A friend of mine runs APA Solutions, a training and development company here in Buffalo, NY. Their company focuses on providing more effective approaches to training for company leaders in HR and talent management.
Last week, she reached out to talk with me about what her company is doing to address diversity and inclusion in the workforce—and more directly, the biases we unintentionally bring into our thinking and actions.
Full disclosure, this post is about a paid training program, but given all that is going on in the world right now, I told my friend that I’d be happy to share a post on our website about the program she is offering. I think the opening line from a blog post on their website says it all:
Picture this: The year is 2040 and your child or grandchild approaches you. They ask, “I’m learning about the Black Lives Matter Movement in school, the biggest civil rights movement in history, and since you lived through it, what was it like? What did you do to make an impact?
Personally, I’ve been too much on the sidelines in addressing social issues. While I will never be able to fully comprehend the struggles that someone who is being discriminated against or unequally treated in the workforce would face, I can do more to make ensure I keep an open mind, open eyes, and an positive impact in my community.
If you’re interested in learning more about what you can do, or would like to know more about how to un-bias your thinking, please check out this complimentary webinar:
Making Friends with Your Biased Brain
August 4, noon EDT