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Responding to Gender-based Discrimination at Work

When: Monday 13 November 2023 at from 10h to 12h (+ 30mins optional discussion)

Where: in-person, CERN Training Centre 593-R-010

How: Register your training spot in the Learning Portal before 13th October

Learn how to:

  • Recognise gender-based discrimination in interpersonal workplace relationships
  • Understand how you can personally intervene to diffuse a situation of discrimination at work
  • Analyse the systemic challenges of certain workplace dynamics

An original learning approach performed as a short theatre piece, in which you will:

  • Closely observe the behaviour of local actors playing out a hypothetical scene in a science research laboratory
  • Challenge your bias and/or assumptions about how gender, seniority, and team dynamics can impact productivity and well-being at work
  • Deepen your understanding of how to recognise and intervene in the face of overt and subtle forms of gender-based bias and discrimination
  • Experience the challenges and the benefits of being an Active Bystander

NOTE: This theatre pieces contains a voluntary improvisation component. Time permitting, 
participants may choose to intervene on stage to act out an alternative approach to the behaviour observed.

A French version will be held in early 2024.


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