Open Workshops
and Open Talks
Interactive Learning for Meaningful Change with our Open Workshops and Open Talks
To initiate the most impactful discussions on DEI, we offer you a wide range of talks, workshops and tailor-made offsites. 
Our facilitators and speakers from business, art, nonprofit, and science will bring you DEI-related content that will move, inspire and motivate your employees.
Our Open Workshops are typically 3-hour-long sessions, while the Open Talks are typically 1-hour-long, but we can accomodate your company's specific needs.
Open Workshops
Taming Your Built-in Bias
An exploration into why we all have unconscious biases and what we can do to control them for our own and other people’s benefit
An enlightening workshop designed to navigate the intricate landscape of unconscious biases, illuminating the subtle yet impactful ways they permeate our thoughts, decisions, and interactions with others. Through an interactive exploration, participants will delve into the psychological roots of biases, understanding why they exist, and learning effective strategies to mitigate their influence.
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WeAreOpen Team
WeAreOpen

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Inclusive Leadership
Design an inclusive organization with your management team!
This 8-part workshop series embarks management teams on a transformative journey towards establishing equity, diversity, and inclusivity at the heart of their organizational framework, following an insightful initial DEI audit. Through a meticulously crafted agenda, the management team co-creates the inclusive design of 8 functional areas.
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WeAreOpen Team
WeAreOpen

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Open Communication and Feedback Culture
Fostering Growth through Coworkers' Voices
An open, inclusive, diverse corporate culture boosts collaboration, worker advancement, and productivity. Workshop goal: enhance communication and feedback. Promote openness, constructive feedback for effective teamwork. Cultivate an environment fostering openness, teamwork, and individual potential. Workshop includes interactive exercises for real-world application.
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WeAreOpen Team
WeAreOpen

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Inclusive Hiring
Transform your team by unlocking potential through inclusive hiring, fostering a workplace where every talent shines
Learn about unbiased, inclusive hiring in our hands-on workshop, where we’ll collaboratively dissect and enhance your company’s hiring policies to navigate the natural human biases and ensure a fair, equitable recruitment process.
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WeAreOpen Team
WeAreOpen

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Build bridges of understanding and unity through theatrical roleplay
Forum Theater: Play It Out!
The Forum Theatre is a technique to engage the audience into the action, to teach and open discussion about a specific topic. A scene, indicating some kind of oppression, is shown twice. During the replay, any member of the audience is allowed to shout ‘Stop!’, and change the situation to enable a different outcome.
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Andrew Hefler and Declan Hannigan
Grund Essentials

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Turn Disabilities into Superpower!
Understand how to think about challenges as opportunities
“Turn Disabilities into Superpowers!" is an empowering corporate workshop designed to help participants recognize and harness the potential of their mental, physical or any kind of handicaps, transforming them from perceived limitations into valuable assets. In this workshop, participants will gain a deeper understanding of their unique challenges and learn how to leverage them as powerful tools to overcome obstacles and excel in their professional lives.
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Orsolya Temesvári JD
Lawyer, resilience trainer, speaker for D&I in a wheelchair

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Open Talks
The business and moral case for diversity
Why is it Worth Investing in DEI?
It is a well-documented fact that diversity at the workplace increases financial performance, boosts creativity and innovation, and contributes to talent attraction and retention. Furthermore, employees generally feel better, happier and more loyal. Being open is not only the right thing to do, but it also makes business sense - on every level. This session explores the business case for diversity and inclusion in Hungary.
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Nóra Várady
WeAreOpen
Different Generations in a Workplace
Discovering the Experiences and Needs of a Multigenerational Workforce
This workshop dives into the nuanced dynamics of multi-generational workplaces, providing key insights and strategies to leverage the varied experiences and perspectives each age cohort brings to the table. Through exploring characteristic motivations, communication styles, and values from Baby Boomers to Generation Z, the talk offers a roadmap to bridge generational gaps and foster a cohesive, symbiotic work environment.
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Mirtill Megyeri
Zyntern
Working Parents
Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes Related to Parenting
Work-life policies, designed initially by men for men, haven’t changed over the years. Today, women who want to align their goals and ambition in motherhood are rejecting the status quo and demanding change. Why are stereotypes related to parenting harmful for the business? What should be changed in organisations in order to break down these?
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Beáta Nagy
Corvinus University
Hidden Stories: Coming Out at Work
Support Your LGBTQ+ Coworkers
LGBTQ+ workers face many challenges when looking for a job or trying to integrate into a workplace community. Most of them hide their identity at the workplace. This identity struggle has harmful impacts on their health, happiness, and productivity. This session explores how a company can support its LGBTQ+ employees and build an inclusive culture.
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Tamás Dombos
Háttér Society
Ways co-workers can support LGBTQ+ colleagues at the workplace
The Importance of Allyship
This talk is designed to equip coworkers with the knowledge, empathy, and strategies needed to become genuine allies in the workplace. Participants will hear about the importance of understanding and respecting diverse identities and experiences, and proactively challenging discriminatory behaviors to create inclusive and supportive work environments for LGBTQ+ colleagues.
FACILITATOR
Ádám Kanicsár
LGBTQ journalist and activist
Where’s the Woman’s Place? - Women in Pop Culture
Breaking Gender Barriers and Celebrating Women
What exactly is the female gaze: how do women see the world behind the lens? This OPEN Talk is all about gender balance, and most of all the representation of women and the female perspective in visual and popular culture. The event will feature a handful of fascinating, original, and provocative creative content and arts to demonstrate how pop culture can either challenge or uphold gender stereotypes.
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Veronika Hermann
Eötvös Loránd University
Media Representation and Racism
Creating Awareness for the Roma Community
Meet the award-winner documentary filmmaker and executive director of the Romedia Foundation who will share stories about modern racism and lead you through the process of creating awareness of Roma inclusion.
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Katalin Bársony
Romedia Foundation

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EXPERIENCE MATTERS
Our Speakers and Facilitators who we Believe Are the Best in Business
Orsolya Temesvári
Lawyer, resilience trainer, speaker for D&I in a wheelchair
Orsolya Temesvári survived a serious injury, leaving her paralyzed and forcing her into a wheelchair. Survival turned her attention to trauma, resilience, and opportunities for growth as a person with a disability. Her mission is to teach others to turn their physical and/or mental boundaries into opportunities. Orsolya combines work experience from a multinational organization with her current life challenges to provide a special perspective on disability, diversity, and development. She’s fully engaged in the conversation about advocating for the disabled within the workplace.
Zsuzsa László
Diversity and Inclusion Expert
Zsuzsa László is a trainer in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Intercultural Communication, Conflict Management, Communication and Leadership Development. She regularly works in the business sector and for civil and public organizations. She designs training materials related to D&I, DEI and Intercultural Communication. From 2016 she is certified ICF business coach working in the business and non-profit sector.
Beáta Nagy
Professor, BCE
Beáta Nagy is a professor at Corvinus University of Budapest. She earned master degrees in sociology and economic sciences in 1986, received the doctoral degree in sociology in 1996, and the habilitation doctorate in 2008. In 2001 she was co-founder of the Centre for Gender and Culture.
Ádám Kanicsár
LGBTQ journalist and activist
Ádám András Kanicsár is an LGBTQ journalist and activist, a regular contributor to WMN, HVG and Humen Magazine, and has also published articles in Jelen, Glamour, NLC, ELLE and Kreatív. He is a communications and marketing professional, podcast host, regular talk show host at Sziget Festival and Madhouse, lecturer for Open We Are and often moderator of film screenings, round tables and book launches.
Declan Hannigan
Lead Trainer at Grund Essentials
Declan Hannigan has been training in applied improvisation for 12 years and has worked internationally with blue chip companies across the region and beyond. As an actor you can see him on all your streaming platforms with the likes of Charlize Theron and Jared Harris.
Andrew Hefler
Performing artist-Director-Moderator-Screenwriter-VO-Impro & communication trainer.
Andrew Hefler has been designing training based on improvisation techniques for 17 years. He is a director, trainer, working in theatre, music, film and television for nearly thirty years.
Veronika Hermann
Assistant Professor at Eötvös Loránd University
Veronika Hermann is Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communication at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. She holds MA degrees in Hungarian Literature, Comparative Literature and Media Studies, and obtained her PhD in Literary and Cultural Studies in 2015. Her research interest covers Cold War popular culture, contemporary and 20th century Eastern European popular culture, relations between socialism and nationalism, and structures of social history in literary and media texts. She has publications and she lectures in Hungarian and English. Her first book Identity politics in literature was published in 2020.
Mirtill Megyeri
Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding Group Manager
Mirtill is a real Y generation professional, a passionate senior HR consultant, having 10+ years of extensive international experience in talent engagement, employer branding and multigenerational work environment improvement. She is one of the founders of Zyntert.com, a Z generation specific job portal. After several years in business consulting - supporting mainly X generation and baby boomer leaders - she works as an employer brand manager in a global role. She is a TEDx speaker and listed on the Hungarian Forbes 30/30 list (2018). Her mission is to help understanding between different generations, whether it's about a workplace, consumer habits or everyday life.
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