Is your business ready to transform the conversation? Join us for Implicit Bias Zoom training from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020.

The rapidly changing demographics of the United States and the changing demographics taking place in our respective communities requires us to be proactive in facilitating respectful conversations that will challenge us to examine our own implicit biases, cultural biases, and stereotypes.

There is increasingly overwhelming scientific evidence for the effect of implicit bias on all aspects of life and human interactions. While at times our own preconceived notions of the “other” may create problems, there are things that can be done to reduce this as a risk. Education and awareness are the first steps in that process.

This workshop will utilize a range of Power Point slides, short videos, a conceptual framework, and a personal challenge activity aimed to empower participants with the ongoing education and awareness required to build capacity in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Facilitated by Dr. Rich Salas and implicit bias expert attorney Tom Newkirk, workshop attendees will be engaged in discussions that focus on how they can improve the delivery of culturally responsive communication.   

Training objectives

  1. Gain a better understanding of the dangers of forming stereotypes and how our biases may affect communication, judgement, relationships, and overall interactions with people.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the Intercultural Awareness Stretch model.
  3. Discuss “Culture.” What is it?  How does it manifest itself in our personal and professional lives?
  4. Engage participants in a 21 Day Personal Challenge activity.

Provide a safe forum to be engaged in dialogue and learn from one another.

Those interested can register for the Zoom training online, or call in using the number 312-626-6799. The call's ID is 944 6721 2614. Registration is capped at 150 participants.

Date of publication

Friday, August 28, 2020