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Disability Inclusion: Managing Bias

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm EDT
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As philanthropists, we envision communities that value and support people in all their diverse manifestations. We promote equality of opportunity and equitable outcomes. Yet, when we talk about diversity and inclusive philanthropy, we often mention disability at the very end of a long list—if it gets mentioned at all. We must deepen our understanding of disability as a natural part of the human experience. Those who work full time in this sphere prefer to think of it, not as disability funding, but rather put the emphasis on accessibility. In truth, we’re not funding a disability; we’re working to break down barriers and improve access. 

A more inclusive and culturally responsive workplace requires an understanding of bias and how its impact on teams. This workshop aims to empower how we engage others and make decisions at work. Participants will wrestle with the personal, cultural, and professional manifestations of bias.  

 Learning outcomes include: 

  • Define bias and identify its impact in the workplace. 
  • Explore how bias influences efforts to foster diversity and inclusion. 
  • Discuss techniques for disrupting bias. 
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