Consciously Addressing Unconscious Bias

Thursday, August 08, 01:00 PM - Thursday, August 08, 2019, 04:00 PM
Thursday, August 08, 2019, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
United Community Action Partnership
1400 S Saratoga Street
Fee: $30 for MCN members / $45 for nonmembers

Our society holds deeply ingrained attitudes about diverse groups based on demographics characteristics. How do you minimize the impact of these attitudes on the work your nonprofit is undertaking? Participants will gain knowledge, skills, and frameworks they can use to acknowledge these unconscious biases when they appear and minimize their impact. Reduced bias can increase outcomes and community support for your nonprofit’s work.

Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence

This event will address the following best practices:

  • Principles & Practices for Nonprofit ExcellenceHR 18: Nonprofits should strive toward creating a workplace that welcomes and supports employees who reflect the diversity of their community.

  • LEAD 11: Nonprofit leaders should continually develop the skills, knowledge and abilities of others at all levels of the organization to take on greater responsibility for carrying out the organization’s mission and engaging community members.

  • LEAD 17: Nonprofit leaders should encourage their organization’s staff and board to seek out, recognize and leverage the shared and different values of diverse cultures.

Event Details

Refreshments: Light refreshments will be provided.

About the Presenters

Nonoko SatoNonoko Sato is the associate director at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. In her role, Nonoko partners closely with MCN executive director Jon Pratt to chart MCN’s strategic response to organizational and sector challenges. She also plays a role in shaping and implementing the organization’s strategy, including oversight of member services and programs, operations and financial management, as well as leading the annual planning and budgeting process and guiding new strategic initiatives. She serves as the chair of trustees for BenefitsMN, an Association Health Plan that combines the insurance purchasing power of nonprofits across Minnesota. Prior to joining MCN, Nonoko served for nine years as executive director of SMART, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that provides low-income students access to exceptional education and college success. Originally from Chicago, Nonoko graduated from Carleton College.

Bradley WolfeBradley Wolfe is the regional coordinator for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits’ South Central/Southwest Minnesota Regional Chapter, based in Mankato. Through this part time position, Bradley provides local activities, initiatives and connections to the resources MCN provides in the South Central/Southwest region of Minnesota. Bradley teaches in the Communication Studies department at the local colleges. He has taught multiple sections of Public Speaking and Fundamental of Communication Studies. Additionally, he serves part time with a nonprofit community newspaper in St. Paul as an advertising representative.

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