Session 1: Thursday, July 25th
Session 2: Thursday, August 1st
9 AM – NOON
Hilton Garden Inn, 1032 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201
From Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires
Cost: $75 Both Sessions/$50 Single Session
Gwendolyn Hampton VanSant of Multicultural BRIDGE will lead a two-session training. Participants will learn essential inclusive leadership skills for navigating bias in the workplace. While Session 1 covers the basics, it is recommended that participants also attend Session 2 where conversation leads to deeper learning.
“BRIDGE’s training has helped us understand the needs of our changing community and also given our team members tools to understand their own unconscious bias and take it into account in their work. This helps us provide the right financial solutions for the communities we serve. Rather than thinking that we know what’s right for our members, Greylock employees now aim to help people identify their own needs without judgment. This creates a welcoming environment where both our community members and employees can thrive.” Jodi Rathbun-Briggs, Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer/Greylock Federal Credit Union
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Gwendolyn Hampton VanSant is a well-recognized thought leader in diversity leadership and community organizing for racial justice. She is the CEO & Founding Director of BRIDGE, a frequent speaker, and a longtime activist. Gwendolyn is currently the Vice Chair of the Great Barrington W. E. B. Du Bois Legacy Committee. She has founded several initiatives based on the principles of equity and justice, the inherent dignity and worth of individuals, and our interconnected web of humanity. She serves on the board of Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts.