|We hear much talk today about diversity. What is that all about? What is “diversity, anyway? And is it REALLY a good thing or is it just another one of those liberal mantras? This session provides a detailed look into the diversity movement and whether it is actually good for individuals.|
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|Discovering Personal Performance Through DEI|
|Discover the key concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) that are the foundation for improving individual and organizational performance. Discover why individuals unintentionally discriminate (“isms”), how discrimination manifests in interpersonal relationships, and why it is beneficial to include diverse people and thoughts in your daily life.|
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|DEI Foundations: Key Concepts in DEI|
|We hear and use terms like “diversity”, “equity”, and “inclusion” quite frequently. But most people never stop to understand what those terms really mean.|
Discover the key concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) that are the foundation for improving individual and organizational performance. Discover why individuals unintentionally discriminate (“isms”),
how discrimination manifests in interpersonal relationships, and why it is beneficial to include diverse people and thoughts in your daily life.
|Recognizing Discrimination: Unconscious Implicit Bias, Microaggressions, and Unwelcoming Workplaces|
|Are you aware that 100% of people are biased but most do not know it? Would you recognize a microaggression when you see it? Do you understand the impact of microaggressions on your organization?|
Do you understand whether your workplace environment is welcoming to diverse people? If you answered NO to any of these questions or just want to brush up on the topics, this session is for you?
Come participate in an interactive session that takes you through how our biases lead to microaggressions, organizational policies, and culture that is, at best, unwelcoming and at worse, illegal.
|Active Bystander Training|
|You are minding your own business in a store or on a bus. You see someone bullying a person who looks as if he/she is not capable of handling the situation. What do you do? In a time when people are quick to express anger and more likely to be angry at people “not like them”, many of us are seeking tools to respond effectively to such biased anger. This highly interactive training will give you tools and insights to use in such situations and a chance to think about how you might use them. We present information, share experiences, and strategize bystander responses to a variety of situations. Participants will learn about roles we all play, what discourages us from acting when we see harm doing, how to move through this resistance, tools to use when we are ready, and basic principles to guide our actions.|
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|How To Be An Ally|
60% of women ages 18 to 29 report that they or a female family member have been sexually harassed. 51% of black Americans say they have personally experienced people using racial slurs against them. 35% of Asian Americans report personally experiencing people making insensitive or offensive comments or negative assumptions about their race or ethnicity.Allyship is important because it helps to dismantle the systems that allow for this discrimination which is designed to keep marginalized groups in their place. Allyship sparks innovation because allows targets of discrimination who usually have beneficial perspectives to be heard.
This workshop will provide an overview of allyship and its importance in creating inclusive environments that lead to superior organizational performance.
• Identify the different types of allyship
Are you aware that 100% of people are biased but most do not know it? Research has shown that it is this unconscious implicit bias that causes discrimination and the “isms” that exist in society. This highly interactive workshop will help you understand how to de-bias yourself and show you how to embrace diverse people and ideas.
Are you aware that 100% of people are biased but most do not know it? Research has shown that it is this unconscious implicit bias that causes discrimination and the “isms” that exist in society. This highly interactive workshop will help you de-bias yourself and show you how to embrace diverse people and ideas.
|How to Have Difficult Conversations Regarding A Discrimination Situation|
Someone says something to you that is disrespectful of your heritage. You witness behavior that has sexist overtones. You observe a conversation where someone demeans a person because of their racial identity. Besides your legal and organizational policy obligations, you need to have a difficult conversation with the person who caused the affront. But how do you have that conversation in a kind and effective way that has a positive outcome? Combining recent research by cognitive neuroscientists such as Dr. Lara Boyd and Dr. Michael Gazzaniga; conversation experts such as Douglas Stone and Bruce Patton; and discriminatory behavior experts such as Resmaa Menachem, and Iris Bohnet this session will use videos and activities to give you insights into when and how to have these difficult conversations as well as tips on what to do when you see a discriminatory situation occurring.
|Civility in the Workplace|
Polarized. It seems our society has become more polarized than ever. Disrespectful rhetoric – intentional and unintentional – now fills the media, our institutions, and our workplaces. So, how do we interact with civility in this emotionally fraught environment? How do we interact with one another in a way that allows us to be productive while respecting the opinions of those with whom we may not agree.