Event Details


Nonprofit Fundamentals: Identity, Stereotype Threat, and Bias in the Workplace

Wednesday, November 10, 11:00 AM - Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 12:00 PM
Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee: $25 for MCN members / $45 for nonmembers
Identity, stereotype threat, and implicit bias affect the workplace. The sense of equity, inclusion, and belonging staff and clients have in a nonprofit may be directly related to how they perceive bias and stereotypes about aspects of their identities from others. Given the current political and social climate in our country, in which many of our most vulnerable groups are feeling targeted and under threat, it is likely staff are internalizing negative messages about themselves, their peers, and/or the clients with whom they work. This workshop will examine how identity shows up in the workplace through stereotype threat and implicit bias. Participants will engage in discussion and self-reflection activities that foster empathy and understanding across differences to reduce the negative impact of stereotype threat and bias.

Event Details

This is a single workshop in the 6-part Nonprofit Fundamentals Series. Use the registration button at the top of this event page to register for only this single session. Registration for the full series is now closed. 

The Nonprofit Fundamentals Series is designed to provide a back-to-basics overview of the many management topics essential to nonprofits and re-focuses staff on the core elements of working and managing nonprofit organizations. Each event will have a presentation along with plenty of time for discussion and Q&A on the designated topic. Bring your questions and expertise on the topic! With our cameras and microphones on, we can stay connected, learn, and support one another. 

This event will have AI captions via Zoom’s transcription function. Please note that these captions are automatically generated by the computer software and may not always accurately transcribe what is said. If you need professional captioning, or have another accessibility accommodation, please email MCN’s program manager with your request at least two weeks prior to the start of the event. Although we will attempt to meet all accessibility requests, late request may not be fulfilled.

Speaker Information

RSlaby HeadshotRebecca Slaby leads AMAZEworks in working with schools, communities, and organizations to create equity and belonging for children and adults. She gives workshops on anti-bias education with a focus on cultural responsiveness, bias, identity and stereotype threat, and intercultural communication and conflict,
and authored the AMAZEworks middle school curriculum. With a M.Ed. from DePaul University, Rebecca has 15 years of experience teaching middle school humanities and social studies and was the diversity coordinator for Friends School of Minnesota, working on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. She has been a racial justice facilitator for the YWCA Minneapolis since 2015. Rebecca has presented at the Overcoming Racism, Minnesota Education Association, NAEYC, MnAEYC, and SPPS Equity Summit conferences and has taught a course on equity-based pedagogy at the University of Minnesota.

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