Global Women’s Leadership Network to Host March Event at CMCC

Join the Global Women’s Leadership Network’s Maine Sister Society for a special event, Understanding Bias and Prejudice: Bringing the Unconscious Conscious, taking place at Central Maine Community College in Auburn on March 23 from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Mandy Levine, Owner of Mandy Levine Consulting, will facilitate this special session which will help participants increase their awareness of their own personal biases—both explicit and implicit—and how these biases impact the ways in which we navigate the world.

Visit the League’s website to register. The cost to attend is $50 per person.

About the Session

Giving your first impressions a second look is a challenging and incredibly meaningful undertaking that requires humility, curiosity, and patience. The facilitator, Many Levine, uses a combination of videos, polls, and storytelling to define and explore some of the biases that impact us, oftentimes outside of our conscious awareness. She will provide research-based guidance on how to challenge the narratives in our heads and offer practical, actionable tools to undertake the process of challenging those scripts.

The class will explore:

  • The differences between and the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
  • How different aspects of our identities impact how we see the world and how we are seen by others in the world
  • The differences between explicit and implicit bias and the role of stereotypes
  • Several common implicit biases that occur in the workplace
  • Practical strategies to challenge our own implicit biases
  • The definition of prejudice and its potential impact in the workplace
  • Effective strategies for interrupting other people’s biased and prejudicial language
  • The creation of a personal anti-bias action plan

About the Facilitator

Mandy Levine has been facilitating interactive classes and consulting for organizations large and small on myriad diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) related topics. Mandy also is licensed in the State of Maine as a Professional Investigator and discreetly and efficiently conducts workplace investigations into allegations of harassment and discrimination.