This session is designed to define unconscious biases and create a bridge between the biases that are present in everyone’s mind and the subtle acts of discrimination that manifest as microaggressions. This learning journey starts with a foundational understanding of unconscious biases and makes a clear connection to microaggressions. As a result of bias, people often exhibit microaggressions – subtle comments or actions that unconsciously show prejudice against marginalized communities.
Some microaggressions look like compliments on the surface but are actually jabs. In this hybrid session participants will have a foundational understanding of both unconscious biases and microaggressions and be equipped with powerful tools to respond productively to microaggressions. These tools will educate the perpetrators of microaggressions while empowering all to be an ally to those who are the targets. This training session utilizes the power of fact-based knowledge, video storytelling, breakout sessions and courageous conversations.
Lisa Benson, is one of the top ‘Unstoppable Global Consultants‘, a certified DEI consultant, published author, and Emmy award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of communications, storytelling, and television news experience.
Following an encounter with workplace bias, she earned executive Diversity and Inclusion certifications from both Cornell and Northwestern Universities that enrich my Communications degree from Clark Atlanta University.
Lisa uses her knowledge and first-hand experiences to educate on unconscious biases, microaggressions, systemic racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.