March 9, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm,
March 11, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and March 30, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 


Butler County Educational Service Center
400 N. Erie Blvd. Ste. A
Hamilton, OH 45011

Driving Directions 


Lauren Perry
FCFC Training Coordinator
Butler County Family & Children First Council
(513) 785-6770 (office)

Your Trainers

Luna Malbroux, Soul Bird Consulting. With a Masters in International Social Welfare and Social Work from Columbia University and 10+ years of training and facilitating the culture shift of organizations, universities, and businesses. As an experienced facilitator, educator, and leader on creating inclusive spaces, Luna is able to adaptively support organizations and individuals who are hungry to explore personal and organizational biases. With a background in using empathy and personal narrative to help build consensus, she is eager to guide your organization in building more authentic inclusivity to cater to the needs of staff and clients.

 Jeffrey L. Stec, J.D., Citizens for Civic Renewal, spent 10 years as a family attorney/mediator and five years as a planned giving fundraiser before combining his persuasion, mediation and collaboration skills as a community engagement facilitator and empathy-based leadership trainer.  In addition to facilitating conversations for clients including local governments and non-profits, Mr. Stec has lead hundreds of workshops across the country in leadership and influence for lawyers and other professionals. Mr. Stec lives in the East Price Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati with his wife, son, and granddaughter, where they founded and participate in the Enright Ridge Urban Eco-Village. 


From Bias to Empathy 
Community of Practice

Institutional and systemic systems of prejudice and oppression generate an ongoing cycle of bias and discrimination. Participants will not only evaluate these systems but will also practice and demonstrate self-reflection on their personal bias. After understanding the content and processes for countering bias, participants will learn how to facilitate brief anti-bias training courses or conversations.  Participants will learn interactive facilitation methodologies that foster adult learning.

Eliminating bias is a life-long pursuit that requires constant reflection, peer-learning is a key methodology for deepening awareness and long-term growth and efficacy.  Consequently, after facilitating a discussion on their own, participants will convene for a half-day training on how to facilitate ongoing community of practice sessions for anyone who participates in any From Bias to Empathy class.  Four quarterly community of practice sessions will be available for the participants to assist in continuing this work. Participants must commit to attending all sessions in the series, as they build upon each other.  CEUs will only be submitted for participants who complete all sessions.

To review objectives for each day click here. 

In summary, the training process will include:
1. March 9, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm- Bias content
2. March 11, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm- Review content and learn some facilitation skills
3. March 30, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm- How to facilitate a community of practice (C.O.P.), Real-time C.O.P. regarding trainers’ initial experiences
4. Three additional C.O.P. sessions for trainers

Cost: Free! (Priority will be given to partner agencies of The Butler County Partnership to Reduce Infant Mortality) 

* Coffee and water provided, lunch is on your own. 

CEUs: 13.75 Social Work and Counselor CEUs are provided by the Butler County Educational Service Center approved & awarded by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & MFT Board Approval RSX050901 & RCX051001. CEUs will be provided after the completion of all training dates. Partial credit will not be given. 

Target Audience:  Social workers, Counselors, Nurses, Communtiy Health Workers, Program Directors, Administrators, Etc. 

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