TRAININGS AND EDUCATION
Parker is an engaging speaker that teaches teams how to build connections with passion. As a facilitator, Parker works with organizations and individuals to examine personal attitudes, values and bias and how to obtain the principles, skills and qualities that will allow them to work successfully in cross cultural situations. As a speaker, Parker engages audiences in new thinking around what it means to be a diversity change agent, an inclusive leader and building capacity for transformational change.
INDIVIDUAL CULTURAL COMPETENCY 101: Cultural competence is a key factor in enabling educators and interpreters to be effective with participants from cultures other than their own. Through a series of exercises, discussions and self-reflective activities participants will examine their personal cultural competence, increasing their ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with all people. Participants will develop awareness and build skills which will lead to increased ability to understand their cultural shaping as individuals and examine ways to be more inclusive in messaging and programming.
POWER, PRIVILEGE, & OPPRESSION Understanding privilege is a key component to anti-oppression work. This workshop explains privilege and how it operates. Participants will have had an opportunity to discuss openly topics of race, class, ability, oppression, and power/privilege Participants learn how to successfully navigate privilege in society and professional workspaces.
EXAMINING UNCONSCIOUS BIAS: We all bring unconscious biases into the workplace. These deeply subconscious attitudes span race, gender, appearance, age, wealth and much more. They influence everything from the neighborhood you live in, to the employee you promote and the one you don’t. These biases are reflexively triggered without our knowledge, they are virtually unnoticeable. Our unconscious biases are hidden. Although we are unaware of them they influence our beliefs about and behavior toward others. This workshop focuses on the implicit attitudes or stereotypes that shape how we engage others and make decisions in the workplace.
THE IMPACT OF MICROAGGRESSIONS – AN INTRODUCTORY TRAINING: Microaggressions are subtle verbal and non-verbal slights based on social group membership. Microaggressions are often the result of unconscious biases that lead to unintended discrimination against or degradation of those who are socially marginalized in a society, whether for skin color, gender, sexual orientation, age, language, origin, religion, disability, or any other characteristic. Raising our awareness of unconscious bias allows us to rethink the ways in which we approach hiring, inclusion, organizational culture and relationships with stakeholders. The session provides an understanding of how bias is formed in our unconscious, and ways we can disrupt the impact of unconscious patterns on both our individual behavior and on organizational behavior.
BLACK, WHITE AND GREEN: INCLUSION METHODS FOR DIVERSITY IN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION: This workshop acknowledges that providing career pathways that promote diverse EE workforces is only the first step. This presentation addresses ways to retain diverse interns and staff by creating hospitable organizational settings that nurture an atmosphere of welcome, support and respect for differences that is inclusive rather than exclusive.