Anti-Bias Training

DNS DPG has teamed with Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to offer a no-cost series of anti-bias training in September 2021. Minneapolis-based AMAZEworks! is the diversity and inclusion consulting organization that will be leading these sessions.

Understanding Implicit Bias
Tuesday, September 14, 6:00 - 8:00 pm CST
Description: What is bias? This workshop will explore how biases are formed and internalized, how they appear in the workplace and society, and the personal and professional cost of negative bias. Participants will also learn and practice de-biasing techniques that will help their relationships with colleagues and the community.
Learning Outcomes:

  • Examine how biases are formed and internalized, how they appear in the workplace and society, and the personal and professional cost of negative bias.
  • Reflect on the role and impact that bias has played in their own lives.
  • Learn and practice de-biasing techniques that will help their relationships with colleagues and clients.
Register in advance for this meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Identity and Stereotype Threat
Tuesday, September 21, 6:00 - 8:00 pm CST
Description: How do we show up at work? Do we keep aspects of our identities guarded from others for fear of judgment, discrimination, or harassment? Does stereotype threat keep us from performing at our best? The ability of employees to perform at their best may be directly related to how they perceive bias and stereotypes about their identities from others. In our country’s current political and social climate, many of our most vulnerable groups feel targeted and under threat, and staff is likely internalizing negative messages about themselves and others. This ultimately impacts employee engagement and performance. Participants will gain an understanding of how biases and stereotypes impact their own and others’ identities. Examine how, when, and in what situations stereotypes appear in the work environment, and learn the steps to process and address bias and stereotype threat.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Reflect on their own privileged and marginalized identities.
  • Examine the ways in which they and others have been affected by stereotypes and bias.
  • Practice tools for becoming consciously aware of our own implicit bias and stereotype threats and taking action towards inclusion and equity.

 Register in advance for this meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Unpacking the Cultural Iceberg - Looking deeper into bias and cultural norms
Tuesday, September 28, 6:00 - 8:00 pm CST
Description: Many of us are familiar with the metaphor comparing culture to an iceberg. We know that we need to look below the surface beyond what we can visually see to learn more about any other person’s beliefs, values, norms, and behaviors. To be truly effective in our work, we must examine our biases and assumptions about our colleagues, constituents, and clients. We must also examine the cultural norms of our workspaces and communities to uncover barriers to equity and belonging. In this workshop, we will unpack the layers of the cultural iceberg to gain a deeper understanding of how culture shows up in our businesses, organizations, and communities, identify how implicit bias affects how we understand and support different cultural identities, and examine how our cultural norms are often based in whiteness and patriarchy that deny access and opportunity to some.
Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe how culture shows up in our work with our colleagues and the larger community
  • Identify how implicit bias affects how we understand and support different cultural identities
  • Examine how our cultural norms are often based in whiteness and patriarchy

Register in advance for this meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 
 
 
 
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