Leadership Johnson County hosting unconscious bias workshop

Leadership Johnson County will be hosting a virtual workshop on unconscious bias later this month.

The workshop, titled Everyday Strategies for Navigating Unconscious Bias and Microaggressions, will take place on Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Zoom. Ball State University Sociology Professor Melinda Messineo, PhD, will facilitate the workshop, which is sponsored by the city of Franklin, according to a Leadership Johnson County news release.

A microaggression is a comment or action that negatively targets a marginalized group. It can be intentional or accidental and can even be disguised as a compliment. When people commit a microaggression, they might realize it after the fact, but be embarrassed and feel that talking about it would make it worse, the news release says.

Messioneo will offer strategies for moving toward recovery and repair when microaggressions do occur, according to Leadership Johnson County.

Registration for the workshop is required. The cost is $59 per person for Leadership Johnson County Signature Program graduates, Franklin College alumni, Franklin and Indy Chamber of Commerce members and Aspire members. General public pricing is $69 per person. Group discounts are also available, the news release says.

For more information or to register for this series, go to www.leadershipjohnsoncounty.org or contact Bea Northcott at [email protected]