What is all the talk about implicit bias? Do you wonder how to make your organization more just and welcoming? Implicit biases or subconscious biases influence how we respond to others. To create equitable work environments, event organizers must acknowledge their own biases and take steps to confront them. Through a mixture of presentation and interactive discussion, participants will explore the sources and impacts of unconscious biases as well as some concrete steps for reducing them.
1. Discuss what implicit bias means and how it may influence our decisions
2. Explain that being implicitly biased does not necessarily mean we act in explicitly biased ways
3. Recognize some behaviors that may suggest bias or differential treatment
4. Apply techniques that help remove biased perceptions and improve interactions