A Friday for Therapists

Join Us for Implicit Bias Training, Lunch, Connection

Friday January 20, 2023 | 9:30am to 2:00pm

A Free Event

Our work can be challenging.

And we don’t often feel connected.

As we enter another year of service let us take time to celebrate our profession with other therapists.

We’re all in this together.

Join us at the Waddell Center in Grand Rapids for connection, mingling, networking, an amazing training and a delicious lunch.


Social Workers
Marriage & Family Therapists
Administrative/Support Staff


Friday January 20, 2023
9:30am to 2:00pm


9:30 · Arrive
10:00 · Implicit Bias Training with Graci Harkema
Noon · Catered Lunch
1:00 · Q&A and Processing
2:00 · Event Ends

Gracie Harkema

Implicit Bias Training

Let’s join together to connect and be fed

Motivational speaker and author, Graci Harkema (One of Grand Rapids Business Journal’s 2022 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan) will challenge and encourage us as she takes us through Implicit Bias Training. You will receive a certificate for this training that meets the three-year State of Michigan requirement, make new connections over lunch from Distincitive Catering.

“Thank you Graci Harkema for sharing your insights on ‘Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace’. I felt very positive to hear thoughtful conversations. The point which struck me – WE all have a bias, WE all make mistakes and WE all make judgments. Yet, if we seek to understand and respect one another, we can make a change.”

— Steelcase

“Your story is powerful and I’m so grateful you were able to share it with our team. Your message is important and I’m glad you’ve stepped fully into this space that you were clearly designed to occupy.”

— True Community Credit Union

“Graci is a passionate, compassionate, and energizing speaker. Her ability to connect with her audience and successfully unpack a really difficult and emotionally-charged topic in a way that’s absolutely relatable to the entire room is nothing short of amazing.”

— Tyson Foods

“By far the best keynote presenter I have had the pleasure of hearing, Graci Harkema, speaking on Living Your Truth. She brought me to tears, yet I felt so motivated and empowered through her story. ”

— Women MichBusiness Thrive Conference Attendee

“Graci has done the research to understand our brand and company purpose, and she is able to provide concrete advice on communication, marketing and DEI work that aligns with that foundation. She very quickly became an engaged part of our team, while providing an invaluable point of view from outside the organization.”

— Deschutes Brewery

“Graci brings an open and personal touch to the deep process of diving into difficult topics. It’s in this ‘safe space’ that we were able to learn, grow and change.”

— Grand Rapids Community Media Center

A Friday for Therapists

Date: Friday January 20, 2023

Time: 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

Waddell Center
1115 Taylor Ave N
Grand Rapids MI, 49503

Cost: Free

Registration: Ends Wednesday, January 18

Cancellation: Please notify communications@grtherapygroup.com if you need to cancel.