What's Your Bias? Exploring Implicit Bias: Opportunities to Address & Respond to Bias

This interactive session will include a keynote address by Dr. Quinn Capers, interventional cardiologist, professor of medicine and dean of admissions for the College of Medicine. Capers and his team have increased the number of applications resulting in an increase in female matriculates. In fact, women matriculates have outnumbered men in the past six classes. Underrepresented minorities in the current class rose to 26 percent, exceeding the national average of 16 percent. A trained moderator of implicit bias workshops, Capers has instructed over 1,000 physicians and health care providers in strategies to reduce implicit bias.

Lena Tenney is the coordinator of public engagement at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Tenney will conduct a session on “Did They Really Just Say That?! Being an Active Bystander.” Participants will learn to speak out in response to moments when they may become off balanced by comments shared or overheard. After participating in the session, attendees will be better able to recognize and define the bystander effect, microaggressions and the role of an active bystander.

This program offers 2 hours CEU credit.

Registration deadline: Friday, October 4th at noon

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider of the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board. Provider number: RCST111747