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Implicit Bias Workshops

Implicit Bias in the Search Process

Implicit Bias in the Search process is a workshop developed by the University of Minnesota System’s Office of Equity and Diversity.  There is a workshop related to bias in the staff search process as well as one specific to faculty searches.  They are free of charge and open to all faculty and staff on all campuses of the University of Minnesota.

https://diversity.umn.edu/facultydevelopment

Implicit Bias in the Faculty Search Process

Monday, February 11th, 2019, 10:00 - 11:30 A.M.

Garden Room

Instructors: Dean Wendy Reed, Susana Pelayo-Woodward and Dr. Paula J. Pedersen 

Identifying And Challenging Implicit Bias in Faculty Search Committees - Open to any staff or faculty serving on faculty search committees. There is a similar but separate training for the staff search process

Departments across the University of Minnesota system hire new faculty each year.  The university is committed to increasing diversity among its faculty, and this includes hiring faculty of color and female faculty in disciplines where they are underrepresented.  The presence of implicit bias in faculty search committees can inhibit this goal.  This workshop will expose participants to the breadth of implicit bias research and will help them recognize shorts cuts that are the result of unconscious or unexamined bias. Participants will learn best practices and resources for addressing implicit bias in the context of faculty search committees. 
Please click this link to log in Training Hub with your X.500 and password, and then click the green "Enroll in Course" button to sign up. 

Implicit Bias in the Staff Search Process  

Monday, February 18th, 2019, 10:00 - 11:30 A.M.

Kirby Student Center Rafters

Instructors: Paula J. Pedersen and Susana Pelayo-Woodward

Departments across the University of Minnesota regularly hire new staff. The university is committed to increasing diversity among its staff, and this includes hiring staff of color, people who identify as women, people with disabilities, and veterans in disciplines where they are underrepresented. The presence of implicit bias in staff searches can inhibit this goal.

This workshop will expose participants to the breadth of implicit bias research and will help them recognize shortcuts that are the result of unconscious or unexamined bias. Participants will learn best practices and resources for addressing implicit bias in the context of staff search committees and hires made by individual supervisors. Faculty and staff participants of departmental search processes are invited to participate in this workshop.
Please click this link to log in Training Hub with your X.500 and password, and then click the green "Enroll in Course" button to sign up.