In every community across America and beyond, important conversations, events, and protests are taking place on the issue of social justice and equity. 3CMA’s commitment is to go beyond our written statement of support, to also provide needed resources and training to help our members.
We will offer two, free webinars with LaTonya J. Pegues, known as "The Unconscious Bias Trainer.” LaTonya is the founder and CEO of BOAZ Enterprises, a training, consulting, communications, and marketing firm. She has provided training at the 2019 International City/County Management Association Conference, the Texas City Management Association Conference, as a keynote speaker at South by Southwest, and for clients across the globe.
Thursday, July 9, 2 p.m. Eastern
How to be More Inclusive in Your Municipalities' Community Engagement and Public Outreach
With the nation experiencing civil unrest and protests in over 700 cities, this may be a good time to re-evaluate your community engagement strategy.
In this course, we will discuss ways to find the holes in your approach to community engagement, how to prepare to listen to new voices and their public comments, as well as strategies on how to be more inclusive in your public engagement and public outreach efforts.
Thursday, July 16, 2 p.m. Eastern
How to Address Microaggressions and Known Offensive Language in Your Department/Municipality
As more conversations around excessive force, inequities, and various forms of negative bias are happening in communities around the world, the discussions are taking place with more directness and intentionality and sometimes using micro-aggressions and offensive language. In the work environment, the use of microaggressions can reduce morale and productivity in the workplace.
In this training session, we will define what are microaggressions, why they can be offensive, learn ways to recognize them and learn ways to rephrase words and expressions of thought that are not as offensive.