Theme: Diversity & Inclusion General
Session on 3 June 2020 11:15 UTC - View on timetable
The Indian philosopher, Krishnamurti, said: ‘You might think you are thinking your own thoughts, but you are not you are thinking your culture’s thoughts.’ To empower diversity and inclusion we need first to understand ourselves. We bring our own culture and assumptions into what we do as leaders, coaches, mentors and supervisors. To fully discover and understand our norms, prejudices and assumptions can be fun! We will be using creative, reflective and exploratory methods and techniques to help participants explore their assumptions.
Participants will actively engage in an individual exercise to highlight some of our cultural assumptions, and here we take culture as including race, class, sexual orientation, sexual identity and gender, organisational cultures (private, public and third sector) and geographical cultures. We will then engage in small group discussions as well as a plenary session. We’ll explore what we hold to be truths, including those that initially may have been unconscious or semi-conscious, possibly revealing things we would rather not own, but doing so in a safe environment. This can be empowering for our future work, understanding why we react in certain ways. It is something we can go on to use with our own clients, supervisees, teams etc.
Dr Judy Ryde is a co-founder of The Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC) and The Centre for Supervision, Training and Development (CSTD). As a staff member of CSTD she has taught on coaching supervision courses. Her accreditation is with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and she works as a psychotherapist, supervisor, and trainer. Judy is the founder, director, and supervisor of Trauma Foundation South West (UK), which provides counselling and psychotherapy for refugees and asylum seekers. Her doctoral research into ‘whiteness’ within Psychotherapy and Psychotherapy Organisations at the University of Bath (UK) was in 2009. Her subsequent book, ‘Being White in the Helping Professions’ was published in 2009 and her book, ‘White Privilege Unmasked: How to be part of the solution’ was published in April 2019. She is co-author with Peter Hawkins of the book ‘Integrative Psychotherapy in Theory and Practice: a Relational, Systemic and Ecological Approach which will be published in October 2019.
Eve Turner is accredited by EMCC at Master Practitioner level, is an Executive Coach, and Supervisor, sometime musician, and a former senior leader in the BBC where she also did her initial coach training. She researches and writes on a range of subjects including supervision, ethics, and contracting in coaching and supervision, with two books to date: 2019 The Heart of Coaching Supervision, with Stephen Palmer, and 2020 (in press) Systemic Coaching: Delivering Value Beyond the Individual, with Peter Hawkins. Eve is the winner of the 2018 EMCC Supervision Award and the 2015 EMCC Coaching Award and has won three awards from Coaching at Work magazine: the 2018 Contributions to Coaching Supervision and 2019 and 2015 Best Research Article/Series Awards. Eve has a busy practice, working extensively with public and private organisations as a coach, supervisor, supervisor of supervisors, and facilitator. She volunteers for three coaching professional bodies and in 2016 set up the Global Supervisors’ Network, a unique, free-of-charge, participative, virtual network for supervisors worldwide working in coaching, mentoring and consultancy. Members provide each other with Continuing Personal and Professional Development every month with 120 webinars to date. She also volunteers for EthicalCoach a voluntary initiative to bring coaching to non-profit organisations, starting in Ethiopia.