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Diversity and inclusion

Welcome to the self-discovery module called Diversity and Inclusion!

Discover and learn how our stories of the “other” shape and maintain who we include and exclude in our relationships, communities and organisations.

What is it about? In our two days together, we will explore how our capacity as story-makers and meaning-makers influence our way of being with the “other”. We will also discover how the gifts of dignity, human connectedness and hospitality can open up possibilities in our relationships to “unother” the “other”.

We will focus on the following themes and questions:
• The role of culture and language in constructing the “other”
• Understanding privilege and power in inclusion
• Practices that includes and welcome the stranger/ “other”

How will we learn?

In this self-discovery journey we learn through the moments of our own lives in ways that seeks to ignite the beauty and dignity of all who participates.

Book a coaching session: If you would like to have a conversation about any of the practices or beliefs and ideas in the Self-Discovery Course, you are welcome to book a coaching session.

And there is more: This self-discovery journey is one in a series of five journeys that can be attended as a whole or separately. These journeys address the most important themes of re-authoring ideas and practices. These self-discovery journeys are designed to be stand-alone experiences of learning. If you are interested in integrating the re-authoring ideas and practices into your life and work, you can also take part in an apprentice journey.

You can invite me to adapt and/or facilitate this self-discovery process for your organisation or community. 

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Acknowledgements: Although the majority of the translated ideas and practices that I use in my work firmly stands on the shoulders of Narrative Therapy, my re-authoring practice has also been infused by Peter Block’s community work (2008), Gervase Bushe and Bob Marshak’s Dialogic Organizational Development (2015), Jeff Zimmerman’s (2018) interpersonal neurobiology, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht’s (2004, 2014) writings on meaning and presence, many conversations with my colleagues, Tom Carlson (2015-2017), Griet Bouwen and Marianne Schapmans (2015-2018) and my beloved country, South Africa.

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