October 2018 Workshops to Address Mitigating Unconscious Bias

Submitted on September 24, 2018

The Graduate Center and the Office of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence are pleased to announce our upcoming workshops on the subject of mitigating unconscious bias. One is for faculty, staff, and postdoctoral scholars, while the other is for graduate students. Please read on for more details and registration information. All questions can be directed to gradcenter@email.arizona.edu.

Tuesday, October 9, 12 PM to 1:30 PM: Mitigating Unconscious Bias Workshop: What Faculty, Staff, and Postdocs Can Do to Empower Themselves and Graduate Students

Facilitated by Dr. Laura Hunter, Associate Diversity Officer, UA Office of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence

The workshop is free of charge. Lunch is provided, and space is limited to 40 in-person participants. We will also have an online option for people to attend through Zoom. Please register for either option online at: http://bit.ly/oct9unconsciousbias.

In-person Location: ENR2, Room S215

Unconscious bias is not intentionally malicious, but it can certainly get in the way of our best efforts to promote and leverage the benefits of diversity as well as the impact of the work we do. Knowing how to mitigate unconscious bias and empower those who work for you is important to creating a successful environment, whether it be the classroom, lab, or office. This workshop will examine how unconscious bias can influence the workplace and classroom. The emphasis will be on how faculty, staff, and postdocs can mitigate the impact of unconscious bias and proactively empower students to do the same. We will share research-based strategies for addressing unconscious biases and micro-aggressions, and we will explore strategies that reduce the impact of our own unconscious biases.

 

Monday, October 15, 12 PM to 1:30 PM: Mitigating Unconscious Bias Workshop: What Graduate Students Can Do

Facilitated by Dr. Laura Hunter, Associate Diversity Officer, UA Office of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence

The workshop is free of charge. Lunch is provided, and space is limited to 40 in-person participants. We will also have an online option for people to attend through Zoom. Please register for either option online at: http://bit.ly/oct15unconsciousbias.

Update October 12: Regular registration has closed. If you are interested in attending, please email gradcenter@email.arizona.edu to inquire about open seats.

In-person Location: ENR2, Room S215

As a graduate student, you have multiple roles. Sometimes you’re the subordinate, while other times you are the lead. Navigating these situations can be challenging, and the impact of unconscious bias may make the outcomes more difficult or less effective. While unconscious bias is not intentionally malicious, it can certainly get in the way of our best efforts to promote and leverage the benefits of diversity as well as the impact of the work we do. This workshop will examine how unconscious bias can influence the workplace and classroom and how graduate students can respond. We will share research-based strategies for addressing unconscious biases and micro-aggressions, and we will explore strategies that reduce the impact of our own unconscious biases.