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THE INTERNATIONAL TASK FORCE ON GENDER SENSITIVITY 

"I have emerged from the Task Force as a more informed, considerate and, most importantly, compassionate member of society…"

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce India runs national as well as international training programs on gensitivity (gender sensitivity). For the past two years more than seventy leaders from thirty plus Swedish companies in the APAC region have participated in this training. Our aim with Kraftsamla is to reach beyond organisational, national, and generational borders to eventually mushroom into a movement across both Swedish and other corporate globally.

 

Those who participate have been challenged to create gensitive environments in their workplaces. They have been exposed to the consequences of prevailing world views and systemic evils. They have studied global trends in family and workplace dynamics. They have been invited to examine their cultural gender assumptions and presumptions; to deconstruct, unlearn, old paradigms, thereby to reconstruct new healthier paradigms.

The International Task Force brings leaders together from Swedish companies from a region. We are currently welcoming nominations from the Asia Pacific. The programme is conducted fully online and moderated skilfully by a senior trainer and gender expert. 

 

"… my participation in the International Task Force on Gender Sensitisation has been both professionally and personally transformational.  The course content works through issues in a conceptual and profound way, allowing me to understand the systems and behaviours that affect all parts of human society.

In each session, I learn new concepts and have the opportunity to reflect on my own experiences and leadership practices, as well as to learn from those of other senior leaders. My participation in the International Task force inspires me to work harder to contribute to greater equality and justice, both within my workplace and within society at large." 

Nadia Lilith, Executive Vice President, Head of Business Support Asia, Saab Singapore Pte Ltd

"Thought provoking program, which made me introspect, and come to the awareness that so much more needs to be done for inclusiveness. This session goes farther than other similar discussions and makes us delve into our own approach."

Chandan Singh, Country Managing Director Hitachi Energy Vietnam. Participant in the International Task Force 2022-23

"I was fortunate to be selected to join the International Task Force on Gender Sensitisation in 2022. From the very first lesson, this course challenges the way you think and helps you to realize the importance of gender sensitisation and opens your eyes to behaviours and thought patterns within yourself that may be negatively impacting others.
The course requires you to open your mind and to look at yourself introspectively. You will meet amazing people from all over the world and discover we are all human, with the same worries, hopes, and dreams. You need to be willing to invest additional time to read, learn and research and I assure you, it is all worth it. You will become a better, more empathetic version of you. 
If you are someone passionate about the equality of all people, or if you know that you may have biases, this course is for you and your organisation. I look forward to using the new skills I am learning to effect positive change within my organisation, and I would highly recommend this course to everyone."
Brett John Lamond, Customer Experience Leader, IKEA India. Participant in the International Task Force 2022-23
 

THE INTERNATIONAL TASK FORCE ON GENSITISATION (SEPT 2023- JAN 2024)
This year’s session runs between September 2023 until Jan 2024, with weekly seminars, discussions, individual and group assignments. Each seminar is 1.5 hours. The expected investment is six hours each month for teacher-led interactions, and another six hours for self-studies and group work.

 

This is an online programme, facilitated through the Zoom platform, and communication channels such as WhatsApp or Microsoft Teams. 
The graduation following the completion of the programme is held in hybrid format in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in India. 

 

Connect with sara.larsson@swedishchamber.in for sign up and questions. 

 

For us at Alleima, the overarching ambition for our Diversity and Inclusion work is that all our people can operate at their full potential, at the same time feel valued and welcomed for whoever they are.
Our participation in The Task Force on Gender Sensitisation by Kraftsamla, Swedish Chamber of Commerce India, has contributed to increasing gender sensitivity and creating awareness around the topic specially in our factory environment at Alleima. 
We see this training as a catalyst for organic change and development in this area and we will continue to actively engage our leaders and colleagues to participate in the program to enable our commitment towards D&I at Alleima and hopefully through this see change at community levels as well.

Sharath Satish, President - Business Unit Tube APAC at Alleima and Managing Director -Alleima India Pvt Ltd. 

Alleima is participating both in Task Force India and the International Task Force
 

Companies in the Task Force so far:

Alfa Laval, Alleima (India and China), AQ Mechanical, Atlas Copco, Autoliv, Bluefish Pharmaceuticals, Dynapac, Epiroc, Ericsson, Fortum, Getinge, H&M Production, Hitachi Energy (India, Vietnam, Thailand), Höganäs, IKEA (India and Bangladesh), Indiska, Medicover Hospital, Perstorp, Saab (India and Singapore), Sandvik Coromant, SECO, SKF (India and Indonesia), Sonepar, Tapflo, Tetra Pak, Trelleborg, Truecaller, Volvo Cars, Volvo Group, Zacco.

TESTIMONIALS

THE COURSE

Information

Participants:

Corporate leaders and managers are invited to participate, both men and women. Participation in all sessions is- if not mandatory- strongly recommended. The course builds up continuously and is interactive. 

Participant Fee:

USD 1,500 (taxes extra) 

for companies that are members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce India (SCCI). 

USD 1,700 (taxes extra) 
for companies that are members of a Swedish Chamber of Commerce abroad or Nordic Chamber. Please mention affiliation at the time of registration.

 

USD 2,000 (taxes extra)

for non-members.

Timings
September 2023 - January 2024

Mode
This is a fully online programme, hosted on the Zoom platform

Sign up & Questions:

Sara Larsson

sara.larsson@swedishchamber.in

Benefits to Company

Gender-sensitivity has proved to lead to stable company environments, more contented employees with fewer dropouts. It encourages a liberating, empowering and supportive environment which with its diversities of views and thoughts leads in turn to greater creativity and innovation. Diversity has also proved responsible for higher productivity. 

This course is part of the Kraftsamla programme by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce India, founded together with Consulate General in Mumbai, along with Embassy of Sweden our patrons. The purpose of Kraftsamla is to address gender issues constructively and creatively in society, work towards better collaboration between men and women, empower women, and develop and provide material and training for individual and organisational learning. 

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