Implicit Bias Workshop Recordings

Implicit Bial Workshop Recordings


Implicit Bias in Decision-Making: An Introduction

How can someone's race, sex, age, or other characteristics influence how we see and treat them even when we are genuinely trying to be unbiased? What concrete steps can we take to help prevent this from happening? To help answer these questions, this workshop introduces the concept of implicit bias. Through a mix of short presentations, lively activities, and discussions, we will explore some harmful side effects of how our brains naturally perceive, categorize, and draw inferences about the world, including other people. We will also examine when this kind of bias is most likely to occur. And we will talk about what practical steps we can all take to try to reduce or eliminate it as well as what has been shown not to work. 

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Implicit Bias in Decision-Making: Specific Applications

Knowing about implicit biases is not enough to reduce it or keep it from impacting what we do. Building on the introduction to implicit bias, in this workshop participants will work with the presenters to identify specific policies and practices in their workplace that are most likely to be affected by implicit bias and brainstorm concrete changes that they can make to minimize those effects.

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