2020 Tools & Tactics Webinar: Combating Unconscious Bias – Strategies for Developing Cultural Awareness

DMECTools & Tactics, Webinars

Tuesday, July 28

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

No matter how good our intentions are to be free of prejudice, we all have implicit biases that can have a serious impact on our work. In this webinar, participants will explore the concept of implicit bias, and begin to understand the necessity of cultural awareness being a top priority to move beyond bias. Walk away with strategies to engage in compassionate dialogue in order to address the needs of your diverse companies and communities. Join us as we develop a shared definition of unconscious bias while exploring external structures that influence and impact our beliefs. Attendees will gain strategies to “interrupt” bias and “repair” the harm caused by it using the steps of “Recognize It”, “Interrupt It”, and “Repair It”, or the RIR Protocol.

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. Log in to your DMEC account prior to registering to receive member pricing.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop a shared definition of unconscious bias.
  • Explore external structures that influence and impact our beliefs.
  • Gain strategies to “interrupt” bias and “repair” the harm caused.
  • Discover how to use the RIR Protocol.


Nancy Dome, CEO, Epoch Education, Inc.

For over 20 years, Dr. Nancy Dome has supported children and educators to overcome institutional and systemic barriers. Starting her career as a child care worker, she has worked through the ranks as a classroom teacher, teacher leader, college professor, and now co-founder of Epoch Education. Epoch Education’s primary charge is to provide current, accessible, and transformational professional development for educators and students on the topics of equity, critical race theory, and culturally relevant teaching and learning to support the development of the necessary cultural competencies needed to effectively respond to our ever diversifying world. The workshops, keynotes, online courses, and trainings utilize a myriad of models to ensure content is accessible to all ages, gently supports stepping into discomfort on hard topics, and calls for deep personal reflection. Dr. Dome co-created the RIR Protocol, which provides concrete steps to practice interrupting dysfunctional systems and negative behavior through compassionate dialogue using the steps of Recognize It, Interrupt It, and Repair It.


This session qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. To qualify for CEU credit:

  • You must attend the full duration of the webinar. Following the webinar and once attendance has been confirmed, you will receive an email with CEU reporting information.
  • You must register for and watch the webinar individually. Group participation does not qualify for CEU credit.

 Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers $29.99

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