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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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