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Archived 'Join us' Staff Training and Events 2024

January 2024

DATE, TIME AND SIGNUP

TRAINING and EVENTS

Wednesday 10 January

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Menopause Awareness for Managers

This training will cover the impact of menopause in personal, social, and work situations and look at solution focused questioning within the GROW Model to support team members going through the menopause.

Monday 15 January

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Best Practice in the Recruitment and support of Disabled People

Help recruiting managers to be confident implementing best practices in the recruitment and support of disabled employees. Learn how to promote opportunities to disabled people, discuss an individual's support needs, and Reasonable Adjustments.

Wednesday 17 January

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Autism Workshop

Autism is a complex and challenging condition for many individuals and their families. Understand what autism is, appropriate language/communication styles and other behaviour Social Interation Learning Characteristics to help support employees and service users

Tuesday 23 January

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Tuesday 30 January

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Women's Confidence face to face Course

Two half day sessions to give you an opportunity to put 'you' at the top of the agenda to think about how life and work is at the moment. Learn how to make the most of your mind, control your thoughts and find focus. Start to understand the power dynamics in your relationships at work.

Wednesday 24 January 

11:30am to 12.00pm

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Having the Mental Health Conversation - Bitesize Webinar 

In the run up to 'Time to Talk' Day on 1 February, this course will help anyone who wants to learn how to have a conversation about mental health

Friday 26 January

9:30am to 13.00pm

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Mental Health in the Workplace - Manager's Guide

This course will provide participants with skills to support and manage positive mental health in the workplace. Using proactive and intervention tools to help spot warning signs to support staff.

 

February 2024

DATE, TIME AND SIGNUP

TRAINING and EVENTS

Thursday 1 February

11.30am to 12 noon

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Men's Mental Health - Bitesize Webinar

This session highlights the current statistics in relation to men's mental health, common mental health problems men may experience, and support options.

Friday 2 February

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Dyslexia workshop

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading writing and spelling. This workshop will give anyone the opportunity to explore: Definition of Dyslexia, Common features of Dyslexia, Identifying dyslexia and the rights of people with dyslexia.

Friday 2 February

Time to Talk Session - Graduates

Tuesday 6 February

11:30am to 12.00pm

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5 Ways to Wellbeing - Bitesize Webinar

Introduction to the 5 actions people can do which will improve their wellbeing - help to create a routine with practical steps.

Wednesday 7 February (virtual workshop)

SAMH Mental Health in the Workplace - Manager's Guide

Monday 12 February (Face to Face Event)

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Race awareness for managers

This training will provide managers with the skills and confidence to challenge racism when encountered in work and life.  It also raises awareness of the relevant legislation to address racism both in relation to discrimination and hate crime.

Tuesday 13 February

Incorporate Massage Days - City Chambers

Wednesday 14 February

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Working and managing in a diverse environment

Explore what is meant by Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion, and cover the benefits of working in a diverse environment.  Opportunity to discuss some of the barriers and challenges of nurturing a diverse work environment and identify how to come up with solutions and support.

Wednesday 14 February

Able Futures Info Session - Modern Apprentices

Thursday 15 February
(Face to Face Event) 

SAMH Mental Health in the Workplace - Manager's Guide

Friday 23 February

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PAM Webinar - Cancer Awareness: Health Assessments, Screening & Psychological Support

Wednesday 28 February

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Dyslexia workshop

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading writing and spelling. This workshop will give anyone the opportunity to explore: Definition of Dyslexia, Common features of Dyslexia, Identifying dyslexia and the rights of people with dyslexia.

Wednesday 28 February

Scottish Mental Health First Aid

Thursday 29 February

Scottish Mental Health First Aid

Thursday 29 February

Incorporate Massage Days - City Chambers

Thursday 29 February (face to face event)

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Menopause awareness for managers

This training will cover the impact of menopause in personal, social, and work situations and look at solution focused questioning within the GROW Model to support team members going through the menopause

 

March 2024

DATE, TIME AND SIGNUP

TRAINING and EVENTS

Monday 11 March
10 till 11am

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Cancer Research UK - Workplace webinar/Q&A

In this hour-long session, Cancer Research UK will encourage people to make choices that could reduce their risk of cancer and increase their chances of detecting it early. It will also cover which cancer screening programmes are available. At the end there will be time for questions and answers.

Monday 11 March

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PAM Webinar - Embracing Diversity: Honouring Neurodiversity During Celebration Week

Join us as we celebrate the diverse spectrum of neurological differences and the invaluable contributions of individuals who embody this beautiful tapestry of human experience.

From Monday 11 March

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Take our Healthy Living course in support of Nutrition and Health week

Tuesday 12 March

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Able Futures Virtual Information Session

Thursday 14 March

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Prostate Cancer Scotland - Prostate Cancer Awareness Session

Thursday 14 March (face to face event)

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Unconscious bias in recruitment and selection

This training will cover how to understand unconscious bias as a concept as well as the impact of that bias. You will begin to learn how to identify and reduce bias in your recruiting practices.

Friday 15 March

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Best practice in the recruitment and support of Disabled people

This training will enable recruiting managers to be confident implementing best practices in the recruitment and support of disabled employees. The session will cover how best to promote opportunities to disabled people, how to discuss an individual's support needs, and Reasonable Adjustments.

Friday 15 March

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Able Futures Webinar - The Importance of Sleep

Sleep is essential to our physical and mental wellbeing because it gives our brain a chance to recover and regenerate. Understand what sleep does to your brain, learn how to develop a routine for good sleep and find help for mental health problems that are affecting your sleep.

Monday 18 March

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Menopause Café

Pop along for a cuppa and a chat (over lunchtime on Teams) in a menopause friendly space where you can share your experiences with your colleagues, hear some hints and tips or even just to connect with other people who are experiencing menopause right now.

Wednesday 20 March

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Race awareness for managers

This training will provide managers with the skills and confidence to challenge racism when encountered in work and life.  It also raises awareness of the relevant legislation to address racism both in relation to discrimination and hate crime.

Wednesday 20 March 

Various time slots

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Able Futures Virtual Appointment Day (CED)

If you work in Chief Executives Department, you can book a 30-min chat with a qualified mental health professional from Able Futures about anything that may be playing on your mind and affecting your mental health at work. Learn more about the 9-month Access to Work mental health support programme, available now and at no cost to you.

Thursday 21 March

Various time slots

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Able Futures Virtual Appointment Day (FIN)

If you work in Financial Services, you can book a 30-min chat with a qualified mental health professional from Able Futures about anything that may be playing on your mind and affecting your mental health at work. Learn more about the 9-month Access to Work mental health support programme, available now and at no cost to you.

Thursday 21 March

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Age Inclusion for Managers - Age Scotland

Increase your knowledge and understanding of ageism and how it can manifest in the workplace. Learn how to champion age at work and challenge ageism within your team. Develop skills to handle challenging workplace conversations around age.

Thursday 21 March

3 to 4pm

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Credit and Debt Virtual Workshop - Money Advice Scotland

Raising awareness during Debt Awareness Week, this workshop will be delivered by Money Advice Scotland and will cover the main factors to think about if you are looking to borrow money, what happens if you are struggling to pay back what you have borrowed, and where you can go for support.

Monday 25 March

Various time slots

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Able Futures Virtual Appointment Day (ES)

If you work in Education Services, you can book a 30-min chat with a qualified mental health professional from Able Futures about anything that may be playing on your mind and affecting your mental health at work. Learn more about the 9-month Access to Work mental health support programme, available now and at no cost to you.

Tuesday 26 March

All Day

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Seated Acupressure Massage -  with Grace from Incorporate Massage

Discover the wellbeing benefits that can be gained from taking a moment time out of your busy day to relax with a massage. Book a 15-minute seated acupressure massage with Grace Taylor from Incorporate Massage. Sessions take place in the privacy of our City Chambers wellbeing room. Cost £15 - pay on the day.

 

April 2024

DATE, TIME AND SIGN UP

TRAINING and EVENTS

Thursday 4 April

10am to 12 noon 

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SAMH- Intro to Suicide Prevention 

This 2-hour virtual workshop will provide participants with a brief introduction to suicide prevention. It explores the latest statistics in relation to suicide in Scotland and the stigma that exists around this topic. Participants will also explore how to contribute to breaking down this stigma and develop the confidence to support someone who is having thoughts of suicide to seek the appropriate support.

Tuesday 9 April

All Day

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Seated Acupressure Massage -  with Grace from Incorporate Massage

Discover the wellbeing benefits that can be gained from taking a moment time out of your busy day to relax with a massage. Book a 15-minute seated acupressure massage with Grace Taylor from Incorporate Massage. Sessions take place in the privacy of our City Chambers wellbeing room.

Wednesday 10 April

12 noon to 1pm

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Endometriosis UK Webinar - Adenomyosis at Work

'Adenomyosis at Work' is the fourth in a series of FREE menstrual health at work webinars, for employers and workplace representatives who want to create a supportive environment for those affected by menstrual health conditions. In this session we will explore what adenomyosis is, how it can affect people at work and what employers can do to create supportive workplaces.

Wednesday 10 April

1pm to 1.45pm

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PAM Wellness Webinar - Crafting Wellness: Strategies for Reducing Stress and Building a Healthy Work Environment

Prioritising wellness in the workplace is crucial for fostering a healthy, productive, and fulfilling work environment. This webinar serves as a beacon of insight into effective strategies aimed at reducing stress and cultivating an atmosphere that nurtures wellbeing in professional settings.

Thursday 11 April

10am to 12noon

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SAMH - Intro to Suicide Prevention 

This 2-hour virtual workshop will provide participants with a brief introduction to suicide prevention. It explores the latest statistics in relation to suicide in Scotland and the stigma that exists around this topic. Participants will also explore how to contribute to breaking down this stigma and develop the confidence to support someone who is having thoughts of suicide to seek the appropriate support.

Tuesday 16 April

2pm to 3.30pm

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SAMH virtual workshop - Looking After Your Wellbeing

This interactive virtual workshop provides an overview of how we can all look after our wellbeing in the workplace including the use of a Wellness Action Plan to identify our workplace wellbeing needs, how we can use practical strategies to build resilience, manage anxiety and prioritise self-care activities.

Wednesday 17 April

11am to 12 noon

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ENEI - Supporting Menstruation and Menstrual Health in the Workplace

Deborah Garlick and Sally Leech from the multi-award winning team 'Henpecked': Menopause in the Workplace will share their insights into why every employer must confront and dismantle menstrual stigma and taboo. They will uncover the profound impact menstruation can have on employees and unlock effective ways to support them, and look at how employers can develop a tailored action plan for their workplaces equipped with practical strategies to drive meaningful change. 

Wednesday 17 April

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Women in Leadership - Our council Women's Network invite all staff to their first informal event this year with Naghat Ahmed from Corporate Policy and Governance.  Naghat will be discussing what motivates her to make a difference, her career path, the challenges and opportunities along the way and sharing her experiences of being a woman in leadership in the public and third sector.  More information is in April Get Involved.

Wednesday 17 April

2 to 3pm

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Able Futures Webinar - Worklife Balance

What is 'work life balance' and what does a poor work life balance look like?  Learn the importance and the challenges of establishing a healthy work life balance and how do we support staff and the support available from Able Futures.

Friday 19 April

9.30am to 12.30pm

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Autism Awareness Workshop

Autism is a complex and challenging condition for many individuals and their families. This 3-hour interactive virtual workshop will provide you with an understanding of what autism is, language/Communication Stereotypes and other behavioural social interaction learning

Wednesday 24 April

10am to 12.30pm

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Race Awareness for Employees

In partnership with CEMVO, we have developed this training to give employees the tools to understand racism and cultural differences. This course aims to provide the skills and confidence to challenge racism when encountered in work and life. It also raises awareness of the relevant legislation - to address racism both in relation to discrimination and hate crime.

Wednesday 24 April

11am - 12 noon 

Sign Up (requires GCC email address & sign up to free account)

ENEI: StressLess: Prioritising Mental Health at Work

Join us as we acknowledge Stress Awareness Month this April - Featuring workplace mental health experts from Headtorch who will discuss ways to identify, reduce, and prevent stress in the workplace.

Thursday 25 April

All Day

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Seated Acupressure Massage -  with Grace from Incorporate Massage

Discover the wellbeing benefits that can be gained from taking a moment time out of your busy day to relax with a massage. Book a 15-minute seated acupressure massage with Grace Taylor from Incorporate Massage. Sessions take place in the privacy of our City Chambers wellbeing room. Cost £15 - pay on the day.

Friday 26 April

11.30 to 12 noon

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SAMH - Managing Stress Bitesize Webinar

To mark the end of Stress Awareness Month, we have invited Danny Quinn from SAMH to take us through the basics of stress and provide us with some recommended tips and tools we can use to manage stress beyond Stress Awareness Month.

 

May 2024

DATE, TIME AND SIGN UP

TRAINING and EVENTS

Tuesday 7 May

Bookable 15 min slots available  throughout the day from 10am to 2.30pm

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Seated Acupressure Massage (Paid) - with Incorporate Massage

Discover the wellbeing benefits that can be gained from taking time out of your busy day to relax with a 15 minute (fully clothed) seated acupressure massage. The massage uses Swedish Massage Techniques and includes head, neck, shoulders, back, hands and arms, to help reduce stress.

  • Booked sessions take place, with Grace Taylor from Incorporate Massage, in the privacy of our City Chambers Wellbeing Room at 2.25 East Building - John Street.
  • Your session costs £15 for 15 minutes - please pay Grace on the day.
  • 8 available morning slots - every 15 minutes from 10am to 12noon
  • 8 available afternoon slots - every 15 minutes from 12.30 to 2.30pm
  • Booking conditions apply and 24 hrs notice required for cancellations (or you may still be charged).
  • Use Sign Up to book your 15 minute slot with subject GCC Massages and your name, date and preferred 15 minute time slot. 
  • See John Street reception for access to the Wellbeing Room.

Monday 13 May

9am to 9.30am 

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Moving More for our Mental Health: Mental Health Awareness Week - PAM Wellness  

There are multiple benefits to moving more frequently throughout the day. Physical activity releases chemicals in our brains; dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine, and endorphins which are essential for regulating our mood and improving our wellbeing as well as reducing our stress levels. There are many cognitive function improvements such as better memory, focus and attention which are immediately increased when we are physically active, all of which contribute to a more productive and positive workforce. 

This Mental Health Awareness Week we want to kick start your week and support your organisations in creating a psychologically healthy workplace. This webinar is an invaluable opportunity for employers, HR professionals, managers, and employees alike to gain insights and practical tools to create a workplace that prioritises wellness and fosters a positive, productive atmosphere.

Tuesday 14 May

10 am to 12.30

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Race Awareness for Managers Webinar

In partnership with CEMVO, this course aimed at managers to give them the knowledge, skills and confidence to challenge racism when encountered in work and life. Managers will gain a good understanding of key legislation - to address racism both in relation to discrimination and hate crime.

Wednesday 15 May

2 to 3pm

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Able Futures Webinar - Wellbeing at Work

The aim of this webinar is to help managers and employers understand a little bit more about wellbeing and to give everyone information on how we can support our mental health at work. We'll cover how Able Futures can give nine months' advice and guidance to support mental health at work by delivering personalised information through the Access To Work Mental Health Support Service.

Thursday 16 May

9.30am to 10am

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Creating Inclusive Workplaces: Neurodiversity and Accessibility: PAM Wellness

In the pursuit of fostering diverse and inclusive work environments, understanding and embracing Neurodiversity is essential. This webinar aims to shed light on the significance of Neurodiversity in the workplace and highlight the pivotal role of accessibility in ensuring an inclusive atmosphere for all individuals. Join us in this transformative conversation as we strive to create workplaces that embrace Neurodiversity, prioritise accessibility, and foster inclusive cultures where everyone can thrive!

Thursday 16 May

9.30am to 4.30pm

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Preparing for Your Future Workshop

In person -Room B.06, 40 John Street, City Chambers

Thinking of retiring fully or flexibly within the next 2-5 years? Then this session is for you! Delivered by experts in their fields, this workshop promotes a holistic approach to preparing for your future - providing independent and impartial advice in key areas including financial, legal, careers and wellbeing to help you to decide on a future that's best for you.

Thursday 16 May

11am to 12 noon

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ENEI: Global Accessibility Awareness Day

In recognition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, this session will feature insights from a digital accessibility expert who will conduct an interview with the CEO of ENEI, Sandi Wassmer.

Thursday 16 May

Various time slots

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Able Futures Virtual Appointment Day (NRS)

If you work in Neighbourhoods, Regeneration and Sustainability Services, you can book a 30-min chat with a qualified mental health professional from Able Futures about anything that may be playing on your mind and affecting your mental health at work. Learn more about the 9-month Access to Work mental health support programme, availanble now and at no cost to you.

Friday 17 May

Various time slots

Book now

Able Futures Virtual Appointment Day (NRS)

If you work in Neighbourhoods, Regeneration and Sustainability Services, you can book a 30-min chat with a qualified mental health professional from Able Futures about anything that may be playing on your mind and affecting your mental health at work. Learn more about the 9-month Access to Work mental health support programme, availanble now and at no cost to you.

Friday 17 May

12.30 to 1.30pm

Sign Up

Menopause Café 

Pop along for a cuppa and a chat (over lunchtime on Teams) in a menopause friendly space where you can share your experiences with your colleagues, hear some hints and tips or even just to connect with other people who are experiencing menopause right now.

Wednesday 22 May

Bookable 15 min slots available  throughout the day from 10am to 2.30pm

Sign Up

Seated Acupressure Massage (Paid) - with Incorporate Massage

Discover the wellbeing benefits that can be gained from taking time out of your busy day to relax with a 15 minute (fully clothed) seated acupressure massage. The massage uses Swedish Massage Techniques and includes head, neck, shoulders, back, hands and arms, to help reduce stress.

  • Booked sessions take place, with Grace Taylor from Incorporate Massage, in the privacy of our City Chambers Wellbeing Room at 2.25 East Building - John Street.
  • Your session costs £15 for 15 minutes - please pay Grace on the day.
  • 8 available morning slots - every 15 minutes from 10am to 12noon
  • 8 available afternoon slots - every 15 minutes from 12.30 to 2.30pm
  • Booking conditions apply and 24 hrs notice required for cancellations (or you may still be charged).
  • Use Sign Up to book your 15 minute slot with subject GCC Massages and your name, date and preferred 15 minute time slot. 
  • See John Street reception for access to the Wellbeing Room.

Wed 29 May

various time slots

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Able Futures Appointment Day (Education Services)

If you work in Education Services, you can book a 30-minute telephone appointment to chat with a qualified mental health professional from Able Futures about anything that may be playing on your mind and affecting your mental health at work. Learn more about the 9-month Access to Work mental health support programme - delivered by Able Futures on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions, available now and at no cost to you.

Thursday 30 May

various time slots

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Able Futures Appointment Day (Education Services)

If you work in Education Services, you can book a 30-minute chat with a qualified mental health professional from Able Futures about anything that may be playing on your mind and affecting your mental health at work. Learn more about the 9-month Access to Work mental health support programme - delivered by Able Futures on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions, available now and at no cost to you.

Thursday 30 May

9.30am to 12.30

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Unconscious Bias Webinar

Learn how unconscious biases can lead to us making judgement and take 'mental shortcuts' based on stereotypes about someone's race, gender, ethnicity, age, disability or other factors - without even realising it. Identify your own unconscious biases, and build better relationships.

 

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Last modified on 31 May 2024

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