Understanding Unconscious Bias/Building Cultural Competence

Press release date: Mon Feb 17th, 2014

Presented by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights - Sponsored by the City of Holland – Human Relations Commission

Monday, March 31, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

City Council Chambers – City Hall

270 S. River Avenue

This facilitated dialogue explores ways to meet the needs of a more diverse workforce, client base, and community by engaging in a series of exercises and ensuing discussions involving the identification of bias and the impact of thinking styles.  Questions explored include:

How can we capitalize on “teachable moments”?

  1. How do we leverage cultural differences for innovation?
  2. Are we cognizant of our own biases?
  3. What is trust?


Reservations at 616-355-1328 or e-mail hrc@cityofholland.com