WEBINAR - Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Implicit Bias and Crucial/Courageous Conversations

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Implicit Bias and Crucial/Courageous Conversations

The DEI and Implicit Bias 90-minute webinar will be facilitated utilizing a social justice lens that examines the connectedness between diversity, equity and inclusion. Through an examination of individual, institutional, and environmental influences as related to social injustice, participants will increase personal awareness, expand knowledge and encourage actions. They will learn more about their own socialization and social identities along with the conscious and unconscious prejudices and bias they may hold. ILCA members will identify and challenge unexamined beliefs about self and others and understand how these beliefs have been established through a system of inequity based on privilege and power.  After examining the inequities that exist within the lactation space, ILCA members will gain an understanding of implicit bias and how it is a barrier to equity. Furthermore, they will be encouraged to accept diverse perspectives and given tools needed to engage in challenging conversations. Through utilization of the Four Agreements of Courageous Conversations and the Crucial Conversation Model, ILCA members will be provided with a foundation to engage in healthy discourse.

Credit: 1.5 E CERPs and 1.5 Contact Hours

Source: ILCA Webinar 18 April 2019 

Presented by: Dr. Adrienne Coleman and Traci D. Ellis, JD, SHRM-SCP

Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

  • Reflect on their own bias and how implicit bias serves as a barrier to achieving equity, in society and in the lactation space.
  • Learn to interrupt bias and identify patterns of inequity in breastfeeding.
  • Learn a method to approach diversity, equity and inclusion courageous conversations, specifically related to understanding barriers in breastfeeding and addressing inequities within the lactation space.

Learning Level: All

Disclosures: ILCA accepts no commercial support for continuing education activities. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to declare. The presenter has no significant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any product(s) or provider(s) of any services relating to the subject matter of this presentation unless otherwise stated below.

CERPs: ILCA is an approved provider of Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). (CLT-108-7).

ANCC: ILCA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (ILCA-P0286). Accepted for BRN credit by the Board of Registered Nursing.

CDR: The CDR accepts hours without prior CDR approval and recognizes approval by the ANCC. When recording hours on the CDR Activity Log, indicate the provider as "ILCA (ANCC)."

Dr. Adrienne Coleman

Adrienne Coleman is an innovative, creative, problem-centered, equity-minded leader who has contributed to the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) space for the past fifteen years. As a speaker, researcher and DEI expert, she has influenced educational institutions, social-service organizations, law enforcement, government agencies and international groups in moving DEI work forward.  In addition, she has been responsible for assessing potential barriers and developing strategies focused on recruiting and retaining a diverse community; designing training initiatives on cultural competency, implicit bias, stereotype threat and other topics designed to increase awareness; and implementing DEI policies and strategic plan. Her equity-focused research in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) has informed programs throughout the nation, been shared globally and led to the development of the D-STEM Equity Model, a comprehensive approach to diversifying the STEM education to career pipeline, from a racial perspective.

Traci D. Ellis


Traci D. Ellis is a strategically focused and culturally versatile HR executive, experienced strategist in diversity, equity and inclusion, and attorney who helps organizations create and sustain engaging diverse, equitable and inclusive cultures. Traci is also a sought-after speaker on the intersection of race, law and politics, as well as inclusive leadership. Her career has been an exciting mix of law firm, corporate, government and self-employment. But regardless of the professional title, her passion...both professionally and personally...has always been the pursuit of mission-driven organizations where employees thrive and a world free from discrimination and harassment based on race, sex, gender, national origin, color and all the other ways in which we diminish each other. Creating a vibrant and inclusive organizational culture is key.  Additionally, as a Gallup-certified Strengths coach, she coaches leaders on discovering and flexing their strengths to increase leadership capacity, create highly engaged teams and meet personal and professional goals, particularly through a DEI lens.


Recorded 04/18/2019
Recorded 04/18/2019
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1.50 E CERPs credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 E CERPs credits  |  Certificate available