Podium

Bias Awareness Training

Although in recent years the construct of "Implicit bias" has become a buzz word, our attitudes and sense of urgency when it comes to identifying and dismantling our own biases, more often than not, reflect a myopic understanding of their pervasive and corrosive impact on societal systems. The fact is, our socialization within racist, sexist, ethnocentric, homophobic, transphobic, Islamophobic systems (to name a few), makes us carriers of assumptions, attitudes, reflexes, and behaviors that sustain these ideologies. As a result, we often stand in the way of our own stated values and desires to achieve inclusion and champion equity. Workshop objectives:

Objectives:

  • Understand the origins, neuroscience, and impact of bias

  • Begin to identify your own biases

  • Acquire strategies to begin dismantling these biases