The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency responsible for enforcing laws against employment discrimination and harassment, announced today that the EEOC Training Institute is launching a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) workshop series, starting with “Understanding Unconscious Bias in the Workplace” on August 24.
This first workshop will discuss how bias happens in the workplace, the different types of biases, microaggressions, and provide best practices for employers to reduce unconscious bias in the workplace. It is geared toward attorneys, mediators, human resource personnel, union officials and equal employment opportunity (EEO) professionals in the private and public sectors, along with other interested parties.
“The fight to obtain equal employment opportunity for all is the fight for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. The Los Angeles District is proud to co-sponsor this first DE&I workshop on unconscious bias with the Houston, Indianapolis, San Francisco, and St. Louis district offices,” said Rosa Viramontes, district director for the EEOC’s Los Angeles District office.
“In today’s society, it is vital for employers to understand the importance of DE&I training and program implementation, and the profound impact it can have on the entire workforce,” added Katrina Grider, associate director of curriculum, education, and training for the EEOC. “The EEOC is pleased to develop and offer this important education to the employer community.”
The EEOC Training Institute provides fee-based training and technical assistance to help employers understand, prevent, and correct discrimination in the workplace. The programs of the institute are made available under the EEOC Education, Technical Assistance and Training Revolving Fund Act of 1992, which was established by Congress to enable the EEOC to charge “reasonable fees” for specialized products and services developed and delivered as part of the Commission’s training and technical assistance efforts.
Further details about the workshop, including the agenda, pricing information and online registration are available at http://bit.ly/EEOTraining2021. Registration information may also be obtained by contacting Outreach & Education Coordinator Nicole St. Germain at (213) 785-3045 / firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration fee for the workshop is $115, and it will take place virtually.
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