Cultivating an Inclusive Environment: Recognizing and Responding to Unconscious Bias
Professional Development Workshop Opportunity: Cultivating an Inclusive Environment: Recognizing and Responding to Unconscious Bias
This interactive workshop for will explore how identities, beliefs, and backgrounds shape our perceptions of other people in ways that can unconsciously widen the diversity gap and negatively influence the people we interact with. Participants will learn how to identify and empathetically respond to unconscious, or implicit, bias in order to foster a more inclusive environment for everyone. Prior to the workshop, participants are asked to take a few online tests developed by Harvard University to detect unconscious biases and preferences. The Implicit Associations Tests are brief, easy to complete and very informative http://www.implicit.harvard.edu/implicit. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss their results during the workshop in a respectful and judgement-free environment. Open to all CFAES faculty and staff (including postdocs).