This half-day workshop enables a company’s male and female senior leaders to powerfully, deeply, and permanently shift their perceptions and appreciation for the experiences and contributions of the other gender.
To warm up participants before convening the fishbowl, IGP facilitators conduct a brief slide show and discussion of the latest statistics and fun facts on life in the gender equity lane. Then they organize large-group and pairs-of-two sharing exercises to build interpersonal connection and stir up the group’s curiosity about what’s to come.
The Gender Partnership Fishbowl™ experience consists of two parts. First, the group is divided by gender, and one gender pulls their chairs to form an inner circle where they will discuss key hot-button gender-related issues. While they are doing this, the other gender has formed an outer circle and silently listens to what is said. In part two, the genders switch places.
These inner-circle conversations are focused on topics such as the double binds that both genders navigate day to day in the workplace; working within an imbalance of power; how women self-sabotage, and white male privilege.
Our facilitators are seasoned experts in handling discussions that raise tricky issues and can elicit emotional responses. The Gender Partnership Fishbowl™ goes deep, but it’s fun, too.
Following these Fishbowl conversations, both genders explore together how their powerful belief systems shape, influence, and expand or limits the culture of Gender Partnership in their organization. Participants also have the opportunity to identify and commit to action steps to impact change in this area across the enterprise.
Offered onsite only; 1/2 day. Minimum of 16, maximum of 24 participants
Fee based on number of participants.
Contact us to discuss holding a Gender Partnership Fishbowl™ at your site via firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-331-3222.
"Men and boys have a crucial leadership role in the fight for gender equality. One half of it. A half that is widely untapped."
–Richard Lui, news anchor, MSNBC and NBC’s Early Today
"For real change, we need feminine energy in the management of the world. We need a critical number of women in positions of power, and we need to nurture the feminine energy in men."
– Isabel Allende
“We have had a policy for some time that if a board slate does not contain any women, we withhold support and don’t vote for it…
–Joe Keefe, CEO, PAX World Mutual Funds