Ruckus Training Programme , The Hive, Tuesday, 22. January 2019

We’re working with some fantastic partners from around the UK to run free professional development sessions for those working in the creative and community sector. These sessions are primarily aimed at those who engage with communities identified as having protected characteristics by the Equality Act.
These sessions explore how we can best support the communities we serve. You are welcome to attend as many sessions as you find useful to your work. However, we highly recommend that if you are thinking of attending any sessions, you also attend an Unconscious Bias session. We are running an additional session in March if you cannot make the session in January.

All sessions take place between 10:30-13:30 in The Hive. Tea and coffee will be available.
Ruckus Training Timetable
22nd January 2019 - Unconscious Bias Training (brap)
19th February 2019 - Supporting LGBT+ young people (incl. Biphobic and transphobic bullying)  (Mermaids)
5th March 2019 - Unconscious Bias (brap)
19th March 2019 - Audience Development: Supporting disabled community engagement (Shape Arts)
16th April 2019 - Supporting and validating experiences for people of colour (Aliyah Hasinah)
14th May 2019 - supporting young people with learning disabilities (Open Theatre - better title tbc)

Places are strictly limited, so booking in advance is highly recommended.

All attendees will receive certificate of attendance for each session they attend.
Further details on all sessions is available down below.

Unconscious Bias
Delivered by: brap ()

Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Additional session available 5th March 2019

This interactive workshop will introduce participants to the concept of unconscious bias, exploring how bias manifests itself in our everyday lives and how it can influence decision making.

This workshop is for those who want to understand more about unconscious bias how it can be used to address unfairness and inequality. Exploring bias offers individuals the opportunity to consider how inequality is reproduced. When it comes to delivering a service understanding the role bias plays in our interactions with different service users is also important.

Supporting LGBTQ+ Young People
Delivered by: Mermaids ()

Tuesday 19th February 2019

The overall purpose is to reduce the number of incidents of HBT (homophobic, biphobic and transphobic) bullying in primary and secondary schools in England by transforming the culture of how schools prevent and respond to HBT bullying in a sustainable way. 
Sessions include: understanding gender identity, sexuality, spectrum and fluidity, culture, terminology, supported vs unsupported mental health, vulnerable young people, changing names, systems and forms; equality and hate crime; toilets and residential; improving equality within organisations; and visibility and support.
Attendance on this course will also give you access to Mermaid’s resources.


Audience Development: Engaging with Disabled Communities
Delivered by: Shape Arts ()
Tuesday 19th March 2019
This training will provide information and guidance on how to ensure that an organisation’s communication techniques are as accessible as possible. The outcome of which will be that seminar participants will have a practical view (with case studies and examples) of how to ensure its services are accessible.
Highlights include: The Meaning of Disability, Terminology and Use of Language, Social Model of Disability, Images of Disabled People, Developing Accessible Print Material, Online Access, and Audience/User Consultation.

Supporting Young People of Colour
Delivered by Aliyah Hasinah
Tuesday 16th April 2019
Aliyah is the West Midlands producer of Apples and Snakes; a curator at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and organiser for Black Lives Matter events in Birmingham. In this session participants will engage with the idea of privilege, exploring privileges they hold and explore your work through the lenses of others. Assess and evaluate what may influence your actions and decisions, and begin to highlight areas for change that you can explore in your own practice.

Supporting Young People with Learning Disabilities
Delivered by Open Theatre ()
Tuesday 14th May 2019
Open Theatre works in an open, collaborative and fun way, allowing young people with learning disabilities to discover and release their individual skills, abilities and qualities using a non-verbal physical theatre practice. The work develops confidence, teamworking skills, and new ways of communicating and engaging with others that supports each individual to explore their own creativity. It also helps to develop the skills, abilities and qualities that these young people need to survive and thrive as they make the transition into adulthood. The session will involve an exploration of the company’s theatre practice through practical work and discussion and analysis of the theoretical base of the work.

Tuesday, 22. January 2019, The Hive, Ruckus Training Programme

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