Diversity: A Starting Place

Diversity: A Starting Place, presented by Jess Pettitt

Unlike other online diversity trainings, this course introduces the concepts that you can utilize in your own life immediately. Regardless of each participant’s identities and lived experiences, the concept of how we coexist, interact, and impact one another is imperative to build better teams, better connections, and deeper relationships.

Spend an hour, reflecting on how you fit into the conversation of diversity. Coming to terms with our own unique positive and negative bias as well as how that intersects with our responsibility of perception and sense of entitlement to validation is the foundation of social justice work. Our experiences, choices, and impact, both intentional and unintentional, matter. This is the starting place.

Learning Outcomes
• Recognizing difference and engagement habits
• Personal reflection and seeking out new experiences
• Feeling safe and prepared
• Conscious and Unconscious Bias, both positive and negative
• Recruitment, Retention, and Fit
• The role of Curiosity, Generosity, Authenticity, Vulnerability

About Jess Pettitt

Jessica Pettitt, M.Ed., CSP, pulls together her stand-up comedy years with 15+ years of diversity trainings in a wide range of organizations to serve groups to move from abstract fears to actionable habits that lead teams to want to work together. With a sense of belonging and understanding, colleagues take more risks with their ideation, converse precious resources through collaboration, and maintain real connections with clients over time.

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