Online Training Modules

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Feb 15, 2022 10:00 AM

Let’s Talk About Race At Work

Workplace conversations on race can be challenging. Even with the best intentions and sincere willingness to listen and understand, talking about racism can be uncomfortable. Rather than avoiding the necessary discussions and exchanges, we can learn how to productively talk about race. We can have conversations about race, racism and racial equity. We can create brave, bold and safe spaces to ask questions, share experiences, make commitments, co-create solutions, hold ourselves accountable and creating authentic, measurable and lasting impact.

Participants in this session will:
• Understand the importance of establishing guidelines for having conversations about race
• Learn a framework for having organizational or one-on-one conversations about race
• Terminology to understand when talking about race
• Questions and discussion starters for conversations on race in the workplace


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Discussion Session: Let’s Talk About Race At Work
This session is an opportunity to “debrief” on the content of the webinar in a safe and respectful environment with colleagues. Choose a time that works for you and sign up! 

Questions from participants will serve as the starting point for the discussions, and participants will be encouraged to share personal experiences/thoughts, both relating to the webinar and to their lives, for others to reflect on in a non-judgmental way. There will be a maximum of 10 participants from public libraries throughout the state. However, if the session you want to attend is full, please contact an IDEA Team member to be added to the Waiting List. Discussions will be facilitated by colleagues who recently completed a Facilitation Training through the Wisconsin Libraries Talk About Race project. 

Mar 9, 2022 10:00 AM

Engaging in Sensitive Conversations & Handling Pushback

Engaging in uncomfortable conversations can be difficult. According to McKinsey & Company on barriers to inclusive workplaces, four out of ten racial- or ethnic-minority employees were at least slightly uncomfortable discussing identity-related issues at work. Employees were uncertain about how colleagues would respond and concerned about being seen as different. To be truly inclusive, organizations should prioritize the psychological safety of all employees by facilitating opportunities to build inclusive conversation skills that allow respectful and effective engagement in the sometimes sensitive conversations around race, equity, inclusion, and diversity and handling the pushback that sometimes occurs in these conversations. We’ll explore the importance of vision casting and listening for understanding about others’ viewpoints. We will help participants see their place and role in moving an organization closer to anti-racist, diversity, inclusion, and equity goals.

Participants in this session will:
• Discuss the importance of connecting organizational and personal values as the guide to why these conversations are important
• Learn steps to creating a safe space for open dialogue
• Strategies for having difficult or uncomfortable discussions race
 

View Archived Webinar & Slides Here (Login Required– Click “Register” to create a free account.)

Discussion Session: Engaging in Sensitive Conversations & Handling Pushback
This session is an opportunity to “debrief” on the content of the webinar in a safe and respectful environment with colleagues. Choose a time that works for you and sign up! 

Questions from participants will serve as the starting point for the discussions, and participants will be encouraged to share personal experiences/thoughts, both relating to the webinar and to their lives, for others to reflect on in a non-judgmental way. There will be a maximum of 10 participants from public libraries throughout the state. However, if the session you want to attend is full, please contact an IDEA Team member to be added to the Waiting List. Discussions will be facilitated by colleagues who recently completed a Facilitation Training through the Wisconsin Libraries Talk About Race project. 

Understanding Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matter in Majority White Spaces

This session presents the foundational understanding and importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in conjunction with the core values and behavior standards. Participants will learn a common language and receive an overview of diversity, equity, and inclusion using discussion along with interactive knowledge checks to gauge understanding. They will discover how their own values, culture, and experiences affect interactions with colleagues, attitudes about work, and understanding of workplace values.

Participants will:
• Explore Trends in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
• Learn The Language of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
• Discuss The Case for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
• Learn The Impact of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on Team Performance

View Archived Webinar Here (Login Required– Click “Register” to create a free account.)

Discussion Session: Understanding Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matter in Majority White Spaces

This session is an opportunity to “debrief” on the content of the webinar in a safe and respectful environment with colleagues. Choose a time that works for you and sign up!

Questions from participants will serve as the starting point for the discussions, and participants will be encouraged to share personal experiences/thoughts, both relating to the webinar and to their lives, for others to reflect on in a non-judgmental way. There will be a maximum of 10 participants from public libraries throughout the state. However, if the session you want to attend is full, please contact an IDEA Team member to be added to the Waiting List. Discussions will be facilitated by colleagues who recently completed a Facilitation Training through the Wisconsin Libraries Talk About Race project.

May 18, 5pm https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApdOuuqD0iGNZiUithhZmRnwvPJFBucAHH
May 23, 1pm https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sceqsrzkoE9Wb3BxIwytBzxenwWlKARJ2