St. Bernards Healthcare and Arkansas State University are partnering to bring a Diversity & Inclusion event to the community of Northeast Arkansas. The event’s objectives are to promote awareness of implicit bias, recognize its impact in business and society, and provide tools for mitigating its effects. The target audience is community, education (students are welcome), healthcare, and business professionals such as those in the Human Resources field.
With the philosophy of cultural humility as the event’s framework, the audience will be introduced to key diversity and inclusion terms and led to understand their importance. Through interactive activities and group learning the audience will work to alleviate implicit bias individually and organizationally.
The case for diversity and inclusion can be made by examining the demographic shifts in the workforce as more women, racial and ethnic minorities, Millennials, veterans, and people with disabilities enter the workforce.
Therefore, to bring this awareness to Northeast Arkansas, St. Bernards Leading and Emerging African American Professionals (LEAAP) and Arkansas State University’s Diversity & Community Engagement Division present their pioneering event titled LEAAPing into Diversity & Inclusion.
Featuring Guest Speaker Amber Booth McCoy from UAMS' Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Division & The Diversity Booth and community guest panelists.
What can I Expect? Participants will begin the day with a large group session where they will be introduced to diversity and inclusion terms and their importance, followed by break-out sessions that focus on implicit bias within specific professional fields. Professionals in Education, Community Healthcare, Business, and Human Resources are encouraged to attend.
What is the Registration fee? Registration is $30, and participants will receive breakfast and lunch in addition to some thought-provoking diversity conversations.
Can I get Continuing Education Credits? Nurses and Physicians will be eligible to receive CEUs. Social workers and educators will receive certificates indicating their attendance. These certificates can be used by attendees to apply for professional development credit through the appropriate granting agency.