7 May 2018

Facilitation for Diversity & Inclusion with Carli Leimbach & Vivien Sung from Diversity, Amplify! | Monday May 14, 2018 | 5.30pm

NOTE: venue change!!
VENUE: UTS Hatchery

(Entrance via Mary Ann St)
Level 1, 622 - 632 Harris St
Ultimo NSW, 2007

Using Design Thinking tools to better understand diversity (gender, race, culture & thought) so that we might disrupt the tribalistic mindset and become more inclusive facilitators.
Most of us believe we are ethical and unbiased. We imagine we’re good decision makers, able to objectively assess job candidates, venture capital or reach a rational conclusion in our organization’s best interests. (Banaji et al 2003). However, more than two decades of Harvard research confirms that we have hidden biases that we carry from a lifetime of experience with social groups (gender, race, age, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social class, religion, status or nationality). We are blind to our blind spots!
Studying the unconscious decisions we make can be critical when it comes to designing the products, software, experiences or services people use, or when trying to uncover precisely what's wrong with our workplace today.
How might we as facilitators infuse diversity and inclusion into everything that we do?

Participants are invited to be part of this process to foster social inclusion, dialogue and explore how by working alongside people of different experiences and backgrounds we can create a more innovative atmosphere that open the door for creativity, productivity and improved team performance.

As people experience a seemingly ceaseless merging of old and new, familiar and foreign, they tend to retreat into physical, digital and psychological communities where they feel safe and comfortable. They revert to tribes.” – World Economic Forum, 2018

Co-Founded by Vivien Sung and Carli Leimbach​, Diversity, Amplify! is focused on developing inclusive and self-aware entrepreneurs and future leaders who harness diversity (gender, race, culture, thought) to build a better, more equitable world. This workshop equips participants with the awareness, tools and techniques to test their biases, change how they show up, how they lead, and the impact they can have in their everyday lives and careers. 
In preparation for the workshop we would like to invite you to complete the Project Implicit Test. Please go to the website, register your details, complete the race and gender bias tests and bring your results with you to the workshop.

Take the Project Implicit Test Online
Go to https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/ to register and take the test on race bias.
The Project Implicit test is a method for measuring implicit or automatic attitudes toward race, gender, disability, age developed by Harvard scientists. The research produces new ways of understanding attitudes, stereotypes and other hidden biases that influence perception, judgment, and action.
About Vivien Sung & Carli Leimbach
Vivien Sung is a design strategist, educator and facilitator with a speciality in human-centred design and research, cross-cultural collaboration, inclusive design and facilitating design innovation to solve complex societal problems. She has over 20 years in design, education and startups in Sydney, San Francisco and New York developing award-winning communications and programs and developing the capacity of young designers and leaders. Vivien established and leads the FutureAging Lab, an interdisciplinary and intercultural design program between the University of Technology, Sydney and Tsinghua University, Beijing focused on developing interventions to issues of health and wellbeing of growing aging populations.

Carli Leimbach is a creative entrepreneur coach, experience designer and Feminine Power facilitator. She brings extensive experience in the field of collaboration, tackling complex problems and open innovation. Carli has designed, facilitated and mentored on Innovation Labs, R&D Incubators, Hackathons and creativity workshops across South Africa, Europe, North America and Australia. She regularly teaches Creative Intelligence, Human-Centred Design, Entrepreneurship and Leadership at University - including being a resident facilitator at the UTS Hatchery -  creating the entrepreneurs of the future. Carli recently established WE [Women Empowerment] Circle, designed to bring together a community of SHE-movers, shakers and change-makers to activate and amplify their visions and is a Founding Board Member of The Global Foundation for Emerging Women Leaders, dedicated to facilitating individual, group and organizational transformation. "Carli is like a power outlet. When you plug into her she will amplify your impact, creativity, reach and vision 1000 fold."
Venue: [We will be at UTS Hatchery]
(Entrance via Mary Ann St)
Level 1, 622 - 632 Harris St
Ultimo NSW, 2007

From 5:30pm to 7:30pm sharp | No RSVP - Just turn up | Donation $5
Enquiries | Eoin Higgins  eoin.p.higgins@gmail.com ; 0407 411 684

Call for Guest Facilitators:

If you have an idea or know someone who has an idea for a session at a Facilitators Network meeting in please contact Eoin Higgins 0407 411 684 eoin.p.higgins@gmail.com

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