Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Events
Allyship is one way that we can succeed together and support each other during times of stress. We can do that by creating safer spaces for asking questions and contributing to conversations and coming from a culturally informed perspective. This session will provide some basic tools and examples to assist in this process.
Racism is a form of oppression and serves to create limitations and barriers for specific populations. There are historical systems, practices, policies, and procedures that inhibit advancement. In this module, we will look at some of those barriers and how we can mitigate the impact.
In bringing our authentic selves to work, and especially as a virtual workforce, a portal is now open to the cultural nuances of one’s life that may have been covered in the face-to-face work environment. In this module, we will visit how leaderships can strengthen their cultural competence in coaching a culturally diverse workforce. We will cover having difficult conversations and understanding non-verbal communication styles as well as tone.
Everyone has an unconscious bias. It is a protective mechanism that is developed because of the lived experiences we have. However, some of those biases can manifest in ways that have a negative impact and may not match our intent. These biases can create barriers and negative repercussions in workforce management in the form of microaggressions. In this segment, we will visit the impact versus intent component and how leaders can heighten awareness by being aware of their blind spots.