Bias and Microaggressions in Today’s Current Context (with CE)

$10.00

Presenter:  Director of Multicultural Affairs at Case Western Reserve University since 2013, Naomi Sigg plays a major role in the development of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives on campus.  She serves as the Co-Chair of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Board, Think Forum Advisory Board, and is a member of several university committees including the Diversity Leadership Council, the President’s Advisory Council on Minorities, and Alianza Latina/Latino Alliance, the Latinx employee resource group.  Naomi is a certified Green Dot Facilitator and Sustained Dialogue Moderator.

During her tenure at CWRU, Naomi , along with her team developed the three-hour Diversity 360 educational module for undergraduate and graduate students which serves as a common experience, setting a foundation for key identity, diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts.  The program is facilitated by over 100 trained faculty, staff, and students. To date, over 8,000 students have been through the program.

As a strong advocate for underrepresented and marginalized communities, Naomi collaborated with students in the creation of several new organizations including, the Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative, the Black Student Union,  Voices: A Women of Color Collaborative and the Indigenous Alliance for Native American and Indigenous communities on campus.  Naomi often presents her work at regional and national conferences including the International Conference on Conflict Resolution and Education, the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE), the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), the Midwest Asian American Students Union (MAASU), and the Ohio Consortium for Multicultural Centers in Higher Education (OCMCHE).  In 2015, she was the recipient of the Mather Spotlight Award presented by the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, the awardee of the 2017-2018 Ohio College Personnel Association’s Equity and Inclusion Award, and along with colleagues from Case Western Reserve University she received the National Dialogue Award presented by the Sustained Dialogue International Institute.

Naomi earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Outside of work, she is a mother of two small children who continue to keep her occupied as they discover the world through books, adventures at local parks and museums, and various foodie destinations.

Overview: Many institutions hold values that directly state their intention for inclusion, diversity, and equity within their communities. University leaders expect that faculty, students, and staff all be responsible for creating inclusion within their campuses, however, little is done to ensure all members are equipped with the knowledge and skills to both understand identity and inclusion as well as address exclusion, bias, and microaggressions. This webinar will delve into these many issues of bias and microaggressions and will provide participants with opportunities to assess their individual biases and provide foundational understanding in key equity and inclusion concepts. Participants will also learn skills and tools to combat microaggressions and bias while addressing situations within their communities and beyond.

Learning Objectives:

  1. List two ways to assess individual identities, actions, and biases in order to create change within your sphere of influence.
  1. Describe microaggressions and how to apply strategies to both address and intervene during exclusionary situations.
  2. Describe tools to address exclusion, bias, and microaggressions in the moment and within their sphere of influence
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Presenter:  Director of Multicultural Affairs at Case Western Reserve University since 2013, Naomi Sigg plays a major role in the development of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives on campus.  She serves as the Co-Chair of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Board, Think Forum Advisory Board, and is a member of several university committees including the Diversity Leadership Council, the President’s Advisory Council on Minorities, and Alianza Latina/Latino Alliance, the Latinx employee resource group.  Naomi is a certified Green Dot Facilitator and Sustained Dialogue Moderator.

During her tenure at CWRU, Naomi , along with her team developed the three-hour Diversity 360 educational module for undergraduate and graduate students which serves as a common experience, setting a foundation for key identity, diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts.  The program is facilitated by over 100 trained faculty, staff, and students. To date, over 8,000 students have been through the program.

As a strong advocate for underrepresented and marginalized communities, Naomi collaborated with students in the creation of several new organizations including, the Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative, the Black Student Union,  Voices: A Women of Color Collaborative and the Indigenous Alliance for Native American and Indigenous communities on campus.  Naomi often presents her work at regional and national conferences including the International Conference on Conflict Resolution and Education, the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE), the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), the Midwest Asian American Students Union (MAASU), and the Ohio Consortium for Multicultural Centers in Higher Education (OCMCHE).  In 2015, she was the recipient of the Mather Spotlight Award presented by the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, the awardee of the 2017-2018 Ohio College Personnel Association’s Equity and Inclusion Award, and along with colleagues from Case Western Reserve University she received the National Dialogue Award presented by the Sustained Dialogue International Institute.

Naomi earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Outside of work, she is a mother of two small children who continue to keep her occupied as they discover the world through books, adventures at local parks and museums, and various foodie destinations.

 

Overview: Many institutions hold values that directly state their intention for inclusion, diversity, and equity within their communities. University leaders expect that faculty, students, and staff all be responsible for creating inclusion within their campuses, however, little is done to ensure all members are equipped with the knowledge and skills to both understand identity and inclusion as well as address exclusion, bias, and microaggressions. This webinar will delve into these many issues of bias and microaggressions and will provide participants with opportunities to assess their individual biases and provide foundational understanding in key equity and inclusion concepts. Participants will also learn skills and tools to combat microaggressions and bias while addressing situations within their communities and beyond.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. List two ways to assess individual identities, actions, and biases in order to create change within your sphere of influence.
  1. Describe microaggressions and how to apply strategies to both address and intervene during exclusionary situations.
  2. Describe tools to address exclusion, bias, and microaggressions in the moment and within their sphere of influence