What Would You Do: Strategies for Dealing with Implicit Bias in the Workplace
New Dates: Tuesdays June 2, 9, and 16 from 1:00 – 1:30 PM ET
How do we, as managers, foster a healthy, inclusive work environment so all employees can succeed? Individuals with diverse backgrounds and uniqueness are subjected to subtle and overt bias in the workplace due to the divisive climate in which we live. Many of us have been a part of the process and on either end of the bias whether we know it or not. There isn’t a quick manual on how to identify and effectively address bias within the information profession nor in the workplace. This three part online learning series will help managers and staff identify different types of bias challenges. Attendees will develop strategies and solutions to foster an inclusive work environment through highly interactive real world scenarios in considering: what would you do?
Session 1: Take an in depth look at bias, implicit bias and microaggression, followed by discussion and Q&A with attendees. (Presenter Michele Villagran)
Session 2 and 3: Presenters offer real life bias scenarios for an interactive discussion and development of strategies by attendees. Attendees are asked to identify bias presented, how it is operating in the scenario, the effect on co-workers, actions that can be taken and what factors might derail the situation. (Presenters Mary Talley and Tom Nielsen)