3CMA Webinar - Unconscious Bias Training for Local Government Communicators
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, as leaders and communicators in local governments.
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. She hosts a weekly Unconscious Bias Trainer blog and frequent podcasts. Follow her on social media @theUBtrainer or visit www.theUBtrainer.com.
Thursday, July 9, 2 - 3 p.m. Eastern Time
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 - 3 p.m. Eastern Time
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 (virtual or in-person) the use of microaggressions can reduce morale and reduce 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.
More about LaTonya J. Pegues
After working in the aerospace industry in low-temperature physics and satellite engineering, LaTonya founded BOAZ Enterprises in Austin, Texas. She is a strong believer in community involvement and economic empowerment. She has served as a Metro Ambassador in the Capital Metropolitan Transit Authority Metro Ambassador program, as a visiting professor in the National Urban League Black Executive Exchange Program, sits on the University of Texas Club Ambassador’s Council, and is a member of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Advisory Board. LaTonya a frequent trainer in youth STEM programs, a mentor in the Young Women of Destiny program, and is an Austin Chapter NAACP Community Service Award winner.