In diverse communities, we encounter many different types of people, ideas, experiences, and backgrounds. We are encouraged to build community, share spaces, and have courageous conversations. Yet, one of the barriers to doing so can be how our personal biases inform and impact how we act and how we engage with the world around us. 

Join us for this interactive workshop to uncover how our biases are operationalized in all aspects of school life and create meaningful action for interrupting problematic patterns. Together, we will leverage an identity-conscious approach to teaching, leading, learning, advising, and decision-making about some of today’s most challenging situations facing schools. 

Attendees will leave this workshop with experience:

  • Identifying personal and professional biases on your school community at large
  • Pinpointing biases that inform and impact critical operations in your work
  • Developing actionable responses to specific situations involving bias
  • Practicing frameworks for addressing general bias-informed situations 
  • Learning how to name it, own it, interrupt it, and take responsibility for when biases show up in problematic ways

This workshop is designed for every adult in the school community.  

Dates & Venues

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
The Fenn School


Attendees Member Pricing Non-Member Pricing
1 – 3 $275/pp $375/pp
4 – 7 (Save 10%) $250/pp $350/pp
8 – 19 (Save 20%) $220/pp $320/pp



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Agenda at a Glance

  • 8:30 – 9:00 AM | Registration
  • 9:00 – 10:00 AM | Part 1: Personal and Professional Biases: How They Inform and Impact the Work
  • 10:15 – 11:15 AM |  Part 2: Actionable Responses to Situations Involving Bias
  • 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM |  Lunch & Peer Conversations
  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Part 3: Frameworks for Addressing Bias-Informed Situations
  • 1:15 – 2:15 PM | Part 4: Name It, Own It, Interrupt It, and Take Responsibility: When Biases Show Up in Problematic Ways
  • 2:15 – 2:30 PM | Q&A and Farewell

About the Presenter

Liza Talusan is an educator, facilitator, and strategic change partner for organizations, corporations, leadership teams, schools, and individuals looking to build their skills in diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and leadership. She leads with compassion and connection, even when conversations are difficult and challenging.

Through workshops, dialogue groups, community conversations, strategic planning, and equity audits, Liza helps your community build knowledge, engage in reflection, and move to action in meaningful and thoughtful ways. The goal is always to build stronger, healthier, and more inclusive communities by learning more about who we are, why we do what we do, and how our identities and experiences shape our actions.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and transfer requests must be sent via email to Cancellations received up to 10 days before the start of the event will receive a 100% refund, less a $100 administrative fee. Transfers of registrations from one person to another are permitted up to 3 business days before the start of the event, or the first event of a series of events.

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