Creating Working Environments of Belonging through Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-racism
The last year or so sparked nationwide conversations and protests about racism, equity and discrimination. Many organizations reflected internally on whether they were doing enough. While most companies are committed to maintaining an unprejudiced workplace, studies and reality show that many organizations still have work to do.
Join Northstate SHRM and our sponsor Butte College–The Training Place, as we have Mwanaisha Sims, J.D./M.PA, expert in the area of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and anti-racism, share her knowledge and passion on the importance of creating work environments of belonging through diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism. This training will provide the following:
- Define what workplace diversity, equity, inclusion and Anti-racism (DEIA) means.
- Discuss the value a more DEIA workplace can offer an organization.
- Provide examples of characteristics, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives can increase an organization’s success.
- Discuss the importance that a sense of belonging offers all employees & especially those with characteristics outside of the mainstream.
- Explain the stereotypes & biases that one brings into the workplace.
- How to address micro inequities with colleagues in a respectful & impactful way.
Don’t miss this program on a very critical and hot topic in our nation today.
Mwanaisha A. Sims, J.D./M.PA
Director of Policy, Training and Compliance – San Mateo County Community College District
Mwanaisha is the Director of Policy, Training and Compliance for the San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD). She oversees compliance with Federal and State laws including District policies and procedures and leads the District’s Equal Employment Opportunity Committee (EEOC), where she implemented several programs and professional development opportunities to increase awareness of social justice, equity and diversity. Prior to joining SMCCCD, Mwanaisha worked for the Office of Institutional Equity at Michigan State University and was instrumental in helping build an office that promotes an inclusive and equitable campus for all. She has also served as an Assistant Prosecutor for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office in Detroit, Michigan, and as a staff attorney with the Third Circuit Court General Counsel Office in Detroit, Michigan where she represented the Judges of the Third Circuit Court and drafted legal opinions and memorandums of law.
Mwanaisha is the former Chair of the Racial Justice and Diversity Committee of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section where she conducts Implicit Bias Trainings for public offices nation-wide. She was selected to attend the 9/11 Hearings in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to oversee that the process was fair and equitable, and has drafted resolutions for policing agencies dealing with diversity and inclusion. Mwanaisha A. Sims earned her Juris Doctor from Western Michigan Cooley Law School, her Master of Public Administration from Western Michigan and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan. Mwanaisha is licensed to practice law in Michigan and New York.
This program is made possible with the support of our sponsor:
Butte College – The Training Place assists businesses develop employee talent with more than 200 training programs to upskill individuals within their 30-40 year career. Butte College trainers hold training credentials and certifications with Global Training Industry talent development partners with more than 40 years of expertise.
Trainings is offered customized for delivery at employer locations and at public classes for multiple employers virtually and in-person classes at the Skyway Center located in Chico. Upskill employees today!
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This program is approved for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org. Northstate SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.
This program is approved for 1.5 Units Credit Types recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®,PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). HRCertification Institute’s® (www.HRCI.org) official seal confirms that Northstate SHRM meets the criteria for pre-approved recertification credits for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®.