Four Part Workshop Series
Delivered in collaboration with Hue: Colour the Conversation
Too often, the demands of leadership push us into survival mode, disrupting our nervous system's equilibrium and hindering our capacity for genuine relationships, thoughtful decision-making, and visionary, inclusive work essential for transformative change.
This four-part workshop series empowers leaders within organisations and movements with vital tools for nervous system regulation & embodiment to challenge pervasive organisational culture issues, such as urgency, defensiveness and power hoarding.
Join us to enhance your nervous system's resilience to cultivate collaborative innovation, nurture healthy relationships, and pave the way for healing, liberation and organisational impact.
Elsa (she/they) is one of the co-founders of Hue: Colour the conversation, and is a queer, Jewish and Chinese woman of colour. She is an educator, facilitator, organiser and performer.
Elsa specialises in education on dominant workplace culture and the harmful influence of oppressive systems on how we think, live, work and relate. She believes in the power of collective healing as a pillar of justice work, and is passionate about relearning more expansive, joyful and abundant ways of collaborating and working towards collective liberation. As an organisational leader herself, she also draws on her own lived experience of healing, unlearning and relearning in her work.
Previously she was the Director of Training at Democracy in Colour and served two terms on the board and QTIBIPOC board committee of Switchboard Victoria. She has a background in Social Work and Psychology, and wrote her honours thesis, on how multiracial people from multiple minority heritages engage with their identities.
We will be learning:
an introduction to somatic understanding of the psyche & body
how building nervous system resilience empowers our leadership
how to apply 'bottom-up' approaches to decision-making, visionary, and inclusive work in transformative change
how to work with challenging and pervasive organisational culture issues
Session 1: An introduction to somatics and the relationship between individual and collective nervous systems and its impacts on organisational culture. We explore dominant workplace culture its relationship to capitalism & colonialism.
Session 2, 3 & 4: Each session we dive into at a different pervasive cultural issue we observe holding organisations back from their impact: urgency, defensiveness, and power hoarding. Together, we explore where these appear in our organisations individually, systemically and culturally, and the flow on effects for our teams, movements and communities. We then build our toolkit of somatics practices to support ourselves to respond in different ways, that promote healthy and impactful leadership and organisational culture.
Registration gives you access to all four sessions, and participants are recommended to attend all four.
Please let us know of any other access needs at time of booking.
-Participants require a computer device, microphone and camera to participate in the online sessions.
-Some components of the workshop may not be supported on a mobile device.
-Slides are written with large text and colour contrast with image descriptions and alt text provided.
-There are two 5 minute breaks and one 10 minute break, participants are welcome to eat or take breaks when needed.
-Auslan interpreter can be provided upon request.