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Implicit Bias (Virtual)
Thursday, February 18, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
Category: Misc. Trainings

Implicit Bias Workshop: Definition & Strategies for Raising
Awareness and Counteracting Bias 

January 28, 2021

To register for this training click here

  • Are you curious to learn more about implicit bias? Could your workplace or community benefit from a heightened awareness of the ways implicit bias affects our relationships and decision-making? This interactive workshop will help participants have an understanding of the implicit biases we all carry and specific strategies to manage them.
  • The facilitator(s) will lead interactive presentations and exercises to raise awareness about where biases come from – essentially, a form of mental shortcuts that we all engage in – as well as discussion of stereotypes each of us has encountered in the way we are viewed by others.
  • Additionally, the workshop will share strategies for counteracting bias in various spaces/environments, and the workshop will give suggestions on how to create 'Individual Action Plans' to combat implicit bias personally and professionally at home, the workplace and other spaces.

MORNING (10:00 am – 12:30 pm eastern) 

  • Welcome, Introductions & Overview of the Workshop
  • Raising Awareness about Implicit Bias (types/settings/impact)
  • Stereotyping Discussion and other relevant definitions
  • History's Role in Implicit Bias
  • Implicit Association Test:  Learning about Mental Shortcuts
  • Bias, Power & Privilege:  Understanding Privilege
  • Tools for Counteracting Bias Using / Interrupting Bias
  • Concluding Comments, Questions & Wrap Up
  • 30-minute discussion following the training 

About the Trainer:
Tamie Dixon-Tatum has extensive experience in the fields of Office Management, Office Policies, Procedures, Human Relations, Budgeting, Payroll, Marketing, Human Resources, Public Relations, Radio & Television Broadcasting, Teaching, Civil Rights and Municipal/Community Partnerships. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Telecommunications, a Master's Degree in Public Affairs and a Master's in Legal Studies.   Ms. Dixon-Tatum is a former employee of both DRA and Guide Lamp, as well as a former Union Member of Local 662 and Local 663. Her experience, expertise, education and empathy make her a well-rounded individual and professional.

Tamie is heavily involved with her community via civic organizations and community programs such as the Strengthening Families Program through Intersect, and she is a youth, community, education and equal opportunity advocate. Currently, she works for the City of Anderson as the Civil Rights Director, she is President of the Indiana Consortium of State and Local Civil Rights Agencies, a member of  Community Action Program's (CAP) Racial Equity Committee and a member of JDAI/Madison County's Race, Equity & Inclusion Committee. Tamie is a guest radio personality and a former guest for the Vision for Success Show on WHBU 1240AM/103.7FM. Previously, Tamie worked in Madison County Superior Court 2's Juvenile Division as the Juvenile Case Manager for the Reclaiming Futures Program and the Madison County Prosecutor's Office as Office Manager under Thomas Broderick Jr.  She has also worked for The Crossing Education Center for at-risk youth as the Community & Business Development Coordinator which helped to match youth with job training and community service opportunities.

In addition to her extensive employment and educational background, Ms. Dixon-Tatum is an entrepreneur, and she has spearheaded the Ollie H. Dixon Back-To-School Picnic and Parade for 30 years.  This program has provided free school supplies and food for thousands of disadvantaged children throughout Madison County for three decades. 

Tamie Dixon-Tatum works tirelessly to serve the community as a community, youth, education, and equal opportunity advocate as well as a multi-media professional.