Now is the time!

Learn from You Change It, our anti-racist development programme.

As a ground breaking charity founded and run by diverse people, You Make It has been expertly delivering equalities work on the ground for years. Their insight and experience make them extremely well placed to help reshape how companies can become allies in the fight for inclusion.
Chair of Runnymede Trust - the UK's leading race equalities think tank, and Sightsavers - the international charity working to support equality for people with disabilities.

Our approach to anti-racism

You Change It is an in depth anti-racist development programme. Taking part means completing a critical learning pathway of 5 modules, each 90 minutes long. These create a safe space for challenging introspection and discussion to empower you with the self-awareness, knowledge and confidence needed to take ACTION to become champions of race equality, diversity and inclusion.

In between modules you'll self-organise weekly 45 minute long seminars with your colleagues. For these you'll be provided with additional written and filmed resources and questions. We don't just want you to show up for modules, we want you to really understand how the focus of them can change the culture of your work place and you'll need time amongst yourselves to reflect on how.

 

Why work with us?

By working with You Make It you'll be guided in your learning by expert facilitators with lived journeys of being marginalised because of the colour of their skin. Our lead one is Asma Shah, founder and CEO of You Make It with over 20 years management experience of working on new talent and diversity agendas (including for ScreenSkills, Channel 4 and Roundhouse). Shah is a public speaker on issues of race and inclusion, and an advisor on the Mayor of London's Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion board.

Working with us also means you'll also be investing in our core charitable empowerment programmes that have transformed the lives of hundreds of young black and minority ethnic women for 10 years and will continue to do so.

 

Pricing

Modules are £450 per person to complete the full 5 modules

Module 1: The Stories Write Themselves is available as a stand-alone module at a cost of £100 per person

 

Our Learning Pathway

1. The Stories Write Themselves

Outcome:

An emotional connection to the need for allying yourselves to diversity. The session
will include authentic and personal story-telling from You Change It facilitators and 
ignite ideas amongst participants around how they can better support diverse
colleagues.

Minimum and maximum group size:

10 - 100 people

The stories write themselves

2. From Then To Now

Outcome:

An understanding of the history that has shaped the current context and
the subsequent lack of progress on the journey for racial justice and equality. The 
session will include facilitated discussion and break out groups.

Minimum and maximum group size:

10-15 people

From Then To Now

3. Check your privilege

Outcome:

A clear understanding of what privilege is, what the impact of having it is,
and what might be denied if you don’t have it. Individuals will walk away with an
understanding of the multiple layers of disadvantage that people can face
(intersectionality). This session will also focus on why we get defensive when we
hear the word ‘privilege’ (fragility), and disarm participants from feeling this so that
 they can progress conversations with others to address the need for diversity. The 
session will include facilitated discussions, task based exercises, and break out
 groups.

Minimum and maximum group size:

10-15 people

Check your privilege

4. What would you do if...

Outcome:

This module uses the ‘fishbowl’ methodology to encourage participants to role-
play in scenarios that threaten equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The
advantage of ‘fishbowl’ is that it will allow the entire group to participate in each of
the conversations/ subjects we would like you to consider. The session will include
 facilitated discussion and break out groups.

Minimum and maximum group size:

10-15 people

What would you do if

5. Activate Your Ally-ship

Outcome:

Individuals are guided to create SMART based goals to be anti racist at
work and leaders of diversity, inclusion and equity.

Minimum and maximum group size:

10-15 people

Activate Your Ally-ship

 

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It is a privilege to support the charity, to inspire other young women to achieve their ambitions and to answer any questions about the programme. I want to pass on the positive knowledge and confidence they gave me. 
Mary Zreik, YMI Ambassador