Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Series

Join us for our four-part webinar series in which we:

  • Expand our understanding of how diversity and inclusion affects well-being
  • Appreciate other people’s and our own lived experiences
  • Examine our own responses to differences

The following four webinars will be live, one hour long, and facilitated by subject matter experts. All programs will be recorded and then available in our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion library.

Please join us on this journey. Hope to see you there.

Part 1 - Disability Etiquette

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Presenter Bio: Bonnie RiversBonnie’s experience managing learning and development, marketing operations, as well as regional corporate responsibility and global diversity and inclusion teams has significantly influenced the collaborative and inclusive nature of both her leadership style and approach. Bonnie has an BA in Psychology and Philosophy and minor in Theater from St. Michael’s College and a Master of Education from UMass Boston in Instructional Design.

Understanding disability etiquette allows us to comfortably interact with and support colleagues who may identify as having a disability. Through mini-lectures, videos, and case studies, participants will be exposed to skills to help them consciously navigate situations with people whose capabilities and needs may be different than their own.

Part 2 - Unconscious Bias

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Presenter Bio: Gary CormierGary brings a career of over 35 years’ experience in both Human Resources and leadership management, the last 20 of which have been at an executive management level. Gary has double Bachelor degrees from Assumption College in both Biology & English Literature as well as a Masters in Theological Studies/Pastoral Counseling from Weston School of Theology, Cambridge, MA.

Unconscious biases are stereotypes and attitudes about certain groups of people which we hold unconsciously. Often, these attitudes do not align with our declared beliefs and values. Join KGA for a lively presentation on this important topic.

Part 3 - Microaggressions: Accountability and Relational Repair

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Presenter Bio: Fatimah FinneyFatimah Finney, MA, LMHC is trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy and maintains a private practice serving BIPOC and young adults. As a facilitator and consultant, Fatimah uses her training in intercultural competence to support individuals and organizations to establish sustainable diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

Microaggressions are the common yet covert behaviors that create and sustain hostile and exclusionary professional settings. This session will help participants understand these interactions more deeply and consider alternative strategies for addressing microaggressions.

Part 4 - Allyship

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Presenter Bio: Stephanie Lajoie-LubinStephanie LaJoie-Lubin is a DE&I Strategist and Career Transformation Coach that partners with organizations to cultivate diverse, inclusive & equitable workplace environments. Currently, Stephanie is the Program Manager, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging at CarGurus, leading the company’s global DEI strategy and initiatives. Stephanie holds a M.Ed. from Northeastern University, a B.A. in Marketing from Johnson & Wales University and is a Certified Professional Coach.

Allyship can be a powerful presence in the workplace and beyond. This discussion will explore the relationship between of power and privilege and the value of fostering working relationships that lead to equitable experiences and outcomes for all. Participants will identify strategies to become confident anti-racist allies.

To learn more about KGA’s Training and Development Solutions: Contact Wynne Meyer – Meyer@kgreer.com

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