Diversity & Inclusion: Disrupting Groupthink

Join us for this interactive speaker session on Zoom, discussing the dangers of assumption and the difference between gender & sexuality. An open, honest and vital kōrero.

Thursday 29th April, 2021
Free to join via Zoom

Event overview

Get a taste of The Mind Lab’s interactive and inspiring learning with this free online workshop – Diversity and Inclusion: Disrupting Groupthink.

At The Mind Lab, we pride ourselves on the unique way we teach and learn online. It’s engaging, it’s enjoyable, and it’s self-reflective. Here’s your chance to experience it, no strings attached, as we tackle Diversity & Inclusion: Disrupting Groupthink. In this free online workshop we’re inviting two expert speakers to share their stories with you, and run you through some interactive and informative exercises that you can take back to your teams, communities and whānau. 

The impact group thinking has on diversity and inclusion is an important topic that we can’t (and won’t) sugar coat, so prepare to have your perspective shaken in a safe and supportive online classroom environment, and walk away with plenty to ponder.

This session is designed for

  • Those who are keen to make positive change in their community, business, industry, or wider.
  • Those who have an idea for sustainable change they want to lead, big or small, for the benefit of others and/or the the planet – or can see where change is needed.
  • Varied industries from self-employed, SME’s, large corporates, government, not for profit, anyone who wants to lead innovative and sustainable change for good.
  • Anyone who has previously attended and enjoyed our previous fireside chats in the ‘Leading Change for Good’ series

Our speakers

Martin King, Festival Director & LGBTTQI+ specialist
General Manager, People Leader, and Director with 20 plus years global experience inspiring and leading organisations to create great places to work, human organisations that inspire people to be their best. Martin is now embarking on more social enterprise and making an impact with diversity & inclusion as a core focus in both corporate and community spheres.
Taurean Butler, Innovation Director at Tech Futures Lab
Research orientated, and hailing from New York, he has worked as a designer and product manager to develop products grounded in understanding and empathising with humans. He’s curious, yet methodical and statistically minded. 

Our facilitator

Saskia Verraes – Programme Lead at The Mind Lab

The details

  • Interactive session: presentations from speakers and breakout room activities
  • Thursday 29 April, 2021
  • 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Free, delivered via Zoom

What is 'Leading Change for Good'?

The Mind Lab’s Leading Change for Good is a new Postgraduate Certificate that focuses on leadership and transformation for real, lasting impact where it matters the most. It’s a 34-week programme and is the first of it’s kind in New Zealand.

The programme aims to provide people from diverse industries and communities with the knowledge and skills to effectively instigate and lead collaborations and partnerships, and apply environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable practices for positive impact in times of change.

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