants to speak with Tasmanians who have experienced stereotyping, prejudice or discrimination – perhaps because of their culture, sexual orientation, physical or mental wellness, gender, religion or appearance.
After completing this course you can expect to have:
- A first-hand understanding of the damage caused by stereotyped thinking.
- Practical ideas on how to recognise and challenge stereotypes.
- A heart and mind open to learning more about diversity and inclusion.
Unit 1 introduces the Hobart Human Library and key concepts through videos, activities and a quiz. It is designed to take 30 minutes, and must be completed before progressing to the following units.
Unit 2 comprises four 30-minute live (via Zoom) chats with human ‘books’ from the Hobart Human Library catalogue. Broadly, these discussions will cover gender and sexual diversity, disability, mental health, and cultural diversity.
Unit 3, also 30 minutes, explores practical ways to be a better ally, avoid discrimination and be more inclusive. It does this through videos, activities and a quiz.
For more information or to enrol in this course, please contact us directly.
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