Thu, 21 Mar|
FROM ECOLOGY TO EQUALITY: A NATURAL PERSPECTIVE ON INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY
Take a walk through the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Forest, taking time to ‘stop, look and listen’ and contemplate what we can learn from looking to ecosystems and biodiversity in our quest to create more inclusive working environments. Come dressed to ‘walk on the wild side’.
Time & Location
21 Mar 2019, 10:00 – 14:00
Broch Cafe, A84, Strathyre FK18 8NA, UK
About the event
The words 'diversity and inclusion' are becoming ever more prevalent in the dialogues of organisations from across the full spectrum of sectors. From sport to financial services; medicine to the media industry; energy to the legal sector; the quest for more gender balanced teams that are more visibly reflective of modern British society is grown in presence and relevance.
But what do we really mean by creating 'diverse teams'? And are we actually striving to develop 'inclusive teams' that embrace diversity? Or is it something else completely? And if we strive for inclusion and diversity in our communities, teams and workplaces, how do we know we have actually achieved the impact we seek? And do we really understand the value and benefits of a more inclusive, culturally diverse society?
This four-hour, active session will take a look at the natural world in terms of biodiversity and our ecological systems, to provide a different lens, or perspective, from which to view the challenges of developing an inclusive environment. What can we learn from our complex ecosystems and the work of Darwin and natural selection that might help us view inclusion and diversity in a different, more practical way?
Whether you are an individual responsible for the D&I strategy within your company; are a diversity champion within an organisation; chair a diversity/inclusion related network; are someone with a passion for equality and driving cultural change; or are just curious about this subject and the title of the workshop...I would love to see you at The Broch Cafe for this session.
This event will involve a wander in the local forest and it may well be wet, muddy or windy, so come prepared! You never can predict the Scottish weather and the final route will be decided on the day of the session - based on whether the weather is feeling kind, or not.
The Broch Cafe is a fully accessible venue and there is scope to adapt and flex the route to meet the needs of all attendees, so please identify any specific requirements, your levels of fitness or anything else you think I should know when planning the outdoor part of this event. I want to ensure that this is as inclusive and adventurous as possible, so please get in touch with any questions or queries (email@example.com).
From ecology to equality£50.00
Special rate for residents of Strathyre, Balqhuidder or Lochearnhead£20.00