Implicit Bias Training for Nonprofits

The Wabash Valley Community Foundation, the Greater Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of the Wabash Valley are pleased to offer two opportunities for Implicit Bias Training.

Training on Implicit Bias was a need identified by the Community Foundation’s Quality of Place conversations. As policy and practice are developed, codified and enacted by individuals, they are subject to influence by individual biases. When these biases are enforced through organizational-level policies and practices, they can appear normal and intractable; as a result, their impacts ripple out, creating real disparities and harm for our community members, coworkers, employees or clients.

Funded by the Community Foundation and presented by BTCC (Building a Thriving Compassionate Community) of Bloomington, this introductory-level Implicit Bias Primer will explore this topic and focus on the organizational level in order to address how environments inform and reinforce our behaviors, and where we have the opportunity to make changes. During this 3-hour training, trainers and participants will work together to define bias, explore how it operates within individuals and organizations, examine the impacts of bias and identify tools to mitigate it.

Two sessions will be offered and held at the Community Foundation:

Friday, September 16, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday September 30, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

As these sessions are identical in nature, participants need only register for one.

Limited to 30 participants per session. Please submit this RSVP form today to secure your spot.

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About BTCC
Building a Thriving Compassionate Community (BTCC) is a network of organizations and individuals collaborating to provide training, build relationships and promote actionable change to address the root causes of social problems in Monroe County. Its vision is embedded within its name; it represents a diverse group of local stakeholders working to build a thriving and compassionate community. Within BTCC, the Implicit Bias Community of Practice is a cohort of trainers partnering with institutions dedicated to mitigating implicit bias.