'Learn From Home' is a free online webinar series for the business community covering a range of topics related to gender, diversity & inclusion, flexible working, work from home, productivity, mental health and more, within the context of COVID-19.
Part II of the series, ‘Diversity, Inclusion and Mental Health During COVID-19’, will take place from May 20th – June 2nd. The webinars will be conducted in Burmese. Titles and descriptions are listed below.
To register and for detailed information, please visit https://www.mbcgea.com/upcoming-activities/
1) LGBT+ Equality in the Workplace: a Resource for Employers
Wednesday, May 20, 10 - 11 am
In this webinar in partnership with Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) and Colors Rainbow, you will gain an understanding of how to build better and more inclusive workplaces for the LGBTQ+ community, with practical resources, recommendations, and examples.
Colors Rainbow’s Deputy Director, Ko Hla Myat Tun and Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business’ Director, Vicky Bowman will discuss:
– Why should businesses care about LGBT inclusivity, especially during COVID-19?
– Understanding SOGIE (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression)
– How employers can support LGBT+ equality: the UN Standards
– Creating a friendly and inclusive for LGBT+ individuals
– Resources relating to LGBT diversity and inclusion
2) Disability Inclusion in Crisis Response
Friday May 22, 10 - 11 am
In this webinar in partnership with Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB), you will gain an understanding of why disability inclusion is an important and necessary factor in crisis response management and learn about the current situation for persons with disabilities based on national and international findings.
Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business’ Deputy Director, Hnin Wut Yee, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business’ Programme Associate, Myint Naing Kyaw and Shwe Min Tha Foundation (Myanmar)’s President, Myat Thu Win will discuss:
– The business case for disability inclusion
– Good practices and lessons learnt about disability inclusion in COVID-19 crisis response in the world of work
– Employment situation during COVID-19 for persons with disabilities in Myanmar
– Assistive technology for productivity during work from home period
– Nationwide findings from “Myanmar Disabilities Alliance of COVID 19 Response”
– Personal and institutional experience of a leading disability figure and a business owner
– Additional resources relating to disability inclusion
3) Working from home during COVID-19 and Gender-based violence
Tuesday May 26, 10 - 11 am
In this webinar in partnership with Akhaya Women, you will learn:
– Gendered impacts of COVID-19 on women
– Data on increased GBV and causes
– How to support – as employers, as family and friends, as a community
– Additional resources and support
4) Mainstreaming Gender in COVID-19 response to save economies
Thursday May 28, 10 - 11 am
In this webinar in partnership with the Gender Equality Network (GEN), you will understand relations between gender & economy and why gender mainstreaming is important in the time of crisis like COVID-19 pandemic and the discussion will provide easy tips for gender for gender mainstreaming into all levels of work.
In this webinar, Gender Equality Network’ Director, May Sabe Phyu will discuss:
– Why is gender needed?
– Relations between gender & economy
– What is gender mainstreaming?
– How can we integrate gender mainstreaming in COVID-19 response?
– How mainstreaming gender will save/contribute to economies?
5) Maintaining Mental Health during COVID-19
Tuesday June 2, 10 - 11 am
In this webinar in partnership with Marble Psychological Services, you will learn how organizations can support employees and teams during this time of COVID-19. As many teams now work virtually – it is now more important than ever to keep in touch with colleagues and to work together closely within individual teams as part of the wider organization.
In this webinar, Marble Psychological Services’ Counselor, Kyu Laie Thu will discuss:
– Understand the mental health impact on employees as a result of COVID-19
– Learn how to help employees and teams navigate their mental health and well-being
– Develop strategies to help employees feel engaged and productive while working from home
Stay tuned for more information on Parts III of BCGE’s 'Learn From Home' webinar series!