TAVA Nov Meeting & Workshop: Examining Unconscious Bias

  • Thursday, November 12, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Online via Zoom


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TAVA November Business Meeting & Workshop

Examining Unconscious Bias

Guest Speaker - Sheliza Jamal

Our second TAVA meeting for the year will be on Thursday, November 12th from 1pm to 2:30pm.

We will be conducting our business meeting from 1pm to 1:30pm and then welcoming a guest speaker from 1:30-2:30pm.

Information on how to join online will be sent in the reminder email several days prior to the workshop.

Note that you need to be a member of TAVA to register for this workshop.  For the 2020-2021 program year TAVA is offering a pay-what-you can membership if the full membership fee isn't feasible for you.  If you are not already a member you can select the pay-what-you can membership type and then use Paypal to transfer what you are able to pay ($1-$49).


About the Workshop: 

Gaining an awareness of our unconscious biases enables us to recognize and take action to disrupt the negative impact of biases in both personal and professional settings. In this way, individuals can engage in more authentic relationships with others. When working with volunteer engagement professionals, it is important to develop strong partnerships with volunteers and to be able to understand the diverse backgrounds and lived experiences that they may come from. In this workshop, participants will gain the tools necessary to create an equitable and inclusive environment which is important as our society becomes increasingly diverse. A positive, inclusive working culture improves productivity attracts and retains the best talent and volunteers and leads to greater employee satisfaction.

Learning Outcome 1:To develop a deeper understanding of unconscious bias and how it manifests 

Learning Outcome 2:To understand the impact of bias in personal and professional settings

Learning Outcome 3:To gain tools to disrupt bias in personal and professional settings

Sheliza Jamal, Ed.M is an Equity and Inclusion Learning Coach and Harvard graduate. Sheliza brings with her over a decade of experience in teaching, training and developing programs aimed at addressing inequitable outcomes for underserved communities. Sheliza uses an interactive approach often embedded with theatre-based techniques to develop a sense of embodied empathy and engage participants in rich dialogue. Her work is responsive and leaves participants with practical tools for engagement. As a seasoned facilitator, she has designed programs and delivered training across various sectors and industries to youth, educators as well as with staff and faculty in higher education institutions and non-profit organizations.

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