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Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts (June 2024)
Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM CDT
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Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts will provide a deeper understanding of the impact of stereotypical comments and why people do not speak up against stereotypes and other related behaviors. Attendees will learn techniques on how to speak up against biased behavior without blame or guilt.

This webinar will be presented again on November 14, 2024, 1:00-2:30 pm CT (12-1:30 pm MT). The two webinars are the same.

Note: This webinar is presented by LeadingAge Maryland - please be aware that some information sent from Maryland may be listed in ET. Please adjust to your time zone accordingly.


  1. Understand the impact of stereotypes and biased statements, even when casually said.
  2. Identify the most common reasons people sit silent in the face of bias and stereotypes.
  3. Enhance skills for speaking up against stereotypes without blame or guilt.


Dr. Jennifer Jimenez Maraña is one of today's foremost authorities in diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is a nationally recognized expert in fields ranging from higher education to healthcare, and her insight and engineering of strategic initiatives has been incorporated at some of our country's most prestigious organizations. Maraña Consulting incorporates her leadership and training into a cohesive package that includes diversity training, consultation, and keynote addresses.

Dr. Maraña's research on women of color chief diversity officers connected the experiences of groundbreaking professionals around the country and furthered this academic study. Other areas of study include the experiences of Asian Americans, first-generation college students, self-efficacy, and intersectionality.  Despite an educational pedigree that started with a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a master’s degree from the acclaimed Counseling and Personnel Services program at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a PhD in Education from Claremont Graduate University, Dr. Maraña's most proud accomplishment has been raising three children, poignantly blessed with her oldest having spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy.

This profound experience deepens her empathy of others' diverse lived journeys, and humanizes her commitment to teach and train others to better connect across different backgrounds.


1.5 hours of continuing education from Nebraska DHHS Regulation and Licensure, Board of NHA has been approved for this webinar. Appropriate records will be maintained for other disciplines to receive credit from their credentialing organizations. Nursing contact hours are NOT available for this webinar. IMPORTANT: If you are registering for someone else, please make sure to email Natalie McCormick at [email protected] the person(s) name and address. Class material and the zoom link will be sent 2 days prior to the class.


Contact: [email protected]