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  • Why do racial disparities drive our community and government apart? How can they be used instead as teachable, community-building moments? Leaders in local government have a unique opportunity to deepen understanding of self and society as well as develop organizational engagement. This interactive and challenging half-day workshop explores how the historical impacts of power, privilege and oppression can affect employee and community engagement, City operations, employee relations and everyday workforce interactions.

    With raised awareness, we’ll develop new skills and habits for sustainable, effective personal and institutional.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • What do you do when a member of the public says something racist, sexist, or classist? How do you react? Does this change when it is a one on one interaction, or in a public meeting? How about when it is a colleague or even a supervisor? The City of Madison has made racial equity and social justice a priority in everything it does, and yet many of us still struggle responding when confronted with comments targeting a particular group. Attend this course for skill building and practice around the following objectives:

    • Discuss practices related to framing and community building in addressing a variety of situations.
    • Learn what coded language is and how to recognize it.
    • Discuss the intersection between race and the perception of the role of government.
    • Review tools to use in response to both coded and overt stereotypical comments.
    • Plan how to respond to comments in different environments: emails, phone conversations, one on one interactions, and group settings.
    • Practice these skills in an authentic way in class.
    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • All City of Madison employees can play a part in ensuring their department's practices promote equity. This session provides learners with specific tools and practices that they can apply day to day in their operations to ensure they are authentically engaging in strategies and practices that further principles of equity and social justice from hiring to customer interactions. This training is for individuals that hold positions in all levels of the organization, and is particularly suited for those who have taken training from the Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative, although it is not a mandatory prerequisite. After this training, participants will be able to:

    • Identify the characteristics of an equitable organization
    • Assess their organization along a continuum of equity
    • Learn best strategies to move their organization forward
    • Understand how to use formal and informal leadership practices to make impact and change in their organization
    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • Everyone has biases and preferences that help us operate in the world. Implicit bias allows us to cognitively process complex information and assists us in many ways. How does that impact the way in which we see others and interact with people different from ourselves? How can we assure that we are honoring the brilliant complexity of our psychology and challenging where negative implicit biases may be taking root? Most importantly, how do we make change in ourselves and how can we challenge others to change when implicit bias may be stereotypical or negative? The course will cover the following objectives:

    • Define implicit bias and the cognitive functions that it stems from.
    • Learn skills to identify and impact their own implicit bias.
    • Recognize how their implicit biases are formed and shaped.
    • Learn basic communication tools for confronting bias.
    • Identify where participants have a role in their lives and in their work places to decrease stereotyped bias.
    Upcoming Courses:
    12/11/2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    MMB Room 204
    215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
  • Come and learn about what it means to be an employee of the City of Madison. We will learn more about how each of our work contributes to the overall success of our community. We will also learn more about city policies and procedures, employee programs, and city initiatives. We will also have a chance to get to know our fellow employees. This training is mandatory for new employees.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • Harassment in the workplace can be a form of illegal employment discrimination. This workshop is designed to provide employees with a greater understanding of the City's APM 3-5 and the legal and social implications of discrimination in the form of sexual, gender, racial or disability-based harassment in the workplace. Emphasis will be placed on increasing sensitivity to what constitutes a problem and why an immediate, constructive response is important. Discussion will also focus on exploring good management practices and policies requiring the maintenance of an environment that is free of discriminatory harassment.

    Please contact the Department of Civil Rights: DCR@cityofmadison.com or call them at 266-4910.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • Harassment in the workplace can be a form of illegal employment discrimination. This workshop is designed to provide employees with a greater understanding of the City's APM 3-5 and the legal and social implications of discrimination in the form of sexual, gender, racial or disability-based harassment in the workplace. Emphasis will be placed on increasing sensitivity to what constitutes a problem and why an immediate, constructive response is important. Discussion will also focus on exploring good management practices and policies requiring the maintenance of an environment that is free of discriminatory harassment.

    Please contact the Department of Civil Rights: DCR@cityofmadison.com or call them at 266-4910.

    Upcoming Courses:
    11/06/2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    MMB 215
    215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blv
    12/03/2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    MMB 215
    215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blv
  • This workshop is designed for new employees and provides the employee with a greater understanding of the City's APM 3-5 policy. It also outlines the legal & social implications of discrimination.

    If you have questions about this training, please contact the Department of Civil Rights: DCR@cityofmadison.com or call them at 266-4910.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • In RESJI 1, Participants will engage in a highly interactive program to discuss the need to establish racial equity and social justice as core principles in the City of Madison.

    Participants will be provided with foundational information necessary to understand concepts of racial equity and social justice, including implicit and explicit bias, micro-aggressions, different levels of bias, and steps we can all take to make the City of Madison a place where people from all backgrounds can contribute and thrive.

    This course lays the groundwork for Racial Equity Social Justice Part 2.

    Please contact Donna Collingwood for any additional questions, or to schedule a department specific RESJI training.

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • You must attend RESJI 1: What are Racial Equity & Social Justice? before attending this session.

    Now that participants have a foundation in the key concepts of racial equity and social justice, RESJI 2 provides participants with the tools to integrate these concepts into their daily work. Several tools and techniques are shared and practiced, including a racial equity impact analysis, organization assessment, and development of strategies and work plans. This session is highly interactive and will give participants concrete tools to take back to their department.

    This course lays the groundwork for Racial Equity Social Justice Part 3.

    Please contact Donna Collingwood for any additional questions, or to schedule a department specific RESJI training.

    Upcoming Courses:
    11/13/2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Madison Municipal Building (MMB) ROOM 153
  • RESJI Part 3: Transformative Leadership & Communication

    You must attend RESJI 2: Applying Racial Equity & Social Justice before attending this session.

    In RESJI 3, you will learn about transformative leadership, communicating about race and equity, and effective use of racial equity tools. This is an interactive session where you will be able to explore your own experiences and develop strategies for personally and professionally advancing racial equity.

    Please contact Donna Collingwood for any additional questions, or to schedule a department specific RESJI training.

    Upcoming Courses:
    12/18/2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Madison Municipal Building (MMB) ROOM 153
  • Our Madison – Inclusive, Innovative, & Thriving. When our City performs with excellence, we establish and nurture a culture where all people thrive. The City of Madison recognizes that organizations cannot thrive without fully leveraging the range of talent and qualifications that women bring to the workforce.

    The five day Women’s Leadership Series is designed to both increase representation of women in the highest levels of City leadership and to impact overall underrepresentation at all levels of leadership. The series encourages participation of diverse racial, ethnic, and gender identity groups.


    2019 Presenters

    This year we are honored to host inspiring local leadership experts, including:

    We are also excited to be building new relationships with leaders across the nation and beyond, some of which include:

    • Amanda Fernandez, Inclusifyy, Toronto
    • Adia Smith, Organizational Development Specialist and Trainer, Indianapolis
    • Carolina Morgan, CultureSync, Los Angeles

    Series Description

    The 2019 Women’s Leadership Series will focus on the City’s Vision:

    • Inclusive – How to identify barriers and create a culture where women can lead and succeed.
    • Innovative – How to realize full innovative potential and effectively communicate ideas.
    • Thriving – How to build community and a supportive environment at work.

    Who Should Attend

    Aspiring leaders who are looking for:

    • Transformation – Understand systemic barriers that hold aspiring women leaders back and the tools needed for transformation.
    • Tips and Tools – Receive practical guidance to step into greater leadership.
    • Connection – Engage with a diverse community of women and learn from shared personal and professional leadership journeys.

    Cost

    City Employees: Free


    2019 Women's Leadership Series

       

    Denise Thomas- Best Practices for Networking and Relationships in the Workplace
    Sagashus Levingston- Never Accept No from Someone Not Authorized to Tell you No
    Opal Tomashevska- Spoken word

     
        Tania Ibarra- Living in fulfillment
    Brandi Grayson- How to Use Trauma Informed Care in Leadership Development
     
        Jordan Bingham & Jacquelyn Boggess- Working for Equity in the Land of Midwest Nice

    Brandi Grayson- How to Use Trauma Informed Care in Leadership Development

     
        Amanda Fernandez- Innovation and Leadership for the New Economy
    Carolina Morgan- Diversity and Inclusion needs of the 21st Century Workforce
     
        Adia Smith- Implementing a Learning Culture in Your Organization

    Sabrina Madison- Brilliant Leadership
    Opal Tomashevska- Spoken word

     

    Resources

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.
  • Our Madison – Inclusive, Innovative, & Thriving. When our City performs with excellence, we establish and nurture a culture where all people thrive. The City of Madison recognizes that organizations cannot thrive without fully leveraging the range of talent and qualifications that women bring to the workforce.

    The five day Women’s Leadership Series is designed to both increase representation of women in the highest levels of City leadership and to impact overall underrepresentation at all levels of leadership. The series encourages participation of diverse racial, ethnic, and gender identity groups.


    2019 Speakers

    This year we are honored to host inspiring local leadership experts, including:

    • Sabrina Madison, Heymiss Progress
    • Sagashus Levingston, Infamous Mothers
    • Jordan Bingham, Health & Racial Equity Consultant
    • Brandi Grayson, Grayson Consulting
    • Opal Tomashevska, Spoken Word Poetry Artist
    • Denise Thomas, The Effective Communication Coach
    • Deborah Biddle, The People Company
    • Tania Ibarra, Step Up

    We are also excited to be building new relationships with leaders across the nation and beyond, some of which include:

    • Amanda Fernandez, Inclusifyy, Toronto
    • Adia Smith, Organizational Development Specialist and Trainer, Indianapolis
    • Carolina Morgan, CultureSync, Los Angeles

    Series Description

    The 2019 Women’s Leadership Series will focus on the City’s Vision:

    • Inclusive – How to identify barriers and create a culture where women can lead and succeed.
    • Innovative – How to realize full innovative potential and effectively communicate ideas.
    • Thriving – How to build community and a supportive environment at work.

    Who Should Attend

    Aspiring leaders who are looking for:

    • Transformation – Understand systemic barriers that hold aspiring women leaders back and the tools needed for transformation.
    • Tips and Tools – Receive practical guidance to step into greater leadership.
    • Connection – Engage with a diverse community of women and learn from shared personal and professional leadership journeys.

    Cost

    Non-City participants: $375 for all five days or $75 per day
    Cancellation Policies 


      2019 Women's Leadership Series 

       

    Denise Thomas- Best Practices for Networking and Relationships in the Workplace
    Sagashus Levingston- Never Accept No from Someone Not Authorized to Tell you No
    Opal Tomashevska-  Spoken word

     
        Tania IbarraLiving in fulfillment
    Brandi Grayson- How to Use Trauma Informed Care in Leadership Development
     
        Jordan Bingham & Jacquelyn Boggess- Working for Equity in the Land of Midwest Nice

    Brandi Grayson- How to Use Trauma Informed Care in Leadership Development

     
        Amanda Fernandez- Innovation and Leadership for the New Economy
    Carolina Morgan- Diversity and Inclusion needs of the 21st Century Workforce
     
        Adia Smith- Implementing a Learning Culture in Your Organization

    Sabrina Madison- Brilliant Leadership
    Opal Tomashevska-  Spoken word

     

    Resources

    There are no upcoming training dates for this course.