Professional Development Workshop: Cultivating an Inclusive Environment: Recognizing and Responding to Unconscious Bias (Columbus)
This interactive workshop will explore how identities, beliefs, and backgrounds shape our perceptions of other people in ways that can unconsciously widen the diversity gap and negatively impact us and 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 informative http://www.implicit.harvard.edu/implicit (you do not need to register, just click "project implicit social attitudes"). Participants will have an opportunity to discuss their results during the workshop in a respectful and judgement-free environment. Cap: 30 participants.
Lunch will be provided.