Recognize, Avoid & Rectify When Working with Colleagues
Bias is present in everything we do, and as a result, it is also present in our work spaces. Unfortunately, many organizations lack proactive, engaging diversity and inclusion training that includes conversations on bias and implicit bias. There is also often a lack of inclusion around identity, especially disability awareness. Because many workspaces have downsized or have different staffing structures post-COVID, making the time to engage in these important conversations can be challenging, but finding ways to address and check our bias is crucial to building strong, collaborative, efficient working relationships.
Our presenter will help you ensure that you and all of your colleagues feel like they are a valued part of the team and are psychologically safe to engage in work spaces. Giving attention to this area can help you better retain staff, engage in creative problem solving, and avoid becoming a toxic work place with high turnover.
Gain crucial, actionable takeaways that will help you:
- Understand the inherent and insidious nature of implicit bias and the importance of addressing it within the workplace – recognize ways of proactively addressing staff conflict which may be rooted in bias or exclusion.
- Discuss ways bias presents itself, including through microaggressions – engage in conversations that define and explain bias.
- Outline processes that can provide opportunities to check bias and promote inclusive practices – center experiences of staff and colleagues and find ways for various levels of engagement and bias checking.
- Explore personal, cultural and organizational barriers to addressing and intervening during moments of bias and microaggressions – recognize how these barriers play a role in your biases and develop strategies to disrupt unconscious bias.
- Improve the workplace culture and campus environment for everyone – limit misunderstandings, conflict and emotional strain within relationships and interactions to improve everyone’s overall workplace satisfaction, sense of belonging and feelings of personal value to your department and your institution.
Ali Martin Scoufield is currently the Assistant Vice President for Campus Engagement and Dean of Students at Cleveland State University (CSU) in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Included When You Purchase
- 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
- Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus
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