Understanding how Bias Impacts our Communication

2023wed24may(may 24)2:00 pmthu25(may 25)3:30 pmUnderstanding how Bias Impacts our CommunicationVirtual 2-Part Workshop2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (25) Event TagsCareer Development,Communication,Diversity Equity and Inclusion,Human Resources

Event Details

Virtual 2-Part Series

Session #1:
Wednesday, May 24
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Session #2:
Thursday, May 25
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM


Listening is very different from hearing. If we listen intently, we will be able to recite back what the other person says. At the same time, we often hear based on what we believe the person is saying, or their intent. Our own experiences, both positive and negative, can impact both the way we speak/act as well as the way we listen/interpret. In this session, we discuss courageous conversations and how to unpack difficult moments to be able to grow through them rather than be stunted by them.

Learning Objectives

  1. Attendees will understand the impact of our surroundings on the development of implicit biases.
  2. Attendees will reflect on personally held biases and differentiate from core beliefs.
  3. Attendees will understand the role of stories we tell ourselves when entering into conversations.

This program is ideal for:  all people looking to communicate in a stronger fashion.

About Our Facilitator

Megan Fuciarelli is an educator and administrator with nearly 25 years of experience in the social justice realm. Now residing in Michigan, Fuciarelli has spent the bulk of her educational career in the Chicago area. As the Founder & Chief Empowerment Officer (CEO) of US², she works with a team of like-minded individuals whose primary goal is to help Unite Society through equity and inclusion work. In her career, she has served as an educator as well as building and district-level administrator. She has presented for local, state, national, and international audiences in the areas of Restorative Practices, Equity & Inclusion, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, and The Whole Child. As a featured TEDx Speaker, she is a true leader in the so


May 24, 2023 2:00 pm - May 25, 2023 3:30 pm