In today’s global marketplace no organization can afford to ignore Diversity, Inclusion, Cultural Competency and Implicit Bias. To ignore diversity, inclusion and implicit bias, is to deny your organization a lifeline to thrive in today’s global economy.
The startling reality since the 2016 U.S. Presidential election…
1 in 4 employees have experienced diminished productivity and more stress
87% of employees are distracted,reading political social-media posts during the day
Nearly 50% of employees saw political conversation turn into an argument
24% of tech workers reported having felt discriminated against at their current companies due to their race, gender, age, religion or sexual orientation
57% of workers said they did not know what actions their company is taking to address the issue. An additional 25% did not believe their companies were taking any action Sources: American Psychological Association, Wakefield Research, Fortune
For over three decades I have worked with diverse individuals, couples, families, communities and organizations to create positive and lasting change in the field of justice, equality and inclusion.
I have written several cross-cultural competence guides and conducted numerous research studies in Social Care and the needs of diverse populations. My most recent projects include a library of Health and Cultural Competency training manuals for health care professionals working with South Asian populations.
As an established workshop leader, presenter and instructor I am proud to say I have a proven track record of successfully and consistently delivering results. My clients have varied from individuals experiencing personal life challenges to high profile media companies.
My diversity and inclusion workshops offer you the best in diversity thinking, education and practice including training in implicit bias and cross cultural communication and competencies in practice.
Implicit bias or Unconscious bias
Because [implicit bias ] is an automatic and unconscious process, people who engage in this unthinking discrimination are not aware of the fact that they do it
David R. Williams, Social Scientist - Harvard University
Unconscious bias is a natural and necessary process that informs our personal and professional decisions daily. However, left unchecked it can be the ‘silent party’ that sabotages an organization’s best intentions for diversity and inclusion.
Decades of research shows that despite investing in some of the best diversity initiatives, organizations who do not understand the power of unconscious bias will struggle to be diverse and inclusive.
All our services incorporate unconscious bias as an essential part of our work with organization who are serious about diversity and inclusion
Workshops include learning about :
The nature of implicit bias, including its theoretical foundation
The ways in which bias can manifest in day-to-day functioning