This event is open to everyone – Wednesday 30 March – 5pm CEST / 4pm BST / 11am EST / 8am PST
The news of the past several weeks has been distressing and overwhelming. Some of us are volunteering on the front lines, others are juggling matrixes of options for relocating employees and families to safety from afar, and still others are feeling stuck not knowing what to do or how to process it all.
Please join us as we come together for an open conversation to reflect on the state of the world today from a space of empathy and connection and work to raise funds both for refugees fleeing Ukraine and for other refugees needing urgent assistance. In keeping with paradiGM’s mission to be diverse and inclusive we are purposefully shifting the narrative to ensure that refugees elsewhere outside Europe are included and not forgotten.
This session is open to all and we hope that our paradiGM community will spread the word to get as many attendees as possible to contribute – we are suggesting that all attendees donate €10 (or whatever amount they are able to give) and we are seeking to have this matched by companies in the global mobility space to multiply the impact of our fundraising.
The connect and reflect/empathy-building portion of the session will be facilitated by paradiGM’s very own Rhea Narula and Mariana Rocha.
Our agenda will include:
· Welcome + why we are here today – paradiGM Leadership team
· Setting a safe space
· Creative activities with the audience – concept of home
· Conclude and reflect – how can feelings of empathy and connection for our homes to fuel support for refugees all over the world?
Donation Link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paradigm-refugeesinternational Donations will go to the Refugees International.
Psychologist | Strategic Business Solutions Manager: Formula Group, India
Rhea received an MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences from University College London and since has worked as an Associate Psychologist at a leading hospital in India before transitioning into the field of Global Mobility with Formula Group, India. At Formula, she is part of the Business Development Team as well as the People Development Team. In her role in People Development, she designs and facilitates training programs that introduce concepts of empathy and emotional intelligence into the relocation process at Formula Group. With a holistic approach that puts human interaction at the forefront, she works towards building global talent mobility programs that encourage a meaningful transition across locations. Recently, she adapted and applied a unique communication model to enhance Formula’s Needs Assessment Process and push it to be more sensitive towards the changing needs of their clients, specifically during a pandemic. This was submitted to The European Relocation Association (EURA) as part of her MIM+ Fellowship.
SPEAK London Co-Founder; UK Student Volunteering Network Chair; Training Facilitator
Mariana, originally from Portugal, started volunteering when she was 7 years old and has been involved in volunteering ever since. Mariana has been working in Volunteering and Higher Education for the past 10 years and she is a Co-Founder and Director at SPEAK London, an organisation that connects migrants, refugees and locals living in the same city. She’s also a contributor to the Engage Journal Volunteer Management website. Mariana has been working with a variety of organisations in developing specific training for youth groups and youth workers across Europe and specialises in helping people connect to opportunities they feel passionate about by providing consultancy and training facilitation in a range of topics.