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Addressing Bias & Microaggressions in the Meeting & Event Industry

April 27, 2021
9:50 AM - 11:30 AM

9:50 a.m.  Welcome & Chapter Announcements
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.  Program
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.  Networking

This event has been approved for 1 hour of CE credit in Domain J.

As a meeting and event planner, it is important to be aware of your own biases and how microaggressions interfere with producing highly diverse, equitable and inclusive event experiences.

This interactive workshop will provide a foundational understanding of bias & behaviors called microaggressions, as well as examine the impact they can have in the meeting & event industry.

1.  Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of bias & microagressions.
2.  Participants will have a greater awareness of the impact of bias & microagressions in the meeting & event industry.
3.  Participants will acquire perspectives & tools to identify bias & reduce microaggressions in the meeting and event industry.

Dr. ShabazzPresenter:  Khalilah A. Shabazz, Ph.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Dr. Shabazz is a cultural competency educator, higher education administrator, and dialogue facilitator. Having advanced through various higher education roles in her 19-year career, Dr. Shabazz has a proven commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

She gained her Masters and Ph.D. in Higher Education & Student Affairs at Indiana University with a focus on retention and the campus climate for diverse students. Her experience expands beyond the college classroom and administrative realm to the community where she engages organizations, schools, and businesses in personalized workshops and trainings to enhance cultural competency, diversity & inclusion efforts.

Her presentation style has been described as thought provoking, personable, engaging, understandable, structured, and orderly - even through difficult conversations and topics. She believes in encouraging safe yet uncomfortable dialogue on critical topics that can yield growth.

In addition to her professional career, Dr. Shabazz is an active member in leadership with Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc,. founder of SAAS (Student African American Sisterhood) National Organization, Inc.; and co-pilot of a blended family with 8 daughters.

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