FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - On Tuesday Mayor Tom Henry and Fort Wayne United introduced United Front.
It's a program that will provide strategies for cultural competency training, racial healing, and unity.
"CEOs and Presidents were already asking us ‘What do we do and how do we do it?’, so for us to provide that answer to them, it has not been a hard sell at all which was very encouraging," Executive Director Iric Headley said.
To facilitate the strategies, they will have Pascal Losambe conducting educational sessions.
Some of the things covered are implicit bias, facing the fears of having open dialogue, and stress of minorities.
Starting in October, there will be Zoom sessions on these topics for CEOs and presidents to join.
Here's more information on the sessions.
- Sessions 1-3: Implicit Bias & Microaggressions
- Individual Bias
- Organizational Bias
- Sessions 4-6: Stress of Minorities
- Stereotype Threat
- Imposter Syndrome
- High Context Individuals
- Sessions 7-9: Allyship & Active Bystanders
- What Is Allyship?
- Privilege, Power, and Position
- Actions of an Ally
- Sessions 10-12: Difficult Conversations
- Facing the Fears of Open Dialogue
- Approach to Having Difficult Conversations
- Dinner of Great Conversations