Implicit Bias in the Workplace Training for IT Staff

This session is designed to provide an overview of implicit (unconscious) bias, particularly related to personnel transactions (employee selection, promotion, discipline, etc.), but the process is relevant to most decision making. Workshop participants will gain an understanding of implicit v. explicit bias, as well as the theory behind the development of "preferences" in early childhood and implicit bias in adults. Several research studies will illustrate how implicit bias impacts decisions in a number of fields, including higher education. Participants will be offered strategies for the management of implicit bias in their work settings. It is suggested that participants take one or more Implicit Association Tests (, prior to attending the workshop.For registration information and full details, visit: Walk-ins are welcome.

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Dr. Ben Reese, Vice President of the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE)
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Monday, May 23, 2016 - 09:00 to 11:00
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Office for Institutional Equity (OIE)
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American Tobacco Campus - Power Plant: Full Frame Theater
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