September 18, 2018 @ 11 am – 12:30 pm EDT
In this interactive keynote of the 2018 MFLN Virtual Conference, Dr. Phibbs kicks the conference off with an overview of diversity and inclusion, and lays the foundation for our discussions throughout the week. She addresses issues such as privilege, power, and oppression, and challenges us to think about how we may at times contribute to and at other times challenge the damaging effects of these issues. Dr. Phibbs inspires us with strategies for doing the work of diversity and inclusion as culturally competent professionals supporting the diverse clients and families we serve.
- Explain what diversity means and why it is important in both our public and personal lives.
- Understand the terms prejudice, discrimination and bigotry.
- Outline how power, privilege and oppression are central to the understanding of diversity.
- Be able to explain the difference between equality and equity and consider how these terms relate to issues of diversity.
Anne Phibbs, PhD is Founder and President of Strategic Diversity Initiatives and brings over 25 years’ experience helping organizations advance their equity, diversity, and inclusion goals. Anne has extensive experience in training, teaching, curriculum development, and training of trainers, and has delivered workshops and classes to participants in corporate, government, higher education, nonprofit, healthcare, and faith community settings. Anne served as GLBT Student Services Director at Metropolitan State University, and at the University of Minnesota she served as Director of the GLBTA Programs Office and Director of Education in the Office for Equity and Diversity. Anne built a successful diversity and inclusion leadership program at the University of Minnesota, with a focus on emotional intelligence (EI), and she is an EI Practitioner certified in the EQ-i2.0 and EQ360 method. Anne earned her PhD in Philosophy and Feminist Studies from the University of Minnesota and lives in Minneapolis.
Continuing Education Offerings
This session is approved for 1.5 continuing education (CE) credits from the UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work for credentialed and licensed professionals.
This program has been submitted to The Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers with 1.5 clock hours.
1.5 CPEU will be available for Registered Dietitians for this session.
A certificate of completion will be available for this session.
Certificate of Completion & Continuing Education (CE) Credit Information
Link to CE Credit and Certificate of Completion survey.
For additional information about obtaining continuing education credits please visit the Virtual Conference Continuing Education Procedures page.