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Career Kick-Starter Series: Identifying and Overcoming Barriers
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Career Kick-Starter Workshop is the second in a three-part career development series for job seekers who are re-entering the workforce or seeking a change in employment. Part two of this series is Identifying and Overcoming Barriers, facilitated by Tammie Stewart, ELOC Certified Coach, Northwestern University.

The goal of the workshop is to discuss and share workplace issues related to obtaining or keeping positions and also talk about ways to grow or advance.

We will discuss some of the skills employers are looking for in employees. We will also talk about roadblocks. Once you recognize roadblocks they may be easier to overcome.

Attendees should leave this session with the beginnings of a plan of action based on their individual starting point and career goal. In addition to this workshop, job seekers can attend Resume and Interview Tips for the Jobseeker for more tips on kick-starting their career.

This workshop is free, but you must register to participate.

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Sep
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Career Kick-Starter Series: Resume and Interview Tips for Jobseekers
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Career Kick-Starter Workshop is the third in a three-part career development series (September 13, 20, 27 from 6-7:30 pm on Zoom) for job seekers who are re-entering the workforce or seeking a change in employment. Part three of the series is Resume and Interview Tips for Jobseekers, facilitated by Kelly Ann Rodas, Human Resources Recruiter, Mather.

After this workshop, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the importance of resume development and interview preparation
  2. Use tools to guide their job search
  3. Develop a resume
  4. Use strategies to prepare for their next interview

These workshops are free, but you must register to participate.

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Oct
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Implicit Bias Workshop
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Consciously or not, all of us carry biases towards individuals and/or groups. We look at what implicit bias is and how it works. Participants will examine their own biases and identify how those show up.  Tips for how both individuals and organizations can manage bias are provided.

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Oct
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Understanding Power and Privilege Workshop for Board Members
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

?As we consider race, gender, ableism, heterosexism, and ageism, this workshop explores: What privilege is, who has it and how it works for them, as well as how power and privilege are connected, and how the misuse of power and privilege become oppression. Participants will explore how misuse of power & privilege play out in a board setting and what can be done to work against it.

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Oct
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Understanding Power and Privilege Workshop
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

As we consider topics of race, gender, ableism, heterosexism, and ageism, this workshop explores: What privilege is, who has it and how it works for them, as well as how power and privilege are connected, and how the misuse of power and privilege become oppression.

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Oct
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40-Hour Domestic Violence Training
Oct 18 – Oct 29 all-day

YWCA Evanston/North Shore is an approved ICDVP training site for the 40-hour domestic violence training, which provides a solid base of knowledge for anyone working with individuals affected by domestic violence. This online training covers all ICDVP required topics using a trauma informed lens. Learn more here.

Training will take place October 18-29, 2021 from 9 am – 2 pm (Central), Monday through Friday, with an hour long lunch break from 12 -1 pm.

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Oct
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch – at a distance (virtual)
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Let's Talk at Lunch logoLet’s Talk @ Lunch, an informal community discussion of current events through a racial equity lens, is on Zoom!

Please grab some lunch, pull up a chair in your home, and join your virtual neighbors for a facilitated discussion. All are welcome!

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Oct
21
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Microaggressions: Intent vs. Impact Workshop (virtual)
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

What are microaggressions? Can they hurt if they weren’t intended in a hurtful way? How do they impact our work environment? What are helpful responses when I see, commit, or have someone use one on me?

Participants in our Racial Equity Workshops develop a common vocabulary, so they can begin to use a “racial equity lens” as they analyze institutional racism.  Led by trained facilitators, the group develops skills necessary to address racism at personal, interpersonal and systemic levels.

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Oct
28
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Developing Cultural Humility Workshop (virtual)
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

What does it mean to develop cultural humility?  We’ll explore how an organization can become inclusive and understanding of a variety of cultures, races, abilities, and differences, and identify changes that can be made by organizations and by individuals to transform the climate.

Participants in our Racial Equity Workshops develop a common vocabulary, so they can begin to use a “racial equity lens” as they analyze institutional racism.  Led by trained facilitators, the group develops skills necessary to address racism at personal, interpersonal and systemic levels.

Register on Community Pass here >

Nov
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What is White Supremacy Culture?
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

It is often hard to talk about race because white culture values certain ways of knowing and not others, and assigns a higher value to some ways of behaving than others. Because these ideas have been maintained over a long period of time, it is sometimes hard for people to notice that this culture is based in whiteness. What are the characteristic of white supremacy culture – and what do we do once we’ve recognized this?

This workshop is part of our 201 Series, which is perfect for those who want to dive a little deeper.

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