In the first part of the course we explore the key frameworks and concepts in the field of identity and culture. We will learn about the network of meanings and images that allow us to find a sense of place in the world. We will also see how identities attempt to fulfill human needs such as the need to feel connected to each other, free from fear and valid in the world.
In the second section, we 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 begin to understand how and where to find and organize identity material across a range of work contexts.
Putting what we have learnt into practice, the final section 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.