WorkSmarts - Identity, Power and Privilege

February 10, 2021, 1:00 - 3:00 PM


An interactive workshop where participants will analyze the dynamics of power and privilege in their personal and professional lives.

About this Event

In this interactive session, participants will analyze the dynamics of power and privilege in their personal and professional lives. Through instruction, activities and examples, they will be introduced to the four levels of oppression in society and will be able to recognize how power manifests in each level. With a focus on personal narrative and the self, participants will be led through activities to analyze their social identities. Through the lens of intersectionality, we will examine systems and structures of power and how they are connecting to our identity.

Participants will examine the role of power dynamics in the workplace and what policies, procedures or programs could be implemented to shift the work culture. Through a “calling-in” approach, participants will be able to understand the way in which power and privilege can be leveraged to create change in arts-based organizations.

Facilitated by: Sheliza Jamal

Sheliza Jamal is the founder of Curated Leadership, a coaching firm that fosters partnerships with leadership teams, nonprofits, and corporations to develop their knowledge in the areas of equity and diversity to build inclusive communities. As an Equity and Inclusion facilitator and Ontario certified educator, Sheliza brings over a decade of experience in designing and implementing training and development programs aimed at addressing inequitable outcomes for underserved communities. She has a background in arts education and often uses theatre-based techniques to develop embodied empathy to engage participants in dialogue about oppression. Sheliza uses a calling in approach to bring people together to listen and learn with empathy.

Participants are encouraged to access WorkInCulture's free online suite of diversity, equity, and inclusion resources tailored for the arts and culture workplace: Inclusion in the Creative Workplace in order to continue their learning beyond this workshop.
The resources are free to use.

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