Leading Through Anti-Bias Practices & The Method Matters: Using Storytelling to Create Authentic Community Engagement

november 2023

30nov10:00 am3:00 pmLeading Through Anti-Bias Practices & The Method Matters: Using Storytelling to Create Authentic Community Engagement10:00 am - 3:00 pm Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Rd


Event Details

Join the Regional Prevention Coordinators for an in-person workshop with Rebecca Slaby and Anne Phibbs. Rebecca Slaby will present Leading Through Anti-Bias Practices in the morning, and Anne Phibbs will present The Method Matters: Using Storytelling to Create Authentic Community Engagement in the afternoon. In between sessions, a lunch will be provided. This workshop is part of a series of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Trainings hosted by the Regional Prevention Coordinators. To learn more about other workshops in this series, go to mnprc.org/trainings

Leading Through Anti-Bias Practices

Leadership that embeds anti-bias practices creates a workplace culture that authentically welcomes, supports, and values people for all of who they are. This workshop will introduce participants to anti-bias leadership practices that affirm healthy complex identities of staff and constituents, model respect and appreciation of differences, and appropriately respond to bias-based mistreatment as it appears in the workplace in order to create equity and belonging for all.

The Method Matters: Using Storytelling to Create Authentic Community Engagement

Organizations need to authentically engage their constituents and stakeholders, but sometimes our very method of engaging can get in the way. In this workshop, we examine how our organization’s assumptions and biases can impede our work in – and with – communities. And we explore the work being done, from community organizations to healthcare to corporations, with storytelling as a method for authentic connection across communities and across difference.

About the Speakers

Rebecca Slaby, Executive Director of AMAZEworks, leads AMAZEworks in working with schools, communities, and organizations to create equity and belonging for children and adults. She has provided dozens of workshops and trainings on Anti-Bias Education with a focus on cultural responsiveness, bias, identity and stereotype thrmicroaggressions, and other DEI topics and has co-authored two AMAZEworks curriculums.

Anne Phibbs, PhD, is Founder and President of Strategic Diversity Initiatives and has extensive experience in training, teaching, curriculum development, and training of trainers, delivering workshops and classes to participants in corporate, government, higher education, nonprofit, healthcare, and faith community settings. Anne served as Director of Education in the Office for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota, where she built a successful diversity and inclusion leadership program with a focus on emotional intelligence (EQ). Anne is an EQ Practitioner certified in the EQ-i2.0 and EQ360 method. Anne earned her PhD in Philosophy and Feminist Studies from the University of Minnesota and resides in Minneapolis.


(Thursday) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Maple Grove Community Center

12951 Weaver Lake Rd