Event Details


Nonprofit Fundamentals Series: Getting Out of Your Way - Identity, Stereotype Threat, and Bias in the Workplace

Thursday, July 14, 11:00 AM - Thursday, July 14, 2022, 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 14, 2022, 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 that 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. The next (and final) session is Storytelling for Nonprofits (July 21). Use the following link to register for the full series for $135 for members and $150 for nonmembers: Register for the full series.

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 virtual event will take place on the Zoom platform. Your access link will be emailed to you the day before the event in the afternoon.

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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.

Thanks to our generous series sponsors!

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