Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workshop Series – pt 1

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Many organizations are asking what they can do to respond to bias, discrimination, and workplace inequities in the current moment. Recent social and racial justice movements have challenged organizations to look within to build more diverse, inclusive workplaces and ultimately, more equitable communities.

This series is intended to educate, guide, and inspire participants to learn how to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion as fundamental values – and how to reflect them in the operations of their organizations. Separate registration for each session. Discounts available if you register for all three sessions (use promo codes as directed).

April 15, 2021


First in three-part series, Challenging Unconscious Bias in the Workplace introduces the concept of unconscious bias and how it functions in a workplace environment. Understanding this is foundational to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Negative forms of unconscious bias often show up as non-inclusive behaviors like verbal and non-verbal slights and insults that are often conveyed out of ignorance or even with good intentions.

Common non-inclusive behaviors in the workplace will be examined as well as their negative effects on productivity, teamwork, employee well-being, and retention. Using interactive scenarios, participants will examine the harms caused by non-inclusive behaviors and learn how to adopt leading practices to create an affirming and inclusive workplace culture.





About the Presenter: Paula Ioanide

As a white, Romanian-American woman and mother with one foot rooted in community and the other in academia, Paula protects and defends the former with the latter; embodying a soul-stirring paradigm shift towards empathy, equity, and action. Paula is an associate professor of comparative race and ethnicity studies at the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity at Ithaca College. Her research focuses on the role of public feelings and implicit bias in perpetuating systemic racism and sexism. She earned her PhD in History of Consciousness from UC Santa Cruz. She has spent her career working with a thought-leading global community toward racial and gender equity. https://risetoequity.com

Auburn, NY 13021 United States + Google Map

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