Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable: Engaging in Dialogue About Race and Bias


Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable: Engaging in Dialogue About Race and Bias


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Dr. Sandra Miles
Vice President, Student Affairs
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Flagler College

Course Highlights

  • 1hr, 42m of video instruction
  • Downloadable resources

Course Details

Released 2/23/2021

Feelings of defensiveness and discomfort are common when engaging in conversations around race and bias. Even those who have done extensive reading on these emotionally-charged topics can find themselves fumbling if they haven’t yet reflected on how their own identities and biases impact the way they show up in the world—and in these difficult conversations.

To get more comfortable engaging in these dialogues, we must first lean into the discomfort of individual reflection and actions that prepare us to enter them in an open and effective way. Join us for a two-hour virtual training where we will explore four key concepts and how they come into play during conversations around race and bias:

  • Sources of Bias
  • Intersectionality
  • Triggers of Bias
  • Unpacking Bias

You will be given a workbook of activities, tools, and resources to help you move beyond simply understanding the definitions of these key concepts and begin the hard work of making meaning of how they play out in your life and in any conversation you enter. With the aid of the workbook, you will leave with a plan to continue to strengthen your ability to effectively engage in conversations around race and bias.

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Why is this event retired?

At AI we want to always ensure that the best and most current trainings are available to members, and we regularly review our trainings to ensure that is the case.