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NAPF Presents A Webinar: Implicit Bias and Conscious Inclusion

  • Tuesday, October 04, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Zoom (All Times Central)


  • This webinar is free to all members. If a member of your organization is unable to register for free, please contact us at
  • If you believe you qualify for free member pricing but cannot access it, please send us an email at

Implicit bias is something everyone experiences. It is a normal part of our brain's ability to categorize for quick decision making. But it can lead us to making mistakes when we start categorizing people. In this session, we will talk about where implicit bias comes from and why it happens. We will cover related terminology and address the implications of bias in the workplace. We will participate in a self-assessment of our personal inputs in our life- not to share, but to learn from individually. We will talk about ways to be more intentionally inclusive in our thoughts and actions. Finally, we will share case studies of how other organizations have incorporated strategies to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Who should attend:

We hope you will send your foundation board and staff to this session to ensure you are engaging in on-going training related to DEI. This session will be a judgement free, comfortable environment where we will focus on self-improvement and a pathway forward with improved understanding of each other. 

Learning Objectives

Explore where implicit bias comes from, and related terminology, including the three kids of microaggressions.

Discuss strategies for improving implicit bias and incorporating more inclusion strategies in their workplace.

Hear case studies about how other organizations have implemented strategies around diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

This event is free to all members of The National Association of Park Foundations and just $50 for non-members. If your foundation or agency is a member but you cannot register for free, please send an email to

About the Presenter:

Debbie Trueblood, MSW, FASAE, IOM, CAE: Debbie is a Senior Consultant at Association Management Center. She has formerly served as the Executive Director for Illinois Park and Recreation Association, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Academy for Eating Disorders, Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine, International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, and Illinois HomeCare Council (Interim). She has lobbied for Illinois HomeCare Council, National Private Duty Association, and American Osteopathic Association. She is a graduate of the Dunn Fellowship with the Illinois Governor’s Office, the Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership, and the Institute for Organization Management (IOM). She is a Certified Association Executive. She has a Masters in Social Work from University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelors in Social Work from MacMurray College. She was a recipient of the Association Forum’s “Forty Under Forty” award. She served on the American Society of Association Executives Ethics Committee as Chair. As a consultant, she supports associations with governance, strategic planning, member engagement, ethics, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work.

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