in the system
explore power from where you stand in the system
power in the system
when we engage with systems, we engage with power. yet, our awareness of power is another question entirely. much like a systems practice, we also need to practice seeing and engaging with power in order to become more power literate.
in this learning series we invite you to build your confidence to see, understand and work with power dynamics. both in your own role in the system, and the teams and projects you engage with.
the focus of this learning series is to:
- introduce concepts and framings on personal power, and relational power considerations for engagement activities
- provide you with a space for to reflect, share and listen with others in small groups on your personal power and how power shows up in your systems of work
- provide opportunities for you to apply tools and practices to increase your power literacy
you are invited to bring a ‘case study’ to work on to help ground and make tangible the concepts we will be working with. this could be a group, project, or organisation you have worked with in the past, or are working with in the present.
this learning activity will be valuable to you if you want to:
- build your capability to see and understand power both for yourself, and the work you engage with
- gain confidence with tools and practices to explore and navigate power dynamics
- reflect and examine your own experiences with power in the system
what this learning series will NOT do:
this learning activity will not be addressing or presenting on work from the fields of anti-racism, decolonising systems practice or gender equity. whilst we recognize these topics to be deeply embedded in aspects of power we feel it is prudent to acknowledge the boundaries of our own expertise and capacity and we will not be covering these important, yet out-of-scope topics.
where feasible, we support small groups from organizations to enroll together. this can support your organizational learning and deepen awareness of power through a collective lens.
about the facilitators
- starting july 3rd for australasia/july 2nd for the america's
- 2hrs sessions for 4 weeks
- minimum of 12, maximum of 20 participants
- facilitators are available outside of session times for further debrief
- sessions are designed to offer reflection on your practice and peer learning
- tickets available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. please get in touch
importantly, this learning activity will require you to engage in personal reflection about your role in the system, your personal power and your experience of power in the system. you will be guided by expert mentors in this process and should consider your capacity to engage in this nature of discussion before registering.
what folks have said about the course
'i really appreciated the space you both created for the group. Aunty Di's Welcome was incredible and i found the resources you sent out very helpful too. i took away some lasting key messages from the sessions. thank you both for a deep learning opportunity that i hope will continue to inform my practice.'
'the amount of warmth and care was disarming (in a wonderful way). it made me realise that it is possible to offer a shared online workshop space that feels like an embrace. the way you passed the baton to each other was also done with such confidence - the space was held beautifully. thank you.'
'love the safety of the space you held and the invitation to look at power on a personal level not just as something 'out there' to be managed.'
we recognise and pay respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, their ancestors, the elders past, present and future from the different First Nations across this country. we acknowledge the importance of connection to land, culture, spirituality, ancestry, family and community for the wellbeing of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families. (ref: https://emergingminds.com.au)