SIETAR USA OCTOBER Webinar
Dr. Neal Goodman
Unconscious Bias Training and Implications for Interculturalists
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
From the corporate and educational to governmental and non-profit sectors, the case for unconscious bias training is gaining traction given the increase of workplace discrimination in the news. From high profile cases, such as Starbucks, to micro-inequities and micro-aggressions that occur on a daily basis across organizations, it is clear that, as interculturalists, we need to cultivate the knowledge and skills to address this growing problem and its impact on workplace inclusion. Join us for this highly interactive webinar, during which Dr. Goodman will present the case for unconscious bias training. We will also explore the impact of neuroscience in creating bias, the most common types of biases and their mitigation, and best practices for interculturalists to address unconscious bias in their work.
Dr. Neal Goodman, founder and president of Global Dynamics, is an internationally recognized authority in international human resource management and organizational development. He has spent a lifetime promoting intercultural understanding through research, writing, activism, academia. Over the years, Dr. Goodman has taught over 10,000 students and trained over 100,000 corporate leaders. He has served on the faculty of St. Peter’s University, where he retired as Professor Emeritus in 2004. Dr. Goodman has been a member of SIETAR since 1978 and was the recipient of the 1995 SIETAR Interculturalist Achievement Award for his lifetime contribution to the intercultural field.
RECAP SIETAR USA SEPTEMBER Webinar
Experiencing Civil Rights: My Story
Kelli McLoud-Schingen simply and powerfully told the story of her connections to the Civil Rights Movement. Born in 1968, the year that Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were killed, she told us that thefight for civil rights is a personal story for her and her family, as well as for most African-Americans in this country, and one which has shaped her work in the intercultural field. Her aunt was a Freedom Rider, her uncle was a Black Panther and her grandfather served in World War II and was welcomed home, not as a soldier, but with racism and violence. While Jim Crow laws were abolished decades ago, our current climate shows that there is still a lot that needs to be accomplished to eradicate discrimination and inequities and to heal the racial divide in the U.S. In preparation for the SIETAR USA conference in Atlanta, home of Martin Luther King and the birth of the civil rights movement, she shared her perspective and passion to fight for racial justice, explored the history of the movement, and what we as interculturalists can do through “trance-formative listening” to support anyone living under the cloud of prejudice, bias and discrimination. The link to the recording of her webinar can be found on the member section of the SIETAR USA website.