Register now for our Understanding Racism and Managing Unconscious Bias workshop. The class is Friday, May 3, 2019, from 10am to 3pm. The training cost is $20 for participants and $30 for those who want CEU credits for social workers (to be confirmed). The workshop is held at NEOCH's office (3631 Perkins Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44113) Call us for more information (216) 432-0540. Make sure you sign up below.
This workshop is directed at staff of agencies (social workers, case workers and advocates) working with very low income and homeless populations. The workshop is designed to expose people to their unconscious biases, provide tools to adjust automatic patterns of thinking, and ultimately eliminate discriminatory behaviors that can affect client care and safety.
Participants will learn about the relationship between culture and diversity and begin to examine how cultural values shape our attitudes and beliefs, including our unconscious biases. They will learn about four types of racism: internal, interpersonal, institutional and structural. They will unpack how these different types of racism can manifest in housing systems. They will explore and learn about the connections between privilege and unconscious bias. Participants will learn how to interrupt some of the patterns that form our biases. They will have an opportunity to explore and uncover some personal biases. Finally, as participants develop more self-awareness and skills, they will become more culturally competent as individuals, eventually leading to better interactions and outcomes for their clients.
SESSION PROVIDED BY:
Hosted by NEOCH - Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless
Presented by the YWCA, Heather Steranka-Petit, Manager of Learning Programs
Supported by the Callahan Foundation
Unconscious bias attendees will find common ground and remove judgments that can hinder or even derail trust, relationships, engagement, leadership and performance in the workplace that may create unique challenges because it involves more than just behavior. It involves the way each person, in the agencies processes information and makes decisions concerning the clients they serve.
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to recognize elements of culture and privilege and understand how these elements can create bias in our behaviors and/or decision-making, understand that there are four different types of racism, and how they impact the individual and the system, identify different types of biases that can impact work and performance and begin to develop strategies and plans to mitigate the risk factors for unconscious bias.
YWCA of Cleveland
YWCA. is an inclusive and thriving community transformed by racial and gender equity and dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people. A healthy community transformed by racial and gender equity, where women and girls of color have equal access to opportunity, and there is social justice for all people.
PAYMENT: Click here to pay online or send a check to 3631 Perkins Ave. Cleveland. Make Checks payable to NEOCH and please designate to LGBTQ 101. Please note that all payments must be made promptly.