In the first part of the course we explore how identities help to fulfill human needs such as the need to feel connected to each other, free from fear and valid in the world. Through team exercises, we will examine the relationship between violence, hatred and identity.
In the second interactive session, participants will learn some key ways to become better observers and interpreters of identity. We will learn techniques to help unpack the deeper meaning of behaviour and discourse and use roleplay to investigate how identities are produced to suit certain contexts.
Putting what we have learnt into practice, the final session will concentrate on understanding how to build strategies and interventions to make some real world change. Concentrating on maximising effectiveness and ethical standards we will explore the many options available to a variety of professions and sectors.