Implicit bias workshop held for staff

Sep 16, 2022Articles

As part of our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) strategic priority, we held a very interactive and well-received Implicit Bias workshop for our entire staff last month. The full-day workshop, held on Friday, August 12th, was conducted by DBA Training Solutions. DBA was founded by a team of law enforcement professionals, responding to the need for training designed to help unite police departments and the communities they serve. The class gave staff an understanding of implicit bias, and how to identify and reduce the damaging impact of unconscious bias in your everyday life. The class used personal stories from the staff that helped everyone understand how to have an open mind to different people and situations regardless of race, gender, or disability.

Literacy Pittsburgh (formerly Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council) helps create better lives through learning. Recognized as a national leader in adult and family literacy, Literacy Pittsburgh is the largest provider of adult basic education in Allegheny and Beaver Counties. Last year, Literacy Pittsburgh helped some 5,000 individuals acquire the skills needed to reach their fullest potential in life and participate productively in their communities. Literacy Pittsburgh provides free, personalized instruction in workforce readiness, high school diploma test preparation, digital literacy, English language learning, math, reading, and family literacy through one-to-one and small class instruction. Founded in 1982, it serves local adults through numerous neighborhood locations and its Downtown Pittsburgh Learning Center.       

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