Unconscious Bias at Work - Detroit Lakes

Date: Nov 20, 2018
Time: 01:00 PM to 03:30 PM

Mahube-Otwa Community Action
1125 W. River Rd., Detroit Lakes

Fee: $20 for MCN members / $45 for nonmembers Register Now!

To build an inclusive environment that respects and values differences, it is essential to look at our mindset and our behaviors. When we understand how biases influence our behavior, we can take action to create an inclusive culture – one where everyone can contribute, innovate, and provide solutions to strengthen the organization. Practicing and building inclusion takes effort. As with any new skill, it takes time and practice to increase our effectiveness.

This workshop will allow participants to explore how their environment and experiences have shaped beliefs, biases, and filters regarding their view of others, situations, and events – particularly in decision-making in the workplace.

Participants will be able to:

  • Define unconscious bias
  • Understand how it can negatively influence workplace decisions
  • Identify their own biases and motivation to mitigate unconscious bias

This workshop encourages a team based-learning environment that will use interactive small group discussions, dynamic presentation and activity. The goal of the workshop is not to become unbiased but rather to become aware of biases and learn strategies to evaluate our own biases. Participants are encouraged to come with an open mind and questions. An implicit association test (IAT) will be available to use, upon the discretion of the participant to test their biases.

This training is co-sponsored by West Central Initiative.

Principles & Practices

In an effort to support nonprofits in fulfilling their missions, this workshop will help to focus your work on the following practices:

  • HR 18: Nonprofits should strive toward creating a workplace that welcomes and supports employees who reflect the diversity of their community.
  • LEAD 12: Nonprofit leaders should create and sustain an organizational culture that best advances the nonprofit’s mission and goals.
  • LEAD 17: When employees are terminated, nonprofits should provide adequate notice and information about benefit continuation, unemployment compensation, references and job placement assistance when possible.

Event Details

Refreshments: Coffee, tea and light snacks will be provided.

About the Presenter

Farhiyo AbdulkarimFarhiyo Abdulkarim is a Muslim, Somali-American, who calls the Fargo-Moorhead area home. With a background in education and English literature, she is committed to issues surrounding identity, access, equity, representation and differences. Her current work allows her to facilitate and support critical activities around diversity. She believes that creating a diverse, and inclusive culture starts with each and every one of us.

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