In 2018, the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits launched the initiative, Walking the Talk: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in North Carolina Nonprofits, to address the nonprofit racial and generational leadership gaps while lifting up equity, diversity, and inclusion in all North Carolina nonprofits. The 2018 Walking the Talk Webinar Series includes the four webinars that helped to introduce and progress the initiative.
Think about the last time you interviewed a potential new hire. Did you get excited to see someone who went to your school or knew one of your friends? It’s normal for things like a candidate’s degree, alma mater, or mutual connections to influence you; however, those factors may not have anything to do with the job they’re applying for.
Are we practicing what we preach? Or is our implicit bias negatively affecting our decisions in spite of our good intentions? Ivan Canada and Michael Robinson of the National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad presented the second webinar in the Center's "Walking the Talk" series, Impact > Intention: Understanding Implicit Bias. The discussion included: