September 15, 2021
130: Belonging in the Virtual Space with Jahnvi Singh
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Belonging is a complex topic at the best of times, but in an age of digital meetings, remote work, and physical distance, many more layers have been added.
As facilitators, our job is not to make everyone best friends, but we do have a responsibility to create a space in which participants feel open and accepted.
Which, in other words, means a sense of belonging.
I was delighted to speak with Jahnvi Singh in this week’s episode of workshops work, as she has some fascinating and unique perspectives on fostering belonging in digital spaces.
Jahnvi’s decade of experience at the intersection of design, heritage and culture, and learning makes her the perfect person to speak on this topic, as her work so often touches areas tied up in a deep sense of personal belonging.
Find out about
- Understanding the four distinct spaces of belonging
- How we can weave the spaces for belonging into our workshops
- Why Jahnvi believes boundaries and disagreement are key to successful workshops
- Why ‘calling in’ our differences is foundational to our feelings of belonging
- How Jahnvi approaches the delicate issue of cameras on or off in digital workshops
- How to build in a layer of accountability and equity into group reflection activities
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