Fri, Dec 09|
Learning To Leap: Taking Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Blindness to Bias to The Next Level, an Ethical Journey
Time & Location
Dec 09, 2022, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
About the Event
Ethics and Boundaries
Topic1: Understanding Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to Leverage our Cultural Humility
Topic 2: Blinded by Bias
Learning to Leap requires finding empowerment to rise up and take action against inequity, discrimination, oppression; by way of knowledge and skill building in understanding racism and historical trauma, recognizing cognitive biases that appear in the back of our minds, and by constructing an intentional step towards righting wrongdoing. How can we trust that people we interact with understand us, our culture and identity, and will speak to the needs of diversity, equity, and inclusion when asked? Emotions impact the decisions we make, including the 'good', the 'bad', and the 'ugly' influencers that rest in the deep areas of our mind. We say we are not biased but the reality; our underlying thoughts and emotions are based on preconceptions and lived experiences. We will take a deep dive into cognitive biases that are subconsciously impacting your ethical decision making, and explore self-reflective activities related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, different abilities, and intersectionality. We will walk away with a deeper understanding of how we can leap forward against oppression, discrimination, power and control, historic and structural racism, and privilege as it relates to our helping professional role.
About the presenter:
Dana Johnson, MSW, CAPSW holds a Master of Social Work degree in the State of Wisconsin. He has over 12 years of direct practice and senior level management experience in county human services, educator in 2 and 4-year higher education institutions, and operates a consulting and professional development business for adult learners. His experience in organizational leadership, supervision of teams, conducting agency and culture change, policy analysis, LEAN process, continuous quality improvement and organizational effectiveness; has enhanced and transformed organizations. His areas of expertise include leadership development, innovation, child welfare services and reform, ethics and boundaries, trauma-informed care, strategic planning, and diversity, equity and inclusion.
CE Contact Hours: 6