Workshops & Training

Understanding Implicit Bias Webinar sponsored by Maine Municipal Association – 4/27/21

Location: Remote Access – Live Webinar via ZOOM
Time:  10:00am-11:30am
Cost:  MMA Member: $35; Non-Member: $70
Panelists: Lindsay Gannon, Health Promotion Manager of Healthy Androscoggin in Lewiston; Officer Samuel Quintana, City of Gardiner Police Department; Julia Trujillo Luengo, Office of Economic Opportunity Director, Housing and Economic Development Department, City of Portland

Course Information:

As a follow-up to our webinar on Cultural Competency, this training will introduce concepts of implicit bias and the strategies to address it. Participants will learn what implicit bias means, how implicit bias impacts the way we interact and communicate with others, and how to implement strategies to mitigate implicit bias. You will leave the training with a better understanding of your own implicit bias and how it influences your life, and will be given actionable takeaways to utilize in your life and work.

Panelists’ Bios:

Lindsay specializes in policy development, program analysis, evaluation design, and grant management related to public health, health care, and justice issues including health equity, victim’s needs, obesity, community-clinical linkages, emergency department reductions, tobacco treatment, and behavioral health. Working alongside clients, Lindsay uses data collection tools, evaluation models, stakeholder input, and performance measurement to determine how well a program is delivering results and identify changes that would improve the program. She has a special interest in cultural competency and implicit bias. She conducts training on how to mitigate implicit bias and has used her understanding to recommend improvements to health care organizations in Maine and to help the Massachusetts court system address implicit bias in judicial evaluations.

Sam Quintana is a Police Officer with the City of Gardiner’s Police Department. He was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts. He started his career in law enforcement in 2011 and joined the Gardiner Police Department in 2014.

Julia Trujillo Luengo directs the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) at the City of Portland. The mission of OEO is to work collaboratively to assure access for underserved populations, including immigrants/refugees, to relevant, high-quality job training and workforce preparedness opportunities while also improving linkages between job seekers and employers. Previous to this position she served as Director for Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services’ Multicultural Affairs Office (OMA).  Julia has a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Southern Maine and a Masters in International Cooperation for Development from the University of Las  Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. Julia is from the island of Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands, Spain and she lives in Portland, Maine with her family.



*Registrants will receive their Zoom registration, including meeting details and the link to access the webinar, no later than 24 hours in advance.

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