Power & Privilege
Breakfast Culture has experience delivering award-winning campaigns, training courses, diversity and inclusion presentations and keynotes, participating on panel discussions, developing seminars, and more. All our topics can be customized and/or modified for myriad industries and organizations. Depending upon client needs each topic can be presented in either one hour or developed as a training course over two to three hours. For information about our rates, please email LetsBreakSomeEggs@BreakfastCulture.ca.
Power & Privilege: Bias Training Course
Description: Making the business case for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs can be challenging. Part of this process involves understanding that we all benefit from some form of privilege; this Breakfast Culture course helps all team members regardless of their identities, backgrounds or work functions realize this fact in a relevant, engaging and approachable fashion. We use popular culture to discuss representation and why it is important. We share our own stories and journeys of understanding our own levels of privilege.
The purpose of these two steps helps to provide definitions and context of how privilege works and to demonstrate how we ALL benefit from privilege. Finally, we facilitate a group exercise around different forms of privilege and what happens in every training session are the resulting lessons actually come from team members themselves as they work through the exercise and put the previous discussions into practice.
Focus: Privilege (and bias) training course
Testimonial: "Our team’s experience with Breakfast Culture stood out as an example of exactly how to orchestrate work place education. Jefferson led our team through a thoughtful and illuminating conversation that left a uniquely relevant impact on a corporate team.” - Bernard Doucet, The Sobeys Foundation
Testimonial: "Jefferson [Breakfast Culture] provided a presentation and training session on the topic of power and privilege to the Board at ACYR. I found Jefferson to be a highly engaging presenter, incorporating hands-on activities, and finding creative ways of engaging with a diverse audience. Perhaps one of his most noteworthy talents is his ability to guide participants into and through the discomfort that comes when exploring our own privileges, and leave them with the tools and motivation necessary to continue to journey of self-growth. Any organization seeking to promote and advance diversity and equity would benefit from this training!" - Nishit Shah
Testimonial: "I had the privilege of participating in Breakfast Culture’s “Power & Privilege” Webinar, led by Jefferson. It was an engaging and eye-opening session which my entire company thoroughly enjoyed. The session broke out into Zoom meetings rooms and had some wonderful group exercises which brought out emotions, self reflection and personally helped me understand my own privileges as a cisgender, heterosexual, mixed race Caribbean woman. Following the session, I am working on being comfortable just being myself and not feeling the need to change my speech, appearance or mannerisms to gain credibility. My colleagues are also self-reflecting and making an effort to strengthen their allyship. The session was fun, interactive and life-changing, and I hope my company continues to do more work with Jefferson. I know I will recommend Breakfast Culture to everyone." - Candice