Movies offer an easier entry point for many people to engage with meaningful content than books. This makes it the perfect basis for fostering important dialogue around DE&I and social justice topics. Support your DE&I goals with a program that will connect people around films that foster empathy, provoke reflection, and set the stage for impactful conversations.
Listen to what our happy customers and program participants say about the results we deliver.
"Thanks to PBC Guru, we were able to develop and host a diversity, equity, and inclusion focused Book Club for our campus, drawing on their expertise in leading engaging discussion forums weaving in current topics with sensitivity toward promoting growth and expanding dialogue among staff and faculty. PBC Guru is a delightful group to work with!"
"We’ve appreciated working with PBC Guru on our social justice movie club as it has allowed us to create a unique experience for our university and alumni. PBC Guru provides the program framework and staffing which has given us capacity to create additional opportunities for engagement and connection."
"We have been able to engage over 500 alumni in one year in a new and interesting way. With a small staff, being able to rely on PBC to manage the program has been an easy and efficient way to add value to what we offer our alumni."
"We’ve been able to engage a larger population of alumni with the ALC platform . . . The white label content really helps us bulk out our engagement offerings without taking up staff time or resources. We love that everything is built for us, including marketing images and copy to assist with promotion."
"The webinars and resources offered to our alumni, friends, and students have been a terrific complement to our program. We can showcase interesting speakers and topics through our partnership with ALC, further increasing the benefits to our McMaster alumni community."
While we can help you put together film and book clubs on these topics for any organization type and audience, here are a few of our standard offerings.
Employees are increasingly asking for their organizations to offer programs on and show commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. And there are many competitive advantages in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.
Yet many business leaders and HR professionals aren’t sure of the best way to address demands for programs around these sensitive topics. They want to deliver these programs, but they are hard to get right. Not only is it difficult to evaluate impact, but programs can backfire and create resentment among participants.
Our DE&I movie clubs are enjoyable for participants, built around well-produced and award-winning films instead of cheesy, low-budget, often patronizing training content. We select films that present a nuanced conversation and help people of all backgrounds gain new understanding related to DE&I topics. And our movie programs are easy to implement, with a low barrier to entry to consume content and engage in conversation.
Connect students, alumni, faculty, and staff together for important conversations around "movies that matter" while fulfilling needs for social justice and diversity and inclusion education programs.
If you’re an employee of a university entity like an alumni association, student union, or faculty body, you spend a lot of time and energy building programs with limited resources. And, often, with minimal participation from your community. Our programs have a proven track record of engaging university communities in DE&I and social justice topics, while fostering civil, nuanced, open-minded conversations.
With our minimum participant guarantees and managed-for-you programs, you’ll have a successful program that makes you look great to your bosses, peers, and community with very little management time needed.
While movies offer emotional depth and an easy barrier to entry, a DE&I-focused book club can offer an equally impactful experience for groups that want deeper-dive content.
We’ll help you create an engaging program with books people actually want to read. And we have a lot of experience in sparking conversations around books. As with all our programs, we moderate these groups carefully and define the ground rules up front, so conversations stay productive. Each group has a book club manager who reads all discussion posts, so you don’t have to worry about moderation or keeping tabs on conversations.
Make headway on demands for diversity and inclusion education programs. We put a minimum participant guarantee on these programs so you can be sure you get the engagement you are looking for.
We manage book club programs for organizations of all shapes and sizes.
A lot goes into managing a virtual movie club or other program to achieve your organizational goals while engaging participants. We manage virtually every aspect of the program so your community can connect with your organization easily without draining staff time.
We work with you to define the goals for your program based on your needs and our experience working with organizations and institutions like yours.
Based on your goals, we’ll help you define the community guidelines for your program and what areas will make sense for discussion.
Participants engage when it’s convenient for them. We create a private online forum on our purpose-made platform where your participants will network and discuss the movies or books from anywhere in the world.
We moderate the online discussion by posting interesting content, asking questions, and encouraging conversation. Never worry about whether your program will fall flat. We guide it at every step.
We share interesting content related to each movie and send gentle reminders by email and within the forum to spur conversation and keep participants engaging over time.
Movie clubs generally watch and discuss a new movie every month which keeps participants more engaged over time compared to one-off events.
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