“Where are you from?” is a workshop that was developed as a result of our virtual reality experience. It was specifically designed to raise awareness of unconscious biases among those responsible for hiring and help them develop strategies to identify these biases, thus promoting good practices within their businesses.
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- Attract the best talents
- Have a higher job satisfaction rate
- Demostrate creativity and innovation
- Can better meet the needs of a diverse clientele
- Are more likely to develop new markets
- Achieve better financial results
Do you want to improve inclusion and diversity practices in your workplace?
We offer this interactive and participatory workshop, where you will discover how unconscious biases significantly impact the hiring process and, more generally, the operation of your business.
Our facilitators will guide you to reflect in depth on your own challenges and observations in the workplace and help you develop strategies to overcome your biases and benefit from the many opportunities presented by a diverse and inclusive workplace.
You will learn how to engage in a diversified and competitive hiring process using tools that promote the hiring, orientation and integration of immigrants.
Throughout the entire workshop, our facilitators will guide discussions on the topics covered.
Participants will receive an information guide and other resources to help businesses assess and improve their practices with respect to ethnocultural diversity.
- Gain an understanding of the particularities and realities experienced by immigrants
- Understand and identify unconscious biases
- Acquire the tools you need for inclusive recruitment and integration
Duration: Two one-hour workshops OR one two-hour workshop
Who should participate: Managers, employees, human resources staff or persons involved in recruitment processes or anyone else interested in this topic.
In 2018, the YWCA invited more than 600 people to discover the virtual reality experience “Where are you from?”, which featured an immigrant woman in search of employment. This virtual reality experience earned us the AXTRA Innovation Award.
Funded by the Bureau d’intégration des nouveaux arrivants à Montréal (BINAM), the project seeks to stimulate reflection among key actors in the domain of employment, as well as invite businesses and organizations to improve their practices in terms of ethno-cultural diversity.
Find out about Diana Viola’s experience participating in this virtual reality workshop in this video.
For more information and to book a workshop, contact us
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