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Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

Members of Central Oho Diversity & Inclusion committee (left to right: Gayle Saunders, APR; Shanikka Flinn, committee chair; and Jaron Terry, MS, APR, Fellow, PRSA) celebrated National PRSA D&I Honorable Mention, which the chapter received in 2017 for efforts last year. Board liaison, Kerry Francis, APR, its an integral team member.

Members of Central Oho Diversity & Inclusion committee (left to right: Gayle Saunders, APR; Shanikka Flinn, committee chair; and Jaron Terry, MS, APR, Fellow, PRSA) celebrated National PRSA D&I Honorable Mention, which the chapter received in 2017 for efforts last year. Board liaison, Kerry Francis, APR, its an integral team member. 

Talking about diversity and implicit bias can make some people uncomfortable and reluctant to dive deep for fear of saying the wrong thing. Others want to have an open and honest discussion about how implicit (or unconscious) bias can negatively affect not only our workplace lives, but our personal lives, too, but are concerned about being “politically correct” and so say nothing.

On August 30, from 6 to 8 pm, all are invited to attend "Diversity Exercises & Engagement: Uncovering & Confronting Implicit Biases," a judgment-free zone where we come together to talk about how the chapter and our work places can achieve diversity and inclusion goals, build diverse teams and recognize the value and strengths in cultures different from our own. The Central Ohio PRSA Diversity & Inclusion committee, led by chair, Shanikka Flinn, invites us to step outside our comfort zones to uncover our own unconscious biases, confront mistaken assumptions and work together to create an environment of acceptance and inclusion for all.

Jaron Terry Communications is delighted to sponsor this chapter professional development event in recognition of Diversity & Inclusion month.

To register for the August 30 event - which includes a pizza dinner and will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at NiSource, 240 W. Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, Ohio - please visit the chapter website.

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