Office of Personnel Management Director (OPM) Kiran Ahuja recently echoed the Administration’s commitment to ensuring that every “service-minded individual feels welcome and supported in contributing their talents to the Federal workforce.”
Employees, regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation, will not feel welcome, supported, respected, or empowered unless the agency addresses unconscious bias and microaggressions in the workplace.
If you have not yet addressed bias or microaggression in your DEIA training, then you can’t afford to miss this two-hour virtual event.
What is a microaggression? FELTG Instructor Katherine Atkinson, attorney at law, will explain what microaggressions look like in their various forms — microinsults, microassaults, and microinvalidations.
Whether intentional or not, microaggressions can be very hurtful to the employees who experience them, and such behaviors indicating implicit bias can lead to a hostile work environment. They also put a serious dent in employee morale, productivity, and retention.
Ms. Atkinson will also share an implicit bias test, explain its impact, and provide examples. She’ll provide a quick review of EEO law so you can determine when bias or microaggression leads to the level of discrimination.
Attendees will learn how to:
- Identify acts of microaggression and acts influenced by implicit bias.
- Recognize and define harassment.
- Respond appropriately and effectively when you see a microaggression in the workplace.
This program meets the President’s mandate to provide training on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in the Federal workplace.
Date and Time
Thursday, June 29, 2023, 1:00 – 3:00 pm ET
- Early Bird Tuition: $295 (register by June 14)
- Standard Tuition: $325 (register June 15-29)
- Rates per registrant.
- Can I attend Virtual Training from my government computer?
- FELTG uses Zoom for this Virtual Training Institute event. Many government computers and systems allow Zoom access. If for some reason your firewall will not allow access, you’re welcome to use your personal email address to register, and to attend the sessions from your personal device. You may also attend the training event as an audio training, by dialing in over the phone and following along with the materials independently.
- Can I earn CLE credits for this class?
- CLE applications are the responsibility of each attendee; FELTG does not apply for the credits on behalf of attendees. If you are seeking CLE credit, attendees may use the materials provided by FELTG in submission to your state bar. Attendees may also request a certificate of completion which will contain the number of training hours attended.
- Can I share my access link with co-workers?
- No. Registration for this event is per individual, and access links may not be shared. Each link may only be used by one person.
- Can I register a teleworker?
- This event is individual registration, so the cost is the same whether the person is teleworking or in an agency facility.
- How do I receive a group rate discount?
- Group rates are available for agencies registering 10 or more individuals. Group discounts are available until June 14.
Cancellation and No-show Policy for Registered Participants: Cancellations made after the cancel date on the registration form will not be refunded or given credit toward future courses. Pre-paid training using the “Pay Now” option will not be refunded or given credit toward future courses. No-shows will not be refunded or given credit toward future courses.