So I think I know me

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So I think I know me

So I think I know me

Presented by Judy Ryde and Eve Turner.

The Indian philosopher Krishnamurthy said: “You might think you are thinking your own thoughts, but you are not, you are thinking your culture's thoughts." Against the backdrop of the Black Lives movement, and the discussion around the colonial past in the UK, this workshop goes back to some basic questions. We believe that to empower diversity and inclusion we need first to understand ourselves, where we have come from and the implications of that. We bring our own culture and assumptions into all we do, whatever our role: leadership, coaching, mentoring and supervision practice. To fully understand this we need to discover and acknowledge the norms, prejudices and assumptions that we fall into.

This workshop takes a creative, reflective and exploratory approach to help us understand these assumptions, in a hopefully fun way, which is also illuminating! We will use simple questions and breakout rooms and hope that by the end participants will have discovered and challenged often unconscious thoughts that we hold to be truths. We may unearth thoughts and feelings we would rather not own, but by doing so in a safe environment, this will help us understand why we react in certain ways. People will leave with ways of working with their own clients, supervisees and teams.

Judy Ryde has been supervising for 40 years and also trains coaches, mentors, therapists and consultants as supervisors. She has written 2 books in this field including her most recent, 2019 "White Privilege Unmasked.” Judy has also contributed practical chapters on diversity and inclusion in the field of coaching, mentoring and supervision to: Eve Turner and Stephen Palmer's 2019 book: The Heart of Coaching Supervision, Peter Hawkins' and Nick Smith's 2013 book: Coaching, Mentoring and Organizational Consultancy: Supervision and Development and to various editions of: Supervision in the Helping Professions (Peter Hawkins, Robin Shohet, Aisling McMahon). Judy is director of the Trauma Foundation South West, a charity which provides psychotherapy and counselling for refugees and asylum seekers and a trainer for the Centre for Supervision Training and Development.

Eve Turner: Eve is also passionate about diversity and inclusion for many years. While in the BBC she ran a number of projects aimed at inclusion across different cultures, religions and social classes, winning awards. As an experienced coach, mentor, supervisor and leader, she is aware of how her own background influences the lens through which she sees the world and is constantly on a journey to understand herself better and be aware of her own assumptions and how that influences her work.


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Event Properties

Event Date 09-07-2020 12:00 pm
Event End Date 09-07-2020 1:30 pm
Capacity 100
Registered 75
Available place 25
Individual Price Open to all
Location Webinar

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