2022 NW Diversity Learning Series After Session Resources

Continue your learning from the NW Diversity Learning Series Sessions. The resources below provide valuable tools, worksheets, articles, and a variety of resources for you to sustain your learning.

 

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If you are looking for resources we shared during the 2021 NWDLS, you can find them HERE.

Session 1: January 27, 2022

"Fact or Fiction: Learning How to Challenge DEI Data"

 

In the first session of 2022, participants learned how to spot, refute or fix various forms of misinformation related to DEI data such as data graphic errors, flawed data arguments as a result of selection bias, and to distinguish between claims of causation versus correlation.

 

Jevin West & Carl Bergstrom, presenters for this session, provided the following resources, handouts and articles to extend participants’ learning.

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  • One of our favorite books on the topic of “bullshit” is Harry Frankfurt’s book. Here is an article, "On Bullshit" that inspired that book.

  • Extremism Online: As the rise of right-wing extremism continues, scholars examine how these ideologies multiply through digital spaces

 

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Here are three specific case studies that relate to things we talked about in the workshop:

 

 

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After Session Discussion Guide: This discussion guide aims to help you engage with and reflect on your learning from the Session, “Fact or Fiction: Learning How to Challenge DEI Data”. We encourage you to reflect collaboratively with your colleagues and discuss how to apply critical questions to the development of your organization’s DEI data.

Other Resources:

Here is a resource page (from the Center for An Informed Public) for more general tools at addressing misinformation (e.g., deepfakes, vaccine hesitancy, etc.) that organizational leaders will deal with at some point:

https://www.cip.uw.edu/resources/

Participants’ list of Metrics:

Presenters, Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom, asked the participants if they could identify any metrics of success at their organizations that have led to unintended consequences. There was no shortage of answers. This is their list.

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Session 2: March 24, 2022

"The Great Stagnation: Accountability is More Than a Hashtag"

 

In the second session of 2022, participants learned how to diagnose common dysfunctions that undermine DEI progress and gained practical tools that they can apply to their organization’s DEI efforts to ensure they are properly launched, resourced, and sustained.

 

Dax-Devlon Ross, presenter for this session, provided the following resources to extend participants’ learning.

  

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Session 3: May 25, 2022

"Environmental & Climate Justice: Solving Deadly Outcomes Hidden in the Land, Water, & Air"

 

In the third session of 2022, participants learned about environmental and climate justice (ECJ), its connection to DEI, their workplaces, and communities, strategies to engage in ECJ work, and solutions to implement in their spheres of influence.

 

Dr. Deb L. Morrison and Chris Cameron of CLEAR Environmental, facilitators for this session, provided the following resources to extend participants’ learning.

  

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Session 4: June 29, 2022

"From Invisible to Targeted to Safe: Become an Ally for LGBTQIA+ Employees"

 

In the fourth session of 2022, participants learned about LGBTQIA+ inclusion, the current state of the LGBTQIA+ community, how to challenge misleading and disrespectful information and how to be an ally in creating inclusive environments where LGBTQIA+ employees can be safe, bring their whole selves to a team and thrive.

 

Michael Bach, Founder of the Canadian Centre for Diversity & Inclusion and CEO of CCDI Consulting, facilitator for this session, provided the following resources to extend participants’ learning. We added a few to his.

 

  

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Session 5: September 29, 2022

“Creating Safe Spaces: Transformative Conversations on Race & Equity”

 

In the fifth session of 2022, participants learned about ...

 

  • An introduction to Polarities and its relationship to racial tensions

  • A tool (S.O.A.R.) that will help them understand and process racial tensions in a more constructive manner individually and collectively

  • An experience that will engage their personal Cognitive Behavioral Triangle resulting in a transformation of attitudes and actions related to divisive racial tensions

 

Wanda Savage-Moore, Vice President of Organizational Development and JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) Solutions for Polarity Partnerships, LLC and facilitator for this session, provided the following resources to extend participants’ learning. We added a few to hers. For Discounts on Polarity Licensing, PACT Certification and JEDI Micro-Certifications, contact Wanda here: wanda@polaritypartnerships.com

 

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To purchase hard copies of Polarity Partnerships’ Barry Johnson’s books from Amazon. 

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