October 19 Chapter Meeting

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Diversity and Communication in the Workplace  

Cheryl Bristor-Wilson, LCSW, CADC, CEAP 


Cheryl Bristor-Wilson, LCSW, CADC, CEAP is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience working with families, children and employees.  Currently, she practices in Chicago, IL where she is the Clinical Director for a union based Employee Assistance Program.  She was previously an Adjunct Faculty with City Colleges of Chicago.  Ms. Bristor-Wilson has a private practice; CDB & Associates, which specializes in training, mediation and counseling.

Ms. Bristor-Wilson has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois in Chicago, IL and holds Bachelor’s of Art Degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Dominican University in River Forest, IL.

She has presented numerous training's on various topics such as Compassion Fatigue, Stress Management, Financial Management, Working with Difficult People and Working with Multiple Generations.  Her experience and style of humor in her presentations make her a knowledgeable and skilled seminar instructor

Program Description: 

This training will address the importance of diversity in the workplace. The value of accepting others’ differences. How we ourselves are part of the diversity of the world, the need for acceptance and understanding As our communities and workplaces become increasingly more diverse, understanding the perspectives of diversity will be an important requirement for relating to members of the workforce community We need to learn to embrace the differences between people to prevent supporting prejudicial stereotypes and discrimination.


1. Understanding Diversity

  • What is Diversity? 
  • Terms and Concepts 
  • Cultural Competence
  • Dimensions of Diversity

2.  Understanding Stereotypes: 

  • Stereotypes vs biases
  • Stereotypes vs biases
  • Identifying my baggage
  • Understanding what that means
  • Breaking down barriers
  • Changing your personal approach

3. How diversity impacts my workplace, my caseload, relationships at work, and my client interaction

  • Non-judgmental responses
  • Verbal communication and nonverbal communication
  • Listening, hearing asking questions
  • Body language  

4. Signals you send others 

  • It’s not what you say it’s how you say it


8:30-9:00 am:        Networking
9:00-9:45 am:        Business Meeting
9:45-10:00 am:      15 Minute Break
10:00-1:00 pm:      Program
1:15pm:                 Optional Networking Lunch at Rock Bottom Brewery located at 28256 Diehl Rd,                                                  Warrenville, IL 60555 | (630) 836-1380

**CEU Certificates given out upon completion of the program**

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Food Sponsors:


Location: Local 701 IBEW FCU 28600 Bella Vista Pkwy # 1020, Warrenville, IL 60555

NIEAPA Contact: Charley Galassini

Parking Information - Parking is free. Lot located adjacent to the building. 

Networking Lunch -  Rock Bottom Brewery | 28256 Diehl Rd, Warrenville, IL 60555 | 630-836-1380
**Networking Lunch is optional and each attendee is responsible for their own meal.

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