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Systemic Oppression and Fragility

May 3, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - May 8, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Systemic Oppression and Fragility

Systemic Oppression and Fragility


Awareness of our own internalised oppression and unconscious biases as facilitators is central to facilitating from a deeply democratic perspective, with the metakills, and a deep sense of the systemic nature of systemic discrimination.

Open to members

Topics covered

The goal ofthese class is to deepen our understanding of the dynamics and facilitation of structural discrimination, rather than an exploration of every important issue in terms of structural discrimination. These classes will focus primarily on racism, sexism, homophobia or gender non- binary discrimination, and the discrimination and prejudice between the different regions of Italy. There are several important “issues “ such as classism, islamaphobia, able bodiedness, neuro-diversity, etc that have not been explicitly included this time, but are equally important and may be central for some participants. These classes will be a combination of presentations, and case study analysis in relationship to these themes.

As preparation for this class, please read Sitting in the Fire, by Arnold Mindell, Chapter 3 and watch the following videos is you speak English.. If not – please research other video or written material about these areas. If you can suggest any relevant video /you tube sources about the tensions and rank dynamics between the different regions of Italy, please let me know.

Gender non-binary discrimination: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w87073qGzdw

Racism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGY1EXgYD9g

Homophobia: Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ3oXdhyjYs

Sexism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhjsRjC6B8U

Please bring in a case study or example from your facilitation, therapy practice or work in the world in general which you would like to explore with the group.



Gill Emslie, Dipl. Process Work is an international facilitator, trainer and executive coach and consultant working with organizational development, leadership, peace building and conflict facilitation. She teaches and works in diverse settings ranging from the NGO and social and environmental justice sector, to business and local government, in Europe, Latin America and SE Asia, facilitating in-depth training programmes and working directly with leadership teams.

Gill has also spent several years living and working with indigenous people in remote areas of the Earth and this has awoken in her a particular love for bio-cultural diversity and concern about its current predicament. When she is not travelling Gill lives in the Findhorn Foundation ecovillage which is an NGO providing training on issues of global concern related to sustainability, environment, peace, shelter and the creation of a sustainable world.

Visit her website: http://www.gillemslie.net


All people interesting in facilitating diversity, equity and inclusion in their lives and work.

For all those who work in the field of relationships and with groups, such as in the field of education, facilitators of groups and relationships, social workers, therapists, managers, leaders and participants of projects and organisations, people interested in relating in a different way, in social justice, etc…. If you manage, lead or work with people, these classes will be very useful for you!

Webinar open to members (7h, 21 CFP credits)

Online, on Zoom


Webinar open to members (7h, 21 CFP credits)

Online, on Zoom


Wednesday 3 May 2023 16:00-19:30

Monday 8 May 2023 16:00-19:30


The seminar, which costs € 80, is open to all members of the Associazione Arte del Processo. To join, simply pay the annual membership fee (20 €) and fill out the membership form (click here).

To register, click in the boxes below and buy the ticket by bank transfer.

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Make a bank transfer of 80€ to:

Associazione Arte del Processo, Via XXV Aprile 10, Castelfiorentino (FI)

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Fill out the form to join (Click here) and make a transfer of € 100 to partecipate to the seminar (€ 20 membership fee + € 80 seminar registration)

PLEASE NOTE: to facilitate communications we kindly ask you to inform us of your registration by writing your contact details (name, surname, email, tel) to: info@processworkitalia.com

Thanks for collaboration!


May 3, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
May 8, 2023 @ 7:30 pm