Inclusion Training Summary of discussion topics: 

 

Addressing Implicit Bias at Your Institution

 

This section focuses on how we develop an alternate avenue of thinking, perception and understanding. How do we recognize our behavior, determine if it is justified and then transition into how it can impact a particular municipality, organization or department?

 

Seeing How Stereotypes Impact the Relationship with the Community

 

Achieving awareness with the external community is as vital as establishing the same in the internal (your own) community. The "external" community can be described as persons or entities outside the "walls" of our your own infrastructure -  the city, town or neighborhood which surrounds you. 

 

Understanding the Shift from Inclusion to Equity/Fairness

 

People want to have two things - 1) to be seen as valuable and 2) to be treated fairly. In this section we speak on establishing equitable procedures and policies within the department and connecting it to the surrounding community. The transition occurs when we identify those insecurities within the inequitable policies and procedures and activate a method of peer evaluation,  change and communication.

 

Transitioning from Awareness to Active Sensitivity

 

Are we internalizing our sense of awareness? This section guides the viewer toward activating what we call the "integrity of sensitivity." We establish the building-blocks of how our actions can positively or negatively impact others and how we learn more as we determine the impact of our behavior.

 

Showing Your Commitment to Diverse Communities

 

How does the community know we care? Here do we develop strategies and methods of implementation when communicating with diverse communities? How is the municipality perceived when it comes to diversity issues and the reaction to challenging times? 

 

A short Q & A can be implemented at the conclusion of the presentation. We have openings on the following dates to conduct the training virtually:

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