Our TODOS initiative focuses on results/outcomes of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion measures put in place to remove the barriers keeping students and educational institutions of diverse economic, educational, ethnic, and social backgrounds from studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain. We created the TODOS Sounding Board Webinar Series to discuss topics surrounding D/E/I in the field of international education. You can find various resources from the series below.
2021 WEBINAR SERIES SCHEDULE
You can view all upcoming TODOS Sounding Board Webinars below. In addition, we encourage you to also subscribe to our Advisor & TODOS Newsletter so you’re always in the loop on what’s happening.
|Addressing Racism Head-On: What to do About Racism Onsite – Even in Our Own Programs||Thursday, April 29th||12:00pm-1:30pm ET||Registration Closed|
|Leading with Pride: Spotlighting the Global LGBTQ+ Community in International Education||Wednesday, June 30th||3:00pm-4:30pm ET||Registration Closed|
|We Are All Biased, Now What? Collaborative Approaches to Facing and Combating Our Unconscious Biases||Thursday, September 16th||12:00pm-1:00pm ET||Registration Closed|
|Up Next: TODOS Table Talks||November & December 2021||TBD||Stay Tuned for Registration Details!|
WE ARE ALL BIASED, NOW WHAT? COLLABORATIVE APPROACHES TO FACING AND COMBATING OUR UNCONSCIOUS BIASES
Thursday, September 16th 2021
This interactive webinar will feature a presentation and panel discussion by international educators on unconscious and implicit biases. Our panelists will problematize how unconscious and implicit biases undermine study abroad recruitment, advising, programming and why implementing change starts with you. Participants will engage in interactive polling and discussion to raise self-awareness and develop personal implementation strategies.
Seven Steps to Combat Unconscious Biases:
- Acknowledge that we are all biased – as human beings we are prone to mistakes – give yourself room to grow.
- Reframe the conversation focus on fair treatment and respect, and away from discrimination and “protected classes.”
- Evaluate often – and anonymously.
- Build in professional development that targets hidden bias, unfairness and excluding practices.
- Create space to file complaints (e.g. BSAE BIAS response form).
- Be intentional. Positive images and stories are key!
- Reward or give positive reinforcement to those to step out of their comfort zone to improve diversity.
- 16 Unconscious Bias Examples and How to Avoid Them in the Workplace
- International Education Perpetuates Structural Racism and Anti-Racism is the Solution
- Why Black People Discriminate Among Ourselves: The Toxic Legacy of Colorism
- Marketing Still Has a Colorism Problem
- Unconscious Bias: How It’s Affecting Your Workplace
- Beyond Implicit Bias
- Measuring Implicit Bias in Schools
- Project Implicit was founded in 1998 by three scientists – Dr. Tony Greenwald (University of Washington), Dr. Mahzarin Banaji (Harvard University), and Dr. Brian Nosek (University of Virginia). Project Implicit Health (formerly Project Implicit Mental Health) launched in 2011 and is led by Dr. Bethany Teachman (University of Virginia) and Dr. Matt Nock (Harvard University). The mission of Project Implicit is to educate the public about bias and to provide a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the internet. Project Implicit scientists produce high-impact research that forms the basis of our scientific knowledge about bias and disparities. Take the test here.
LEADING WITH PRIDE: SPOTLIGHTING THE GLOBAL LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
Wednesday, June 30th 2021
Join the TODOS Sounding Board as we celebrate the rich diversity of our global LGBTQ+ community. Attendees will participate in LGBTQ+ themed trivia from the US and Spain, and engage with a panel of senior LGBTQ+ self-identified leadership on how to best support LGBTQ+ students and staff in International Education. An interactive video and recipe for a signature LGBTQ+ rainbow sangria will be shared with all registrants.
Check out our Leading With Pride – Padlet Board for information on how to get in touch with the panelists and our recommendations for LGBTQ+ books, podcasts and other resources. We’ve also linked our Rainbow Sangria video below.
ADDRESSING RACISM HEAD-ON: WHAT TO DO ABOUT RACISM ONSITE, EVEN IN OUR OWN PROGRAMS
Thursday, April 29th 2021
As International Educators, we need to address the sobering reality that racism exists and can even be exacerbated, not only in the host cultures where our students are studying but even within our own programs overseas. This panel will share their insights, challenges they’ve experienced and discuss some suggestions to combat this problem, including creating a sense of belonging for our students, faculty, and staff.