I offer a variety of trainings that interconnect with matters of race equity, equity, inclusion, and diversity. The current trainings I offer are listed below. If you are interested in having me come and work with you and yours to be a part of moving conversations and practices forward into a more equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist realm please feel free to drop me a line here!
Human Resources/Recruiting/Applicant Empathy
10 Deadly Sins of Resumes
Your resume is, in many respects, your calling card. It’s the first impression a hiring manager or hiring committee has of you and how you could impact their organization. With that said there is so much misinformation out there about things you should or shouldn’t be doing with your resume. There’s so much content that everyone tells you should be present on your resume that is actually doing you a disservice. In this training I discuss ten of the most common missteps people make on their resumes that generate bias and lack of interest when hiring managers and hiring committees look at your resume. On the flip side, I offer some ten things you can do instead of the most common missteps to maximize the impact of your resume.
Recognizing and Mitigating Bias in Hiring Practices
Bias is something we all have. Sometimes they’re embedded through power and privilege; sometimes they’re learned from family, friends, the communities we live and grow in, and the norms of our society. Regardless of where and how your personal biases were created biases are something that we all have. They impact all of our decisions in some capacity on a daily basis, including in the workplace and in how we handle and create hiring practices. In this training we unpack what biases are, how they affect the way we discriminate against possible great hires, and ways we can mitigate our biases in real time to be most effective in bringing in awesome folx to our organizations.
Bounce Back: Having Difficult Conversations After Negative Interactions At Work
We spend a good portion of our week at work, working alongside our fellow employees to get things done. And while we may all have the same end goal within our organizations it does not mean that negative interactions and negative relationships don’t develop over time. How we address these negative interactions, and how we take care of ourselves when impacted by negative interactions, go a long way toward “bouncing back” and thriving in our work and organizations. In this training I talk about ways to address someone at work you have negative interactions with, how to approach these difficult conversations, and how to ultimately take care of your emotional and mental health in these matters.
Race Equity/Equity and Inclusion
I offer a series of facilitated discussions on topics of race equity and equity and inclusion. Throughout all of the trainings listed below there’s some connecting tissues, if you will, so I recommend possibly considering utilizing multiple or all of these training opportunities for your organization or group to further your lifelong work on race equity and dismantling white supremacy.
In “This…is Racism” I define the parameters of racism: what it is, some of its history, its connection to whiteness, and how this isn’t just going to go away because we define it and understand its connections. This is a facilitated discussion, an opportunity for white folx to unpack their connection to white supremacy and to possibly begin their deeper journey into dismantling their white supremacist toolbox.
Intersectionality and Bias
Intersectionality is an oft-misunderstood concept. For many folx there is a lack of clarity as to how identities intersect and the oppression that is attached to many marginalized identities. For white folx it often seems unintuitive
Micro-aggressions and How You Use Them
In this training I unpack micro-aggressions: what they are, what they do, how they play out in our personal and professional lives, how we can speak out when we see them in real time, and how we too dole them out toward others and need to check ourselves, our biases, and our connection to white supremacy at the door.