Join us on October 1st at 12:15 for our third session in our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Webinar Series, presented by PNC Bank! Please complete a FREE registration to receive the Zoom link.
We encourage all attendees to use the time between noon and 12:15 to grab lunch from your favorite local restaurant before you tune in!
About This Session:
Explore how the brain functions so you can recognize unconscious bias as a natural function of the human mind. Expose patterns of unconscious bias so you can navigate their impact on decision making. Understand the science, research, and impact of unconscious bias so that you can be more conscious in your decision making.
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of unconscious bias and how to facilitate conversations around how everyday biases develop, influence perceptions and decision making, and impact institutional diversity and inclusion efforts.
About Arthur Breese:
Arthur Breese currently serves as the Director of Diversity & Inclusion and Director of Title IX at Geisinger Health Care System. He was the past Director of Diversity and Campus Mediation at East Stroudsburg University. A native of the Wyoming Valley, Arthur holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Temple University, a master’s degree in organizational management, and a master’s degree in education from Misericordia University. His academic work centers on social work and psychology. He was trained in diversity through the Anti-Defamation League. Arthur is certified as a Train the Trainer for Unconscious Bias with CookRoss consulting. He has 13 years of experience working with children/adolescents/families that have mental health issues. Breese has developed and presented successful training programs for public schools, universities, government agencies, and industry on diversity awareness, and cultural competency skills. He provided leadership to the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity at East Stroudsburg University. He was the past Director of NEPDEC and served on the I.R.B. board for three years at Misericordia University. Currently, he is the co-chair of the Luzerne County Diversity Commission, the President of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Diversity Education Consortium, and a member of the local chapter of the N.A.A.C.P. In 2012 he was the recipient of the NAACP Diversity Leadership Award. He was inducted into the Alpha Delta Mu National Social Work Honor Society at Misericordia University. Breese was recently awarded the 2020 Pennsylvania LGBTQ+ Leadership Award.
This series will run weekly each Thursday from September 17th to October 22nd. For more information on or to register for other upcoming sessions in the series, visit: https://www.wilkes-barre.org/events/details/diversity-equity-and-inclusion-webinar-series-11897?calendarMonth=2020-09-01.