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NWQMC Transform Your Hidden Racial Bias Workshop – Session 1

April 10, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT


Workshop Description

Science shows we all have implicit or unconscious biases, which is part of being human.  Certain implicit biases, such as racial, gender or age do cause harm and perpetuate systems that oppress, exclude and divide us.  Divisions keep us from attracting and retaining top talent, drawing out the best in each other, creating and cultivating effective teams, organizations and a culture of inclusion and race equity. Unaddressed, it is like missing a leg on a stool that we need to stand on to succeed and be effective in our work.  As leaders we have a responsibility to learn how to improve our knowledge, skills and competencies to increase our collective impact and better support our colleagues, organizations and constituents.

The path to systems and a culture that are predominantly inclusive and equitable is an iterative journey from unaware to advocate. Every system and organization is made up of individuals so this course focuses on the individual and compliments any organizational training.  There is no one way to travel on the path.  This course provides information, actions, a process and resources combined with your intention, attention and commitment reduce the impact of implicit bias. 

This course is for you if you:

  • Are aware you have a role and are educating yourself how to move forward
  • Want to do no harm
  • Want to liberate yourself
  • Don’t know what to do or where to start
  • Are afraid to say or do the wrong thing
  • Want to build the skill set to take meaningful action
  • Want to be an Aly and build powerful partnerships


  • Learn Three Technologies to utilize in this work
  • Define “implicit racial bias”, how it works and provide examples
  • 5 tangible steps you can take to Stop implicit racial bias
  • Personal action plan
  • Resources, support, and next steps


Workshop Requirements:

  • Pre-Registration is required and covers both sessions. A pre-package will be sent to participants that includes preparation, more details and resources a week before workshop, April 3, 2023.
  • Registration deadline by April 2, 2023
  • Full attendance at both sessions. Two, 3-hour sessions, with breaks, sharing and interaction will occur, one on Monday, April 10th and the other on Monday, April 17th. The course is progressive with action to be taken in between sessions.

Content for the course has been curated from many sources and include How to be an Inclusive LeaderJennifer BrownCourses from Racial Justice from the HeartDr. Amanda KempSo You Want To Talk About RaceIjeoma Oluo; and White FragilityRobin Diangelo. Content adapts the “5 Steps to Stop Implicit Racial Bias” from Dr. Amanda Kemp for this venue and audience and is a mix of assessment tools, videos, direct teaching, facilitated break out groups and a small amount of homework.

Workshop Format

Live, hybrid of in person and pre-recorded Videos


Kristen Mun was born and raised on the island of Oahu. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon where she works as a cultural consultant, racial justice facilitator, and a core member of the Accountability Collective, a group of volunteers working toward racial equality for the Portland theatre community. When she is not a facilitator and project manager with Racial Justice from the HEART she is a stage manager and fight choreographer in the Portland theatre community.

Barb Horn was born and raised in Colorado and currently resides in the southwest corner near Durango. She has 33 years’ experience in water quality monitoring and policy, data management and with community scientists, working locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. She is trained in facilitation and community mediation and as a Racial Justice From the Heart Facilitator, Master Presenter and a Roger Love Method Voice Coach. She claims she achieved her peak at five years old and has been trying to get it back ever since.

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April 10, 2023
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
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