Cultural Competence: Understanding Implicit Bias and the Impact of Racial Stereotyping

For years society has encouraged colorblind ideology without taking into consideration the impact this has on People of Color.  Through video, interactive activities and discussion of the research, participants are challenged to examine implicit bias, stereotype threat and its effect on cross cultural relationships and ethnic/racial identity development.  As a result, participants deepen their appreciation of challenges facing People of Color, grow in self-awareness and learn ways to mitigate the impact.

Participants Will…

  1. Engage in courageous conversations;
  2. Deepen their understanding of implicit bias and stereotype threat;
  3. Learn strategies to mitigate the impact of implicit bias.

This training is presented by Cultures Connecting, LLC. Cultures Connecting, LLC was founded in 2008, providing culturally relevant professional development, keynote addresses, consulting and coaching services to organizations seeking to improve their staffs’ ability to effectively work with diverse cultures. 


Owners, Caprice D. Hollins, Psy.D., and Ilsa M. Govan, M.A., have over 30 years combined experience researching race related topics, designing curriculum, and facilitating culturally relevant professional development workshops.

Audience Description: 

Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators

Social Work Skills
Delivery Method: 
Training Level: 
Social Workers
Area Administrators
Course Requires Coaching Session?: 
Registration Instructions: 

DCYF staff can register for Cultural Competence: Understanding Implicit Bias and the Impact of Racial Stereotyping through the Washington State Learning Center (WSLC). For help with WSLC, please contact

Other workforce members can request registration for this course using the Alliance External Registration form. Use this if you are CWTAP, Tribal Workers, Private Agency, and Judicial Personnel (incl. CASA/GAL). For help with this webform, please contact Alliance Support via

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  • Apr 28, 2022 9:00AM to 4:00PM