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Inclusivity Workshops

Inclusivity in education, interpretation and the environmental movement is critical to building and maintaining thriving community spaces and a healthy planet for all.

Each workshop will include exercises, discussions, reflection and planning sessions that will allow participants to become familiar with culturally competent approaches to community engagement, workplace inclusivity and project planning. These workshops are open to all but are presented with special attention to the challenges faced in the fields of Education, Parks and Recreation, Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums.

Examining Unconscious Bias
May 28, 2019 |  9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Ballroom

We all bring unconscious biases into the workplace. These deeply subconscious attitudes span race, gender, appearance, age, wealth and much more. They influence everything from the neighborhood you live in, to the employee you promote and the one you don’t. These biases are reflexively triggered without our knowledge, they are virtually unnoticeable. Our unconscious biases are hidden. Although we are unaware of them they influence our beliefs about and behavior toward others. Microaggressions are often the result of unconscious biases that lead to unintended discrimination against or degradation of those who are socially marginalized in a society, whether for skin color, gender, sexual orientation, age, language, origin, religion, disability, or any other characteristic. Raising our awareness of unconscious bias allows us to rethink the ways in which we approach hiring, inclusion, organizational culture and relationships with stakeholders.

This workshop focuses on the implicit attitudes or stereotypes that shape how we engage others and make decisions in the workplace. The session provides an understanding of how bias is formed in our unconscious, and ways we can disrupt the impact of unconscious patterns on both our individual behavior and on organizational behavior.

Participants will

  • Define unconscious bias;
  • Identify the impact of unconscious bias in the workplace;
  • Identify and use strategies for disrupting or reducing unconscious bias.

Location: Butterfly Pavilion (6252 West 104th Avenue, Westminster, CO 80020)
Cost: $50 (Lunch Included)
Tools Needed: Open Mind, Note Pad, Writing Utensil
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Inclusive Denver: Equity and Accessibility Summit for Action (IDEAS for Action)
June 24 – 25, 2019 |  9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Inclusive Denver: Equity and Accessibility Summit for Action (IDEAS for Action) is a gathering for thought-provoking discussions and solutions-based recommendations for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Denver Environmental-based Nonprofits. IDEAS for Action will bring together leaders and key stakeholders and will feature a mix of planned and open space conference sessions intended to help Metro Denver organizations build diverse workplaces and increase community impact.

Day one of this 2-day Summit will host local thought Leaders on equity, diversity and inclusion and will engage in dialogue and agenda building sessions during the Monday convening. Day 2 will offer opportunity for small group sessions and collaboration for real world solutions. The event will be hosted at Community First Foundation in Arvada.

You are invited to join us to:

  • Connect and engage in thoughtful dialogue
  • Discuss Equity and Inclusion and the need for community changes
  • Engage in sessions on Cultural Proficiency and Anti-Bias Practices

Location: Community First Foundation (5855 Wadsworth Bypass Unit A, Arvada, CO 80003)
Cost: $75 (Lunch Included)
Tools Needed: Open Mind, Note Pad, Writing Utensil
Register Here