Beyond Diversity 101: Micro-inequities, Implicit Bias, and Moving toward Equity
Many of us have been involved with diversity training that focuses on cultural difference and respecting all perspectives. While this is a good start, we cannot move toward true equity in our workplaces, organizations, and personal relationships until we address historical and institutional inequality. In order to address the myriad ways that certain people are marginalized based on social identities such as race, gender, disability, religion, class, sexual orientation, etc, every one of us needs to understand our own identities, how we all demonstrate bias that is often unconscious, and how we are all capable of moving toward equity.
Creating an Inclusive Organization: Addressing Conflict and Building Authentic Dialogue
Many of us desire workplaces and organizations that are welcoming and inclusive and also free from conflict. But these two desires can be at odds. Creating truly equitable and inclusive spaces requires us to openly and authentically address conflict and not shy away from discussions that can be difficult, complex, and even scary. In this workshop, we address common challenges in talking openly about disability, religion, gender, race, sexual orientation, class, and other social identities and practice having authentic conversations around difficult topics.
Universal Design in Mind: Inclusive Program Development and Communication
Workplaces and organizations want their services and programs to be high quality, accessible, and inclusive. Yet we often unintentionally design in ways that create barriers, promote exclusion, and lessen quality. Universal design principles and practices can be used to design our programs and services - and communicate about those programs and services - in ways that help us achieve our goals.
Leading on Equity:
How Leaders Take Risks, Model Inclusion, and Share Vision
Workplaces and organizations wanting to move toward equity and inclusion must encourage leadership at every level. However, it can be challenging to develop leaders and leadership in today's polarized social climate and with so many demands on people's time. In this workshop, we explore how we can move from the hierarchical view of leadership, involving power, position, and authority, to a framework of every day leadership where we can all lead on equity and inclusion in ways that reflect our identities, abilities, and capacity.
Addressing Implicit Bias
Teaching with a Social Justice Lens
Religion & Spirituality