In our seminars and workshops we use different exercises. We have also developed ”toolboxes” with various discussion exercises for our clients. The toolboxes are usually digital and available on the client’s intranet, but we have also delivered physical toolboxes.
Over the years we have collected many exercises that can be used in the work with gender equality, diversity and inclusion at your workplace. You can try three of our exercises here.
1. The complex problem at the small industrial company
This is an exercise that inspires discussion and can visualize unconscious bias about gender, ethnic background, sexual orientation and different professions.
Here are the instructions for the person leading the exercise.
Here is the exercise.
2. All that we share
This exercise begins with showing a thought provoking video, which the participants then discuss.
- Show the video “All that we share” by TV2 Danmark. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD8tjhVO1Tc
- Ask the participants to discuss and reflect on the video in smaller groups.
- Follow up the group discussions.
3. Discussions cards about gender equality, diversity and an including workplace
The app #inclusion (available in Swedish and English) and the card games #atourworkplace and #hurärdethososs. The app and card game contains 24 discussion cards about gender equality, diversity and inclusion. (The Swedish version contains 25 discussion cards.) The cards present facts and asks questions to prompt discussions regarding these issues at your workplace.
Use the questions on the cards to discuss how your organization can work to achieve gender equality, diversity and an inclusive culture. Each card begins with a statement to reflect on, followed by a more in-depth explanation and discussion questions related to your workplace. Keep the discussion relevant to working life and your workplace and avoid referring to your own or other people’s examples from private life.