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Looking Through an Intersectional Lens (Session led by Rose Durban)

Monday 20 November 2023 between 18.00 to 19.30

Rose: “When The Staff College reached out on behalf of the coaching team and asked whether I would like to design and lead some sessions on Intersectionality, I found myself saying I was interested, excited and terrified. Adam replied saying that was a good combination… I believed him!  I hope that’s how you’re all going to feel as well.

So please say yes to joining one of our sessions ‘Who’s in the room: Looking Through an Intersectional Lens’ where I can promise you a chance to reflect on small birds, human libraries, whether you have your labels tucked in or hanging out and some coffee break resources. There’ll be opportunities to share and learn, give and gain from and with each other. And most importantly, I hope the session provides us with a shared community space to reflect, in the context of our practice, what it means to us that ‘identity is complex and becoming increasingly so. It cuts to the heart of who you are, the way you think and feel about yourself, the way you are viewed by the world and the characteristics that define you. Identity is nuanced and defined in a myriad of constantly evolving ways’ (Leading in Colour, TSC 2021).”

Can we please ask that attendees find a few minutes ahead of the session to watch:

  • What we miss when we focus on the average by Mona Chalabi
  • Intersectionality 101

And come to the session with some thoughts around:

  • Reflections on any small birds we might miss in our coaching approaches?
  • Is intersectionality a lens you look through in your planning and coaching?