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7 Jul 2020

Recognising Privilege and Power of Multiple Selves in the Workplace

Participants will have the chance to reflect upon their own unique privileges, to build empathy towards those who are underprivileged, to learn about how to leverage their privileges to do good through discussions, experiential and interactive activities

Description

At Community Business, we believe that everyone deserves to have a voice, and that the privileged should elevate the voices of the underprivileged in the pursuit of freedom of expression, a sense of belonging and the ability to fully realise their potentials. Through participating in this workshop, participants will have the chance to reflect upon their own unique privileges, to build empathy towards those who are underprivileged, and to learn how to leverage their privilege to do good.

Key Takeaways

  • Recognise identities as multiple facets instead of a single entity 
  • Recognise that identities are associated with certain privileges in the context of diversity and inclusion 
  • Recognise intersectionality as an important concept to consider when companies are moving along their diversity and inclusion journey 
  • Develop action plans to take intersectionality into consideration as participants develop their diversity and inclusion strategies for their organisations 

Target Audience

  • HR leads
  • CSR leads 
  • Team leads
  • Managers 

Event Speakers

  • Michael Chan

    Michael Chan

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    Programme Manager, Responsible Business at Community Business

Programme Manager, Responsible Business at Community Business

Michael Chan

Michael is Programme Manager of the Responsible Business (RB) Team, based in Hong Kong. He is responsible for contributing to the development and execution of programmes and strategy for the RB Team.

Prior to joining Community Business, Michael worked at an NGO in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for managing a programme that supports people living with HIV across their life span through individual counselling services, as well as the organisation of support groups and life quality enhancement activities. 

Michael is also a behavioural researcher who is interested in utilising behavioural science to enhance the physical and psychological wellbeing of individuals. He has received a poster award from the Hong Kong Psychological Society for his research on preference for solitude and regulation of emotion.

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michael holds a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Psychology. He is native in Cantonese and fluent in English and Mandarin.