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Advancing Your Understanding to Further Identify & Mitigate UNCONSCIOUS BIAS — Feb 24 Online Workshop

February 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you ever wondered why you think the way that you do? Have you ever wondered why you make some of the decisions that you make or say some of the things you say? As we become more aware of the importance of diversity, inclusion, and racial equity on the effectiveness of our organizations and communities, identifying, understanding, and processing some of your unconscious bias — as leaders and professionals — also becomes critically important.

We’re pleased to share a powerful online workshop the morning of February 24: Advancing Your Understanding to Further Identify & Mitigate UNCONSCIOUS BIAS.  The workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Sandra Ogunremi, Manager of Spiritual Care Services, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Monument Health, Rapid City.

This highly interactive workshop will help us discover our natural tendencies so that we can create, lead, and sustain environments that facilitate more inclusion and equity.  Ogunremi will share processes and tools to help us as leaders and professionals better mitigate our unconscious bias.

Workshop learning objectives include:

  • Advance understanding of biases and how we process information
  • Further identify the biases that we have
  • Advance understanding of the impact biases have on decision making
  • Increase building the knowledge necessary to move from awareness into action by becoming aware of our biases and mitigating them

Over the last year, we’ve all be made aware (or powerfully reminded) of the importance of diversity, inclusion, and racial equity within our organizations and their communities.  The imperative is clear: racial inequity sub-optimizes organizational performance and negatively impacts societal outcomes — not only for people of color, but for everyone.  But we all have different backgrounds and different world views that shape how we think, what we believe, and how we behave and make decisions.  Better understanding these unconscious biases helps us to make better decisions and be more inclusive.

The online workshop is Wednesday, February 24 from 9:00-12:00 CT (8:00-11:00 MT).  Investment $200 for members ($175 for groups of 3-4 registering together, $150 for groups of 5+ registering together), $400 for non-members.

Most of us — as leaders, professionals, and just people — understand the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion and realize that we need to make changes to improve our organizations and communities.  But change happens at an individual level, so come prepared to understand, identify, and address the unconscious biases we all have.


Dr. Sandra Ogunremi oversees Spiritual Care Services, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Monument Health in Rapid City, SD.

She earned a Doctorate in Health Administration from Central Michigan University in 2009. She has a Master’s of Science in Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy. She is Certified in Cultural Intelligence, Certified in Diversity Management with the American Hospital Association’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity. She is a Stanford Certified Project Manager and holds several other certifications that enable her to deliver her best. She is a seasoned national and international conference speaker.

She currently focuses on strategies related to spiritual care services, diversity, equity and inclusion. She leads organizational initiatives, workshops and training on diversity and cultural proficiency. Due to her great strides, she was appointed the first leader in Monument Health’s history to focus on diversity, equity and inclusion strategies.

In July 2018, Monument Health was recognized, alongside four other healthcare systems, by the American Hospital Association and received the Equity of Care honoree award. Dr. Sandra Ogunremi received the award on behalf of Monument Health and is quite proud of the great strides made by Monument Health.

Rev. Sandra Ogunremi is an ordained minister with Assemblies of God. She has served as the Black Hills’ Sectional Representative for the Women’s Ministry within South Dakota since 2008. She has taught throughout the Unites States, Canada, Africa and England. She is most fulfilled when being used as a conduit to positively impact lives.

She has been married to Dr. Ayodele Ogunremi, a Board Certified Nephrologist and Board Certified Internist, for 26 years and they have three adult children.



February 24, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm