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Tribalism Us -v- Them?
Co-working in the 21st Century?

During the last 18 months the role of the Language Service Provider (LSP) has changed due to Covid 19 and its variants. We have been working remotely for quite a long time and are now slowly getting back to working on a face-to-face basis.

Duration 6hr (All day)
Cost £80
Who is this course suitable for? BSL Interpreters, Trainee Interpreters, Lipspeakers, Notetakers, Sign Language Translators, and Communication Support Workers (CSW)
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About this course

This course focuses on the dynamics of Co-working and the effect it has on each other. Co-working is a situation where many of us have had both positive and negative experiences. The course will include how we approach the dynamics of Co-working, and how we benefit from it.

How has our experience with co-working been during lockdown? Has the co-working experience improved because we do not have to be in the same room as each other?

It could be argued that Tribalism is an ever-present phenomenon, which could have an impact on the setting we are working in. Tribalism has been described as:

“The state or fact of being organised in a tribe or tribes.”

Or

“The behaviour and attitudes that stem from strong loyalty to one’s own tribe or social group.”

The American Scientist E. O. Wilson argues that:

“It's always been a great survival value for people to believe they belong to a superior tribe. That's just in human relationships.”
E O Wilson

Even though we are all on the ‘same team’, sometimes it is perceived that, people appear to have different goals and aims. This environment, it could be argued, sets the stage for people to adopt an ‘us -v- them’ mindset. People stop functioning and stop communicating, and that is when things can possibly go ‘tribal’. When this happens, red flags can occur. For example, rock throwing, blaming somebody else, refusing to work together.

Are we as a profession, rock throwers? Is it easier to blame each other, rather than look at ourselves as a group? Do we tend to blame something else instead of looking ‘closer to home’? Or do we take the drastic decision to not work with the person again.

If we go for the last option, how do we improve the situation? Do we just walk away and leave it with someone else to pick up the reins and run with it?

This course will look at the aspects and suggest that Tribalism, Us -v- Them exists. We will discuss how it is that this situation could possibly occur and how we adopt various methods to prevent it happening. We will look at recognising the emergence of ‘tribes’ and how we, as professionals eradicate it and ensure that our co-working experience is more towards an all-inclusive way of working.

What does 'Tribalism Us -v- Them Co-working in the 21st Century?' course cover?

This course covers several aspects including Tribalism Us -v- Them - Co-working in the 21st Century, including:

  • What is Tribalism
  • What are the elements that cause the concept of Tribalism?
  • What are the perceived notions of an Us -v- Them mentality?
  • How do we recognise the ‘red flags’ of a perception of Elitism within our profession?
  • How do we define the concept of co-working and what is it?
  • How do we as LSP’s challenge the perceived or actual behaviour to ensure a better working environment?
  • Is there possibly a way to arm ourselves with our own ‘toolkit’, to ensure we work in a more collaborative way, and to ensure an enjoyable working experience?

What outcomes can you expect from this course?

Completing this course will help you to:

After completing this engaging workshop, you'll be equipped with:

  • Have a better understanding of what Tribalism is:
  • Have a better understanding of the ‘red flags’ that identify where tribalism is occurring:
  • Have a knowledge of what constitutes a tribal environment and recognise the underlying causes:
  • Have a 'tool kit' that you can carry with you when you are co-working with others:
  • Recognise the pros and cons of co-working effectively, and identify when things are going ‘wrong’:
  • Have the confidence to say ‘that’s enough:
  • Have the coping strategies to ensure that co-working becomes a more positive experience than it has possibly been in the past.

Who is the course for?

This engaging course is designed for BSL Interpreters, Trainee Interpreters, Lipspeakers, Notetakers, Sign Language Translators, and Communication Support Workers (CSW).

Who will be delivering this course?


  • Shaun Fitzgerald, CEO and Founder of Deaf Minds Education, TEDx speaker and IT expert, AtW and the Dangers of Fraud?


  • Mike Unsworth, BSL Interpreter, Court Interpreter trainer including Introduction to Court Interpreting and Advanced Court Interpreting. Effective Co-working Training, and AtW and the Dangers of Fraud?

Date & Time and Where

Saturday 21st May 2022, 9:30AM - 4PM* as an online webinar.
Saturday 11th June 2022, 9:30AM - 4PM* as an online webinar.

CPD Points

This course will be worth 6 CPD points for the day and certificates of attendance will be sent to participants after completion of this course. 30 persons max.

Cost

£80.00 including a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, and a Certificate of Attendance.

* Logging in at 9:30am for connectivity check, and a prompt start of 10AM, finishing at 4PM. (there will be comfort breaks throughout).

Tribalism Us -v- Them? Co-working in the 21st Century?

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