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Our IDEA & Indigenous training sessions take participants on an enlightening journey into the world of diversity and inclusivity, centered around Indigenous perspectives in Canada. Our engaging programs, led by members of our team, offer a mix of lively discussions, interactive sessions, and creative storytelling, aimed at fostering understanding and respect between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. It’s a unique opportunity to learn, grow, and be part of a community that celebrates and embraces diversity in both personal and professional places.
Our facilitated sessions are a dynamic blend of group creativity and strategic planning processes enhanced by Indigenous perspectives. Designed to energize and inspire, these sessions encourage teams to step away from daily routines and engage in innovative, collaborative thinking. We tailor our approach to fit your organization’s specific needs, using a mix of traditional and new methods to facilitate effective communication and idea-sharing. Our aim is to leave you with a clear direction, a revitalized team, and the tools needed for ongoing development and implementation of your strategies.
Our specialized media training equips leaders and spokespeople with essential techniques for confident and effective communication. Led by members of our team, our program covers understanding media landscapes, building credible messages, and mastering interview techniques. The hands-on, half-day media training session includes on-camera practice with real-time feedback, focusing on key message delivery, verbal skills, and body language. This comprehensive training is ideal for enhancing media interaction skills, public speaking, and overall communication proficiency, tailored to meet your specific needs and goals.
“Ben was a great presenter, and I wish I could do more sessions with him! I’m a bit of a nerd, but the information about rhetorical tradition and Critical Race, Feminist and Queer Theory really made me want to get back into reading and learning.”
— The IDEA-informed Communicator training participant
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Training
“The media training was excellent. Great to practise the messaging and it’s been easier and easier to stay on message since the training… No questions from media have taken me by surprise because I felt so well prepared and we covered all potential questions that might come from interviewers. It is clear Ben and Melody put lots of research and thought behind potential angles and lines of questioning.”
— Nick Sackville
We delivered the opening keynote for FCL’s Brand Day, presenting “BRAND: Building Meaningful Partnerships,” to a room of more than 200 FCL senior leaders and team members across the organization, to a resoundingly positive reception and feedback
“It was a powerful, personal – and practical talk, with tips on what we can be doing as a business to meaningfully contribute to reconciliation. It’s one that I will carry with me for years to come and I can’t thank – and recommend – Symmetry highly enough.”
— Sarah Laughlin, VP People & Culture at MediaValet
Indigenous Awareness and TRC Training