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Communicating Challenging Topics

12th November 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

— Finding your voice

What is it about?

This workshop will help you bring audience development into the conversation around inclusivity and diversity, to influence your organisation’s culture.

Equality, diversity, inclusivity and audiences can be a challenging topic, and the language may not always sit comfortably with us or our organisations. These conversations need to take place for change to happen. This workshop will help you express your thoughts and experiences confidently across a range of communication channels, to create productive and open dialogue.

What will I gain?

— Learn how to discuss equality, diversity and inclusivity in an audience development context

— Increased confidence in expressing yourself and tackling difficult conversations

— Develop an authentic voice when expressing yourself using the written word

Who is it for?

This workshop is for anyone who would like to be able to influence their organisation’s culture and approach to inclusivity and diversity, and Fellows of the Audience Diversity Academy.

How do I take part?

We will be using an online training platform called WebEx for this event. Before booking, please complete our online training checklist to ensure you get the most out of this training.


  • AMA member rate: £55 + VAT
  • Arts Council England NPO: £55 + VAT
  • Non-Member: £115 + VAT


Kat Francois| Writer, Trainer, Performer

Kat Francois is a performance artist, broadcaster, playwright and director.  

The first person to win a televised poetry slam in the UK, a year later she won the World Slam Championships. 

As a playwright, Kat has written and performed two internationally staged solo plays, and two comedy shows. 

Raising Lazarus, Kat’s play dealing with the experiences of Caribbean soldiers in World War One, continues to tour globally to critical acclaim as part of the WW1 centenary and featured at Imperial War Museum. 

Kat has worked with young people for many years, as a youth worker, PHSE Facilitator, also teaching dance, drama, poetry and performance skills. She is an established playwright and director of youth theatre, devising plays for theatres including Theatre Royal Stratford East, Roundhouse Camden, Lyric Theatre Hammersmith. 

Kat appears on BBC radio’s Front Row and Woman’s Hour, and runs her own young person’s poetry collective “Mangoes and Mustard.” 

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12th November 2019
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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