Shift Akron brings leaders across sectors together to explore the shifts in perspective, direction and tactics that will drive the next decade of change in the city. As leaders recognize how our perceptions influence our community culture, we can open new avenues to create positive change in the city and foster a culture of diversity and inclusion.
Please see the following resources to help further your diversity and inclusion efforts following Leadership Akron’s 2017 Shift Akron event:
Diversity and Inclusion Resources
NEW - ESC of Cuyahoga Valley and Akron Public Schools: Cultural Sensitivity Training
Professional trainers from APS offer unique insight into the lives of students and their families at these all-day workshops. They will provide a framework for exploring how conditions associated with culture, socio-economic status, trauma and other factors affect students’ academic performance as well as their emotional well-being.
Akron Urban League
Dr. Sadie Winlock, President and CEO
AUL is taking the lead on offering programs that support inclusive leadership.
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress and the Racial Equity Institute
Growing Racial Equity in Northeast Ohio: Continued Awareness & Action
City of Akron Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity Center of NE Ohio
Peggy Zone Fisher, President and CEO
Harvard Implicit Bias Study
Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition – thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control. The goal of the organization is to educate the public about hidden biases and to provide a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the internet. Follow the link below to take the implicit bias test.
Judi Hill, President
University of Akron Rethinking Race Committee
Greta Lax, ARI-AHEC Center Director
Shift Akron Panel Moderators:
Robert DeJournett, Director, Community Relations & Diversity
Vish Bhatt, Operations Manager, Hematology/Oncology
Akron Children’s Hospital