Connor's Hard Work

A corporate theatre workshop that explores workplace

disability awareness and inclusion

A distinctive and highly engaging workplace training session focused on discrimination and inclusion, developed in partnership with EEO Specialists.

 

Connor’s Hard Work explores the ins and outs of supporting staff with diverse needs, the legal definition and consequences of disability discrimination and strategies for building an empathetic and inclusive workplace culture.

Our corporate theatre training is delivered independently or as a part of a half-day or full-day workshop.

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Learning Outcomes

Participants will:​

  • Observe the impact of disabilities in the workplace

  • Learn about the legal definition and consequences of discrimination

  • Understand reasonable adjustment measures

  • Develop clarity regarding the responsibilities of co-workers, including how to be a strong bystander

  • Practice asking powerful questions to understand the difference between fact and story

  • Collaboratively develop strategies to build an empathetic and inclusive workplace

We integrate and refer to your internal policies and code of conduct in addition to state and federal workplace legislation.

The Story

Connor is the young up and coming office superstar.

 

When a trip down the stairs lands him in a moonboot less than a month before the birth of his first child, Connor’s normally stellar performance starts to slip.

 

Has Connor taken on more than he can handle, or is there something more complex going on? 

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From our participants

I have done loads of these courses, typically a dry powerpoint style.

This was a welcome change of pace and provided better engagement and perspective as a result.

Techniques

  • CORPORATE THEATREIntroducing new or challenging ideas through a theatrical storytelling lens allows the audience to observe, reflect, and put into practice new ideas in a safe and hands-off environment.

  • CHARACTER INTERVIEW - Participants interview the actors in character, to uncover the internal motivations, fears, and beliefs driving their observable behaviour.

  • CHARACTER COACHINGCharacters ask participants for advice on how to behave, and take that advice into their scenario. Participants are prompted to reflect on the effectiveness of their input.

  • FORUM THEATREParticipants redirect the outcome of a scene, by intervening when characters demonstrate unhelpful behaviour, and offering feedback on appropriate behaviour.