Rescheduled launch from March 20th! This training series will help businesses cultivate and steward inclusive retail, restaurant and workplace environments for customers and employees in order to create of culture of belonging in your business. We will include time for special consideration towards the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses and concurrently diverse patrons; significant shifts will be the required and the impact of social distancing will interact with cultural and systemic bias. How can we be proactive? Registration limited.
Join us first for a Panel Discussion with Pete Mirante of Greylock Federal Credit Union, Shirley Edgerton (NAACP, ROPE and Pittsfield Public Schools), Dennis Powell (NAACP) and John Lewis of Team R3set and the Black Economic Council.
Workshop: May 20th at 2 PM: Recognizing Bias & Creating Welcoming & Affirming Workplace Culture in your business | Gwendolyn VanSant (BRIDGE) and Shirley Edgerton
Workshop: May 27th at 2 PM: Diversity & Belonging: Stewarding Culturally Sensitive and Inclusive Environments | Gwendolyn VanSant and Stephanie Wright (BRIDGE)
This training is presented by BRIDGE in collaboration with NAACP Berkshire County
Co-hosted and co-sponsored by Berkshire Bank, Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Committee (PERC), Downtown Pittsfield, Inc., and Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC.)