Menopause Awareness Training
- Webinar (90 minutes for <1000 people)
- Face-to-face (<15 people)
- Live virtual (<15 people)
- With or without actors
- Fully customisable
Menopause Awareness Training
Taboos that have prevented people from talking openly about the menopause are finally being challenged. In recent years, we have witnessed open discussions in Parliament, frank explorations in TV documentaries, and awareness campaigns by celebrities like Davina McCall and Penny Lancaster.
As organisations take steps to provide learning beyond general diversity and inclusion awareness sessions focused purely on the protected characteristics, Menopause Awareness is a new strand on many training agendas. In this session we explore important considerations to encourage a menopause friendly workplace, with dedicated time to co-develop practical actions for staff, managers, and organisations.
An introduction to key terminology & definitions
Menopause is a natural stage of life for many people and there is a wide variety of types of menopause. We start by giving an overview of key terminology around menopause. This includes perimenopause, early menopause, premature menopause, and post menopause.
Symptoms of menopause
We’ll share what symptoms of menopause can look like and how these symptoms can impact the working life of staffs. Attendees will have the opportunity to understand who can experience menopause and menopausal symptoms.
Role modeling inclusive conversations
There are many misconceptions about menopause including that it only effects older or retired people; that all experiences of menopause are the same and negative; and that menopause can only be experienced by women. We discuss and dispel these myths enabling us to understand the importance of using language that is inclusive of all who may experience menopause.
Responsibilities and legislation
Although menopause isn’t one of the 9 protected characteristics included in the Equality Act 2010, it can indirectly be seen as a disability, age, or sex discrimination. We will explore ways that managers can actively support staff who are experiencing menopause where it effects the quality of their work experience.
Organisational assessment for tangible change
Here we facilitate a group activity to apply learning. Attendees are supported to identify pre-existing barriers that may adversely impact people experiencing menopause and create practical solutions to mitigate or remove these barriers. This might include considering reasonable adjustments, introducing flexible working or a menopause policy and guidance for staff or service users. Delegates are put into break out groups to encourage stimulating and constructive exchange of ideas.
Signposting to additional learning resources
We champion sustainability in what we do and recognise that it is important to keep learning and continue finding ways to develop your organisation! As well as being able to take away your group organisational assessments to support you to apply your learning, attendees will be signposted to further learning resources.
We’re advocates of crafting tailormade solutions that ensure you meet objectives and maximise budgets. Contact us to book a meeting to scope the right solution for your organisation, together.
What About Actors?
Through clever script writing, goose-bump inducing delivery and professional facilitation we can bring so much to life. We stimulate emotion, penetrate the long-term memory and create lasting change.
When we use live drama, we are able to have the actors play out the scenario and then be hot seated for the audience to ask them questions whilst they remain in character. Hot seating works so well because actors work with a pre-rehearsed backstory, so they are able to respond in character. They progressively reveal unexpected elements of their story that will not have previously been told. It can bust assumptions that the audience might have made based on the scenario (situation) but not fully understanding the impact at first sight.
Using actors in this programme enables us to bring to:
- Bring both the subtle, and not so subtle, inappropriate behaviours to life, literally
- Provide attendees with an opportunity to explore the fine line between what is and isn’t acceptable
- Give attendees a chance to challenge the actors whilst they are still in character
- Demonstrate that things aren’t always what they seem at first glance
- Provide delegates with an opportunity to test out alternative ways of approaching what can often be sensitive situations
- Create a goosebump-inducing learning experience that sticks in the long-term memory
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Christian MacnamaraSenior Project Officer (Rough Sleeping), Greater London Authority
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