4th edition of the Diversity in Action workshop

The CERN Diversity Programme is hosting its 4th edition of the interactive Diversity in Action workshop, designed to creatively explore the meaning and importance of diversity at CERN, in support of the organization’s value of “appreciating differences, fostering equality and promoting collaboration”. Using participative multimedia methods this innovative workshop will provide participants with insights into diversity, help them to develop greater sensitivity to differences, explore ways to recognize and overcome biases and thereby strengthen our tradition of inclusiveness at CERN. This half-day event is tailor-made for CERN and will be held in English and French.

Alan Richter, president of QED Consulting, a New York based Consulting Company will be facilitating the workshop. He has consulted to leading organizations worldwide for many years in multiple capacities, primarily in the areas of leadership, values, culture and change. In collaboration with Geneviève Guinot, the CERN diversity programme leader, he will give an insight into diversity, help develop greater sensitivity to differences and acquire new tools to recognise and overcome unconscious biases.

“For me it was a great opportunity to talk about diversity issues with other people at CERN who I would have never met otherwise," says Alex Brown, who participated in the 3rd edition of the workshop earlier this year. "The discussions I was involved in inspired connections that are still active, five months later."

Everyone working on the CERN site is welcome to participate. It will be held Thursday 18 September 2014 from 8.30am to 12.30pm in the Business Center Technoparc — Saint-Genis-Pouilly. Places are limited so please sign up here.