Examining Unconscious Bias
Facilitators provide experiential activities that align with materials from the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) to demonstrate how unconscious bias is something that every individual holds. The goal of this interactive training is to highlight the concept of unconscious bias, how it influences individuals on a daily basis, and provides tangible tools for mitigating unconscious bias.
How to attend
Sessions 1.0 and 2.0 are provided during New Employee Orientation. All employees are welcome to attend open training sessions offered monthly. In addition, departments, programs and other business units may request group training.
About 1.0 – 4.0
Diversity, equity and inclusion leaders provide a series of four one-hour group training sessions on the fundamentals of diversity education for departments, programs and other business units. Each session is designed to provide a greater understanding of:
- What diversity means and how to define it
- What aspects of diversity affect us (i.e., biases and prejudices)
- How biases and prejudices manifest in our day-to-day thoughts and actions
- How to recognize and mitigate biases and prejudices when we do encounter them
Facilitators use a standard format in each session that consists of psycho-educational presentations in the form of data from research presented in PowerPoint, and interactive, hands-on and experiential exercises to illuminate the concepts being presented.