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Unconscious Bias for Decision-Makers

  • 7 Dec 2022
  • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Online Workshop
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Unconscious biases are social stereotypes that we are unaware of, but they can have a significant impact on our relationships at work, at home, and in our community. Those social stereotypes impact what information is collected and presented to council as well as decisions made by administration before it reaches council’s agenda.

LGAA is pleased to partner with Tymmarah Mackie to deliver this interactive workshop that will help participants to:

  • explore and discuss bias, prejudice, assumptions, and stereotypes.
  • understand how those factors affect decision-making and our relationships with people.
  • increase your understanding of your own biases and why they exist.
  • learn how to address inequities and support your municipality in becoming more welcoming, diverse, and inclusive.

The interactive structure to this workshop will provide a safe environment for you to ask questions and seek input on how to approach specific scenarios whether they be in your community, workplace, or personal environment.

What will you receive?
  • Two hours of interactive training.
  • A copy of the presentation slides.
  • Access to the video recording for 30 days.
  • A handout with links to additional resources.
Who should attend?

Current or aspiring chief administrative officers, department directors, managers, or team supervisors who are responsibile for managing people or making recommendations on municipal service delivery or workplace culture.

Speakers

Tymmarah (Tymm) Mackie is an enthusiastic, creative, inspiring leader with a passion for justice, human rights, and equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). She has extensive experience in creating and implementing EDI programs for numerous municipalities around Alberta, which has included employee training, community engagement, and strategic planning.

Tymm has a Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication from Royal Roads University and has been working in the EDI industry for more than a decade. Tymm’s clients have included municipal governments, federal government departments, post-secondary institutions, public libraries, non-profit organizations, and security companies. Learn more about Tymmarah at https://linkedin.com/in/tymmarahmackie/.

Testimonials from Tymm’s Clients
  • “You are impacting the organization and there is change happening. Keep up the great work. I have heard lots of staff saying that your passion to create a diverse workplace is a true inspiration.”
  • “Loved the discussion on which is more inclusive – Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?”
  • “The biggest things I took away was for sure the scenarios because I always wonder what I would do.”
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