Encore and Live Q&A: Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable: Engaging in Dialogue About Race and Bias

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December 6, 2022 | 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Eastern
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Gain confidence in entering conversations about race and inequity.

Overview

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 re-airing of our virtual training, followed by a one-hour live Q&A with our speaker, Dr. Sandra Miles. 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. Throughout the workshop, you will begin the hard work of making meaning of how race and bias play out in your life and any conversation you enter.

 

How This Works

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Re-airing and Live Q&A

    • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Watch a Re-airing of the Training

If you missed the event when it took place on August 9, 2022 or you have been meaning to engage with the on-demand training, this is your chance to watch it together with higher ed colleagues from across the country. Mark your calendar now to set aside this time for yourself.

    • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Engage in a Live Q&A with Sandra Miles.

Please join us after the recorded training for a live discussion session with the presenter, Dr. Sandra Miles. You'll have the chance to dive more deeply into the points raised during the presentation and ask questions of our presenter and your peers.

If you can't attend live, sign up to receive access to the recording.

 

Who Should Attend

Whether you are a faculty member, frontline staff, or a campus leader, this virtual training will help you move beyond a baseline readiness to effectively engage in conversations around race and bias. You will be equipped with tools and best practices to help you feel more comfortable participating in these dialogues in the future.

 

Related Programs/Products

Dr. Sandra Miles has also facilitated Engaging in Racial Inequity Dialogue: An Educational Series which is a 6-part series that has received high praise from attendees. We recommend you engage with this training series as the next step of your learning journey. All components of this series are included free with your Academic Impressions Membership.

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Our virtual trainings go far beyond just replicating PowerPoint presentations online: these experiences are intentionally designed to give you the kind of robust and dynamic learning experience you’ve come to expect from Academic Impressions. These trainings provide you with an active learning environment and an online space where you can explore ideas, get inspired by what your peers are doing, and understand the range of possibilities around a certain topic. You will leave these sessions with practical solutions that you can take back to your team or task force.

What you will get:

  • A dynamic, interactive, and high-touch virtual learning experience designed to engage and set you up for growth
  • Seamless online face-time, networking, group work, and Q&A opportunities from the comfort of your own workspace
  • Practical takeaways and hands-on knowledge
  • Guidance from vetted subject matter experts
  • Unlimited access to all recorded online sessions

SPEAKERS

Professional portrait of Sandra Miles

Sandra Miles, PhD

Sandra Miles, Head of Practice for Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Academic Impressions

Sandra has spent most of the last two decades serving as a leader and administrator in higher education. Specifically, she has had extensive experience in managing crisis, strategic planning, developing leadership programs, working with persons with disabilities, mediating disputes, and serving as a Dean of Students, Chief Student Affairs Officer, Chief Diversity Officer, and Deputy Title IX Coordinator. In 2022, Sandra joined Academic Impressions full-time as the Head of Practice for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, due to her experience with the organization as a subject-matter expert who facilitated trainings and workshops in higher-ed, as well as to her passion for making DEI concepts resonate for individuals from all walks of life.

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