A DIB roundtable is a great way to build deeper connections with team members and develop safe spaces to discuss DIB related issues. The DIB roundtable will ask team members to share stories and anecdotes as well as challenge team members to think about how they personally and collectively can positively impact DIB.
We have two avenues for DIB Roundtables:
DIB Programmed Roundtables - The DIB Team creates a programmed roundtable(s) on a quarterly basis to discuss a pre-defined topic.
Self-Organised - A TMRG, Team Members, Managers can organised a roundtable to discuss DIB related issues.
The DIB Team will organise DIB Roundtables on a quarterly basis with a maximum of two roundtables in a quarter.
The DIB Team will program the quarterly roundtable on the team calendar when the decision has been made on the topics for the quarter
The DIB team will create an agenda with a series of questions for the quarterly roundtable
The roundtable will last 50mins and be split as followed: - 10mins: DIB Facilitator will set the topic and provide some context - 30mins: The DIB Facilitator will divide the group into small groups of 5/6 team members to discuss the questions in the agenda - 10mins: Deberief
The DIB Team will ask for a volunteer or are elect group facilitator for each group, your role is to:
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First, identify a group of team members who would like to participate. This can be done via slack, with your direct team or other avenues.
If you volunteer or are elected to be the facilitator you role is to:
A manager can request the DIB Team organise a DIB Roundtable for their team. They will help facilitate the roundtable and will organise other activities specific to the needs of the team.
If you are a manager, request a DIB roundtable by using this issue template.
A DIB Team Member will set up a time to discuss with the manager the function of the DIB Roundtable and suggest activities and exercises to achieve the aim of the Roundtable.
Privilege for Sale is a great interactive activity to get you thinking about Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. Click the link for the full activity.
The Goals and learning objectives are as follows:
Once you have fully completed the roundtable, create a handbook entry on the DIB Roundtable Sharing Page. You can share as much or as little as your would like too about the experience and learnings of the roundtable.
The Diversity, Inclusions and Belonging Team is working on Roundtables part two, where we will go beyond creating safe spaces to discuss DIB related issues, to developing deeper trust, emplathy and vunerability.