Myra Virgil


The Relational Realisation of Policy in Practice: 
Negotiating a Narrative Community of Race, Gender and Other Privileged Identities

This inquiry invites participants to reflect upon how their fundamental belief systems, as influenced by their experiences as, and with, members of different racial groups, genders and social class constructs for example, impact their working relationships and decision-making practices. The cross-disciplinary participants’ “stories” on how aspects of identity, both their own and others, mediate between the organization’s fundamental philosophies and how people in the organization relate, function and task on a daily basis. The participant’s stories reflect not only their own identities, but of the individual in relation to other organizational participants within the co-constructed and shared system factors that are alive in all organizations.