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Exploring Your Identity: Diversity & Inclusion Practices to be a Better Ally

Event Date:

October 9, 2020

Event Time:

3:00 pm

In this workshop, Thyannda Mack leads participants in an exploration of their own multifaceted identities and how their identities impact their daily lives and relationships. This interactive workshop helps participants understand their own experience, beliefs, biases, and challenges with identity through guided small group discussions, reflective exercises, and defining relevant concepts. We will begin with an exploration of your own identity to understand who you are and how that affects the way you interact with others. The exploration will then transition to learning about common identity-based barriers and strategies for overcoming them. Finally, we will workshop identity-based challenges that mental health professionals experience to strategize more effective approaches.

This workshop is founded on the belief that when individuals deeply connect to and understand their own identities, they are better able to contribute meaningfully to creating a more inclusive and equitable community. Meaningful understanding of and connection to identity allows people, communities, and organizations to build bonded relationships, create meaningful resolutions, and do the difficult work of challenging structural racism and bias.

Student discount and sliding scale available. Please contact us at for details.

Workshop participants who opt to receive CE certification, please select the CEU option. This workshop fulfills requirement for 1.5 CE credits. CE sponsorship is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), credits are applicable to LCSW and transferrable to LCPC in Illinois. If you have a different licensure or are licensed outside of Illinois, please check with your licensure body before purchasing.

About the Speaker:

Thyannda Mack is the founder of Inclusive Resolutions LLC, where she helps organizations and individuals move toward resolution after incidents or disputes involving race, gender identity, sex, religious/spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation, age, ability differences, ethnicity, nationality, or socioeconomic status. Her experiences as an attorney, educator, trauma survivor, and parent has made her adept at responding to and resolving identity-related incidents. She has 15+ years of experience in community engagement, facilitation, conflict resolution, and programming.

Thyannda has worked with the likes of the YWCA, DePaul University, Association for Conflict Resolution, University of Iowa, outpatient treatment centers, independent schools, community organizations, and professional organizations. Training and Certifications include Center for Conflict Resolution certified mediator, Illinois and Missouri licensed attorney, Diversity training with BUILD Diversity Training, Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity Project program, National Association for Law Placement Annual Education Conference, American Association of University Women White Privilege seminar, Chicago Women in Intellectual Property, Central Exchange Women at the Leading Edge program.

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Event Schedule Details

  • October 9, 2020 3:00 pm   -   4:30 pm
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