EBC is pleased to partner with Dr. Liza Talusan and provide this three-part series to facilitate learning experiences that will build the habits and skills for meaningful work. Dr. Talusan is an educator, strategic change partner, leader, writer, leadership coach and parent. With over 25 years of experience in PreK-20 education, strategic leadership, and organizational change, Liza is an engaging facilitator in conversations about diversity, anti-racism, bias, privilege and power and creates environments that allow for people to build skills for difficult conversations. Through her direct work with organizational leaders, staff, students, teachers, and communities, Liza empowers individuals to create a more inclusive organization, environment, community and team. More on Dr. Talusan below.
Dr. Liza Talusan has been invited to more than 275 organizations across the country to deliver keynote addresses and facilitate dialogue groups, training workshops, to develop strategic planning, support change management, and empower faculty and staff. Certified as a Professional Coach by the Institute for Professional Education in Coaching (iPEC), Liza helps individuals achieve their goals by centering values, strengths, and vision.
Talusan earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Child Development from Connecticut College; Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from New York University; Ph.D. in Higher Education from University of Massachusetts Boston; Certificate in Human Resources, Stonehill College; and PCC Coaching Credentials.
Liza’s cumulative research interests include the experiences of underrepresented populations; Asian American and Pacific Islander students; socialization to graduate programs; navigating academic parenthood; interracial relationships; recognizing and reducing unconscious bias; and the impact of federal financial aid policies. In addition to her work at the national level with corporations, non-profit organizations, and schools, Liza serves as a faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Massachusetts Boston where she teaches both Masters and Doctoral students.
January 26, 2022 – 10AM-11AM
Part 1: Getting ready to do the real work: We will focus on why diversity, and in particular, race, matters. We will work with protocols to engage in difficult conversations in ways that both challenge and move the work forward. Our focus is on definitions and understanding the differences between diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
February 2, 2022 – 10AM-11AM
Part 2: Identity-Conscious Leading: We will examine our learned biases by asking “How does my own personal socialization and learning inform or impact my approach to diversity, equity and inclusion work?” We will explore how biases show up in our work and how to begin dismantling problematic biases that we have held.
February 9, 2022 – 10AM-11AM
Part 3: Leadership and Change Management: This session focuses on decision making and responsibility. We will examine policies, practices, programs, and procedures that contribute to inequity and develop action items for making change.
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